Antigonish RCMP Media Release – Impaired Driver

Posted on June 26, 2013

Antigonish RCMP apprehend Impaired Driver Tuesday afternoon

Antigonish RCMP arrested a 46 Bridgewater man yesterday afternoon after being called to a disturbance at the wharf in Bayfield. The man was held in custody overnight and released this morning on charges of impaired driving and uttering threats. He will be appear in Provincial Court on August 28th, 2013.

B.J.(Brian) Rehill, Sgt
Operations NCO
Antigonish District
(902)-863-6500
(902)-863-5570 fax

Antigonish RCMP Media Release – Neighbours, Friends & Families Campaign

Posted on June 25, 2013

June 25, 2013

Antigonish, NS – Woman abuse is a serious social problem in our community that everyone can play a role in preventing, said Cst. Michael McKenna of the Antigonish RCMP, in announcing the formation of a Neighbours, Friends and Families campaign to be delivered throughout Antigonish Town and County. The campaign, which consists of an information session coupled with public service announcements, is presented through a partnership of the RCMP, The Naomi Society for Victims of Family Violence, Antigonish Town and County Crime Prevention Association and the Province of Nova Scotia.

Intended to foster community organizing, the Neighbours, Friends and Families campaign provides
communities and individuals with information and strategies to help prevent woman abuse, including tools and educational activities to:

1. Recognize the warning signs of woman abuse,
2. Support women and other members of the community who are impacted by woman abuse, and
3. Locate supportive resources in the community.

Nicole Mann, a counsellor with the Noami Society, cited statisitcs that indicate women in Canada who experience abuse are:

• three times more likely than male victims of abuse to fear for their life.1
• three times more likely to take time off from their everyday activities because of the abuse.1
• more than twice as likely to be injured as male victims.1

In September, 2012, Mann and Cst. McKenna together with RCMP Cst. Allison Dow and Antigonish Crime Prevention Senior Safety Coordinator Tammy Beaton attended training which enables them to co-facilitate the “Neighbours, Friends and Families” information session. The approximately one hour presentation touches on topics related to violence against women in a way that encourages frank and open discussion. To date the group has facilitated eight presentations and they are eager to add to this number in the coming months. Cst. Dow says he enjoys bringing the presentation to community groups because it is an opportunity to raise awareness among people who may not be familiar with the issues such as safety planning for women who are abused. Tammy Beaton said the presentation is important for her work in that if left unchecked, a women who is the victim of abuse often becomes a senior who is the victim of abuse. The Neighbours, Friends and Families presentation is available to community groups throughout Antigonish and Guysborough Counties.

For more information on scheduling a presentation for your group or for awareness raising and promotional materials, contact Cst. Michael McKenna at (902) 863-6500 or Nicole Mann at 863-3807 or visit the Neighbours, Friends and Families website at www.nsdomesticviolence.ca

Cst. Michael McKenna
RCMP Antigonish Detachment
(902) 863-6500
michael.mckenna@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Antigonish Media Release – D.A.R.E Program

Posted on June 24, 2013

(DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION) PROGRAM

Today, the students of Saint Andrews Junior School have graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. As they graduate from the elementary 10 week D.A.R.E. program, they are taking a pledge to stay drug free and make healthy decisions. Given the national profile of D.A.R.E. graduates, it’s likely that they’ll keep the pledge for good.

The D.A.R.E. Lessons focus on four major areas: providing accurate information about alcohol and drugs, teaching student’s decision making skills, showing them how to resist peer pressure and giving them ideas for alternatives to drug use and violence.

Under the direction of Cst. Kevin Ashley of the local R.C.M.P., these students have learned the skills they need to avoid drugs, alcohol and violence. The classes include extensive role-playing with officers on practical ways to resist pressure to experiment with drugs and alcohol, and join gangs. Because the officers have personal experience working with drug abusers on the street, young people consider them to be highly credible instructors.

D.A.R.E. began in 1983. It is now taught in more than 300,000 classrooms throughout 53 countries around the world.

For more information on the program and future D.A.R.E. events, please contact the undersigned:

Cst. Kevin Ashley
D.A.R.E. Instructor
Antigonish R.C.M.P.
Tel: 902 863 6500

Antignish RCMP Media Release – Break & Enter & Theft

Posted on June 24, 2013

During the months of March and April 2013 several people entered the Antigonish County Landfill Site located on Beech Hill Road in Antigonsh. Electronics appeared to be the target for the suspects. Antigonish RCMP would like to remind people that entry into the Landfill site after hours is strictly prohibited and is a criminal offence. Contact has been made with the Landfill and they are proceeding with legal action in the matters noted above. RCMP are currently reviewing video footage and suspects have been identified. The matter is still under investigation.

If you have any information that would assist the police with solving these crimes or any crimes within your community you are encouraged to call the local RCMP Detachment at (902) 863-6500 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers anytime at 1-800-222-8477. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped and if the police make an arrest and lay charges based on the tip you could qualify for a cash reward from $50.00 up to $ 2000.00 Dollars.

Lead Investigator

Cst. Jeremy WHITE
Antigonish Detachment
RCMP “H” Division
(902) 863- 6500

Authority For Release

Sgt Brian REHILL
Ops. N.C.O
RCMP Antigonish

Antigonish RCMP execute search warrant

Posted on June 20, 2013

On June 20th, 2013, members of the Antigonish/Guysborough Street Crime Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the Indian Gardens trailer park. Police seized a quantity of cocaine, marihuana, canadian currency and related drug trafficking paraphernalia from the residence. A 26 year old male was arrested inside the residence and faces charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The investigation is ongoing.

Cpl. Ron Bryce
Antigonish/Guysborough SCEU