Antigonish RCMP Media Release – Impaired Driver Apprehended

Posted on September 30, 2013

Antigonish RCMP apprehend an Impaired Driver over the weekend

Antigonish RCMP charged a 60 year old Antigonish County man Friday evening for failing to comply with a demand to provide samples of breath after he was stopped near Heatherton. He was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of November 27, 2013.

Police laid (6) charges under the Liquor Control Act over the weekend for being drunk in public.

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

Antigonish RCMP Media Release – Two Vehicle Collision

Posted on September 20, 2013

RCMP respond to Two Vehicle Collision

At approximately 10:57 pm on Thursday, September 9, 2013 Antigonish District RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision which occurred near the intersection of Fairmont Road and Walsh Post Road in Cloverville, Antigonish County. The 28 year old male driver of a Mazda 3 and the 47 year old female driver of a Kia Sportage were transported by Emergency Health Services to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries. The drivers were the lone occupants of both vehicles. The cause of the collision is still under investigation. Alcohol is not suspected.

For Further information contact:
M.L. McKenna Cst.
Antigonish District RCMP
Office tel: (902) 863-6500
Cell tel: (902) 872-1545
michael.mckenna@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Antigonish RCMP execute search warrant

Posted on September 11, 2013

On 2013-09-10, the Antigonish/Guysborough Street Crime Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on the Bayfield Beach Road in Bayfield Nova Scotia. Police seized a quantity of dried marihuana, marihuana plants and firearms from the residence. A 54 year old male was arrested and faces charges of production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. A 19 year old male was also arrested and faces charges related to unauthorized possession of a firearm and unsafe storage of a firearm. The investigation is ongoing.

Cpl. Ron Bryce
Antigonish/Guysborough SCEU

Antigonish RCMP charge two residents under Noise By-Law

Posted on September 9, 2013

Antigonish RCMP attended calls for loud parties over the weekend and in two cases issued tickets that carry a fine of $387.50.

Police also lodged three people in cells for being drunk in public.

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

RCMP: Don’t learn the lesson the hard way

Posted on September 9, 2013

It’s that time of year when Antigonish’s population more than doubles with the return of StFXU students. This influx brings energy and vibrancy to the town with an increase in shoppers at local stores, more events and activities around town, and a more colourful nightlife. Off campus, late night student parties often lead to excessive drinking, elevated noise levels and increased complaint calls to the RCMP. A visit from the RCMP could be a very hard and lasting lesson to learn about the Town of Antigonish’s Noise Control By-Law.
Under the By-Law, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., the level of acceptable noise is lowered. If a residence is attended by an RCMP officer as a result of a noise complaint, tenants or homeowners may face a warning or a Summary Offence Ticket. In many instances a verbal warning achieves the desired result and no further action is required. In some instances, the issuance of a Summary Offence Ticket, with a fine value of approximately four hundred dollars is necessary. A fine would make a big dent in most students’ budgets.
If the RCMP has to make multiple visits and the noise continues, they have the option of charging the offenders under the Mischief Section of the Criminal Code of Canada. If the attending officers make the decision to proceed by way of the Criminal Code, the possible outcomes vary and will depend on the decision of the Provincial Court Judge.
Having to go to court on one or possibly two occasions would definitely consume a student’s valuable class or study time. More significantly, a conviction under the Criminal Code of Canada will have a long lasting impact because the individual will now have a criminal record. It could potentially make it difficult to find a job. In today’s climate of due diligence the majority of businesses and volunteer organizations want criminal records checks completed. Even if not convicted on the Mischief charge, the record of the action with the police will be revealed for an extended period of time.
So, students planning an off-campus gathering remember that if the partying continues on after 10:00 p.m. and disturbs neighbors you could be left with more than just a hangover.
Town residents bothered by noise after the Town Noise Control By-Law hours can call the Antigonish RCMP at (902) 863-6500.

A.A. Perry S/Sgt
District Commander Antigonish
(902) 863-6500