Antigonish RCMP Media Release – Death in Auld’s Cove

Posted on October 30, 2013

Antigonish County RCMP investigate death in Auld’s Cove

October 30, 2013, Auld’s Cove, Nova Scotia . . . Antigonish County RCMP are investigating the sudden death of a woman in Auld’s Cove.

At approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 27th, Antigonish County RCMP were requested to conduct a well-being check at a residence on highway 104 in Auld’s Cove. Upon arrival at the home, the RCMP found 68-year-old Janet Burton deceased.

An autopsy was completed yesterday in Halifax and foul play cannot be ruled out at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Police are interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, had contact with the deceased or noticed activity around her home located at 13048 highway 104 in Auld’s Cove between Thanksgiving weekend and Sunday October 27th.

The investigation is continuing.

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Contact person:
Sgt. Brian Rehill
Antigonish RCMP
Office: (902) 863-6500
brian.rehill@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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La GRC du comté d’Antigonish enquête sur un décès à Aulds Cove

Le 30 octobre 2013, Aulds Cove (Nouvelle-Écosse) – La GRC du comté d’Antigonish enquête sur la mort subite d’une femme à Aulds Cove.

Vers 14 h le dimanche 27 octobre, on a demandé à la GRC du comté d’Antigonish d’aller vérifier une résidence de la route 104 à Auld’s Cove pour s’assurer du bien-être de la résidente. À son arrivée sur les lieux, la GRC a trouvé Janet Burton, 68 ans, sans vie.

Une autopsie a été pratiquée hier à Halifax et il est impossible d’éliminer la possibilité d’un acte criminel pour le moment. L’enquête se poursuit.

Les policiers aimeraient parler à toute personne qui aurait été témoin d’activités suspectes, aurait eu des contacts avec la personne décédée ou qui aurait remarqué des activités autour de sa résidence, située au 13048, route 104, à Aulds Cove, entre la fin de semaine de l’Action de grâce et le dimanche 27 octobre.

L’enquête se poursuit.

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Personne-ressource :
Serg. Brian Rehill
GRC d’Antigonish
Bureau : 902-863-6500
brian.rehill@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Antigonish Crime Prevention Safe Hallowe’en Program

Posted on October 28, 2013

Antigonish Crime Prevention Safe Hallowe’en Program

October 25th, 2013, Antigonish, Nova Scotia . . . Antigonish Crime Prevention Association to promote Safe Hallowe’en Program

The Antigonish Town and County Crime Prevention Association, in partnership with St. FX Athletics and the RCMP are once again set to help ensure that Hallowe’en is a safe and fun evening for the children of Antigonish.

The annual Safe Hallowe’en Program sees St. FX student athlete volunteers posted at crosswalks throughout Antigonish to help trick-or-treaters safely cross busy roads on their big night. The student athletes will be equipped with safety vests and flashlights to help them in their task and will be in position from 6:00pm till 8:00pm.

As always the RCMP and its partners would like to pass on some tips to ensure everyone has a safe and fun Hallowe’en:

Children and Parents
– Trick-or treat with a group of friends or with an adult. Always let you parents know where you are and how long you will be.
– Remember, drivers might not be able to see you in the dark. Wear bright-coloured costumes with reflective tape and carry a flashlight if you can.
– Wear make-up instead of a mask. You will be able to see much better if you are wearing make-up. If you do wear a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough for you to see through clearly.
– Look both ways before crossing the road. Whenever possible cross only at crosswalks or at a corner.
– Wait until you are home to eat your treats. Have your parents check your treats before you eat them.

Drivers
– Slow down on Hallowe’en night. The higher your speed the less likely you are to see a child pedestrian and the harder it is to stop.
– Remember that in the excitement of the night children may forget their safety rules and dart out into the street so be sure to pay extra attention.
– Enter and exit roads and driveways slowly and with caution. This is especially important when backing up.

Together we can ensure a safe and fun-filled Hallowe’en for everyone.

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Contact:

Cst. Michael McKenna
Antigonish RCMP
Office: (902) 863-6500
Cell: (902) 872-1545
michael.mckenna@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Antigonish RCMP Media Release

Posted on October 25, 2013

At appx. 6:30 p.m Thrursday evening (2013-10-24) Antigonish RCMP responded to a single vehicle crash at the round about at exit 31 near Antigonish. A 24 year old male driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. He was held in custody for the remainder of the night and release with a court appearance date for December 18th, 2013. Charges of impaired operation and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs/100 ml of blood in his blood are pending.

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

Antigonish RCMP apprehend Impaired Driver overnight

Posted on October 17, 2013

Antigonish RCMP arrested a 43 year old Antigonish County man Wednesday evening for failing to comply with a demand to provide samples of breath after he was stopped in the community of Paq’tknek. The man was held overnight and released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of December 18, 2013.

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

Antigonish RCMP apprehend Three Impaired Drivers over the weekend

Posted on October 7, 2013

Antigonish RCMP lodged thirteen people in cells over the weekend; ten were for being drunk in public and three for impaired driving. Police arrested a 45 year old Antigonish man Friday evening for impaired driving on James Street. The man was escorted to the RCMP detachment to provide breath samples. He faces charges of impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs/100 ml of blood. He was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of November 27, 2013.

An eighteen (18) year old man was arrested early Saturday morning on Main Street after he was stopped by police. He was escorted to the RCMP detachment to provide breath samples. He faces charges of impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs/100 ml of blood. He was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of December 4, 2013.

A short time later a twenty-three (23) year old man was arrested early Saturday morning on Alex Terrace after he was stopped by police. He was escorted to the RCMP detachment to provide breath samples. He faces charges of impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs/100 ml of blood. He was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of December 11, 2013.

Ten people were issued Summary Offence tickets for being drunk in public, all spent the night in custody. In addition, 5 people were charged with illegal possession of liquor.

Police only received four calls regarding noise the majority of which were in the afternoon. Police were able to deal with the matters without issuing tickets under the noise by-law.

RCMP and the Antigonish Town By-Law Enforcement Officers conducted pro-active visits to addresses of interest prior to the weekend to educate the tenants on consequences of hosting large parties. These visits in conjunction with high police presence appears to have paid dividends.

Police have received positive feedback from town residents on the police presence over the weekend.

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