Nova Scotia RCMP wants your help to feed families in need

Posted on December 9, 2015

December 8, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia…’Tis the season for giving back and the Nova Scotia RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance with a holiday food drive initiative, Stuff the Cruiser.

For two Saturdays – December 12 and 19, 2015 – RCMP detachments throughout Nova Scotia will have a police cruiser ready for citizens to stuff with donated food for those in need this holiday season. All donations will be given to food banks serving the regions in which they were collected on Monday, Dec. 21.

“As police officers, we are part of the communities we serve, and in essence this means we are part of a larger family,” says Nova Scotia RCMP Commanding Officer, A/Commr. Brian Brennan. “Caring for families should be the focus of this time of year. Throughout the Division, our employees will be adopting families, collecting toys and donating food.”

Food donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop-off location is:

Antigonish Detachment
4 Fairview Rd.
Antigonish, NS
B2G 1R3

Antigonish County District RCMP investigate break, enter and thefts

Posted on November 9, 2015

Throughout this past weekend, Antigonish County District RCMP responded to break, enter and theft complaints from the communities of Afton, Havre Boucher, Monastery, Harbour Centre and Antigonish. Most of the crimes occurred overnight or in the early morning hours. In three of these cases, a suspect attempted to gain or gained entry to residences while the occupants of the residence were at home asleep. In other cases, vehicles, sheds or outbuildings were broken into resulting in the theft of property or cash.
Two vehicles were also stolen last night or early this morning. Police are currently looking for a 2007 Blue Chevrolet Colbat, FNU 925, stolen from the Afton area and a 2006 Green GMC Sierra, EDT 251, stolen from a construction site near Taylor’s Road.

Antigonish County District RCMP are actively investigating these events. RCMP would like to emphasize that some of these events appear to be crimes of opportunity where buildings or vehicles have been left unlocked. Police would encourage residents of Antigonish County to ensure they lock their vehicles, sheds and buildings and to please report any suspicious activity immediately to police by calling 911. As well, if you see the above stolen vehicles, please call 911 to report.

If you have any information about these incident, please call Antigonish RCMP at 902-863-6500 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS ( 8477), or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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Cold weather driving tips

Posted on November 6, 2015

As hard as it is to believe, colder weather has arrived and that means winter is just around the corner.
As such, Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding all motorists to stay safe by adhering to the following road safety tips.

Always give yourself extra time to clear frost and snow from car windows, side mirrors, headlights and tail lights before hitting the road. We’ve all seen those motorists who only clear a small area on the front windshield and then start driving. This is dangerous for everyone on the road, and it’s something police will issue a ticket for.

Slow down and drive with caution when the roads are wet or icy. Always leave a safe amount of distance between yourself and the vehicle you’re following, especially on the highway. That way, if you need to make an emergency stop or your vehicle takes longer to stop due to road conditions, you’ll have more time to do so.

Ensure you have good winter tires on your vehicle. Winter tires that are in good condition are essential for safe winter driving. Although they are not required by law in Nova Scotia, they are one of the most important investments a motorist can make. The rubber used to make winter tires is specially designed for cold weather conditions. It’s softer, which allows the tires to maintain better contact with the road. As well, the treads are designed to grip the road better by displacing slush and snow. Also, remember that all-season tires are not the same as winter tires.

Additionally, motorists driving 4X4 or all-wheel drive vehicles may feel safer because of the improved traction control, but it’s important to remember that the stopping ability is not improved. Four and all-wheel drive vehicles can reduce your chances of getting stuck, but they won’t help you stop quicker in slippery conditions.

Always carry an emergency kit in your vehicle. The kit should include, but is not limited to food (that won’t spoil), water, first aid kit, blanket, whistle, wind-up flashlight, jumper cables, salt/sand, tow rope, fire extinguisher, extra clothing (including gloves), and road maps.
Remember – road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Being well-prepared for cold weather and winter driving conditions will help ensure that all road users stay safe.

Antigonish County District RCMP investigates suspicious death

Posted on November 5, 2015

November 5, 2015, Antigonish, Nova Scotia . . . Antigonish County District RCMP is currently investigating a suspicious death in Antigonish.

At approximately 9:00 p.m. last night, RCMP received a 911 call which led police to a residence on Braemore Ave. Upon arrival at scene, RCMP found a 38-year-old male deceased. At this time the death is being treated as suspicious.

Investigators with the RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crimes and the RCMP Forensic Identification Service are presently at the home.

The investigation is in its early stages and at this time no additional details are being released.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Antigonish at 902-863-6500 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS ( 8477), or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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Antigonish RCMP Investigate Damage to Vehicle

Posted on October 13, 2015

October 13th, 2015, Antigonish, Nova Scotia . . . Antigonish RCMP are investigating a report of vehicle damage which occurred some time between September 30th and October 1st. The vehicle, a silver Ford Taurus, was parked in front of JJ Carroll House on Orchard Terrace. Numerous scratches were made to the driver’s side of the car causing damage over $3000.

Anyone with information on this incident or information on other crimes, please contact the Antigonish RCMP Detachment at (902) 863-6500 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by a Secure Web Tips at www.crimesstoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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Contact person:
Cst. Adam MERCHANT

Antigonish District Detachment
RCMP

P: (902) 863-6500
F: (902) 863-5570

RCMP File# 20151272742