Antigonish RCMP Media Release – Impaired Drivers Arrested following Collisions

Posted on March 14, 2015

Antigonish RCMP arrest Impaired Drivers after Collisions

Antigonish RCMP arrested two impaired drivers over the last two nights following collisions. Wednesday night police received a report of a vehicle off the road on highway 4 near Afton. Police attended and arrested a 55 year old Antigonish County man for impaired driving. The man was taken into custody and escorted to the RCMP detachment to provide samples of her breath. He was held in custody overnight and released this morning on charges of impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs. He will be in court on May 20th, 2015 for plea.

Early Thursday morning police received a report that a vehicle had struck a set of traffic lights and left the scene travelling toward New Glasgow. Police located the vehicle and arrested a 22 year old Truro man for impaired driving. He was escorted to the RCMP detachment to provide samples of his breath. He was held in custody overnight and was later released on charges of impaired driving, driving with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He will be in court on May 20th, 2015 for plea.

B.J.(Brian) Rehill, Sgt
Operations NCO
Antigonish District
(902)-863-6500
(902)-863-5570 fax
(902)-863-8401

Antigonish RCMP Media Release – Investigate damage to property

Posted on March 6, 2015

Antigonish RCMP investigate damage to property

March 5th, 2015, Antigonish, Nova Scotia . . . Antigonish County RCMP are investigating an incident in which the GCR Tire building on 104 Highway Post Road sustained damage…

Sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2nd and 3:30a.m on Tuesday, March 3rd, The GCR Tire Building located on 104 Highway Post Road in Antigonish was damaged.

The area underneath the drive thru portion of the building suffered substantial damage possibly as the result of being struck by a motor vehicle. The guardrail was knocked out of place and the brick work on the wall was damaged quite extensively.

Anyone having information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Antigonish RCMP Detachment @ (902) 863-6500. You can also call your local police or Crime Stoppers anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by their 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 from $50 – $2000

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Contact person:

Cst. Michael McKenna

Antigonish District RCMP

Office: (902) 863-6500

michael.mckenna@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Antigonish RCMP Media Release – March is Fraud Prevention Month

Posted on March 2, 2015

March is Fraud Prevention Month: Recognize it, Report it, Stop it

Antigonish RCMP would like to remind the public to be aware of scams and fraudsters. A typical scam that has surfaced in Antigonish County is the Publisher’s Clearing House scam. The fraudster contacts the victim, in many cases a senior and tells them they won the sweepstakes or they are the second place winner. They promise delivery of the winnings; however, en route they get delayed and cannot deliver unless they receive some money from the potential victim. Don’t fall for it! Do not provide anyone credit card information, social insurance numbers or agree to send money in any form to anyone.

Another scam that recently surfaced in our area is owing the Government of Canada back taxes. The fraudsters sound very convincing. They target seniors because typically seniors are very conscientious about outstanding debts and are eager to settle the matter. Again don’t fall for it, hang up and contact Canada Revenue agency yourself through the appropriate 1-800 numbers listed in your phone book.