Antigonish RCMP seek assistance of public

Posted on July 31, 2015

July 30, 2015, Antigonish, Nova Scotia . . . Police seek assistance of public after report of Break and Enter in Bayfield, Antigonish County, NS.

Sometime between 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17th and 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20th, 2015 a break and enter to a residence occurred on the Bayfield-Summerside Road. It appears entry was gained through a second story patio door which was accessed by using a ladder located on the property. The residence was unoccupied for the weekend and nothing was taken during the break in.

The RCMP reminds the public to lock all doors and windows when away from your residence.

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. Michael McKenna
Antigonish District Detachment
RCMP
P: (902) 863-6500
F: (902) 863-5570

July 15, 2015, Antigonish, Nova Scotia . . . Police seek assistance of public after damage to Town Hall Building…

Posted on July 15, 2015

Sometime between midnight and 4:00 a.m. on July 15th, 2015, vandals smashed a window on the College Street side of the Antigonish Town Hall building. The glass was broken but no entry to the building was made.

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. Michael McKenna
Antigonish District Detachment
RCMP
P: (902) 863-6500
F: (902) 863-5570

Antigonish RCMP seek assistance of public

Posted on July 13, 2015

July 7, 2015, Antigonish, Nova Scotia . . . Police seek assistance of public after report of theft of Motor Vehicle

Sometime between 11:00 pm on Thursday, June 25th and 8:00 am on Friday June 26th, , a brown Honda CRV was vandalized while parked in the Dr. John Hugh Gillis High School upper parking lot on Braemore Avenue in Antigonish. Police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the person or persons responsible for this vandalism. The vehicle received extensive damage to all four sides, the front windshield and the rear view mirror.

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. Michael McKenna
Antigonish District Detachment
RCMP
P: (902) 863-6500
F: (902) 863-5570

Safety tips for motorcyclists, off-road vehicle users and pedestrians

Posted on July 13, 2015

Now that the beautiful summer weather has finally arrived, Nova Scotia RCMP would like to remind motorcyclists, off-road vehicle users, and cyclists that safety should always be paramount when taking to the streets and trails.

Individuals who operate all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), dirt bikes, street motorcycles and bicycles are at a greater risk for injury than motorists driving in cars or trucks.

“One false move in a car could result in a minor fender bender, but a wrong move on a motorcycle, ATV or bicycle could result in a serious injury or even death” says Nova Scotia RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Al LeBlanc. “This is why safety should always be top-of-mind for the users of these vehicles.”

The RCMP responded to over 60 serious incident and/or fatal motor vehicle collisions involving ATVs and dirt bikes on Nova Scotia roads in the last six years. These do not include accidents that occurred off-road on trails or private property. Of these 60 collisions, 25 were alcohol-related.

Therefore, when operating motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs, or bicycles, riders should:

• Ensure the vehicle is in proper working order.
• Always wear a helmet.
• Wear protective clothing, such as gloves, a jacket, long pants and boots.
• Always obey the rules of the road.
• Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially when crossing roads and intersections.
• Never consume alcohol or drugs prior to riding.

Finally, here are some safety tips that pedestrians can use to avoid dangerous situations when sharing the road:

• Always walk on a side walk (if possible).
• Walk facing oncoming traffic
• Always cross the street in marked crosswalks and never jaywalk
• Make eye contact with motorists before leaving the curb crossing a street
• Avoid using a mobile phone or music device while walking in busy areas.
• Wear bright or reflective clothing, especially at nighttime.

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