Antigonish RCMP charge driver with racing

Posted on October 17, 2017

A pickup truck driver from Quebec temporarily lost his licence and his vehicle Saturday morning after RCMP caught a driver racing another pickup truck on Highway 4 between West and Church streets in Antigonish.

Const. Robert Kavanaugh said the trucks were seen holding up traffic as they lined up and then sped off around 11:30 a.m.

A 28-year-old male driver from Quebec, who was driving a Ford F-350 with Quebec licence plates, was charged with racing, which falls under the same section as stunting in the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, Kavanaugh said.

As a result, the driver’s licence was suspended for a week, his vehicle was seized and he faces a fine of $2,422.50.

The driver was also given a roadside screening test for alcohol and faces a further licence suspension for seven days because of the breath sample.

Kavanaugh said the driver of the other truck — an F-150 with Alberta plates — took off. RCMP believe the drivers are known to each other and are continuing to investigate, he said.

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Antigonish RCMP Seek To Locate Owner

Posted on October 2, 2017

September 30, 2017, Antigonish, Nova Scotia . . . RCMP are seeking to locate the new owner of a Chev Monte Carlo.

On September 14, 2017, RCMP located a 2005 grey Chevrolet Monte Carlo abandoned in the ditch of the 7000 block of Highway 4, Afton, NS. An investigation revealed that the Monte Carlo was traded for a Lexus in Frankville, NS in late spring/early summer 2017, but the new owner did not officially registered the vehicle.

If you are the owner of the Monte Carlo or know the new owner of the Monte Carlo please contact the RCMP Antigonish (902) 863 6500.

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Sgt. Warran MCBEATH
Operations NCO

Antigonish RCMP investigate vehicle theft

Posted on October 2, 2017

Police say they’re investigating a truck theft in Antigonish.

They say someone stole a 2011 grey Ford Ranger (CAP 090) from a Church St. Extension home early Wednesday.

You’re asked to call RCMP or Crime Stoppers with any information.

Local RCMP Officer honoured in receiving a National Award

Posted on October 2, 2017

An Antigonish County RCMP officer has won a national award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. Constable Robert Kavanaugh was of two police officers presented with the Terry Ryan Memorial Award at a ceremony in Toronto recently. The national award remembers Constable Terry Ryan, a police officer who died in an alcohol-related two-car collision on his way from from a police function in Ontario.


Kavanaugh is being recognized for his efforts in reducing impaired driving. He trains officers in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. As a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor he educates officers to become experts in recognizing drug impairment. He also shares his knowledge to local groups and assisting with MADD Canada checkpoints.

4th Annual Helping the Helpers Awareness and Education Day

Posted on October 2, 2017

 

‘Coping and Dealing with PTSD for Frontline Professionals and Families’
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish
Schwartz Auditorium – October 28, 2017