Antigonish RCMP Media Release

Posted on July 23, 2012

Antigonish RCMP have relatively quiet weekend despite huge influx of people

Antigonish RCMP despite an influx of close to 15,000 people into the County for the Evolve Festival and the IWK 250 at Riverside Speedway had a relatively quiet weekend. Police received 58 calls for service.

Police lodged 10 prisoners over the weekend, 6 for Liquor Control Act offences, 1 for impaired driving, 1 for assault, 1 for break & enter and 1 for possession of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.

An 18 year old PEI man faces charges of impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs after he collided with a Transportation and Public Works grader on the Black Avon road Friday morning. The passenger in the vehicle received minor injuries, he was treated and released at St. Martha’s Hospital. The man will appear in Provincial Court on September 26, 2012 for plea.

A 19 year old Halifax man faces charges of break and enter into a residence on the Meadow Green Road near the Evolve site. The man remains in custody and will making a court appearance this morning.

A 24 year old Quebec man is also in custody after he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act at the Evolve site. He will be released on a recognizance with a surety to appear in Provincial Court here in Antigonish on September 19, 2012.

Early Saturday morning police were called a sudden death on the Summerside Road in Bayfield. Justin Douglas OHARA, 39 of Antigonish County died after the tractor he was operating to cut grass along the shoulder of the road rolled over into a ditch pinning him underneath. The Medical Examiner’s office will be performing an autopsy today to determine cause of death. The matter is still under investigation.

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


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