Antigonish RCMP Media Release

Posted on September 17, 2012

September 14 to 16th, Antigonish, N.S. …Antigonish RCMP received forty-four-four calls for service over the weekend. Nine charges were laid and several more investigations are on going. A total of 14 people were incarcerated.

Officers attended complaints of loud parties, domestic violence, assault, public Intoxication, theft, damage to property, impaired driving, dangerous driving, suspicious persons, disturbing the peace, and other request of assistance to the public.

On Friday night, one person was charged with impaired driving after being arrested on New France Road. They will be appearing in court on November 21st to enter a plea.

On Sunday, a car was stolen and five more broken into in the area of Glen Air Estates and Pine Ridge Subdivision.

Four incidents of Domestic or Family Violence were investigated. Charges are being laid in one case and one arrest was made.

For the third weekend in a row, Antigonish residents called to report loud parties and excessive noise. Despite eight charges being laid at off Campus Student Housing in the last two weeks, Officers responded to seven more complaints this weekend and additional charges were laid for Noise Violations. The current fine amount for violations of the Antigonish Town Noise By law is $387.50.

Several people were arrested for being intoxicated in a public place, several were kept in police custody over night and released in the morning. Being intoxicated in a public place is an offence under the liquor control act and carries a fine of $123.91.

Police are also investigating an assault causing bodily harm that happened on College Street, at approximately 11pm on Saturday night, Sept 15th.

If you have any information that would assist the police with solving these crimes or any crimes within your community you are encouraged to call the local RCMP Detachment at (902) 863-6500 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers anytime at 1-800-222-8477. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped and if the police make an arrest and lay charges based on the tip you could qualify for a cash reward from $50.00 up to $ 2000.00 Dollars.

A.A. Perry, St.
RCMP Antigonish Detachment


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