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Between Monday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 25, Hants County RCMP responded to a total of 108 calls and complaints. Of these calls, 10 were requests for assistance in Family Relations matters; 12 were in response to alarms activated; and six calls were received in relation to motor vehicle collisions. The majority of these MVAs resulted in only minor property damage.

Throughout the week, numerous complaints were received from area residents of threatening phone calls being made. As a result of the ensuing investigations, a youth has been arrested and charges have been laid.

Beginning Feb. 21 and continuing through the course of the week, Windsor RCMP received at least three reports of theft from vehicles. In each instance, the victims reported their cell phones and/or purses had been stolen. The investigation into these complaints continues.

Please take care to ensure that you securely lock your vehicle when leaving it unattended, even in your driveway. By doing so, you’re helping to ensure the safety of your belongings and making your vehicle less appealing to would-be criminals.

On Feb. 22, Windsor Town RCMP were dispatched to the Superstore on Cole Drive to attend to the scene of a car-pedestrian MVA.

Upon arrival it was noted that one female pedestrian had been stuck by a vehicle while in the parking lot’s crosswalk. The injured senior citizen was transported to Hants Community Hospital and then transferred to Halifax for treatment of serious but not life-threatening injuries. No charges were laid and the investigation into this matter continues.

Hantsport RCMP is investigating a shoplifting incident that took place Feb. 23 at the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission.

In addition to this incident, a reported break and enter was called into the office Feb. 24. It was reported that a four-wheeler ATV was stolen from a business when the perpetrators forced entry into a rear barn. This investigation is ongoing.

Late at night Feb. 24, Windsor County RCMP were dispatched to Panuke Road to respond to a report of an individual who had fallen through the ice on Panuke Lake. RCMP officers and members of the Windsor Fire Department attempted to reach the victim for some time, and when he was pulled from the water resuscitation attempts commenced immediately. These proved unsuccessful and the individual was transported to the local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Foul play has been ruled out in this matter.

Finally, seven traffic complaints were received over the last week in Hants County RCMP offices. These calls stem mainly from reckless driving and excessive speed, both factors in a great deal of motor vehicle collisions.

We ask that all drivers take care to keep their speed within the posted limits and drive safely. Not only are you keeping yourself safe by doing so, but those around you as well.

As a last word, we’d like to remind all drivers of the regulation pertaining to parking near a stop sign. Please be aware that vehicles must park at least 30 feet back from a stop sign. Parking closer is not only illegal, it’s also dangerous.

Organizations: RCMP, Superstore on Cole Drive, Hants Community Hospital Nova Scotia Liquor Commission Windsor Fire Department

Geographic location: Halifax, Panuke Road, Panuke Lake

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