An ambulance crash on bad roads, a man from Nictaux was arrested for drug possession and trafficking, and a woman called police because a dog was trying to get in her back door. Those topped calls to Annapolis District RCMP during the week of Dec. 4 to 12.
There were also a few dozens speeders stopped, other car crashes, and reports of a large black horse on the loose. In total police handled 144 calls. Following are some of the highlights of the week.
Also during the week Annapolis District RCMP launched its 2017-18 Adopt-A-Library Program and the WOW Reading Challenge.
The Adopt-A-Library Program provides books and other materials covering a wide range of topics, suitable for varying age groups and interests. These materials are provided by the Adopt-A-Library Literacy Program as an incentive to promote literacy. All five elementary schools in Annapolis District are involved in this worthwhile program.
(NOTE: We don’t report on mental health or family services calls, or cases that may be sensitive and still under investigation.)
-- Dec. 4 at 10:32 a.m. at Bridgetown. Police received a report of damage to a vehicle in the parking lot of a business. A man was later located and said he didn’t realize he’d caused any damage. Insurance information was obtained. The incident was videotaped
-- Dec. 5 at 12:44 a.m. at Waldec. Police received a report of a motor vehicle crash involving an ambulance. Weather was a factor. The ambulance was travelling westbound when it lost control and ended up on its driver’s side on the opposite side of the road in the ditch facing east. All occupants were transported to Digby General Hospital by another ambulance. The patient in the ambulance later succumbed to his injuries.
-- Dec. 6 at 6:56 a.m. at Nictaux. Police received a complaint of a dangerous animal. The caller reported there was a pit bull outside their back door trying to get inside the house. Animal control was contacted but was not able to attend. Police went to the scene and spoke with the house owner. The dog had left. Police got a description of the dog, patrolled the area, but were unable to locate it.
-- Dec. 6 at 12:52 p.m. at Nictaux. The Annapolis/Kings Street Crime Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant on Penny Lane. Police arrested a 27-year-old man. He’s been charged with possession of cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking. The man was released and will attend court at a later date.
-- Dec. 6 at 8:29 p.m. at Nictaux. Police responded to a 911 single-vehicle crash. The caller reported locating a woman walking near the crash site who said she flipped her car. Police went to the scene. The single occupant of the vehicle had minor injuries. Police ruled out drug or alcohol involvement in the crash.
-- Dec. 7 at 8:20 a.m. in Annapolis County. Police received a complaint of a speeding vehicle. Police found the vehicle and charged a 22-year-old man with speeding. If found guilty he will pay a fine of $295. Police warned or charged 21 other motorists with speeding violations during the week.
-- Dec. 7 at 4:02 p.m. at Bridgetown. Police have charged a 41-year-old man for failing to obey a traffic sign. If found guilty he will pay a fine of $180. There were 16 other non-moving traffic violations during the week.
-- Dec. 8 at 8:38 a.m. at Tupperville. Police were called to a 911 single-vehicle crash. A vehicle hit a telephone pole. Weather conditions were a factor. Roads were icy. EHS attended and checked the lone occupant. The vehicle had to be towed.
-- Dec. 8 at 10:15 a.m. at Middleton. Police received a report of a vehicle crash that happened the previous evening. The driver - the lone occupant of the vehicle - reported hitting a cow the previous evening around 10 p.m. The impact caused moderate damage to the front end and passenger side of the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
-- Dec. 8 at 11:04 a.m. at Nictaux. Police responded to a 911 single-vehicle crash on Highway 10 where a vehicle went off the road. The driver was injured but was released at the scene. The airbags deployed and the vehicle received substantial damage and had to be towed.
-- Dec. 8 at 11:55 a.m. at New Albany. Police received a 911 call about a large black horse running loose on Highway 10. Police were already in the area and went to the scene. The horse had been caught by a bystander and the owner was notified and came for the horse.
-- Dec. 10 at 12:51 a.m. at Upper Clements. Police received a report of a break and enter into a church on Highway 1. Police went to the scene. There did not appear to be any damage and nothing taken. The caller had been driving by the church and saw the door was open. They went into the church and saw a hymnbook on the ground. Police investigate, checking with neighbours. The church contact person was notified and came to secure the church.
-- Dec. 12 at 6:18 p.m. at Brooklyn. Police received a report of a single-vehicle crash. The 62-year-old woman and owner of the vehicle reported driving across the northbound lane and into the ditch. She was the only occupant in the vehicle and suffered minor injuries. She would later go to hospital with a family member after declining the ambulance.
Crimes, or information on crimes, can be reported to the Annapolis RCMP at 825-2000 in Middleton, or 665-4481 in Bridgetown. Information on crimes can also be reported to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.