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Annapolis District RCMP deal with numerous calls including needles in Nictaux

Annapolis RCMP Crime Report looks at the weekly calls for service police answer.
Annapolis RCMP Crime Report looks at the weekly calls for service police answer. - Lawrence Powell
BRIDGETOWN, N.S. —

Annapolis District RCMP continue to deal with the issue of needles in Nictaux, drivers without licenses, ‘Gas & Gos,’ and plenty of other calls during the week of April 15.

And then there was the guy who shot himself in the foot.

Following are highlights:

April 15, 2019

MIDDLETON – It’s remarkable that some folks need regular reminders that one requires a driver’s license in order to operate a motor vehicle throughout our lovely hills and valleys. On this date, a driver was re-educated on this little known law via a ticket for $295 under Sec 64 of the Motor Vehicle Act. His day didn’t get much better as he also failed to comply with Sec 230 of the Motor Vehicle Act – Driving a Motor Vehicle without Motor Vehicle Liability Policy which netted another fine of $1272.50. That’s roundabout 391 one-way bus tickets…

MIDDLETON – Gas prices are on the rise and RCMP across this fair land, Annapolis included, are responding to calls of ‘Gas & Gos’ often disguised as ‘Ops, did I forget something?’ This is straight up theft and, in this day and age, one in which the culprits are inevitably on camera. Insert sober second thought here…

April 16, 2019

WEST SPRINGHILL -- Lost person: The caller stated he was on the side of the road with only one per cent cell phone battery remaining. To add to the distress, he could hear coyotes nearby. The RCMP were able to do a ping on the phone and subsequently found the caller had safely reached home. The coyotes are still howling.

MIDDLETON – Remember the one about the those ‘mature’ ladies skulking around the Middleton high school? Case cracked: after another call, we located these golden girls dutifully doing their evening rounds as custodians to ensure all school doors are locked. Delightful ladies who were happy that folks are watching out and reporting anything suspicious.

April 18, 2019

PORT ROYAL – Police are dealing with ongoing issue with hang up 911 calls from a payphone. Patrols were made and obviously there was no one around at the National Park this time of year. There was static on the line and Aliant was notified and will repair it.

NICTAUX – A caller reported that her garage window had been tampered with. RCMP made a patrol and it appears someone tried to push the window in. No entry was gained.

April 19, 2019

GRAYWOOD – Police received a ‘shocking call’ of a power line down across the road. An officer attended and maintained traffic control until NS Power was able to fix the line.

BELLEISLE – “Ouch” was (nearly) all officers could say when arriving at this call. A man had shot himself in the foot with a 30-30 Winchester. The officer provided first aid until EHS arrived and transported him to the hospital.

April 20, 2019

TUPPERVILLE – The community is coming together to help the Bent family. Many fundraising functions are being held to help them with loss of their home in a fire. We’re thankful the couple made it out of the house before the fire completely destroyed it.

NICTAUX – Police received reports of a red halfton truck with a green fluorescent light on the back spinning tires. Vehicle was not located… this time!

April 20, 2019

MIDDLETON – There were reports of a loud party with 30 to 40 university students. The officer made a patrol and was able to easily locate the house due to the flashing neon green lights in the window! The officer remained on scene for a period of time to assure the party goers stayed inside and kept the noise level to a dull roar. Possibly they were just so excited about the arrival of the Easter Bunny the next day – we’re well aware this can be overwhelming for youngins…

MOUNTIE MEMO – Due to the ongoing issue of numerous needles being found in the Nictaux area, the RCMP are actively speaking with potential users about safe practices including needle disposal. That said, we remind the public to refrain from picking them up themselves. Please contact us and an officer will seize the needles and dispose of them properly.

This weekly report is compiled by Const. Cheryl Ponee of the Annapolis District RCMP. 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.

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