Break-ins top calls for An­napo­lis District RCMP

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS - An­napo­lis RCMP Crime Re­port 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.

There were as­sault calls, a pos­si­ble ar­son, nu­mer­ous break-ins, and the drunk man who tried to pay with his driver’s li­cense.

Plus the guy who went to two hos­pi­tals to get drugs, An­napo­lis District RCMP dealt with 98 calls for ser­vice from May 8 to 15.

There were 25 calls to 911, one ag­gra­vated as­sault, one ar­son, three other un­founded as­sault calls, a break-and-en­ter into cot­tage, a break-an­den­ter into a res­i­dence, three break-and-en­ters into busi­nesses, five check­stops, and one crim­i­nal ha­rass­ment.

There were three calls about dis­turb­ing the peace, one do­mes­tic sit­u­a­tion, two false alarms, two frauds, seven Men­tal Health Act is­sues, six mis­chief calls, 12 speed­ing vi­o­la­tions, three Off-road Ve­hi­cle Act in­ci­dents, nine thefts un­der $5,000, two sus­pi­cious per­sons, four traf­fic col­li­sions, one traf­fic hazard, four ut­ter­ing threats, and five well­be­ing checks.

Fol­low­ing are a few of the calls for ser­vice:

(Note: Due to the sen­si­tive na­ture of cases con­cern­ing sex­ual as­sault, chil­dren’s wel­fare and men­tal health is­sues, not all calls are con­sid­ered ap­pro­pri­ate for pub­li­ca­tion.)

-- May 8 at 4:21 a.m. at Mid­dle­ton. Po­lice were called via 911 to a dis­tur­bance at Sol­diers Memo­rial Hospi­tal where a man was yelling and throw­ing things around the wait­ing room af­ter be­ing de­nied pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion. Po­lice at­tended but the man had left prior to po­lice ar­rival, but po­lice were able to iden­tify the man. Po­lice con­tin­ued to pa­trol the area look­ing for the sus­pect and learned that he was now seek­ing med­i­ca­tion at Val­ley Re­gional Hospi­tal in Kentville. There was no dam­age at SMH and the hospi­tal de­clined to press charges but they may con­sider a pro­tec­tion of prop­erty act re­quest so the per­son does not re­turn.

-- May 8 at 5:52 a.m. at Mid­dle­ton. A drunk man at Tim Hor­tons kept try­ing to pur­chase food by us­ing his driver’s li­cense. He left the store on foot. The man has not been iden­ti­fied.

-- May 8 at 8:29 a.m. at Zwicker Lake. Po­lice were ad­vised by a cot­tage owner that there was a sin­gle gun­shot hole through the wall of their sea­sonal cot­tage. The cot­tage owner had not been to the cot­tage all win­ter so it is un­known when it hap­pened. There are no sus­pects at this time.

-- May 8 at 9:27 p.m. at Cle­mentsvale. Po­lice were called to in­ves­ti­gate a re­port of an un­se­cured house. The caller said they had seen the front door wide open the pre­vi­ous day. Po­lice at­tended and found that the door had been kicked in. The house ap­pears to have been aban­doned for a while. It would also ap­pear that the door had been open for some time. Po­lice will at­tempt to con­tact the prop­erty owner to ad­vise them of the break-in.

-- May 8 at 11:23 p.m. at Car­leton Cor­ner. Po­lice con­ducted a check­stop on High­way 201. A num­ber of ve­hi­cles were checked but no in­frac­tions were noted. Through­out the week po­lice con­ducted four ad­di­tional check­stops in Nic­taux, Bridgetown, Tor­brook, and Mid­dle­ton.

-- May 9 at 8:45 a.m. at Brick­ton. Po­lice were called to a break-and-en­ter on High­way 1 in Brick­ton. The com­plainant re­ported see­ing two males try­ing to break in to a stor­age build­ing. The sus­pects did gain en­try. Po­lice went to the scene and learned that noth­ing was taken. The file is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

-- May 9 at 10:17 a.m. at Mid­dle­ton. A per­son re­ported los­ing their wal­let some­where in Mid­dle­ton. It’s iden­ti­fied as a black men’s wal­let with cash and ID cards. The owner was ad­vised to can­cel credit cards but will wait a few days to de­ter­mine if it’s lo­cated be­fore pur­chas­ing new ID cards.

-- May 9 at 11:07 a.m. at Brook­lyn. Po­lice re­sponded to a re­port of a do­mes­tic in­ci­dent. Po­lice went to the scene and as a re­sult one male was ar­rested and later re­leased. He will at­tend court at a later date.

-- May 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Wil­mot. Po­lice re­ceived a com­plaint of fraud. The com­plainant had re­ceived a call from an un­known man claim­ing to be from Rev­enue Canada. The per­son was told they owed money and that po­lice will be is­su­ing a war­rant for their ar­rest. The com­plainant hung up on the caller when asked for per­sonal in­for­ma­tion and was able to pro­vide the tele­phone in­for­ma­tion to po­lice.

-- May 9 at 2:08 p.m. in Mid­dle­ton. A woman con­tacted po­lice about a tele­phone scam where she was told to send $900 by West­ern Union to the scam­mers. The woman went to Wal­mart to make the West­ern Union trans­fer when a store em­ployee stopped her and told her it was a scam.

-- May 9 at 3:42 p.m. at Mid­dle­ton. Po­lice were called to a break-and-en­ter into a busi­ness. Cash was taken. Po­lice con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate.

-- May 10 at 6:58 a.m. at Bridgetown. Po­lice were called to a break-and-en­ter into a busi­ness. Po­lice went to the scene and learned that en­try was gained by push­ing a window air con­di­tioner into the build­ing. Noth­ing ap­peared to be miss­ing. A po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.

-- May 10 at 12:12 p.m. at Nic­taux. A ve­hi­cle was stopped for speed­ing on High­way 10. The fe­male driver was charged and if found guilty will pay a fine of $237.50. There were 12 other speed­ing vi­o­la­tions across the county dur­ing the week.

-- May 10 at 7:12 p.m. at Le­qwuille. Po­lice re­ceived a com­plaint that a per­son was be­ing threat­ened by an­other per­son who was bound by a peace bond not to have con­tact. The ac­cused per­son was lo­cated and charged and will at­tend court at a later date.

-- May 10 at 7:31 p.m. at Mid­dle­ton. Po­lice were ad­vised of a traf­fic com­plaint where a young per­son was driv­ing a dirt bike on a street in Mid­dle­ton. A pa­trol was made to the area but the sus­pect was not lo­cated. Po­lice will keep it in mind for fur­ther pa­trols.

-- May 10 at 11:26 p.m. at Nic­taux. Po­lice were called to a home where the home­owner had con­fronted a per­son steal­ing fuel oil from a tank and then tried to en­ter her home. The home­owner star­tled the sus­pect by shin­ing a flash­light on him. The per­son fled over a back­yard fence. Po­lice ar­rived and state­ments were taken and neigh­bour­hood en­quiries made. The sus­pect was not lo­cated. The in­ci­dent is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

-- May 12 at 2:47 p.m. at Mid­dle­ton. Po­lice were called to a res­i­dence for un­wanted peo­ple in a house. Po­lice at­tended the res­i­dence and the un­wanted peo­ple had al­ready left. There was no crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity.

-- May 13 at 9:44 a.m. at Mid­dle­ton. Po­lice were ad­vised that a bag of mil­i­tary equip­ment was found on the side of the road on Main Street. Po­lice were able to check the name on the flight hel­met that was found in the bag and dis­cov­ered that the prop­erty had been re­ported miss­ing some time ago. The prop­erty owner was con­tacted by po­lice and ar­range­ments were made for him to come and re­trieve his gear.

-- May 13 at 8:51 p.m. at Nic­taux. Po­lice were ad­vised of a motor ve­hi­cle crash. The com­plainant re­ported be­ing at a party the pre­vi­ous night where their ve­hi­cle had been dam­aged by an ATV. This col­li­sion may have been wit­nessed by oth­ers who were at the house. The file is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

-- May 14 at 12:01 a.m. at Tor­brook. Po­lice re­ceived a re­quest from Kingston fire to as­sist at a res­i­den­tial struc­ture fire. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing to de­ter­mine the iden­tity of a male who was re­ported leav­ing the scene prior to the fire. Mid­dle­ton and Nic­taux fire were also on the scene. The fire is also un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the fire mar­shal’s of­fice.

-- May 14 at 12:29 p.m. at Lawrence­town. Po­lice were called to an al­ter­ca­tion near the gas bar with two women in­volved. Po­lice ar­rived to dis­cover the fight fol­lowed a traf­fic ac­ci­dent. One woman was sent to hospi­tal. Po­lice con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate.

-- May 15 at 8:19 a.m. at Corn­wal­lis Park. Po­lice re­ceived a re­port of a break-an­den­ter into Clarke Rutherford Ele­men­tary School. Po­lice at­tended. The break-in ap­pears to have hap­pened some­time over the week­end. Po­lice con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate.

BY LAWRENCE POW­ELL

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