New Mi­nas RCMP of­fi­cer charged with as­sault­ing girl­friend

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care­less stor­age of a firearm, and point­ing a firearm be­tween July 1 and Nov. 1 of last year.

“On Novem­ber 24, a call was re­ceived by the Kings Dis­trict RCMP from a third party re­gard­ing an al­le­ga­tion of as­sault against a fe­male by the RCMP mem­ber, who was her boyfriend,” said a SIRT news re­lease.

“As a re­sult, the male was ar­rested, and in ac­cor­dance with the Po­lice Act, RCMP re­ferred the in­ci­dent to the Se­ri­ous In­ci­dent Re­sponse Team, which as­sumed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

Mari is slated to ap­pear Jan. 29 in Kentville pro­vin­cial court.

Drug, weapon, pro­ba­tion of­fences

Ja­cob Thomas Cu­ve­lier, 25, for­merly of Wolfville, has been handed a con­di­tional dis­charge with pro­ba­tion — in­clud­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice work — for un­law­fully pos­sess­ing co­caine; pos­sess­ing a pro­hib­ited weapon, brass knuck­les, and fail­ing to com­ply with pro­ba­tion by fail­ing to com­ply with daily cur­few.

Cu­ve­lier was orig­i­nally charged with pos­sess­ing co­caine for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing but pleaded guilty to the lesser, in­cluded of­fence of pos­ses­sion on Oct. 25. He also pleaded guilty to the pro­hib­ited weapon charge on Oct. 25. The mat­ters were ad­journed to Jan. 2 to al­low time for a pre-sen­tence re­port to be pre­pared and for sentencing.

Cu­ve­lier pleaded guilty to the pro­ba­tion charge on Jan. 2.

Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek handed Cu­ve­lier a con­di­tional dis­charge with 12 months of pro­ba­tion on the three charges. Cu­ve­lier must com­plete 20 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice work as part of his pro­ba­tion in re­la­tion to the pos­ses­sion of­fence; 15 hours in re­la­tion to the pro­hib­ited weapon of­fence and 10 hours in re­la­tion to the pro­ba­tion of­fence. The court also im­posed a 10-year firearm pro­hi­bi­tion against Cu­ve­lier in re­la­tion to the pro­hib­ited weapon of­fence.

Cu­ve­lier com­mit­ted the of­fences in Wolfville on Nov. 14, 2017, and in Hal­i­fax on Aug. 10. A charge of car­ry­ing a weapon, bear spray, for a pur­pose dan­ger­ous to the pub­lic peace was dis­missed on Jan. 2 and two counts of fail­ing to com­ply with his re­cog­ni­zance were with­drawn on Jan. 2.

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