Annapolis RCMP Crime Report
By Heather Killen
and Lawrence Powell
The Annapolis RCMP received 56 calls from December 30 through January 6. Among these were: three false 911s, two false alarms, 15 traffic matters, and five domestic disputes. Following are a few of these calls:
-- December 30 at 1:19 p.m. Deep Brook. Police received a complaint about an erratic driver. A patrol was made but the vehicle was not located.
-- December 30 at 2:09 p.m. Cherryfield. Police received a report of a break and enter into a cottage.
-- December 30 at 8:23 p.m. Maitland Bridge. Police received a report of a vehicle on fire. The fire was extinguished and vehicle was towed.
-- December 30 at 11 p.m. Middleton. Police received a report of an intoxicated male. The individual was arrested, lodged in cells, and later released pending a court appearance.
-- December 31 at 10:27 a.m. Lequille. Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle with individuals around the vehicle. A check on vehicle found it was out of gas and the individuals were waiting for assistance.
-- December 31 at 5:57 p.m. Melvern Square. Police were asked to assist court services with the service of a court document.
-- December 31 at 9:54 p.m. Middleton. Police were called in response to a disturbance at a local establishment. A patrol was made but the individual had left prior to police arrival.
-- January 1 at 2:57 a.m. Wilmot. A disturbance call resulted in a male being arrested and lodged in cells over night. He was released the next day when sober.
-- January 1 at 4:57 a.m. Cornwallis. Police checked a vehicle and investigated a driver for being impaired. The male was arrested after failing the breath test. He was lodged in cells and later released pending a court appearance.
-- January 2 at 3:48 p.m. New Albany. Police were called to help locate an overdue person. The individual was located and found to be okay.
-- January 2 at 5:55 p.m. Middleton. Police were asked to assist Halifax Regional Police on a matter.
-- January 2 at 10:03 p.m. Waldec. Police were called in response to a suspicious vehicle. The driver was arrested for driving while impaired. The male failed the breath test and was lodged in cells over night. He was released the next day pending a court appearance.
-- January 3 at 1:08 p.m. Highway 101 East of Bridgetown. Police and staff from The Department of Transportation were called to a collision involving two transport trucks. One truck rear-ended a second truck during whiteout conditions. DOT assisted with traffic control and plowing of the highway. The road was reduced to one lane. No injuries were reported and one truck was towed. The weather was very poor at the time with very slippery road conditions.
-- January 3 at 2:24 p.m. Lawrencetown. Police were called to a disturbance involving what appeared to be a snowmobile driver who had run out of gas. The individual was upset over the gas station being closed. A patrol was made but the individual had left.
-- January 4 at 8:31 a.m. Margaretsville. A generator was reported stolen.
-- January 4 at 7: 19 p.m. Middleton. Police received a report of a possible theft from vehicles. Police located two individuals inside a locked compound. There are charges pending against two male youths.
-- January 5 at 4:03 p.m. Highway 101. A police traffic stop resulted in a female driver facing a number of charges under the MVA.
The previous week, Annapolis RCMP also dealt with a reduced number of calls. From December 23 at 10 a.m. to December 30 at 9:30 a.m. they handled 50 calls, including nine false 911 calls, two false alarms, 10 traffic matters, and three domestic situations. Following are some of the highlights:
-- December 23 at 12:29 p.m. Middleton. A citizen reported that a vehicle was entered over night and money stolen.
-- December 23 at 3:19 p.m. Middleton. Police received a request from the Offender Monitoring Center to check on a client. A patrol was made and all was okay.
-- December 23 at 12 p.m. Bridgetown. Police received a report of a hit-and-run accident.
-- December 23 at 7:49 p.m. Wilmot. Police, firefighters, and NS Power responded to a report of a transformer on fire. No fire was found. NS Power felt lines sparked due to the freezing rain at the time.
-- December 24 at 11:07 a.m. Cornwallis. Police received a report of a theft of a Honda generator from a building site.
-- December 24 at 8:57 p.m. Lawrencetown. Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle. It was later determined the driver was on a laptop computer in a WiFi zone.
-- December 24 at 9:59 p.m. Litchfield. Police received a report of a possible break and enter.
-- December 25 at 5:18 p.m. Lequille. A disturbance call resulted in the arrest of a male for assault. He was lodged in cells and later taken to court where he was remanded into custody and scheduled back in Annapolis Royal Provincial Court for a bail hearing.
-- December 27 at 1:55 a.m. Middleton. An individual reported that while at a local drinking establishment, he was assaulted. The investigation continues.
-- December 28 at 10:57 a.m. Highway 101 Brooklyn. Police assisted the Department of Transportation with the removal of a vehicle parked on the side of the highway hindering snow removal. The vehicle was towed.
-- December 28 at 1:35 p.m. Wilmot. Police received a report of a residential break and enter.
-- December 28 at 3:02 p.m. Torbrook. Police received a report of property damage involving a vehicle.
-- December 28 at 2:25 p.m Waterloo Lake. Police received a report of a break and enter.
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.