Kings County From the Cruiser: Jan. 7

Wendy Elliott
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There were 276 reports made to RCMP in Kings County between Dec. 23, 2013 and Jan. 2, 2014.

Dec. 23

A man was yelling for help at 5:40 a.m. in Wolfville.

A shoplifter was caught on video at a convenience store in Greenwich. Later one was reported in Kingston.

A hit and run was reported on Main Street in Wolfville.

A four-year-old child was at large in Berwick at 10:45 a.m. His mother was out looking for the lad.

An intoxicated man was reported staggering along Commercial Street in New Minas at 3:30 p.m. Later, traffic lights were out in the village.

A truck was abandoned on Highway 12 in South Alton.

Some illegal drug paraphernalia was found at Acadia University.

An impaired driver was stopped in New Minas at 5 p.m. after he made an improper lane change.

Ice fell off a vehicle travelling on Highway 101 near Greenwich and damaged the vehicle behind it.

A woman came out of the mall in New Minas at 7:30 p.m. and found her vehicle broken into. A purse and phone had been taken.

A 43-year-old female driver was stopped in Berwick. She was almost two times over the legal limit.

Police checked a vehicle parked at the end of a dead end road in Coldbrook at 8:20 p.m. They found two individuals using illegal drugs. The vehicle was towed.

Dec. 24

Just after midnight, police stopped a vehicle with expired license plates and found an impaired driver.

A pole was reported down in Arlington, along with another on Victoria Road in Aylesford.

Police found firearms improperly store at a Greenwood residence.

A whipper snipper was stolen from an unlocked shed on Tremont Mountain Road. Several hours later, a Kingston resident found one in his shed.

A New Minas gym patron enjoyed a workout, then called police because his stuff had disappeared. .

Officers determined he’d checked the wrong locker.

A 22-year-old woman was stopped while shoplifting in New Minas.

A 53-foot Load King trailer was reported missing from the Big Stop in New Minas. It is aluminum and red with the licence plate PT64961.

A dead coyote was causing a traffic hazard on Highway 101 near Berwick.

There was a fire at a vacant house in Greenwich. A man from Waterville was located and he confessed to arson.

There was a neighbourhood dispute in Victoria Harbour.

An intoxicated man was reported from a Kingston store.

At 10 p.m. a landlord/tenant dispute arose in Port Williams, fuelled by alcohol. Some property was damaged during a similar dispute in Kingston.

Dec. 25

At 2:30 a.m. an inebriated male was reported lying on a roadway in New Minas. He was placed in a cell.

Threats were reported in Kingston.

Power lines were down in Harmony.

Dec. 26

An investigation is being made into threats made in Waterville.

At 4 p.m. a vehicle was towed after a report it was obstructing Highway 12. Six hours later, the owner reported it missing.

A vehicle rolled over on Highway 101 near exit 14 and a passenger suffered a broken limb.

There was a gas and go in Aldershot.

Dec. 27

Two men in their 20s were involved in an assault in Wolfville.

A hit and run was reported from Cambridge.

Charges are pending after a shoplifter in New Minas assaulted a security staff member at a store.

Police were called upon to mediate in a case of road rage in New Minas.

A vehicle spun around and hit a second vehicle on Highway 12. Both were drivable.

Three dogs were reported at large in Aylesford.

Some cocaine was found during a vehicle check in Blomidon.

At 9 p.m. a 28-year-old man was reported for not paying a pub tab in Wolfville. He was located half an hour later at a second establishment and jailed.

Loud parties were reported in Kingston and Greenwood.

Dec. 28

Police were requested to help find a man who left the Valley Regional Hospital. He was located at his home.

Police are investigating a 3 a.m. assault that injured a male youth.

A Kingston residence was found to be insecure.

Some alcohol and illegal drugs were found during a vehicle check in Coldbrook.

Dec. 29

At 3:55 a.m. an assault was reported from Waterville.

Police were called about a water leak pouring into a Kingston apartment.

Two males reportedly assaulted a third man in Wolfville at 7:30 p.m. Police are investigating.

A break-in at an unlocked residence on Hillside Avenue in Wolfville was reported.

Dec. 30

At 2:30 a.m. a request came in from Port Williams to remove an intoxicated man who had thrown a rock through a window.

A vehicle went into a ditch on highway 101 at 6 a.m.

There was a landlord/tenant dispute.

A woman in her 30s attempted to shoplift in Greenwood. She will be banned from the premises.

An inebriated male slipped and fell at a gas station in Kingston. He went to hospital.

A theft was reported after a party in New Minas.


There were 13 mental health issues that arose during the holiday season; two involved a homeless person. Four family relations concerns required police intervention.

Five domestic incidents occurred. One charge of assault was laid against a 33-year-old male.

Three well-being checks were requested. During one of them a man who’d had a stroke was sent to hospital.

There were four youth group home calls.  Four reports of FaceBook threats were received.

Three driving complaints were received. There were collisions in Grand Pre and at Dempsey Corner.

Parking lot collisions in Greenwood and near a grocery store in New Minas, along with a hit and run in the same village.

There were check stops set up in Aldershot, two in Greenwich, New Minas, Greenwood, Aylesford, Kingston, Lakeville, two in Canning and three in Coldbrook. A total of 52 traffic tickets were handed out over 10 days. Four drivers were caught using a hand-held cellular device.

There were 10 false alarms and 13 false 911 calls, largely due to bad weather.

Organizations: RCMP, Acadia University, Valley Regional Hospital

Geographic location: New Minas, Kingston, Wolfville Greenwich Berwick Kings Greenwood Coldbrook Aylesford Waterville Commercial Street South Alton Port Williams Arlington Victoria Road Tremont Mountain Road Aldershot Victoria Harbour Cambridge Blomidon Hillside Avenue Grand Pre Lakeville Canning

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