Best of 2013 Kings County From the Cruiser

TC Media Wendy Elliott and Jennifer Hoegg
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From the cruiser

A young man in New Minas reported his parents for breaking into his apartment. He’d left the door open for them.

Distracted while changing his vehicle clock to Atlantic Standard Time, a driver in New Minas collided with another vehicle.

A male in a cow costume was trespassing in a backyard near Bay Street in Wolfville.

A mysterious package wrapped in foil was reported to police in Wolfville. It turned out to be an abandoned donair.

Two men and two women in their 20s were stranded at 1:19 a.m. at Lake George Provincial Camp on Aug. 29. The quartet was having a late swim when they spotted two unknown males running out of nearby woods. The duo grabbed their car keys, a sweater and some shoes. Luckily, a cell phone was left behind, so the swimmers called their parents for another set of keys.

An excitable, two-year-old Bernese mountain dog named Oscar jumped out of a second floor window in Wolfville at 6:29 p.m. He was found and appeared fine.

A driver in the Kingston area went into the ditch after a case of baked beans, destined for a community event, slid sideways.


A Kings County man turned in a bone to police that he found in a cave on a B.C. island in 1954. Police were attempting to determine if it was a human bone or not.


A Wolfville apartment resident complained at 5 a.m. about a neighbour’s loud clothesline.


When someone failed to show up for work, police were dispatched to Hants Border for a wellbeing check. The individual was sound asleep and had not realized it was Monday.


A Penny Lane resident of North Kentville reported finding CDs on her lawn. She thought there might have been a break-in and noted she’d keep Lady Antebellum and Justin Beiber until the rightful owner was identified.


Two men driving Harley Davidson motorcycles ended up in the ditch when one avoided a mother duck and ducklings on a Coldbrook road. The first driver saw the family of ducks swerved, lost control on the shoulder and went into the ditch. A similar fate befell the second driver.


At 1 p.m., a woman toting groceries dropped her purse on Main Street in Wolfville. A man jumped out of an SUV coming along the street and sprinted away with her purse.


A woman called police about a dirty look she’d received from another female at the mall in New Minas.

Police had to mediate when the father of a newborn wanted baby clothes back from his child’s mother because they had broken up. The clothing was a gift from his family members.


An intoxicated man reported to police that the device RCMP used to bug his residence was pinging on an hourly basis and it was driving him crazy. 

Organizations: Harley Davidson, RCMP

Geographic location: Wolfville, New Minas, Bay Street Lake George Provincial Camp Bernese mountain Kingston Kings B.C. island North Kentville Coldbrook

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