From the Cruiser
By Wendy Elliott
There were 172 reports made to RCMP in Kings County between April 4 and April 8.
A prowler was reported at McGee Lake looking into an outbuilding at 11 a.m. The man drove away in a pickup truck.
Someone cut a chain-link fence at a South Alton business and stole $6,000 worth of copper wire.
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 Marie Crescent, North Kentville, home was broken into and $100 was stolen.
An intoxicated woman in her 20s was jailed after causing a disturbance at a Wolfville coffee shop.
Police were called to a landlord/tenant conflict at 1:15 a.m.
A woman was sleeping at an ATM in New Minas at 6:30 a.m.
A wallet was stolen from an unlocked car on Middle Dyke Road overnight.
At 9 a.m. in Aylesford, a noise complaint turned out to be employees at a business cleaning up the property.
Police are investigating a break-in at church on Mill Street, Waterville. Some paperwork was taken.
A car hit a deer in Blue Mountain at 3:30 p.m.
An illegal dump, involving a couch and clothing, was reported in woods off Lamont Road in Lakeville.
A Kingston resident called police at 10 p.m. and reported people drinking near a patio. They were gone when police arrived.
A missing person from Auburn was located.
Young adults were causing noise on Bay Street in Wolfville.
Noise made by a truck prompted a Greenwood resident to call police at 2 a.m.
There was a gas and go in Coldbrook.
Police determined a vehicle parked at a Greenwood drinking establishment was stolen. A 25-year-old woman was arrested.
A vehicle was abandoned in a ditch near Aylesford at 6:30 a.m.
A 17-year-old girl was caught trying to steal baby formula in New Minas.
A wallet was stolen from the Acadia Arena.
At 11:30 a.m., a Cambridge resident reported that two men were in an unlocked shed earlier around 4:30 a.m.
A man in North Kentville reported another man for moving rocks in a culvert. Police found unrelated rocks in a ditch instead.
Two men, aged 21 and 53, were stopped while shoplifting in New Minas at 5 p.m. They will be charged with break of conditions and theft.
Two vehicles on Mee Road, North Kentville, were entered. A radio and money were taken.
A 17-year-old girl tried to steal fishing gear while in New Minas.
Between six and 12 youths were reported for riding bikes without helmets on Scott Drive in North Kentville.
An intoxicated man was at a Greenwood business at 8:30 p.m.
A loud man was reported on Bay Street in Wolfville.
Someone broke a window and entered the golf course in Kingston. Nothing appeared taken.
Police assisted EHS with an uncooperative patient.
A case of harassing phone calls was reported in Kingston.
An inebriated man at a New Minas gas station was jailed.
Police got a call from a Greenwood business at 4:20 a.m. about an intoxicated man in a washroom. He had cut his nose in a fight. EHS transported him to hospital.
A noise like gunshots on Hillside Avenue, Wolfville, turned out to be “penny bombs” made with caps.
An officer observed a vehicle being driven strangely and determined the driver was impaired.
At 10:30 p.m., a vehicle was stopped at a Coldbrook checkpoint and officer found two grams of marijuana. The three occupants, aged 15 and 16, were arrested and released to their parents.
Two unlocked vehicles were rummaged through in North Kentville.
A 54-year-old driver in Greenwood was found to be driving with a licence that expired in 2004.
A water pump was stolen out of a shed at Lumsden Dam.
A sign was stolen from outside a Ridge Road business.
A bonfire on a trail off Skyway Drive, Wolfville, was reported just after midnight. Later, four people were noted sleeping in a tent in the same area.
There were two mental health calls. One involved a woman causing a disturbance at a store.
Three family relations incidents were reported. A man was arrested for being in a house he was on conditions not to enter. He was held for court after resisting arrest.
Eight driving complaints were made. Police handed out two warnings. There was a hit and run in a Berwick parking lot. Checkpoints were set up in Greenwich, Greenwood, Berwick, Aylesford, Black Hole Road, Welsford, Coldbrook, Auburn and three in Kingston.
Two telephone scams were noted and two well-being checks were made.
There were four false alarms and eight false or erroneous 911 calls.
The Citizens on Patrol volunteers, based in New Minas, completed six patrols, spending 25 hours on the road. They made a total of 188 property checks.