Kings County From the Cruiser June 3

Published on June 3, 2014
From the cruiser

Between May 22 and 26, Kings District RCMP received 136 calls.


May 22

At 12:34 a.m., RCMP received a call about a suspected impaired driver leaving a New Minas bar. The vehicle was located in Greenwich and the 29-year-old female driver was given a seven-day suspension and her vehicle was towed.

At 1:35 a.m., a motorist drove through a police checkpoint in South Alton with an open can of beer in the cup holder and signs of impairment. A 47-year-old man will be appearing in court at a later date. 

RCMP gave a driver a warning in Greenwich at 1:44 a.m.

There was a complaint around 7:30 a.m. about a horse who had been wandering near a roadway in Black Rock for several days and was a traffic hazard. When police followed up, there was concern about the facilities for horses and sheep on the property and the case was referred to animal and agriculture officials.

 A firearm was turned in for disposal.

Nova Scotia Power requested police assistance to check a power meter.

Just before 2 p.m., there was a complaint about a car “doing donuts in a road” in North Kentville and the caller was concerned for local children. The driver was given a warning.  

RCMP conducting a check stop in Canning observed an older blue truck avoiding police. Upon investigation, a 36-year-old man was arrested for violating a driving prohibition. 

A caller alleged harassment from an ex-husband.

At 5 p.m., there was a complaint about a driver with open liquor at a New Minas drive-through. On investigation, the driver admitted to consuming alcohol and marijuana, but police found no criminal impairment.

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Bishopville for driving without a licence.

RCMP responded to a call about a dog in a hot truck at a grocery store in Kingston at 5:24 p.m. The owner was not pleased with the police presence.

Police investigated a call about alleged threats by an ex-girlfriend, but found complaint to be unfounded.

A man on Ridge Road called 911 to report his sister for being “hostile and nonsensical” around 11:30 p.m. Police issued a warning for calling 911 for non-emergency reasons.


May 23

Windows were reported smashed in North Kentville and items were taken from a car on Marie Crescent. There were additional reports in the Kentville Police territory.

Overnight break and enters were reported from businesses in Coldbrook, Berwick and Greenwood. A safe was missing from the Greenwood address and police are investigating.

A prowler was reported in Waterville at 9:12 a.m., but no one was found by police.

An adult daughter was reported missing, but was found.

Wheels and tires were removed from a vehicle at a Grand Pré gas station. Police are investigating.

Two women were texting each other about a dispute over a man. One woman complained of harassment. Police spoke to the women and resolved the complaint.

A woman in Greenwood received a strange voicemail message requesting help, but the call could not be traced.

There was a traffic complaint about a truck crossing the yellow line on the highway between Windsor and Avonport around noon, but police couldn’t find it.

A car was scratched at a gas station n North Kentville.

A purse containing $2,000 in cash was reported missing at a Kingston grocery store. Someone found the bag and turned it in with the contents intact.

Police received a report about a suspicious person in Greenwood. He was wearing a black hat and black jacket and was carrying a backpack with a large sword sticking out of it around 2:20 p.m. Officers could not find anyone matching that description.

RCMP were called to assist family services with an interview.

A bone found in Wolfville was turned over the medical examiner’s office to determine if it was human remains.

A large piece of metal on Highway 101 near Avonport was reported as a traffic hazard around 5:30 p.m. Police moved it to the side of the road.

A 49-year-old woman will be charged after a report of shoplifting at a New Minas department store.

In Berwick at 6:50 p.m., a caller complained about a male driver in a Honda Civic  “ripping down road and driving in nearby field.” Police spoke with the driver who said damaged brakes were causing noise problems and he would get them repaired.

A cat was allegedly shot by a BB gun in Greenwood at 8 p.m.

Shots were reported near Victoria Harbour at 8:48 p.m.

There was a landlord-tenant dispute in Kingston.

In Wolfville, three inebriated men were challenging people to fight around 9:46 p.m. on Main Street. The trio was arrested for public drunkenness and lodged in cells until sober.

Thirty teenagers were reported to be loitering in Greenwood around 10 p.m., but the group was gone when police arrived.

Police responded to a caller who said a Facebook post indicated teenagers and children were in the woods near Fales Road, Greenwood. On investigation, police found a party around 11:30 p.m., but everyone there was an adult.


May 24

Just after midnight, police were called to a Wolfville restaurant, where a patron was bothering staff.

At 12:40 a.m., there was a report of a fight in progress at a New Minas bar. An officer observed two “highly intoxicated” men yelling and pushing. The men were lodged in cells until sober in order to break up the argument.

A 37-year-old man’s licence was suspended for seven days after an officer stopped a car leaving a New Minas bar.

A window was broken at New Minas business by large rock sometime before 2:18 a.m.

A caller reported a man for walking near her vehicle in Steam Mill around 4:30 a.m.