By Heather Killen
The Annapolis police received 66 calls from Jan. 28 through Feb.3. Among these were: two false alarms; eight false 911s; four traffic accidents; three domestic assaults; three mental health issues and police conducted three check-stops.
(Note: Due to the sensitive nature of cases concerning sexual assault, children’s welfare and mental health issues, not all calls are considered appropriate for publication.)
Here are some of the calls:
-- January 28 at 4:44 p.m. Bear River. Police were called about a friend who had not been seen for a few days. The friend had been out of town for an appointment.
-- January 28 at 7:26 p.m. Clementsvale. A concerned person asked police to verify the wellbeing of a child. Police checked and all was fine.
-- January 28 at 6 p.m. Middleton. Police were asked to look into harassing phone calls and unwanted text messages.
-- January 29 at 12:23 p.m. Lawrencetown. Police received a report of a vehicle with a loud muffler driving around in the morning.
-- January 29 at 5:23 p.m. Bear River. Police were called about several shots that were heard near a house. Police suspect hunting. DNR were advised.
-- January 29 at 9:04 p.m. Middleton. A resident reported that someone had cashed cheques on her account. It is believed to be related to a previous break and enter.
-- January 30 at 9:15 a.m. Bridgetown. A complaint of property damage was reported after doors were fond kicked off the tennis court and wood taken off the building, (it had been boarded up for the winter).
-- January 30 at 10:23 a.m. Wilmot. A business reported its compressor at the back of the building had been paint-balled.
-- January 30 at 11:12 a.m. Middleton. A local business reported two thefts that were caught on video over the past couple of days.
-- January 30 at 11:34 a.m. Clementsvale. Police were called to a dispute in a residence. The matter calmed down with police attendance. Police provided individuals options to deal with the issues.
-- January 30 at 1:27 p.m. Meadowvale. A caller reported a vehicle went out of control and left the roadway, taking out several mailboxes. The vehicle then fled the scene.
-- January 30 at 2:33 p.m. Middleton. Police were called to a landlord and tenant dispute.
-- January 31 at 2:09 p.m. Deep Brook. Police and Nova Scotia Power are called about a power line down across a vehicle and that the driver was still in the vehicle. It turned out the line was not live.
-- January 31 at 2:46 p.m. Nictaux. A vehicle hauler was reported stolen.
-- January 31 at 3:07 p.m. Middleton. Police were called to a landlord and tenant dispute.
-- January 31 at 3:21 p.m. Mount Hanley. Power lines were reported down on Mount Hanley Road.
-- January 31 at 4:36 p.m. Hwy 101 at Bear River. Police were called about a dangerous driver passing on double solid line and in passing lanes. Police were not able to locate the vehicle.
-- January 31 at 4:36 p.m. Springfield. A suspicious occurrence was reported after a resident found footprints near his house. No break-in or property damage were reported.
-- January 31 at 8:15 p.m. Margaretsville. Harassing phone calls and text messages were reported and followed up.
-- February 1 at 8:01 p.m. Upper Granville. Police were called to a dispute between neighbours.
-- February 1 at 10:37 a.m. Middleton. A break and enter into a business was reported. Items stolen were recovered nearby. Police continue to investigate.
-- February 1 at 3:58 p.m. Bridgetown. A complaint of property damaged outside of a local business was reported. Police are following up with a suspect in the case.
-- February 1 at 3:58 p.m. Middleton. Police were called about an unwanted person at a local business. The person was banned from the store.
-- February 1 at 6:46 p.m. Granville Ferry. Police received a report of an ATV driving on the road.
-- February 1 at 10:08 p.m. Wilmot. Suspicious activity was reported around a vehicle. There was no description of the vehicle as it was too dark.
-- February 1 at 10:38 p.m. Middleton. A shoplifter was caught in a store and turned over to the police.
-- February 2 at 12:22 p.m. Faulkland Ridge. A suspicious occurrence was reported. A person was walking along the road when a vehicle stopped and the person in the vehicle made some unusual comments and then drove away.
-- February 2 at 12:22 p.m. 1:31 p.m. Middleton. A theft of about $200 in oil from oil tank was reported.
-- February 2 at 12:22 p.m. 1:38 p.m. West Dalhousie. Police were called about a suspicious vehicle that may have dumped garbage in the bushes.
-- February 2 at 12:22 p.m. 6:52 p.m. Middleton. A theft was reported.
-- February 2 at 12:22 p.m. 8:58 p.m. Wilmot. Police were called in regards to a landlord and tenant dispute.
-- February 2 at 11:02 p.m. Bridgetown. Police were called to a disturbance at an apartment building.
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.