By Heather Killen
Annapolis District RCMP are not yet releasing the names of four people who were arrested last week following searches of homes in West Dalhousie and Hillsburn.
On March 15 at 11 a.m., Annapolis District RCMP members executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a property located in West Dalhousie. Police arrested an adult male and female at the scene without incident. Police seized growing equipment, 22 marijuana plants, and approximately 41 grams of dried marijuana. The adult male was released from police custody pending a court appearance in July. The female was released unconditionally.
On March 15 at 2:20 p.m. RCMP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at a Hillsburn residence. During the search, police arrested a 49-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman without incident. A quantity of marijuana and hash oil was seized.
The man and woman, both from Hillsburn, were released from police custody. The man is scheduled to appear in Annapolis Royal Provincial Court in June on drug-related charges and the woman was released without charges.
The Annapolis police received 79 calls from March 11 through March 18. Among these were: two false alarms, eight false 911s, five traffic accidents, two domestic assaults, and two mental health matters.
Following are a few of these calls:
-- March 11 at 1:38 a.m. Wilmot. Police received a report that someone was ringing doorbells.
-- March 11 at 9 a.m. Middleton. A found wallet was turned into the office. The owner was contacted and retrieved it.
-- March 11 at 11:43 a.m. Bridgetown. A passport was reported lost in the mail.
-- March 11 at 3:57 p.m. Bridgetown. A caller reported that skateboarders were interfering with foot traffic near the library.
-- March 11 at 4:43 p.m. Maitland Bridge. A person reported ongoing issues with speeding vehicles.
-- March 11 at 5:29 p.m. Bear River. Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle being loaded with furniture. A patrol was made and determined the vehicle was there on legitimate grounds.
-- March 11 at 6:19 p.m. Deep Brook. A disturbance at a residence was reported.
-- March 11 at 7:09 p.m. Highway 201 Meadowvale. Police received a report of a possibly impaired driver.
-- March 11 at 7:33 p.m. Bridgetown. Police were called to investigate a matter concerning posters with an unfriendly tone that were being circulated around town.
-- March 11 at 8:04 p.m. Middleton. A caller reported that unlicensed mini bikes were being driven around town. Police spoke with the drivers.
-- March 11 at 10:56 p.m. A break-and-enter was reported at the conference centre at Cornwallis.
-- March 12 at 1:10 a.m. Deep Brook. A loud music complaint was reported.
-- March 12 at 11:18 a.m. Middleton. Police were asked to intercede in a dispute after one person was following another.
-- March 12 at 11:37 a.m. Bear River. A dispute between family members was reported at a residence.
-- March 12 at 3:48 p.m. Middleton. A disturbance at an apartment was reported and a wallet was reported stolen. He matter is under investigation.
-- March 12 at 6:02 p.m. Nictaux. A wallet was reported lost.
-- March 12 at 6:43 p.m. West Springfield. A number of items were reported stolen from a property.
-- March 13 at 12:30 a.m. Wilmot. A possibly impaired driver was reported. A patrol was made and determined the individual hadn’t left home.
-- March 13 at 8:30 a.m. Cornwallis. A break-and-enter to a dormitory in Cornwallis was reported.
-- March 13 at 8:24 a.m. Wilmot. An abandoned vehicle was reported. Police followed up and found it stuck in the mud.
-- March 13 at 3:27 p.m. Middleton. A vehicle was reported stolen overnight.
-- March 13 at 4:02 p.m. Middleton. A complaint of ongoing harassment was reported.
-- March 13 at 6:36 p.m. Spa Springs. A truck was reported stolen.
-- March 13 at 8:03 p.m. Bear River East. Threats were reported.
-- March 14 at 12:19 a.m. Bridgetown. A noisy party was reported. Police attended and things quieted down.
-- March 14 at 10:25 a.m. 101 Bridgetown. A person was reported to be using a cellphone while driving.
-- March 14 at 3:40 p.m. Nictaux. A person reported receiving a threatening letter in the mail.
-- March 14 at 7:14 p.m. Highway 1 Granville. A vehicle was reported to be in violation of the spring weight restrictions.
-- March 14 at 7:33 p.m. Middleton. Drivers on pocket bikes were reported to be speeding.
-- March 14 at 8:32 p.m. 101 Lequille. An unsafe driver was reported to be swerving on the road.
-- March 14 at 4:20 p.m. Highway 1, Upper Granville. An unsafe driver was reported. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
-- March 15 at 11:38 a.m. Highway101 Near Wilmot. A slow travelling vehicle was reported. Police note there was a snowstorm at the time.
-- March 15 at 12:02 p.m. Middleton. Theft of liquor was reported from the liquor store.
-- March 15 at 12:58 p.m. Upper Clements. Speeding vehicles were reported.
-- March 15 at 2:44 p.m. Middleton. Police were advised that a vehicle was being operated without insurance.
-- March 15 at 2:38 p.m. Nictaux. A driver was reported to be weaving across the road. A patrol was made to intercept the driver, who was apparently trying to avoid potholes.
-- March 15 at 6:51 p.m. Bridgetown. A car was reported to be doing doughnuts in the school parking lot.
-- March 15 at 10:58 p.m. Lawrenectown. A disturbance was reported. One female was arrested and is facing various charges including assault and assault of a police officer.
-- March 16 at 1:11 a.m. Wilmot. A neighbourhood doorbell ringer was reported. Police located and spoke with the individual.
-- March 16 at 2:17 a.m. Middleton. A possible impaired driver was reported, but not located.
-- March 16 at 4:50 a.m. Wilmot. A possible impaired driver was reported, but not located.
-- March 16 at 7:06 a.m. Middleton. A found wallet was turned in. The owner later retrieved it.
-- March 16 at 1:18 p.m. Nictaux. An under-aged driver was reported to be operating machinery on the highway.
-- March 16 at 10:08 p.m. Meadowvale. A noise complaint of loud music was reported.
-- March 17 at 12:10 a.m. Moschelle. A loud vehicle was reported to be driving around the village.
-- March 17 at 10:40 a.m. Wilmot. Police assisted EHS to gain access to a home where an elderly person was in distress.
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.