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Annapolis District RCMP investigating apparent three-day crime spree in Springfield area

Annapolis RCMP Crime Report looks at the weekly calls for service police answer.
Annapolis RCMP Crime Report looks at the weekly calls for service police answer. - Lawrence Powell

BRIDGETOWN, N.S. - Several thefts from vehicles, break-ins, wandering farm animals, and traffic accidents kept the Annapolis District RCMP going from call to call the week of Oct, 22 to 26. Most notably there were numerous break-ins in the Springfield and Falkland Ridge areas. A hammer was used in one case and a sledge hammer in another. In one residential break-and-enter the homeowner was still at home.

Oct. 22, 2018

Middleton: A workplace accident resulted in the RCMP responding to a business. A pallet of boxes that was on a turntable hit an employee. The person was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and details were passed on to the Workers Compensation Board.

Oct. 23, 2018

Middleton: RCMP attended a residence for several false 911 calls. RCMP are reminding the public that dialing 911 for non-emergency calls and tying up resources of first responders, may result in a fine of $697.50.

Melvern Square: A caller reported a hazard of two teenagers skateboarding on the roadway and refusing to move for cars. A reminder to our area teens: skate boards may have four wheels but they are not permitted on roadways.

Bridgetown: Theft of two expensive pairs of sneakers was reported. A female suspect was described as having hair in a bun, dark sunglasses, jean jacket with hoodie, white flowered top, black sweats with white stripes, and sneakers. RCMP are requesting information as to the identity of this subject - now likely wearing brand new sneakers.

Bear River: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no…. it’s someone in the middle of the runway while a plane is attempting to land! Transport Canada and the RCMP liaised together with this call after a female ran out onto the runway causing a pilot to abort a landing. Luckily the plane, pilot, and the runway runner were all OK.

Oct. 24, 2018

Springfield: A caller reported that while home, two people kicked open the door and were observed coming upstairs with a flashlight. The homeowner yelled and the suspects quickly ran. Nothing appeared to be taken. RCMP are requesting if the public has any information on this break in, to please report to the Annapolis District RCMP.

Oct. 25, 2018

Springfield: Theft from a vehicle and a break-in at Tammy’s Country Store were reported. Video surveillance captured footage of suspects. One was wearing black/white plaid coat, blue jeans, hood and mask, and wearing gloves. The second was wearing a beige coat, black hoodie, tan boots and gloves. A sledge hammer was used to smash the window to get into the business. Bad enough liquor and cigarettes were taken, but the suspects decided to take a donation money box upon departure. RCMP are requesting that anyone with information on this break-in, to please report to the Annapolis District RCMP. The investigation is ongoing.

Springfield: Springfield was the hot spot again. A caller reported two of his vehicles had been rifled through and approximately $50 in cash taken.

RCMP continued their patrols in Springfield. A seasonal residence and garage were broken into. The suspects gained access by kicking in the garage door. Residence access was gained by using a hammer from the garage to break the window and unlock the door. Investigations are ongoing and it appears all Springfield occurrences are related.

Falkland Ridge: A Falkland Ridge residence was broken into as well. Investigation is ongoing and the RCMP are requesting any with information on this break-in, to please report to the Annapolis District RCMP.

Falkland Ridge: There was another theft from a vehicle. The suspects took some loose change that had been in an unlocked vehicle. The RCMP would like to remind the public to always lock your vehicles and never leave anything of value in view in the vehicle.

Middleton: After a series of calls for break-ins, the RCMP responded to something a little different -- a cow contently cutting the grass outside Angie’s restaurant. The RCMP made a patrol but said cow had wandered off into the cemetery where apparently the grass is always greener. I was going to tell a cow joke, but thought it was too “cheesy.”

Clementsvale: It appears Old MacDonald had a day off today as shortly afterward towards evening, a complaint was received of three horses going for a walk in Clementsvale. RCMP made a patrol to find the horses had made their way home. The caller asked “What possesses a horse to take a walk on the road after dark?” The RCMP officer replied “Night-mares perhaps.”

Oct. 26, 2018

Waldeck: RCMP received a report of an abandoned vehicle on fire. The caller described the vehicle as a tan coloured Lincoln. Fire services attended, did what they’re very good at, and what was left of the vehicle was towed. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information on this “hot” car, please contact the Annapolis District RCMP.

Springfield: A caller was concerned about the numerous break-ins and thefts in the area and wanted to report two suspicious males. Two intoxicated males (one of whom observed to take quite a tumble) were noted on Ridge Road along with two vehicles. The suspicious males left before the RCMP arrived, however one of the two thoughtfully left a clue for the responding RCMP officer exactly at the aforementioned ‘tumble’ spot -- his Probation Officer’s Contact Card noting his next appointment. Bless his heart.

This weekly report is compiled by Const. Cheryl Ponee of the Annapolis District RCMP. 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.

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