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Annapolis District RCMP respond to break-ins, thefts, and potholes

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. —

Annapolis District RCMP handled lots of calls the week of Feb. 11 to 17, including break-ins, thefts, and complaints about potholes.

Somebody also stole gear from Nova Scotia Power, blew snow back onto the road, and apparently POKEMON is in Lawrencetown.

Following are some of the calls to which RCMP responded between Feb. 11 to 17:

Feb. 11, 2019

CLEMENTSVALE – Thirteen cross posts from NS power were stolen. Cross posts are 4x10x25 and have a value of $5,200. RCMP is requesting anyone with information on this theft to contact the Annapolis District RCMP.

ALBANY CROSS – A break and enter into a cottage was reported. Two pellet guns, a machete, and a fishing rod were taken. That’s an interesting array of items and should anyone happen to see someone with two pellet guns strapped over their backs, fishing rod in hand, and swinging a machete, let us know please.

Feb. 13

DOUGLAS ROAD – Police received a call from DOT reporting that after a plough driver had just ploughed the road, a resident blew the snow from the driveway back on to the road. RCMP are asking snow blowers not to direct the snow towards the road. ‘But, but, but… it was the… !!!!’ Yes, we know, we have driveways as well - just please don’t blow it back as it can be a traffic hazard.

Feb. 14

MIDDLETON – Police received a report of a theft from behind the bookshop. Two 20L gas jugs were taken. RCMP are asking the public if they have any information on this theft, please report information to Annapolis District RCMP.

Feb. 16

MIDDLETON – A break and enter was reported in which tires and tools were stolen. The suspect left in a red Dodge Caravan. The RCMP is requesting the public with any information on this recent break and enter, to contact the Annapolis District RCMP.

WILMOT – It’s fast approaching every drivers’ favourite springtime activity - ‘just how deep is that pothole?’ If you already had your wheel alignment done, it might be useful to have a back-up appointment. Large potholes reported in Wilmot by Cavendish Farms. The RCMP is requesting the public to drive with due care and attention as pothole season is arriving early with our frequent and drastic weather changes.

LAWRENCETOWN – A suspicious car was reported -- a red four-door with tinted windows. The vehicle was at the college, then at the arena, then at exhibition grounds. An officer located the vehicle, had a chat with the driver who explained he was searching for POKEMON. Apparently, we are in a high ‘spawning’ location. Who would have ‘thunk.’ If anyone spots POKEMON in the Lawrencetown area, please help this fella out!

Feb. 17

MIDDLETON – A suspicious male on a bike was reported looking into vehicles. He then rode onto private property and then got hit with a dose of karma as he slid on an ice patch and did a bit of a face-plant scraping his hands in the process. The complainant went out to check on him and to kindly ask him not to ride about on the property. Appears the major injury was the riders’ middle finger as that was what he kept waving about as he (and his pride) peddled away…

Mountie Memo of the Week: ‘9 p.m. Routine’ i.e. Lock your doors. Folks, we’re seeing a rise in the number of Break and Enters, as well as, Thefts from Vehicles that have been parked and left unlocked.

9 p.m. Routine is all about the habit of protecting yourself, your loved ones, and your community from victimization,” says Cpl. Jennifer Clarke of the Nova Scotia RCMP. “By following the 9 p.m. Routine, you’re showing potential offenders that you won’t tolerate property crime in your neighbourhood.”

The 9 p.m. Routine, an RCMP endorsed initiative, has a few simple steps:

-- Remove keys, wallets, cash, garage door openers, and other valuables from vehicles.

-- Ensure vehicle and home windows are shut (and locked, if possible).

-- Close and lock doors on vehicles and homes.

-- Close overhead garage doors.

-- Turn on outside lights.

-- Post that you’ve completed the #9PMRoutine on social media and tag Nova Scotia RCMP.

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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