During the month of January, RCMP responded to a total of 451 occurrences. Investigations of note include the following:
On Jan. 3, police were called to a residence after receiving a complaint of shots fired from a vehicle into a Pictou County residence. An investigation revealed that several shots had been fired, striking the residence and a vehicle which was parked in the driveway. No injuries occurred as a result of this incident, which is still under investigation.
Assault on police officer
On Jan. 3, police responded to a complaint of a fraud and a youth failing to comply with court conditions. A 17-year-old male was arrested and during the course of his arrest he resisted, assaulting two police officers. He is facing a total of 10 charges, including two counts of assaulting a police officer, three counts of uttering threats, two counts of fraud and failing to comply with conditions.
Impaired by drug
On Jan. 19, police noticed a vehicle driving with an expired registration sticker. The vehicle was stopped and the driver showed signs of cannabis impairment. The 61-year-old male driver was arrested and a subsequent blood sample was obtained. Pending the results of the sample, the driver faces potential charges of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drug.
On Jan. 21, police responded to a complaint of an armed robbery. Police were advised by the victim that the suspect was armed with a knife and took a quantity of cash from the victim, who was in her vehicle. Nobody was injured in this incident, which is still under investigation.
Impaired by drug
On Jan. 27, police conducted a checkstop and encountered a driver who exhibited signs of cannabis impairment. Further investigation led to the arrest of the driver and the demand for a blood sample.Pending the results of the blood sample, the 60-year-old male driver faces potential charges of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drug.
On Jan. 28, police responded to a complaint of a fight which had occurred between a 17-year-old male and an adult male. The fight resulted in the youth suffering serious injuries to his head and face. This incident is still under investigation.
Submitted by Cpl. Ron Bryce
Pictou County District RCMP