Cpl. Ron Bryce
During the month of August, the RCMP responded to a total of 679 occurrences. During the month, RCMP also issued 115 violation tickets, 102 written warnings and were involved in 31 community policing activities.
Investigations of note include the following:
On Aug. 2, RCMP responded to a complaint of a man committing an indecent act inside his vehicle while in a parking lot in Pictou. Police attended and arrested a 50-year-old Pictou County man. This investigation is ongoing and the man faces a charge of committing an indecent act.
Impaired Care and Control
On Aug 3, RCMP responded to a complaint of an intoxicated male who had entered a residence in Maclellan’s Brook and had asked the homeowner if he could use their washroom. Upon police attendance, this man was found in his vehicle, passed out in the driver’s seat. The 24-year-old Pictou County man was arrested and faces charges of impaired care and control of a motor vehicle and having care and control of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol percentage over .08. He will appear in Pictou Provincial court on Sept. 23.
On Aug. 3, a member of Pictou District RCMP observed a vehicle travel through a stop sign in Pictou. The vehicle was pulled over and investigation revealed the driver was impaired by alcohol. The 28-year-old male driver from Pictou County was arrested and faces charges of impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol percentage over .08. He will appear in Pictou Provincial court on Sept. 30.
On Aug. 4, RCMP received a complaint that numerous chickens had been left abandoned for several weeks without food or water at a residence in Macphersons Mills following a house fire at the residence. Police attended and provided food and water to the chickens. The SPCA and Farm Animal Health and Welfare were contacted and the chickens are being cared for.
Break and Enter/Assault
On Aug. 7, RCMP were called to a complaint of a possible home invasion at a residence in Pictou Landing. Police were advised that a 31-year-old male had broken into the residence and assaulted a resident. A 31-year-old Indian Brook man was later arrested and faces charges of assault causing bodily harm, break and enter and failing to comply with his recognizance. He next appears in Pictou Provincial court on April 7, 2020.
On Aug. 14, RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision in Churchville. A vehicle had struck a guardrail at the location and then had departed the scene. Patrols resulted in police locating the vehicle a short time later. Following investigation, the 45-year-old male driver from Alberta was arrested. He faces charges of impaired driving, driving with a blood alcohol percentage over .08, driving without a license, driving with no insurance, driving a vehicle with no registration and failing to remain at the scene of a collision. He appears in Pictou Provincial court on Oct. 28.
On Aug. 22, RCMP responded to a complaint of a stabbing at a residence in Pictou Landing. Investigation revealed that a resident had been stabbed numerous times by another man. The victim was transported to hospital with serious injuries. A 21-year-old Pictou County man was later arrested and faces charges of aggravated assault and mischief. He next appears in Pictou Provincial court on Sept. 23.
Break and Enter
On Aug. 29, RCMP responded to a break and enter to a business on Westville Road. Unknown persons had forced entry into the business and stole a money box containing a substantial amount of cash. This investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.
Cpl. Ron Bryce
Pictou County District RCMP