By RCMP Cpl. Ron Bryce
During November, RCMP responded to 447 occurrences. During the month, RCMP also issued 29 violation tickets, 53 written warnings and were involved in 13 community policing activities.
Investigations of note include the following:
Break and enter to camp
On Nov. 6, RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter to an unoccupied camp in the Trafalgar area. Culprits forced entry into the camp and stole a quantity of liquor and tools. There are no suspects at this time.
On Nov. 6, RCMP responded to a complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 104 near Alma. Police located the vehicle and subsequent investigation resulted in the 43-year-old male driver exhibiting signs of drug impairment. He was arrested and faces a charge of operating a conveyance while impaired by drug. A large quantity of marijuana was also seized from the vehicle. This male will appear in Pictou court on Jan. 27.
Theft from unlocked vehicle
On Nov. 11, RCMP responded to a complaint of a theft from a vehicle on Munroe Avenue Extension. The owner of the vehicle advised that the vehicle had been unlocked with the keys in it. Credit cards and identification had been stolen from the vehicle. Police are reminding everyone to lock your vehicle and to ensure all valuable are out of sight while inside an unoccupied vehicle.
On Nov. 15, RCMP received a complaint of an impaired driver who had exited his vehicle and entered a store in River John. Police attended and located the vehicle and driver. Investigation resulted in the 53-year-old male driver from River John being arrested for impaired driving. He faces a charge of impaired operation of a conveyance and operating a conveyance with a blood alcohol percentage over .08. He will appear in Pictou court on Jan. 20.
Theft from vehicle
On Nov. 17, RCMP received a complaint of a theft from an unlocked vehicle on Fraser Road, Abercrombie. The vehicle had been unlocked with the keys in the ignition. A backpack and laptop had been stolen from the vehicle. Investigation resulted in the discovery of two additional unlocked vehicles in the neighbourhood being entered by thieves during the same evening.
Assault with a weapon
On Nov. 24, RCMP were advised that a 16-year-old female had opened a door to an apartment complex in Pictou and had a pistol pointed at her by the occupant inside the apartment. Nobody was injured during the incident. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is advised to contact police or Crimestoppers.
Break and enter
On Nov. 25, RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter to a residence in Lansdowne Station. A 34-year-old New Glasgow male and a 35-year-old Lansdowne Station male had forcibly entered the residence and had later damaged the residence and property outside the residence. Both males were located and arrested. They were held in custody and face numerous charges including break and enter, mischief and assault with a weapon. They will next appear in Pictou court on Dec. 16.
On Nov. 29, RCMP responded to a collision on Highway 4 near Mt. Thom. Investigation at the scene resulted in the 20-year-old male driver from Truro Heights being arrested for impaired driving. He faces a charge of impaired operation of a conveyance and operation of a conveyance with a blood alcohol percentage over .08. He will appear in Pictou court on Jan. 27.
Cpl. Ron Bryce
Pictou County District RCMP