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Annapolis District RCMP kept busy with crashes, fires, and animal calls

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It was a busy week for Annapolis District RCMP Aug. 20 to 26.

BRIDGETOWN, NS - Misuse of 911, speeding vehicles, hit and runs, and of course, you guessed it, animal calls, kept Annapolis District RCMP busy during the last few weeks of the summer. Here’s a look at Aug. 20 to 26.

August 20, 2018

Police made patrols to Keji yet again for hang up 911 calls from a pay phone. It is unfortunate that kids are still playing with the pay phones and tying up the RCMP’s time, especially when their resources could be used elsewhere. Remember false 911 calls can result in a fine over $600.

RCMP made a patrol to Port George for two cows going for a walk. The cows weren’t following the rules of the road and walking with traffic and not facing. By the time the Mounties arrived, the cows were safely at their destination.

A caller from Nictaux reported a suspicious vehicle in the area. She stated a black SUV went back and forth in front of her house five or six times at a very slow speed. The vehicle was not located and the RCMP are requesting any information on this or any activities that seem suspicious be reported to Annapolis District RCMP.

August 21, 2018

A caller reported that in the last three weeks he has been receiving calls from a private number. The person calling him threatens to kill him and he feels they try to change their voice when they call. It is unknown who the caller is or why they are calling. The investigation remains open.

A suspicious male was reported in Bridgetown at the new school. The complainant stated his wife, son, and daughter were followed by a man she described as 6’2”, 250 lbs, short brown/black hair, goatee and in his 30s. The caller approached the suspicious male but the man would not provide any information. The investigation is on going and the RCMP are requesting the public contact Annapolis District RCMP with any information on this male.

An off road vehicle collision occurred in Middleton. The male was transported to the hospital with injuries but he will be okay. It was a hard lesson to learn for this young man. There is a reason why doing wheelies on an unregistered, uninsured, and on an off road vehicle are illegal! Charges are pending.

A deer versus car on the Highway 101 near Clarence resulted in moderate damage to the driver’s vehicle. RCMP are reminding the public when driving the 100 series highways to be aware of their surroundings. If they see deer off to the side of the road, speeds should be adjusted in case the deer runs out on the highway.

August 22, 2018

A complainant from Wilmot reported her car being vandalized with spray paint sometime over night. When she came out to work at 6 a.m. she found her vehicle covered in dollar signs and swastika symbols and could smell the fresh paint. The investigation is ongoing and RCMP are requesting any info on this mischief, to immediately contact the Annapolis District RCMP.

A driver was issued a ticket of $180 for Failing to Yield to an emergency vehicle giving audible and visible signals. Reminder to the public: it is the law to move over for emergency vehicles. Failure to do so can result in a charge under the Motor Vehicle Act, sec 123(2).

A trailer burnt down in Wilmot. Fire investigators and RCMP are still working on the investigation. RCMP encourages the public with any information on this fire, to please contact the Annapolis District RCMP.

August 23, 2018

Just after midnight, the caller awoke to his doorbell ringing. He got up and saw four males running away. Patrols were made in the Torbrook area but the youth could not be located.

In Hastings, a caller reports an angry bear in her yard. RCMP made a patrol and no wonder the bear was angry; her three babies were up in the tree. RCMP have contacted DNR and remind the public if there is a bear sighting, do not approach the bear because if she is protecting her babies, she will get aggressive.

There is an ongoing issue with a male camping out in the woods in the Rotary Park in Middleton. This male has been served a Protection o f Property Act from the park but he still continues to camp, leave garbage, and burning fires. It would have been cheaper for him to go to a campground because now he will receive a hefty fine $237.50 under the Protection of Property Act.

RCMP made a patrol to Wilmot in response to a road rage incident. The complainant reports he was cut off by an elderly gentlemen. He followed the vehicle to the campground to speak with the driver. As he attempted to talk to the driver, another male came over and started yelling at him and slapped his coffee out of his hand. The complainant was unsure why this man got involved and more importantly, why he hit his coffee out of his hand.

A driver that was in a rush to get to a meeting in Wolfville, ended up being even later after being stopped by the RCMP. The RCMP officer was on patrol on Highway 101 when she witnessed a white van passing in and out of traffic. The van then passed directly into on coming traffic causing four vehicles to veer off to the right hand side of the road – it was a near miss of a head-on collision. The driver was issued a $295 ticket for Passing in Face of Oncoming Traffic.

August 24, 2018

A disturbance was reported in Bear River. A caller stated a gentlemen came to his home to look at his guitars he had for sale. When the caller asked him to leave, he started yelling and began punching a telephone poll. RCMP advise that the telephone pole will always win in a fist fight.

A minor vehicle crash in Granville was reported. The driver was okay but the vehicle had to be towed.

While on patrol, an RCMP officer was flagged down. The officer stopped to talk to a man who wanted to report his vehicle being stolen. He explained he was working during the day and left the keys inside the vehicle. He came home after work and found his vehicle gone. Again, the RCMP would like to remind the public not to leave your car keys in the car.

August 25, 2108

A motorcycle hit the ditch in Princedale. A man was injured and transported to the hospital. There was damage to the bike but the driver was lucky as it could have been worse.

A vehicle fire was reported in Bear River. Bear River Fire and the RCMP attended only to find out there was no fire. It was only smoke from malfunctioning brakes.

Theft of two gas cans in Paradise was reported. The caller did find one of the cans but the second was not located. He wanted residents in the area to be made aware that thefts our occurring.

August 26, 2018

A cow and a large bull were reported to be in the middle of the road in Paradise. The caller stated that four vehicles almost hit the animals. He got out and tried to get the cows off the road only to be approached by some angry citizens who thought he was stealing their cows. He was in a vehicle that he parked and was just helping out and explained that he was unsure where he would put the cows in his vehicle, if he were stealing them.

Two hit and runs were reported in the Upper Clements Parks parking lot. The first report was of a black 2014 GMV that was side swiped in the parking lot. Her vehicle was parked. By the amount of damage done, the driver of the suspect vehicle would have known he/she hit her vehicle. The second hit and run report came from an employee at Upper Clements Parks. She said her vehicle was hit as well, this day.

Both investigations are ongoing but RCMP are encouraging members of the public that may have been there this day and witnessed one or both of these incidents, to contact the Annapolis District 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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