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Annapolis District RCMP deal with tempest in a tea pot -- literally

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. —

Members of the Annapolis District RCMP dealt with a lot of calls May 13 to 19, but the strangest of all was the case of the flying teapot.

Of course there was the bathroom fan 911 call and the unwanted camper with the doll collection.

It was a busy week.

May 13, 2019

MIDDLETON – 911 call reports of neighbour playing music too loudly while bathroom fan is on. We don’t make this up… The officer made a patrol and had a discussion with the complainant about justified use of 911. The officer did, of course, speak to the “fan man” and he agreed to turn off both music and fan.

CORNWALLIS PARK – A vehicle was damaged while parked in the school parking lot. Damage was on the passenger side of the vehicle. The RCMP are requesting that if there are any witnesses to this incident, to please contact the RCMP.

BRIDGETOWN – Two car batteries were stolen off complainant’s property. They were believed to have been carried out by two youths driving a silver car with no plates.

May 14, 2019

MIDDLETON – A white van failed to stop for pedestrian in cross walk – a very close call. The officer spoke to the apologetic driver of the van who acknowledged only seeing the pedestrian at the last second. After several months hibernation, folks are out and about - please drive with care.

May 15, 2019

KEJIMIKUJIK PARK – The warden of the park called to advise a man was camping illegally at Keji Park. The man flew from British Columbia, then biked from Halifax to the park. He put up his tent where he shouldn’t have. Also on site were several dolls... Again, we don’t make this up. Subject and doll collection have moved on.

May 16, 2019

MIDDLETON – Middleton auto supply was broken into. Access was gained by throwing a piece of pavement through the window. Significant funds were taken from the safe. The investigation remains open.

MEADOWVALE -- A caller reports that someone kicked her outside door as there is damage to casings and will no longer latch. File remains open at this time.

May 17, 2019

BRIDGETOWN – RCMP made a patrol to the 101 for reports of a possible impaired driver swerving back and forth between the lines. The officer located the vehicle. The driver admitted to having a drink the prior evening, but was just very tired this morning. A roadside test was administered and driver blew a pass. The officer suggested the driver get some rest and a large cuppa java before he moved on.

MIDDLETON – RCMP officers responded to a fight in progress at Tim Horton’s. Consensual fight between two males leading to minor injuries to both. They were served Protection of Property Act and will now have to get their java elsewhere!

MEADOWVALE – Reports of email stating that the caller needed to provide 2 x $2400 bitcoin to prevent a video from his computer being released from his computer. The officer advised him this is an ongoing scam, delete the email and contact the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre: http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/

BRIDGETOWN – Caller reports a male driver in a Ford Ranger all over the road passing on a double solid line. When the caller tried to get his attention when he was passing her, he honked his horn and waved to her… with his middle finger! Karma always gets ya! Later an officer found the same vehicle doing 31km/h over the posted speed limit! A $410 fine was issued for Driving at Speeds that Exceeds Posted Speed Limit in Act by 31km/hr. He chose not to exercise his signature ‘wave ‘ at the officer…

BRIDGETOWN – Reports were received about a rock being thrown through the window of the old Bridgetown elementary school. Patrols were made and info obtained that kids were going through the school a few hours earlier.

May 19, 2019

CLEMENTSPORT – A caller reports an object came flying out a window and almost hit her. What was it? A tea kettle! The officer spoke to the kettle thrower who stated a friend gave it to him awhile ago and he no longer wanted it. The officer advised in the future to put things in the garbage rather than airborne through his window!

MIDDLETON – RCMP made a patrol to a residence that was having a back yard fire. The caller was upset as the ashes were blowing into her yard. The officer spoke to the residents having a fire and advised them about needing a permit to burn. They were very cooperative even offering to clean up the ash flakes on the neighbour’s yard. The fire was extinguished as well.

CLEMENTSPORT – Back the officers go! Verbal dispute in progress…. over that there tea kettle! Male was upset that the other tenant threw his mother’s tea kettle out the window. The officers advised all parties that this brewing argument over a tea kettle may well land them all in cells for the night if it continues disturbing the peace. All parties separated.

WILMOT – A vehicle stop in Wilmot led to a driver, with 10 year old in front passenger seat, being arrested for possible impairment. Unfortunately, the male did not want to go and assaulted the police officer before trying to flee the scene in his truck. The officer jumped in the truck after him to prevent him from driving off. This ‘Mini Mountie from the County’ was not letting him leave impaired with a child in the truck. Further altercations ensued, with pepper spray being deployed and driver fleeing on foot. Both the child and officer were treated and later released from the hospital. The suspect was apprehended and will be facing numerous charges.

Mountie Memo: Motorists

With the warmer weather HOPEFULLY approaching soon, we’re about to see more bicycles on the road. Please share the road and watch for cyclists, especially at intersections and when parking. Be patient and keep in mind that bicycles are much more vulnerable on the roads. Keeping our roads safe is everyone’s responsibility. Please be alert and drive safe!

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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