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Annapolis District RCMP calls include ‘magic dog,’ suspicious activity, and car vs pole

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. - Suspicious activity, motor vehicle damage, and magic dogs were the calls of the week from Dec. 10 to 16. Middleton was the hub for most of the action.

There were footprints in the snow, a vulgar woman in a truck, a car vs pole, an ‘aweful’ noise, and much more.

Dec. 11, 2018

Deep Brook – A complainant reported receiving calls overnight, every couple of hours. The female voice would simply say `goodbye.` Unsure why caller never said ‘hello.’ Regardless the complainant didn’t particularly wish to hear either all hours of the night!

Bridgetown – A truck was parked by the Pharmasave when another vehicle drove by clipping its side mirror off. There was more than $700 damage to the vehicle. Any witnesses with information on this hit-and-run, please contact the Annapolis District RCMP.

Nictaux – Police received reports of an impaired driver. The caller stated the vehicle was all over the road. The officer located the driver and spoke with her. She was not impaired but driving very slowly because she doesn`t like driving in the dark. Fair enough.

Dec. 13, 2018

Middleton – A caller reported she attempted to get a loan for $10,000 but was declined. She then got a call back that she could have the $10,000 loan if she sent $1,750. She sent the $1,750. The officer contacted the company - turns out to be a collection agency…

Lawrencetown – A car vs pole was reported in the evening. It was a perfect example of how speeding will not get you there faster. A witness stated the vehicle blew past her on a double solid line, just before hitting a light pole, snapping it in half and flipping the car. Power was out to much of Lawrencetown and west to Paradise. The driver and passenger were very lucky they were both not seriously injured.

Dec. 14, 2018

Middleton – A caller reported hearing an “awful noise” outside his home. The officer was hoping for a more detailed description than “awful” but the caller said he could not describe it otherwise. RCMP made a patrol to find a very angry man outside yelling. He was recently kicked out of the bar, was less than happy about that decision and chose to voice those concerns to one and all – ‘awfully.’ He calmed down, and apologized after coming to a sudden realization it might be best for him to go home and sleep before alternate accommodations were found!

Middleton – The RCMP received two calls of an erratic driver. The vehicle was described as a red truck swerving all over the road. The officer located the vehicle and spoke with the driver who blamed her driving on her wipers that would just not turn off. Not sure how the inability to turn off one’s wipers can so severely impact one’s driving – counsel was provided.

Middleton – Police received reports of female passenger in a silver truck whistling and yelling vulgarities to a young child walking on the road. No further information was provided. The RCMP is requesting members of the public with information on this truck and the whistling woman, to contact the Annapolis District RCMP.

Middleton – An RCMP officer was on regular patrol in Middleton when he noted a black Dodge Journey driving erratically. The vehicle stopped suddenly and the driver and passenger both exited the vehicle – not encouraged if the police have stopped you. The driver did admit to consuming alcohol and was given the breathalyser. Although she ‘passed,’ she was nevertheless given a 7-day driving suspension.

Dec. 15, 2018

Meadowvale – Police received reports of footprints in the snow and hearing people in the woods. The caller could not see actual people or vehicles, but could hear them. The officer made several patrols around the area.

Bear River – RCMP received another report of suspicious activity near a caller’s home. The caller could see a flashing light and a spooky outline of a dog. The officer suspected this was not magic. The flashing light turned out to be an ingenious devise attached to the collar. The responding officer thought that was quite the “labracadabrador J.”

Deep Brook – RCMP made a patrol to a loud party complaint. The party was for the homeowner’s 17-year-old son. Parents were arriving to pick up their kids and the party was winding down when the officer arrived.

Dec. 16, 2018

Middleton – The RCMP appreciate Christmas holidays can be a hectic time of year but are reminding the public to abide by posted speed limits. Going in excess of 31 km/hr will result in a $410 fine as one gentlemen found out on this date. Not a great stocking stuffer.

Bridgetown – Just a gentle reminder, one does need a driver’s license to drive – says so right in the Motor Vehicle Act. As a reminder, one such fella was issued a fine for $467.50. Told ya.

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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