Crows a concern
After a couple of complaints about a murder of crows, the village of New Minas tried firing some blanks last week to disperse the birds.
On Jan. 11, a village resident called police to report hearing gunshots near the Empire Theatre.
Superintendent of works Peter Pothier said Monday that the village does not have a crow eradication program and any resident disturbed by the birds should contact the province’s natural resources department.
As many as 40,000 crows were plaguing the town of Kentville approximately 17 years ago. Eventually, the Phoenix Wailer, a device that emits random sounds, was used successfully.
Cruiser Jan. 17
There were 136 reports made to RCMP in Kings County between Jan. 10 and Jan. 14.
A break-in was reported in Cambridge.
There was a gas and go in Berwick. Police located the culprit.
There was a single-vehicle collision in the Berwick area.
A theft was reported from the locker room at the Acadia Arena.
A woman in North Kentville reported the possibility that an intoxicated man might drive and he decided not to.
A vehicle in Berwick was egged overnight.
Police in Wolfville were on hand for the Idle No More demonstration.
Police looked into a Facebook complaint about service at a local restaurant. The server in question responded and then the customer felt threatened. No threats were involved, but the individual is no longer welcome at the eatery.
A Waterville man in his 30s will be going to court Jan. 28 due to a child welfare concern.
A shed in New Minas was broken into.
A suspicious man was reported in Grafton.
A motorized scooter was stolen from North Kentville, but recovered within an hour.
A semi-truck slid into a ditch in Waterville, impeding traffic.
There was a minor collision in Coldbrook.
An unsatisfied customer caused a disturbance in Greenwood.
Police are investigating the possible sale of liquor to a minor on North Mountain.
A suspicious van was noted in Aylesford.
An unwanted person was reportedly causing a disturbance at Acadia University. An hour later, there was an unwanted male at a lounge in Wolfville.
There was a disturbance at an apartment on Fairfield Street in Wolfville.
In a 1:58 a.m. fracas at a New Minas drinking establishment, an inebriated woman was injured with a bottle and a man was struck in the head with a glass. An investigation is underway.
A large, empty cage was reported on the middle of Highway 101 at 6 a.m.
A vehicle was damaged due to a leaky load on Highway 101 near Avonport.
Two trucks collided in Welsford.
Three Grand Pré and Hortonville residents reported thefts from unlocked vehicles overnight.
A 15-year-old girl mistakenly sent an embarrassing photo on the Internet, so police are investigating a sexting complaint.
Two women caused a disturbance on the street in New Minas.
A county resident is out $1,500 due to a fraudulent employment scam revolving around a bogus job in Korea.
There was a collision in Wolfville and a gas and go in Greenwood.
Some damage at an Acadia University residence resulted in a fire alarm at 11 p.m.
A man in Wolfville requested shelter at Inn From the Cold.
A 20-year-old intoxicated female caused a disturbance at a Wolfville drinking establishment.
A break-in was reported at the Nova Scotia Power compound near Kingston. Bolt cutters were stolen.
There was a theft form a Wolfville business.
There were two thefts from vehicles overnight in Kingston. Thieves smashed a window to take a camera.
A mirror was damaged on a truck in Wolfville.
A well-being check was requested.
A man asked police in Wolfville to retrieve car keys taken the previous evening by a friend.
A child welfare concern came in.
A possible break-in was reported in North Kentville.
A car went into a ditch in Aldershot.
A 2 a.m. report of suspicious noise near a Greenwood church turned out to be nothing.
There were three domestic issues and eight mental health calls. Two were from elderly women living alone, one of whom reported noises under her bed.
Three family relations calls were made, including a disturbance at a store. One worried parent called police to discuss a 12-year-old girl’s liberal attitude towards men.
Five youth group calls included the arrest of a 15-year-old girl who assaulted three people.
There were three reports of missing people, all of whom arrived home eventually.
There were 11 driving complaints, including one concerning a taxi on Highway 101.
There were two parking lot crashes in New Minas.
Checkpoints were set up in South Berwick, Greenwood, Lakeville, Port Williams, two in Casey’s Corner and two in Wolfville.
There were nine false 911 calls and three reports of threats.