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RCMP reports in April focus on impaired driving in Kings

Kings District RCMP report a motorcyclist from Coldbrook died as a result of an Aug. 27 collision in Auburn.
Kings District RCMP report a motorcyclist from Coldbrook died as a result of an Aug. 27 collision in Auburn.

NEW MINAS NS – A car was reported in a ditch at 9 p.m. on April 1. The caller indicated a man was slumped behind the wheel.  

A 53-year-old Newport man was charged with impairment. He was almost three times the legal blood alcohol limit.
On April 4 a truck rolled over on Highway 221 in Woodfville. The lone occupant, a 26-year-old Black Rock male, was checked by EHS and charged with impairment.
At a traffic stop in Kingston on April 8 a vehicle was stopped at 1:58 a.m. The 23-year-old Berwick female driver was almost twice the legal limit.
After a single vehicle collision on April 29 near Port Williams, a 73-year-old Pereau male was charged with driving while impairment.
The following day a complaint from Aylesford resulted in a South Alton driver in his 70’s being charged. His blood alcohol levels were 220 and 210. He had two female passengers in his vehicle at 2:29 p.m.
Some 30 reports of possible impaired drivers came in. Five charges resulted and two suspensions were handed out.

Youth charged after assaults
Two male youth in the Aylesford area were charged after separate assaults in late March. One took place at a party and the other in a store. Intimidation was also involved in both cases.

Still investigating
Police are still investigating the mysterious parcel found on Parkview Ave. in Wolfville that arrived in the mail April 6.
Investigators determined that the package did contain materials that could have caused injury, however, they were safely disposed of. Constab. Kelli Gaudet says the investigation is continuing in another province.

SUV stolen from Greenwood
RCMP received a call at 7:48 a.m. on April 4 about an SUV stolen overnight. It was located two days later burned out in East Uniacke. An investigation is underway.

Evading police in Wolfville
A young male, aged 20, was arrested and charged with public intoxication just after midnight on April 7. Police had received a 911 call from a drinking establishment on Harbourside Drive of a disruptive man. He was located on top of the building, but jumped off and tried to evade police. A bouncer and one officer took him down and the male was lodged in a cell. According to Constab. Gaudet, he was fined $134.

Kingston facility targeted
Among the 13 break-ins reported was one attempt at the golf course in Kingston on April 7. A door was damaged in the process.

Brandishing a bottle
Two women got into a skirmish at 4:23 a.m. on April 9 at a drinking establishment in New Minas. A 30-year-old woman was charged with assault after she hit the other female with a bottle over her head.
Two men got into a verbal dispute on April 14 behind the mall in Greenwood and military police reported the incident at 2:37 a.m.
The males had been at a drinking establishment. During the fracas one man used bear spray on the other.
A 31-year-old was arrested and charged with assault, using a prohibited weapon and using a weapon to commit a crime. The victim experienced significant pain, according to Constab. Gaudet, and EHS assisted with the decontamination.
There were 35 other assaults reported.

Losing money to a scam
A woman in her 60s lost $1,200 to a scammer on April 10. She was enticed through social media to believe she was going to receive $409,000 and the smaller sum was required for taxes. The scam artists reached out a second time and that’s when the victim contacted police.
On April 26 another scam, worth $11,000, was reported from Waterville. It was related to the closure of a business.
A total of 24 fraud cases were reported last month.

Rescued in Morden
Later on April 10 a couple, who were in their 60s and 70s, contacted police at 8:35 p.m. indicating they were stuck in their vehicle on a muddy road in Morden.
Police and the Kingston Fire Department responded. An all terrain vehicle was used to rescue the couple. Volunteer firefighters brought them to the Kingston detachment and then police brought them home to Aylesford.
A tow was arranged for the next day. Constab. Gaudet warns that the poor condition of some dirt roads currently means drivers should be very cautious in their choice of back road routes.

Charged with mischief
Of the 44 mischief reports, one involved a 52-year-old male in Canning who was arrested for throwing a rock at a vehicle. The incident occurred just before 11 a.m. on April 11.
A 911 caller in Wolfville reported a male damaging property on Highland Avenue. An intoxicated 19-year-old male was located, but he took off and was considered highly uncooperative. The male and a 19-year-old female were charged with public intoxication.
Later in the month someone sprayed graffiti on facilities at Rainforth Park in Berwick.
A 15-year-old youth was found lighting garbage on fire on April 25 in New Minas. She was arrested and faces a mischief charge.

Pedestrian hit in roadway
A vehicle hit a pedestrian on Silver Fox Drive in New Minas on April 12 at 8:58 p.m. The 47-year-old female victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Other collisions included an ATV operator who ran into a fence in Waterville at 10 p.m. on April 19. The 22-year-old male driver was taken to hospital and police are investigating the incident.

Public intoxication in Berwick
Two inebriated men were reported in a park in Berwick at 5:19 p.m. on April 19. The older man, in his 60s departed, but the younger one was offered a ride home. The 41-year-old gave police a false address for his mother’s house and found himself lodged in a cell overnight.

Why make threats?
A report came in of a man who got into a taxi in Wolfville on April 24 and refused to leave without uttering threats. The 55-year-old male will be facing charges.
During the month a total of 53 mental health calls came in.

Watch those speeding vehicles
While on routine patrol in New Minas at 7 p.m. on April 29, an officer saw a vehicle speeding and cutting off other vehicles. Upon approaching the speeder, he fled. The vehicle stopped near a wooded area. The 37-year-old driver was arrested and stolen property was located in the vehicle. He is facing charges of dangerous operation of a vehicle, theft and possession of property obtained by crime.

Calls for service
During the month of April Kings District received 957 reports. There were 35 911 calls, three sexual assaults, 13 criminal harassment reports, and 10 family relations calls.
 

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