Best of Kings County's From the Cruiser in 2015

Wendy Elliott
Published on December 30, 2015
From the Cruiser

KINGS COUNTY - A look back at some of the best moments in the From the Cruiser column in 2015.

• A 22-year-old male had to be rescued from the truck of a car on the Acadia University campus after a prank failed on Feb. 10. After the key broke off in the lock, a friend reported the entrapment to the Wolfville RCMP. Police arranged for Wolfville Fire Department volunteers to use bolt cutters to rescue the male through the back seat. Const. Kelli Gaudet noted she had no idea how long the male was trapped, but “he was in the truck of his own free will.”


• A report came in of a suspicious female kneeling by a headstone in the graveyard on Wolfville Ridge at 9:36 p.m. Police could not find any footprints in the snow and, when told, the complainant freaked out and thought it must have been a ghost.


• Twenty-six cattle in the Port Williams area escaped over a fence due to high snow on March 26. A passerby reported they in the middle of the road at 11:45 a.m. When police arrived, the animals had been rounded up by their owner.


• What are the chances that on Easter Monday, two back-to-back reports would come in to Kings RCMP about sex occurring in parked vehicles? The first complaint of activity in a vehicle came in at 4:29 p.m., observed at Sunken Lake. The very next report was also about sex in a vehicle, this time on Wolfville Ridge. Cpl. Jim Craig confirmed that different vehicles were described in the two cases.


• A young adult prompted several friends to climb ladders near a Wolfville bank at 1:24 a.m. He assured police he was only showing off the latest roofing job.


• A complaint of children left unattended in a vehicle in New Minas came in at 1:30 p.m. Police located the parent who said he had maintained eye contact from inside a store.


• A neighbour called police with concern about a baby crying almost constantly the night before in an apartment building. The attending officer learned that the new parents were trying sleep training.


• A woman in Millville called 911 at 12:29 a.m. after hearing loud noises. Police found a dog stuck in the garage.


• A mother in Kingston went outside to smoke a cigarette and found herself locked out about 10:50 a.m. She could see her two-year-old watching TV inside. An officer used a ladder to climb in an upstairs window and open the door. The mom was educated on safer ways to take a smoke break.

• Thieves committing break-ins in Kings County will even take Halloween candy. On Oct. 26, a Kingston resident reported a break-in. Missing was a power drill and some Halloween candy.

• In late October in White Rock, there was a report of a two-vehicle collision with minor injuries.  A 59-year-old female was arrested for impaired driving. While police were dealing with her and conducting an investigation, the 72-year-old male passenger in her vehicle got into the driver’s seat and attempted to drive away. He was located and also arrested. Both were charged with impaired driving.