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Pedestrian hit-and-run, crashes, illegal dumping keep Annapolis District RCMP busy


MIDDLETON - It was a busy week for Annapolis District RCMP with just over 100 calls from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2.

ANNAPOLIS RCMP Crime Report looks at highlights from the police blotter for the week.

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, a boy was hurt falling off a bike, a man called for help from a bench in Bridgetown. There were speeders, vehicle crashes, illegal dumping, and a hit-and-run was solved when the hitter was followed by the driver of the vehicle that was hit.

Following are some of the highlights of the week:

(NOTE: We don’t report on mental health or family services calls, or cases that may be sensitive and still under investigation.)

-- Sept. 25 at 11:52 a.m. at Middleton. Police received a complaint of damage to one of the gates at Rotary Raceway Park. Police have entered into an investigation. If anyone has any information they can contact RCMP in Middleton at 825-2000.

-- Sept. 25 at 4:28 p.m. at Middleton. Police were called to a complaint of a person who failed to stop or stay at the scene of an accident. The caller reported being stopped behind a vehicle at Bridge and Main. The vehicle in front backed into their car causing minor damage.

-- Sept. 26 at 8:01 p.m. at Middleton. Police received a report of a youth who fell off his bicycle and was injured. The boy was in the middle of the road and unable to move. Police went to the scene but upon arrival found EHS had already been there and taken the boy to hospital. Police followed up with family and learned that the youth had minor injuries but would otherwise be okay.

-- Sept. 26 at 8:30 p.m. at Mount Rose. A citizen came to the Bridgetown detachment with a wallet that was found in the Mount Rose area. Police contacted the owner who will come to the detachment to pick up his wallet.

-- Sept. 27 at 8:44 a.m. at Margaretsville. Police were advised of a lost wallet, possibly stolen from a vehicle. The caller reported nothing else was missing. Various ID cards were in the wallet. The complainant later called back to say they had found the wallet between the seats.

-- Sept. 27 at 6:26 p.m. at Bridgetown. Police received a report of a person calling for help from a bench in front of Town Hall. Police and EHS went to the scene. The person was cleared by EHS but was heavily intoxicated. The person was arrested for disturbing the peace and lodged in cells until sober.

-- Sept. 27 at 6:50 p.m. at Bridgetown. Police were called to a 911 crash involving a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Police and EHS went to the scene. The pedestrian suffered a broken arm and was transported to hospital by ambulance. The driver of the vehicle did not stop at the scene but has been identified. The incident is under investigation.

-- Sept. 28 at 9:46 a.m. at Munro Lake. Police were called to a 911 single-vehicle crash with reported entrapment. Annapolis Royal fire also attended and firefighters were able to free the lone occupant from the vehicle. The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to hospital. The vehicle was totaled.

-- Sept. 28 at 2:34 p.m. at Brickton. Police were called to investigate a hit-and-run where a vehicle struck another vehicle and took off without stopping. The complainant followed the vehicle until police stopped it. The driver displayed symptoms of impairment and was arrested. A 63-year-old man has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and will appear in court at a later date.

-- Sept. 29 at 3:08 p.m. at South Farmington. Police issued a warning ticket to 22-year-old man for operating a motor vehicle with wearing a seatbelt. If he’d been issued a ticket he would have paid a fine of $294.

-- Sept. 29 at 4:03 p.m. at Nictaux. Police received a complaint of illegal dumping of garbage. The caller reported that someone has been dumping garbage at the end of his driveway. Police went to the area, inspected the garbage – which was all from a well-known fast food restaurant chain. Police conducted neighbourhood inquiries that were all negative.

-- Sept. 30 at 12:27 p.m. at Clementsport. Police received a complaint of mischief where the caller reported that the lug nuts on two of their wheels had been loosened. The caller had a suspect in mind and provided that information to police for followup. The incident is still under investigation.

-- Oct. 2 at 8:34 a.m. at Melvern Square. Police received a call about an abandoned vehicle on Spa Springs Road. The caller was concerned because it was in a poor location. A check of the vehicle registration indicated it was not listed on any database. The vehicle was towed and it was added to the Canadian Police Information Centre’s database as abandoned.

-- Oct. 2 at 10:15 a.m. at Middleton. Police received a complaint of a Golden Retriever running on Highway 101 near Middleton. Police patrolled but did not see the dog. There are farms nearby and police believe the dog may have belonged on one of the farmers.

-- Oct. 2 at 11:12 a.m. at Bridgetown. Police charged a 44-year-old woman with speeding. If found guilty she will pay a fine of $237.50. Police stopped 23 other drivers for speeding violations during the week.

-- Oct. 2 at 8:08 p.m. at Bridgetown. Police conducted a checkstop in Bridgetown. Thirty vehicles were checked with no infractions. Four other checkstops were conducted in the county throughout the week.

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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