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Don’t ask 911 for a wake-up call, Annapolis District RCMP advise

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, NS - Erratic drivers, intoxicated persons, thefts, and nasty name-calling were among the calls of the week for Annapolis District RCMP Jan. 7 to 13. And there was fuel stolen, a mailbox hit, a car full of empties, and a broken-down bus.

And there was the person who called 911 and asked for a wake-up call. Really.

Following are some of the highlights of the week:

Jan. 7, 2019

PARADISE – A 911 call asking for an alarm clock because she has court in the morning and doesn’t want to miss it? RCMP dispatch advised her that we don’t do wake-up calls – unless of course it’s a door knock followed up with a criminal code charge for misuse of 911…

LAWRENCETOWN – A youth was reported missing. RCMP liaised with RCMP Halifax Detachment and Halifax PD and located the young girl in the city in the early hours of the next morning. She was transported back to her very relieved mother.

Jan. 8, 2019

WILMOT – A caller reported that a black VW had driven into his mailbox and then continued on through the neighbour’s yard. It appears the driver may have had a ‘Need for Speed’ video game flashback. You need to keep it between the mustard and the mayo! RCMP are requesting anyone with information on this vehicle to contact the Annapolis District RCMP.

WILMOT –The ‘wheels on the bus go round and round’ -- or not. While on patrol, an RCMP officer came upon a broken down school bus full of students. The officer assisted with getting the kids safely off the bus and onto another.

PARADISE – Theft of 447 litres of fuel at the Eden Golf and Country Club was reported. The storage containers were filled up the day before but when employees came in at 8 a.m. they were empty. RCMP are still investigating and requesting any members of the public with information to please contact the RCMP.

Jan. 9, 2019

WILMOT – A caller reported that some time over night a vehicle came off the highway and drove onto his property damaging his fence. While conducting neighbourhood inquiries, the officer located a witness who said she heard the loud bang early in the morning and observed a male exit the vehicle and depart the area. Shortly after, the vehicle was towed. RCMP officer contacted the tow company who provided the owner’s name. The officer contacted the driver who stated he had “every intention” of going back to see the property owner to address the damage.

BRIDGETOWN – Police received reports of an intoxicated male standing near the gas station at 4 p.m. Officers made a patrol and found a very, very, very intoxicated male doing his wobbly best to hide behind a lamp pole. Concerned for his safety in the cold, the officers transported him back to cells where he would remain until sober.

MIDDLETON – A break-and-enter was reported at K&J truck centre. Metal was taken. Video footage was obtained and the investigation remains open. RCMP are requesting the public to please contact the Annapolis District RCMP if they have any information.

WILMOT – Police received reports of a black, four-door sedan driving at excessive speed. The driver did take enough time to be cordial and wave to the caller as he blew past him. The license plate of the vehicle was not obtained and patrols turned up negative.

Jan. 10, 2019

CORNWALLIS – Reports of domestic dispute came in and it turns out the male left the residence with guns and ammo and thereafter stated he wanted a shoot-out with the cops. RCMP from Annapolis and Digby surrounded the area and communications with the subject resulted in him turning himself in without further incident. Numerous charges were laid.

CLARENCE EAST – A complainant reported an unknown person did an email money transfer out of his account for $1,580. RCMP attended and seized evidence. The complainant notified his bank and the investigation is still ongoing.

MIDDLETON – A teenager entered the NSLC and when asked for ID, he ran. This was not the first time this has happened with the same suspect. Eventually as the clock ticks, he’ll presumably grow up and suddenly find he’s actually legal. Until then, cheers…

Jan. 11, 2019

MIDDLETON – An anonymous complaint was received concerning an impaired driver in a black truck, with snow blower and ladder in the back. The caller stated that the driver smelled like liquor. Patrols were made but vehicle was unfortunately not located. Please do not hesitate to call us in such circumstances – you may well save a life.

Jan. 12, 2019

MIDDLETON – There were reports of a female driving a Honda Civic full of empty beer cans. The vehicle was located and stopped. While the passenger claimed to be the proud owner of all the empty cans, the driver spent a few minutes seeing what the road-side alcohol screening test was all about. We’re happy to note she passed.

CLEMENTSPORT – A caller reported a neighbor was calling him all sorts of names. Your RCMP jumped right on this and asked each to please stop calling each other all sorts of names.

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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