AMHERST - On Sat, Dec. 19, members of the Cumberland District of the RCMP, Amherst Detachment, responded to a complaint of mischief involving a suspicious male having just broken a window of a vehicle in the parking lot of the Wandlyn Inn.
With the assistance of the Amherst Town Police, a 35-year-old male from the Truro area was arrested near the scene. He has been charged with mischief under $5,000 and failure to comply with a probation order.
He will appear in court in February.
OXFORD - Members of the Cumberland Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit with the assistance of Criminal Intelligence Service Nova Scotia executed a warrant Thurs, Dec. 18, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in the town of Oxford.
Police arrested a 28-year old male and a 22-year old female both for possession for the purpose of trafficking marihuana.
A quantity of packaged cannabis marihuana was seized along with marihuana packaging materials, marihuana paraphenalia and cash. Both individuals were released and will appear in court in January to enter a plea on the charges.
AMHERST - The Amherst Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) received a complaint of Fraud greater than $5000, on Sun, Dec. 20.
The elderly victim had received a telephone call from a male identifying himself as her grandson. The brief interaction on the telephone consisted of the male stating he had been arrested and required money in order to be released from jail. The male quickly handed the telephone to another male, who identified himself as a lawyer. The victim was told to send several thousand dollars in the form of a Canada Post money order to a specific location, in order for the male to be released from jail.
In this situation, the victim sent the first money order for several thousand dollars. The following day she was contacted from the male, claiming to be her grandson's lawyer, requesting that she forward more money in order for her grandson to be released from jail.
In total, the victim was defrauded of close to $10,000. The investigation is continuing by both the RCMP and Canada Post.
The RCMP would like to advise people to protect themselves from fraudulent scams. If you receive such calls or other similar suspected fraud telephone calls, you are recommended to call your local Police or PhoneBusters, the Canadian anti-fraud call centre, at 1-888-495-8501.
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