There was the burning lawnmower in the basement. A guy discovered a shed on his property that he didn’t put there – and there was stuff in it. A caller reported shots fired, and another reported an unwanted person.
One person’s house was broken into in broad daylight, another person saw red lights in her back yard. And then there was the guy at Cornwallis Park who just had a bad day.
In total RCMP answered 88 calls for service during the week. Following are a few of the highlights.
-- Sept. 11 at 2:44 p.m. at Springfield. Police were called to a complaint of shots fired. The caller reported that someone was on their property shooting a semi-automatic .22. The complainant shouted at the person and the shooter left. There was no description provided to police. The Department of Natural Resources was contacted and they advised that it was the first day of goose hunting and bear season.
-- Sept. 11 at 2:46 p.m. at Cornwallis Park. Police received a call from a man who said there was a suspicious person looking in his window. When he asked the man what he was doing there the man replied ‘you’ll know in about 20 minutes.’ Police went to the scene and met with the caller and the landlord who advised the complainant he was being evicted and the person he saw at his window was the locksmith. They were waiting for the sheriff to arrive with the eviction papers.
-- Sept. 11 at 10:50 p.m. at Bridgetown. Police received a call of a suspicious person in the back yard of a property. The caller saw a red light in the back yard and could hear rustling in the bushes. The complainant’s husband arrived home and looked around but found nothing. Police also attended and searched the area as well but could find no evidence of anyone being there.
-- Sept. 12 at 9:24 p.m. at Middleton. Police received a complaint of an unwanted person at a business in Middleton. Police went to the scene and located the suspect who had outstanding warrants. The 20-year-old woman was arrested and later released on a promise to appear in court.
-- Sept. 12 at 12:04 p.m. at Paradise. Police received a complaint of a suspicious person. The caller reported that an unknown man was lying in the ditch in front of their business and had been for about 20 minutes. Police patrolled the area but the person was not located.
-- Sept. 13 at 5:54 p.m. at Mosher’s Corner. Police received a complaint of a break-and-enter that had occurred sometime that day. An Xbox was taken as well as a small safe that contained personal papers and coins. Police have started an investigation.
-- Sept. 13 at 6:12 p.m. at Deep Brook. Police were called to a suspicious fire. Police went to the location on Highway 1, as did Bear River fire. Firefighters extinguished a burning lawnmower that was in the basement of a house. The incident is under investigation by the fire marshal’s office.
-- Sept. 14 at 7:24 p.m. at Bridgetown. Police were called to a complaint of an assault. RCMP went to the location and have charged a 38-year-old man with three counts of assault. He will attend court at a later date.
-- Sept. 14 at 7:27 p.m. at Brooklyn. Police received a report of drugs that were located on the complainant’s property. The caller advised they located a shed on their land and several marijuana plants growing in it. Police went to the scene and noted that there were lots of agricultural products as well as potting soil -- but the plants were gone. Police also located a hunting tree stand that the property owner also had no knowledge of.
-- Sept. 15 at 1:19 p.m. at South Farmington. Police charged a 50-year-old woman with speeding on Highway 201. If found guilty she will pay a fine of $237.50. Police warned and/or charged 15 other motorists for speeding violations in Annapolis County during the week.
-- Sept. 15 at 2:23 p.m. at Middleton. Police were called to a two-vehicle crash. The caller reported backing into another vehicle in the parking lot behind the liquor store. There were no injuries but there was extensive damage to one of the vehicles. Police attended and insurance information was exchanged.
-- Sept. 15 at 9:20 p.m. at Middleton. Police received a complaint of a suspicious person. The caller reported that someone pounded on her front door and left. She did not hear anything after that and turned out her lights. Police went to the home and searched the area but were unable to locate the person or persons responsible.
-- Sept. 16 at 12:04 a.m. at Nictaux. Police received a complaint of suspicious persons. They reported two males dress all in black standing at the end of their neighbour’s driveway. The duo would run into the woods when a car drove by and then come back out. Police went to the location and made numerous patrols of the area but no one was located.
-- Sept. 16 at 4:22 p.m. at Middleton. Police received a complaint of mischief, The caller reported that their windshield was cracked sometime overnight in their driveway. They were unsure how it occurred but the car will need a new windshield. It was reported to police for insurance purposes.
-- Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at Spa Springs. Police were called to a complaint of a disturbance at a home in Spa Springs. Police went to the scene and charged a 46-year-old man with assault with a weapon and uttering threats. He will appear in court at a later date.
-- Sept. 17 at 11:16 p.m. at Middleton. A wallet was given to an RCMP member. It had been found in a ditch by a gas station on Brooklyn Street. Police were able to locate the owner and the wallet was returned to her. The owner doesn’t believe anything was taken and believes she may have left the wallet on her car when gassing up.
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.