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Pictou RCMP arrest three impaired drivers in 11 hours

Pictou District RCMP arrested three impaired drivers between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on August 3. At 9:10 a.m., the RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in the MacLellans Brook area. Police located the driver, a 24-year-old man from Pictou County, who was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance. He provided breath samples which...

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Sentencing tomorrow on animal cruelty charges

PICTOU — Animal advocates are expected to gather outside the Pictou Provincial Court House tomorrow, as they have in the past, for the sentencing of David William Oakley of Sylvester on animal cruelty charges. Oakley was charged on two counts of failure to provide adequate food for an animal, one count of striking an animal...

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County man charged for obtaining sexual services from youth

PLYMOUTH – A local man has been  charged for obtaining sexual services from youth. Between March 2018 and November 2018, a 30-year-old man from Stellarton was contacting three females under the age of 18 from Pictou County, and making arrangements to pay them for sex. All of the incidents, except for one that happened in Cape Breton, occurred...

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Man charged with serious assault

LINACY – On January 28, Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of a serious assault which occurred inside a home on Merigomish Road in Linacy. A 17-year old male was found inside the home and had sustained serious head and facial injuries. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. The suspect was a 23-year-old...

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New Glasgow man arrested on child pornography charges

NEW GLASGOW –  The RCMP’s Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, in a joint investigation with the New Glasgow Police Service, has arrested a New Glasgow man for child pornography offences. On January 10, the RCMP’s ICE Unit along with members of the New Glasgow Police and the RCMP Technological Crime Unit searched a home...

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RCMP arrest three men after shots fired incident

CHURCHVILLE – Three men have been arrested in relation to a complaint of shots fired on East River East Side Road on January 3. No one was injured when three men drove past a home and fired shots at it. Three people were inside the home at the time. On January 3, police arrested one...

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Three arrested after two-year investigation

NEW GLASGOW – RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit arrested three men in relation to an ongoing investigation that began in 2016. On June 7, 2016, Inverness District RCMP responded to call after a male was found severely injured in a parked pick-up truck on the side of Highway 105 in Glendale, Cape Breton. The male was...

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Nail gun incident at work site results in charges

PICTOU – Sweeping reaction has followed a work site incident where an employee was shot in the back with a nail gun. Nhlanhla Dlamini, 21, is recovering from surgery required to address the injuries he suffered. He has declined commenting on the matter since the social media storm that has ensued over it. However, his mother, Stacey Dlamini, said she...

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Man arrested for robbery in New Glasgow

NEW GLASGOW – A 20-year-old male was arrested in New Glasgow on Friday, July 20 in relation to a robbery that occurred in New Glasgow. New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit arrested the New Glasgow man on Forbes Street  at approximately 2:30 p.m. The robbery occurred on July 19, at approximately 10 p.m., on...

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RCMP arrest man following attempted break and enter

FOXBROOK – Pictou District RCMP have arrested a man in connection with an attempted break and enter. On March 28,RCMP responded to a call of a man attempting to enter the rear door of a home on Foxbrook Road. Police responded immediately and arrested the suspect. The 20-year-old man from Foxbrook is facing a charge...

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