Former nursing home administrator charged with theft

RIVERTON – A 47-year-old woman from Pictou County has been charged with theft over $5,000 following a lengthy investigation by RCMP. Following a complaint of an internal theft from the Valley View Villa Nursing Home in Riverton, Pictou District RCMP conducted an investigation and has charged the former administrator with one count of theft over $5,000. Several...

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Impaired driver arrested driving the wrong way on the highway

ALMA – At approximately 8:40 p.m. on October 31, RCMP received a complaint of a red truck driving westbound in the eastbound lane on Highway 4. Police located the truck on Highway 104 and following a brief pursuit, stopped the truck. The 70-year-old male driver from Alma was arrested without incident and is facing charges of...

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Marijuana seized from clandestine marijuana grow op

WELSFORD – A search warrant was executed and a quantity of cannabis marijuana seized  from a clandestine marijuana grow operation in this community. On Wednesday, August 23, at approximately 4 p.m., the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of Pictou County District RCMP, executed a search warrant at a residence on...

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Pictou man charged with luring a child

New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 21-year-old Pictou man with luring a child and invitation to sexual touching. The arrest was made on Monday at approximately 11 a.m.  by New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit. Police seized cell phones in relation to the investigation. He faces charges of luring a child and invitation...

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Pictou Advocate Court

Hood sentencing date pushed back to fall

A former teacher accused of sex crimes has had her sentencing pushed back until the fall. During a court appearance last week, the case of  Carolyn Amy Hood faced more adjournment time. After being found guilty on counts of sexual assault, sexual interference and two counts of luring minors after her two week trial in...

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