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Three county men charged with sex offences

Three men from Pictou County have been charged with sexual offences by the Nova Scotia Human Trafficking Team. The team received information that persons in the Pictou County area were attempting to target and recruit young women from the area into human trafficking.  In response to this, the Provincial Human Trafficking Team led Operation Hush in conjunction...

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Pictou County man arrested on child pornography charges

A Pictou County man is facing child pornography charges. On October 12, 2019, the RCMP’s ICE Unit along with members of the Pictou County RCMP, New Glasgow Regional Police and RCMP Digital Forensic Services searched a home in Pictou. Investigators were directed to the residence after a social media application notified law enforcement that child...

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“Lock it or lose it”

Police are advising residents to remember to lock their vehicles and remove any valuables that may be stored in the vehicle. “As more people are staying home, the need to lock your vehicle has not diminished, as the crime of thefts from vehicles becomes increasingly important,” says Const. Ken MacDonald, public information officer with the...

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Commendable actions

New Glasgow Regional Police Chief Stephen Chisholm awarded a certificate of community service to a young New Glasgow resident yesterday, May 5. Abdullah Almethyb of New Glasgow was recognized for his quick action in alerting emergency services to a 10-unit apartment fire on Forbes Street, New Glasgow, in the early hours of the morning on...

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Ryan Leil appointed deputy police chief in New Glasgow

New Glasgow Regional Police Chief Stephen Chisholm has announced the appointment of Ryan Leil, as the new deputy chief. “The hiring committee had a thorough competition for the deputy chief position and we are pleased to have selected Ryan Leil, as the deputy chief of operations. Ryan’s exemplary leadership skills and reputation as an investigator,...

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Police arrest man for arson following fire that displaced a dozen people

In the wee hours of this morning, April 30, at approximately 12:30 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police arrested a 21-year old local man for arson. The fire involved a 10-unit apartment complex on Forbes Street, New Glasgow. New Glasgow Fire Department and Trenton Fire Department attended and were still on scene at 7:45 a.m. Approximately...

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A dozen people charged for failing to maintain social distancing

A dozen county residents who ignored social distancing directives were charged under the Health Protection Act over the weekend. New Glasgow Regional Police charged 12 people for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday evening, April 18, four people were charged behind the Trenton Minor Sports Community...

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Police investigate suspicious fire in Trenton

A fire last night on Bruce Street is being called “suspicious”” by New Glasgow Regional Police who are investigating. On Tuesday, April 14, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Trenton Fire Department and New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a garage fire on Bruce Street, Trenton. When fire and police arrived on the scene, preliminary investigation of...

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Police charge five people under Health Protection Act over Easter weekend

New Glasgow Regional Police charged five people over the long weekend for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday afternoon, April 12, a 29-year-old male and a 23-year-old male were charged under Section 71(1)(b) for failing to comply to the regulations of the Health Protection Act. Both persons...

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Don’t drink and Drive-Thru

That’s a takeout order one driver probably did not anticipate. An impaired driving charge has been laid following a collision at the McDonald’s Drive-Thru. On Wednesday, April 8th , at approximately 6:30 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a motor vehicle collision at the fast food outlet on East River Road, New Glasgow. The...

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