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Two impaired drivers arrested less than 10 minutes apart

Two impaired drivers were arrested in different areas of Pictou County just after midnight and within 10 minutes of each other. One was involved in a collision. On June 4 at 12:15 a.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a vehicle travelling west in the east bound lane of Hwy. 104 in Sutherlands...

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Driver arrested for DUI, passenger fined under Health Protection Act

HOPEWELL – A driver and his passenger were arrested in the wee hours of this morning, April 2. At 2:50 a.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a vehicle doing burn-outs on the Stellarton-Trafalgar Road. The RCMP attended and located the suspect vehicle. The driver was located in the vehicle and the passenger...

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Police arrest man for possession of stolen vehicle, other charges

SALT SPRINGS – A Truro man has been arrested by Pictou District RCMP for On March 26 at approximately 11 p.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in Salt Springs. The caller told police they thought the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the day from the Pictou area. RCMP officers...

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Two injured in home invasion in Priestville

PRIESTVILLE – Two people were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a home invasion. On March 20 at 9:49 p.m., members of Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a woman who needed assistance. She told police she had been hit in the head. When RCMP members arrived on scene, they learned...

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Drug search results in drugs, Excise Act and weapon charges

TRENTON – Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) have arrested a 61-year-old man, searched a home, and seized a quantity of illegal drugs and cigarettes.  The SCEU obtained a search warrant for a home on Diamond Street and arrested the man on March 12 in Westville. During the search, police seized crystal methamphetamine, hydromorphone pills, contraband...

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UPDATE: FOUND – Missing person: Help the RCMP find Emma Anderson

Pictou District RCMP is asking for help from the public to locate 15-year-old Emma Anderson. She was last seen leaving a residence in Pictou on February 11 at approximately 8 p.m. and has not been seen since. Anderson is described as white, 5-foot-5, approximately 140 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes. At the time she was last seen, Anderson...

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Complaint from motorist leads to arrest

Pictou District RCMP have arrested a 61-year-old man for impaired driving, following a complaint from another motorist. On February 8, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a possible impaired driver. The caller told police the driver was driving erratically in Caribou. Police located the vehicle, stopped it, and noticed signs of...

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Elementary school students help remind drivers to drive safely

Today, Pictou District RCMP teamed up with young artists from Pictou County Elementary schools to remind drivers to keep their eyes out for students now that school is back in session. The artists drew pictures with safe driving themes. RCMP officers then handed out the artwork to drivers at a recent check stop to remind motorists to use...

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Barely legal

A year has passed since the legalization of cannabis in Canada and The Advocate decided to take a survey of the local climate and see what, if anything, has changed with the now-legal drug. “What we really found is people are unaware of the laws,” said Cpl. Ron Bryce of the Pictou District RCMP. One...

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RCMP warns: Don’t fall for SIN scams

Pictou District RCMP is reminding citizens to be wary of any telephone calls they receive from individuals requesting Social Insurance Number information.   RCMP continue to respond to complaints of fraudsters claiming to be government representatives.  These individuals are calling and advising people that their Social Insurance Numbers have been compromised in some way.  The...

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