EAST HANTS: RCMP responded to or received calls of several thefts of gas, motor vehicle thefts, and mischief complaints to their detachments in Rawdon and Enfield between July 15 and 25.

RCMP received a 9-1-1 call about a possible impaired driver in Elmsdale on July 15. The cashier at McNeill’s Shell said a driver had stopped in asking for directions to Truro. RCMP located the vehicle, a white Cadillac, driven by a 25-year-old Port Hawkesbury man. The man was charged with impaired driving and the vehicle was towed. He was released and is to appear in court on Sept. 18.

A report of damage to property was reported to police from Shaw in Hardwood Lands on July 16. The incident, which included mischief and vandalism, occurred July 15-16. The complainant said windows were smashed as well as a computer. There appeared to be nothing taken. The matter remains under investigation.

Police were informed of a vehicle theft in Lantz between July 16 and 18. A caller told officers their 2004 Ford F150 was stolen from their residence. They were not sure if the keys were in the vehicle. It was located in Nine Mile River and towed. Police are continuing to investigate the matter.

RCMP responded to a suspicious fire in Milford on July 17. Police say a young man aged 20-30 years-old had a beer cooler filled with gasoline and lit the edge of a building on fire. The suspect was not located. Milford Fire also responded to the call.

Police are informing the public that the Revenue Canada fraud scam continues to make the rounds, and recently has happened a few times to residents in the Enfield area.

Police are investigating a gas-and-go incident on July 20 at 10:36 p.m. at the Elmsdale Petro-Can. RCMP say a 25-year-old woman driving a black Honda Civic bought $20 worth of gas and said she didn’t have the money with her but would be back to pay. She never returned. The matter remains under investigation.

A Nine Mile River man has won $2.5 million and a Mercedes Benz, according to a caller to his place from Publishers Clearing House on July 23. However, the man was told he would need to pay $485 to register the prize win. He did not give out any info. Police say the man informed police for information purposes.

RCMP received a report of a theft of a truck on July 24 at 7:50 a.m. from a residence in Maitland. The GMC truck was later located. No damage was done to it.

Police responded to a break and enter into a shed in South Maitland on July 24. The incident occurred between 2:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. on July 24. More than $1,000 worth of power tools were stolen. The matter remains under investigation.

A white Hyundai Elantra made off with $30 worth of gas without paying for it on July 25 at the Elmsdale Petro-Can. Police continue to investigate the incident.

A 19-year-old Shubenacadie man faces charges after a stop on July 25 at 7:40 p.m. in Shubenacadie. The man was caught driving while disqualified, having an unregistered vehicle, driving with no insurance and driving with no license. He is scheduled to appear in court in September.

Police are investigating a vehicle fire on July 25 at 11:48 p.m. in Hardwood Lands as a possible arson incident. A driver had a flat tire on their Jeep on Robinson Road, so they left to get a new tire. Upon the man’s return, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

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Patrick Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!