ENFIELD: East Hants RCMP had numerous complaints they responded to and continue to investigate across the municipality during the week of Oct. 23 to Oct. 31

– On Oct. 23, RCMP were informed of a theft of gas from a gas station in Elmsdale. The complainant said a red Chevrolet truck with no plates filled up with $40.03 of gas and left without paying for it.

The matter remains under investigation.

– RCMP responded to a 911 report of a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision on Hwy 102 in Milford on Oct. 25. The caller reported he was rear ended by another vehicle. There were no injuries in the mishap, but police said both vehicles were not driveable and had to be towed.

One of the vehicles involved was not registered and that driver was issued a $180 fine for operating an unregistered vehicle.

– Police are investigating a garage fire near a home on Highway 2 in Elmsdale in the early morning hours of Oct. 26 as arson. The fire department was on scene upon police arrival, but the garage and everything inside it was destroyed.

– RCMP are investigating a break-and-enter into a residence in Milford on Oct. 26. The complainant told police they returned home and noticed their back door had been kicked in. They were unaware if anything was taken from the home.

The investigation into the incident is continuing.

– A $180 fine was handed to the operator of a vehicle that did not have a valid inspection sticker during a stop in Belnan on Oct. 26.

– An RCMP officer on duty noticed an abandoned vehicle on the side of Highway 102 in Enfield on Oct. 26. A check of the vehicle was conducted and the vehicle turned out to be stolen. The vehicle was later observed driven by a young male.

Officers subsequently pulled him over and arrested the man. The vehicle was towed and held until it could be returned to its owner.

– During a patrol on Oct. 29 through Enfield, an RCMP officer noticed an individual driving and from past files knew they were prohibited from driving. The vehicle was stopped and towed, and the suspect was given a notice to appear in court at a later date for driving while disqualified.

– Police are investigating the theft of a flat screen TV from a home in Lower Nine Mile River on Oct. 28. The complainant told police that someone had taken their 27-inch flat screen TV. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

– Const. Shelley MacDonald, community policing officer with East Hants RCMP, Enfield detachment, said there were various other speeding infractions as well as warnings handed out during the week.

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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!