From the Cruiser – Dec. 13 – Dec. 20

From the Cruiser provides police briefs for the week. (Healey photo)

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ENFIELD: East Hants RCMP responded to 96 calls for service between Dec. 13 and Dec. 20.

Here is a highlighted call from the week along with some advice with the holiday season here from East Hants S/Sgt. Cory Bushell. 

On December 14 East Hants RCMP was advised of a fraud that occurred in Mount Uniacke.

The victim had been working with a contractor to complete work on their home. The contractor insisted on money up front in order to buy the materials required to complete the job.

The victim e-transferred nearly $3000 to the contractor, but he failed purchase the materials or show up to complete any work. The contractor has since cut all communication with the victim who is now out the money and did not receive any services or building materials.

S/Sgt Bushell said the matter is still under investigation.

Police want to remind residents; this is a common fraud. It is not recommended to front money before services are received.

At the very least, obtain references from recent customers before handing over your hard-earned money ahead of the work being done. 

East Hants RCMP wants to remind local residents to have a plan for a safe and sober ride home if out socializing this holiday season.

Conscientious use of alcoholic beverages or marijuana turns to criminal behaviour once an intoxicated user chooses to get behind the wheel.

Police will be out this season conducting check-stops and other enforcement activities to keep East Hants safe.

Do your part by encouraging friends and family to make responsible choices throughout the holidays.

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