From the Cruiser – Feb. 9 to Feb. 16

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ENFIELD: East Hants RCMP responded to 99 calls for service throughout the Municipality of East Hants during the period of Feb. 9 to Feb. 16.

The information is provided from police reports as done up by S/Sgt. Cory Bushell.

On Feb. 12, RCMP officers were conducting a checkpoint on Highway 1 in Mount Uniacke and members detected the odor of liquor on the breath of a 63-year-old driver from the area.

The driver was unable to produce his license for the officers who quickly learned the man’s privileges to drive were actually suspended.

He was given a roadside screening test which confirmed the presence of alcohol in the man’s system. However, it was not at a sufficient concentration to support further criminal investigation. 

The man was charged for driving while license suspended and given a further seven-day suspension for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

RCMP responded to a shoplifting complaint from a store in Elmsdale on Feb. 13.

The suspect had taken a $250 electronic item and fled in a vehicle.

Officers were familiar with the suspect vehicle and quickly tracked the car and owner down returning to her residence. 

The suspect, a 31-year-old woman from the Shubenacadie area, was arrested at that time for theft. 

After further investigation, the suspect was charged with the offense of theft and released to attend court at a later date. 

On Valentine’s Day, East Hants RCMP were called to attend a party being hosted in the Enfield area. 

Upon arrival, police could see several people scatter about the residence and it was clear the gathering may have exceeded COVID guidelines.

Further investigation revealed the party was in contravention of the Health Protection Act. 

The host, who attempted to deceive police upon arrival as to the true number of attendees, was issued a ticket under the Health Protection Act.

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