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ELMSDALE: This week, East Hants RCMP responded to 118 called for service during the week of Sept. 29 to Oct. 6.

Here are some highlights:

On Sept. 29, RCMP received a report that a pothole was on fire in the Shubenacadie area. The caller stated it may have been a puddle of gas set on fire. Police responded to find the fire extinguished.

A 911 call was received on Oct. 1 that a family dog in the Mount Uniacke area nipped a toddler causing minor injuries. EHS attended in conjunction with police and provided on site care.

The dog was a rescue dog and new to the family. The dog was not known to be aggressive, but the family planned to return the pet to the shelter for safety reasons. 

On Oct. 1, RCMP received a report of two ATV’s with four kids, approximately aged 13-14-years-old, trying to tip over a portable potty on the side of the road near Lakelands. A patrol was made, but the youth were gone. They were unsuccessful in their efforts to dethrone the throne.

Police responded to a report of a motorcycle crash at Atlantic Motorsport Park in North Salem, near Shubenacadie, on Oct. 2. EHS was called and transported the rider to hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Hwy 2 ion Milford on Oct. 2. The collision was between a farm tractor and vehicle. No one was injured in the mishap.

However, a 20-year-old woman, who was the driver of the vehicle involved, was charged with driving without a license.

On Oct. 2, police investigators were advised of a KIJIJI deal gone wrong. A local buyer sent a stranger an e-transfer in excess of $850 for specialized equipment. 

When the parcel showed up empty, the buyer knew he had been duped.

The investigation continues, but this is a sober reminder not to transfer funds to strangers before the merchandise is in your hand.

At around 8 p.m. on Oct. 2, RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious male peering in empty car windows in the Elmsdale area. A patrol of the area turned up no suspects.

Police encourage residents to keep your car locked and your valuables out of sight.

RCMP responded to an attempted robbery on Oct. 4 at the Mount Uniacke gas station. A man entered the store with a mask on and demanded cash and cigarettes. The employee did not oblige, and the suspect fled on foot to a vehicle, described as a four-door sedan driven by another man. It was parked in the dark in an adjacent property.

The matter remains under investigation.

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