A 33 year-old man is due in court today in connection with a robbery on George St. in Sydney early Saturday morning. Regional Police say they got the call to Mac’s Convenience Store shortly before 3:00 when a 911 caller reported a break and enter in progress. They add the suspect took a number of items from the store after entering the building by removing an air conditioning unit. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses told them the suspect had fled to nearby Wentworth Park where police say he was found and arrested. He faces charges of Break and Enter, Theft, Possession of Stolen Goods, and Possession of Break-In Instruments.
Cape Breton Regional Police are dealing with a second report of tampered Halloween candy. Police say they were contacted on Thursday night by a Sydney Mines woman who said that her son had discovered a pin in a candy bar. Police add the child had been trick or treating on DeMarco, Ocean and Atlantic Streets, as well as on Lannigan’s Lane and Georges River Road. Police were already investigating a report that a sewing needle had been discovered in a candy bar that was picked up in the Pierce St. area of North Sydney. Meanwhile, police in the Halifax area are investigating four reports of tampered Halloween candy.
A new monument is scheduled to be unveiled on the Sydney waterfront, this afternoon. The memorial is dedicated to Sir Peter MacDonald, who was born in Gillis Lake, Cape Breton in 1894. MacDonald went on to serve in both world wars before becoming a Member of Parliament in Britain representing the Isle of Wight. He was given a Knighthood in 1945, and continued sitting in Parliament until his retirement in 1959. He died on the Isle of Wight in 1961. Mayor Cecil Clarke will be on hand for today’s unveiling, along with members of MacDonald’s family. The event starts at 1:00 at the intersection of Amelia Street and the Esplanade.
Regional Police say someone shot a projectile through a window at the McConnell Memorial Library in Sydney. They add a security guard noticed the small hole on the Bentinck Street side of the building at around 3:00 on Wednesday afternoon. The window is in a public section of the library known as the Nova Scotia room. No one was in the room at the time of the incident. A library official says there was no damage to the window when it was checked at around 1:00 that afternoon. Police Staff Sgt. Reg Hutchings says the damage is believed to have been caused by either a pellet gun or a slingshot, although no ammunition was found.
As predicted, the price of gas went down again, overnight. Gas fell by 3.4 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.18.6 in Cape Breton. Meanwhile, diesel went up by 1.2 cents a litre and now cost a minimum of $1.28.7.