Two Ontario men are appearing in Sydney Provincial Court today after being arrested in Boularderie yesterday for allegedly trafficking in illegal cigarettes. Victoria County RCMP say they stopped the vehicle at around 9 am yesterday morning, and seized 135 cartons and 380 ziploc bags of contraband tobacco. The suspects, aged 63 and 73, are facing a number of charges under the Federal Excise Act and Provincial Revenue Act. The case remains under investigation.
A 20 year-old man is making an appearance in Sydney Provincial Court today after allegedly firing a BB gun at vehicles on the Sydney-Glace Bay Highway over the weekend. Regional Police say they received a call at around 20 to 6 on Saturday evening, when a man said that his vehicle and a number of others had been fired upon near the Mayflower Mall. The complainant told police that the vehicle from which the shots came was travelling toward Glace Bay. Police soon spotted the vehicle and engaged in a chase until the driver lost control shortly after rounding the Gardner Road-Glace Bay Highway intersection. The vehicle ended up in a ditch, and upon conducting a search police say they recovered a BB hand gun. The suspect was arrested on a charge of Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public, as well as two counts of breach of recognizance. Two others were also arrested, but were released pending further investigation. No one was injured as a result of the incident. The complainant’s vehicle had minor damage.
Police in Ontario have arrested two men accused of breaking into churches in Antigonish County and Cape Breton.
Three churches were targeted last weekend in Havre Boucher, Port Hastings and South Haven outside of Baddeck.
Cash was taken from the churches in Havre Boucher and South Haven.
RCMP say they identified two suspects and put an alert in the national police database.
On Thursday, York Regional Police stopped a vehicle they suspected was being driven by someone on drugs.
An officer entered the names of the two people in the vehicle into the database and found out they were wanted in this province.
A 42-year-old Gander, N.L., man is charged with impaired driving, possession of drugs, obstruction, possession of stolen property and three counts of breach of probation.
A 19-year-old man is charged with possession of drugs, possession of stolen property, breach of probation and breach of court orders.
Two people were arrested in North Sydney yesterday afternoon after Cape Breton Regional Police received a report that someone had entered a King Street residence with a handgun. Police set up a containment around the residence, and the two were arrested when they stepped outside. A search warrant was later obtained for the residence, where police say they found a black BB gun that’s an exact replica of a 9 mm handgun. One of those arrested, a 33 year-old man, was released without charges. The other, 30 year-old Jerry Walter Jessome, is facing charges of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, careless use of a firearm, and two counts of breach of recognizance. He’s scheduled to appear in Sydney provincial Court tomorrow.
A teenage girl suffered non-life threatening injuries after falling about 60 feet over a cliff in Glace Bay last night. The girl had been walking with a friend in the hub area after leaving a dance, and her companion notified authorities when the accident occurred. Police and fire fighters responded to the scene a little after 10 pm, and the Glace Bay Fire Department was able to lower a stretcher over the cliff and bring the youth to safety. She was brought to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with a broken femur, and was subsequently transferred to Halifax for further treatment.