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RCMP arrests man following arson in Pictou County
Pictou County District RCMP has arrested a 25-year-old man after an arson in Blue Mountain on July 4.
At approximately 12:06 a.m. on July 4, police received a complaint of a vehicle fire at a home on Sherbrooke Rd. in Blue Mountain. Police responded and learned the vehicle had been set on fire following an altercation involving 25-year-old man who had attended a party being held at the home earlier in the evening. Police received a 911 call a short time later advising that the 25-year-old man was now at another home on Sherbrooke Rd., and that the man was behaving erratically.
Police attended and found that the man was brandishing a large knife and was encouraging officers to fatally harm him. Officers continued to talk with the man, who at one point began harming himself. One of the officers then displayed a conducted energy weapon (CEW), which resulted in the man dropping the knife and being taken into custody without further incident.
The man was transported to a local hospital and later released on an undertaking. He will be appearing in court at a later date to face charges of Arson, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Uttering Threats to Property.
RCMP arrests man following home invasion
Shelburne RCMP has charged a 46-year-old man after a home invasion in Sandy Point.
At approximately 11:40 p.m. on July 6, police received a complaint of a home invasion at a residence on Sandy Point Rd. in Sandy Point. Police responded, and when they arrived, they learned that three men had broken into the home. At the time of the break-in, three men had been inside the home sleeping. During the break-in, the three suspects damaged the home and assaulted one of the occupants. Two of the suspects had fled the scene prior to police arrival, and one suspect had been left behind.
Police arrested the male suspect without incident and held him in custody overnight. The man has since been released on conditions and will be appearing in court at a later date.
The investigation is ongoing, and the Shelburne RCMP is still looking for two more suspects. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Shelburne RCMP at 902-875-2490. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.