Colchester District RCMP and Millbrook RCMP is investigating after a train struck an abandoned 2015 black Artic Cat side-by-side as it sat on the tracks in Hilden.
Just before 1 a.m. this morning, Colchester District RCMP, Millbrook RCMP, and RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS), along with EHS and Hilden Fire Department, were dispatched to a report of an abandoned side-by-side that was heavily damaged after it was struck by a slow moving train. RCMP PDS searched the area, along with the Hilden Fire Department, who utilized a Flir, a thermal imaging infrared camera, and determined that there was no one in the area nor was there any indication anyone was injured.
The investigation has determined that the side-by-side was stolen from an automotive dealership in Millbrook prior to this incident.
RCMP is asking anyone with information about these two incidents to contact them at 902 893-6819 (Millbrook RCMP), 902 893-6820 (Colchester District RCMP), or 1 800-803-RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.