On April 12, Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of two people who had a rifle in their possession in their vehicle on Depot St. Police responded and encountered a man and a woman who were reported by witnesses to be shooting pigeons with a rifle.
Shortly after police arrived on scene, they determined that the weapon was a pellet gun. The two suspects were arrested without incident. A 28-year-old man from Scotch Hill is facing charges of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Causing Animals or Birds Unnecessary Suffering. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on June 6.