POSTED 4:25 P.M. MONDAY, AUG. 6:
BY TINA COMEAU
The Yarmouth Rural RCMP Detachment says it has located a man who the police worried was possibly suffering from serious injuries as a result of an alleged home invasion said to have occurred early Monday morning.
Because the RCMP were concerned for this man given that they didn't know the extent of his injuries or his whereabouts, the police had issued a media release Monday afternoon asking for the public’s help in locating 26-year-old Nicholas Mood.
Yarmouth RCMP Staff Sergeant Michel Lacroix contacted the Vanguard around 4:20 p.m. to say that they had located Mood and he was at the hospital. Sgt. Lacroix said the man’s injuries were not as serious as the RCMP had initially feared.
The RCMP had worried Mood may be in need of medical assistance when it made the plea to the public in seeking help to locate him. Sgt. Lacroix also said people they had questioned were not cooperating with the investigation so they had to enlist the public’s help.
S/Sgt. Lacroix said after going public that they were looking for Mood they were eventually able to track a possible location to where the man might be. A patrol was made and he was picked up by the police.
The RCMP in Yarmouth County said Monday afternoon they were investigating an alleged home invasion that had occurred earlier this morning.
At approximately 5:40 a.m. on Monday morning, Aug. 6, the RCMP say they responded to a call of a home invasion on Highway 1 in Darlings Lake, Yarmouth County. The civic number on a home that was taped off on Monday and was the subject of RCMP activity was 2503.
The RCMP said in a media release that its initial investigation had revealed that a 26-year-old man broke into a residence and assaulted a 26-year-old man and a dog living in the home. According to the release the man and dog both suffered injuries. A 23-year-old female was also in the home at the time but was not harmed. The RCMP said individuals are known to each other.
Later in the day, however, S/Sgt. Lacroix said the RCMP were still trying to surmise what had actually taking place and how many individuals were involved. He said the investigation was still trying to sort out who the victims and the suspects were.
"At this point everyone is a suspect," he said.
There were also discussions taking place as to whether the RCMP’s Southwest Major Crime Unit would remain involved in the investigation or if it would be handled instead by just the Yarmouth Rural RCMP Detachment.
As for the dog, S/Sgt. Lacroix said late Monday afternoon that the dog was being treated for serious injuries.
The RCMP said it will be releasing more information on its investigation later.