Guysborough District RCMP say they’re working with members of the fishing community after laying a handful of charges.
Police say they received a compLaint of a fishing boat being deliberately rammed by another fishing boat at 6 a.m. Sunday.
They say they arrested a suspect, who faces charges of mischief causing danger to life and uttering threats; no one was injured, but the boat was damaged.
RCMP say they believe the dispute was connected to recent fishing license changes in the area, but they say those involved were fishing legally.
Police say the suspect, who was released from custody, is due in Antigonish Provincial Court Aug. 15.
Police say members from Guysborough RCMP responded to a reported assault of a man by another man just before 8 p.m. Monday.
They say a victim was injured from this incident, and they believe it was related to the boat ramming.
RCMP say a man, 26, from Ecum Secum was arrested and held in custody ahead of a court appearance Tuesday; he was released from custody on conditions and is due back in court on charges of assault causing bodily harm May 30.
Police say another man, 27, of Beaver Dam turned himself in to police Tuesday.
Police say he’s facing assault causing bodily harm charges and was released on conditions to have no contact with the victim; he’s expected in court Sept. 12.
RCMP say a third man, 52, of Ecum Secum is also facing an assault causing bodily harm charge; he has a court date set for Sept. 5.
Police say they’re trying to resolve the incidents by working with officials from partner agencies and members of the fishing community.