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RCMP lay charges in vehicle fire at lobster pound

31-year-old Michael Burton Nickerson of Yarmouth County charged with setting fire to a vehicle on Oct. 13
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RCMP vehicle (Meghan Groff/


Meteghan RCMP have laid charges in relation to a vehicle fire that occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.
On Oct. 13, Meteghan RCMP were called to a disturbance outside a lobster pound in New Edinburgh. While on the scene, police extinguished a vehicle that was on fire and heavily damaged. 

The RCMP began the investigation and have charged 31-year-old Michael Burton Nickerson of Yarmouth County with Arson — Damage to Property. 

Nickerson was arrested yesterday afternoon, Oct. 17. He has been released from custody on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Digby Provincial Court on Dec. 21 at 9:30 a.m.

The RCMP has a significant presence in the Meteghan area, including general duty officers from several local detachments; officers from across the division and RCMP in Prince Edward Island with specialized training in de-escalation and crowd control. Our Division Liaison Team is also fully engaged in the area, continuing their work to build and maintain relationships among those involved.

The investigation is ongoing.
The Nova Scotia RCMP will continue to take steps to ensure that those who unlawfully interfere with or threaten the safety of any person or property may be held accountable in accordance with the laws of Canada. 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Meteghan RCMP at 902-645-2326. 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, or use the P3 Tips App.


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