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February 2017

Police charge man for a robbery in Halifax yesterday afternoon

Police Media Releases - 1 hour ago

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man for a robbery that occurred yesterday afternoon in Halifax.

At 12:14 p.m. on February 23, a man entered the Trove Boutique at 217 Herring Cove Road, went behind the counter and hit an employee multiple times in the back of the head with a wrench. The victim was able to push the suspect off who got away with a cash box containing an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect ran down McMullen Road and turned left onto Circle Drive. The victim was checked by EHS at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

Patrol members searched the area and K-9 located the cash box, which was empty and a white hat and gloves behind a residence in the 100 block of Herring Cove Road. 

At 3:10 p.m., the suspect was arrested without incident outside a business in the 300 block of Herring Cove Road. Later that evening, a search warrant was executed at an apartment a building in the 100 block of Herring Cove Road.

A 36-six-year-old Halifax man has been charged with robbery and assault with a weapon causing bodily harm. He is to appear at Halifax Provincial Court on April 6 to face these charges.  

GO #17-27358

Suspicious circumstances

Police Media Releases - 22 hours ago

Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men after they approached girls in two separate incidents yesterday in Halifax.  

At approximately 12:30 p.m., a 15-year-old female was walking in the area of Duffus Street and Novalea Drive when a man in a car pulled up beside her and said hello. The man drove ahead, parked his car on Roome Street and then got out and walked towards the teenager. The teenager ran home and notified her mother of the incident and the man drove off.    

The driver is described as a dark complected black man in his 30s, 5’8”, bald, medium build with large eyes and spoke with an accent. The vehicle is described as a large dark grey sedan. 

In a second unrelated incident, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a 10-year-old girl was walking in the area of Greenpark Close when a man in a car pulled out of an underground parking lot of an apartment building, stopped, motioned to the girl with his right hand and said “get in”. The girl ran home to notify her mother of the incident and the man drove off.    

The driver is described as a white man, 30-40 years old, medium build, shoulder length black hair, a goatee, nose piercing and spoke with a deep voice. He was wearing a dark coloured t-shirt with white writing on it at the time of the incident. The vehicle is described as a smaller black sedan. 

Investigators are asking anyone who has any information on either of these incidents to contact police by calling 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

17-26831 & 26929

Police request public’s assistance identifying suspects

Police Media Releases - Yesterday

Officers are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects in a theft of a wallet. 

On January 27, at approximately 12 p.m., a 79-year-old woman shopping at a pharmacy in the 900 block of the Bedford Highway had her wallet stolen from her purse. The victim noticed her wallet missing after leaving the store and reported the theft to police.

A review of video surveillance from the store showed three suspects working together, standing closely behind the victim while watching as she entered her credit card PIN number. As the victim left the store, one suspect walked ahead of her blocking the exit and causing her to have to brush by him. The victim did not realize her wallet was missing until she returned to her car. She went back in the pharmacy but her wallet could not be located. Shortly thereafter, she reported her wallet stolen to police as well as called her bank. Her bank advised that there were several un-authorized transactions on her bank account from other locations in Bedford. The victim lost a substantial amount of money in this theft.

Police are releasing pictures of the suspects and ask for the public’s help identifying them. It’s believed that they are working together and may not be from the area. They are described as:

  • A medium complected man, approximately 25-years-old, slim build, wearing a black jacket and baseball cap. 
  • A medium complected man, approximately 30-years-old, medium build, unshaven, wearing a dark jacket and a dark toque. 
  • A medium complected woman, approximately 35-years-old, slim build, flat nose, wearing a beige or green winter coat with fur around the hood and a dark toque. 

Here are some steps you can take to protect your PIN on both debit and credit cards:

  • Always shield the PIN pad when entering your PIN
  • Never disclose your PIN to anyone including bank employees, police, friends or family members
  • Choose a PIN that's easy for you to remember and known only to you. You should also consider changing your PIN from time to time
  • Avoid using common numbers such as your date of birth, address, social insurance number, phone number, etc.
  • If you suspect that your PIN has been compromised, notify your bank immediately

 Anyone with information about these suspects or these incidents is asked to contact police at 490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

 17-13604

 Note: Pictures of the suspects are attached.

Stolen Motor Vehicle, Flight from Police GO#17-26539

Police Reports - 2 days ago

At approximately 10:00 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to the Canada Games Centre at 26 Thomas Raddall Avenue, Halifax, where a citizen reported that his vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot. As officers were gathering information and conducting a preliminary investigation on scene, a HRP K9 member located the stolen vehicle travelling, without its lights on, along Glenforest Drive in Halifax with a lone occupant. The K9 officer activated his emergency equipment and attempted to pull over the vehicle, however, the vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed, westbound on Glenforest Drive. As this was a residential area and given the high rate of speed that the stolen vehicle was travelling, the K9 officer terminated the pursuit. Members of the HRP West Division Quick Response Unit had previously attended the area to assist and witnessed the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, failing to stop for a stop sign at Willet Street before pulling into an address in the 200 block of Willett Street.  A 17-year-old youth from Halifax was arrested at that location without incident, he will appear in Halifax Youth Court on Wednesday February 22 to face charges of Theft over $5000.00, Possession over $5000.00, Flight from Police, Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and Breach of court orders. 

Assault with a Weapon GO#17-26421

Police Reports - 2 days ago

At approximately 4:45 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of Gottingen Street and Falkland Street in Halifax. On arrival police located a 38-year-old man with stab wounds to his hand. The victim informed police that he had been involved in a dispute with a man near the intersection of Gottingen Street and Cogswell Street, Halifax. During this dispute the suspect produced a box cutter and swung it at the victim, striking him in the hand. Police were able to obtain a suspect name and description from the victim. The victim was transported to hospital by EHS paramedics for treatment.  At approximately 4:52 p.m. a 31-year-old man from Halifax was located and arrested by police in the area of Divas Lane and Adams Avenue, Halifax, and he will appear in court on Wednesday February 22 to face weapons and assault charges.

 

Police charge man with three counts of breach

Police Media Releases - 3 days ago

Police charge man with three counts of breach

Halifax Regional Police has charged a man with breaching his release conditions this weekend.

At 11 p.m. on February 17, a patrol officer attended an apartment building in Bedford for a compliance check on Christopher Calvin Garnier. The officer made numerous attempts to contact Garnier that went unanswered. Police contacted Cape Breton Regional Police to request a compliance check at a Millville residence where Garnier is also permitted to reside in their jurisdiction. On February 18 at approximately 1:20 a.m., a Cape Breton Regional Police officer made numerous attempts to contact Garnier that went unanswered.

At 8:30 a.m. on February 18, police again attended the apartment building in Bedford and made several attempt to contact Garnier that went unanswered. At 10:30 a.m. on February 19, Garnier was arrested without incident by Cape Breton Regional Police at the residence in Millville and transported back to Halifax where he was held in custody.

Garnier has been charged with three counts of breaching a recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to answer to these charges.

17-24638

Motor Vehicle Crash

Police Reports - Feb 18, 2017

Update February 19, 5 a.m.

A 35 year old Halifax man has been charged with Impaired Driving and is set to appear in Halifax Court on March 25th, 2017 to answer to the charges.

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Shortly after 8 pm Halifax Regional Police was called to the 0-100 Block of Ashdale Avenue in Fairview in relation to a car that had been flipped on it`s roof.  Upon arrival officers found the vehicle unoccupied and initiated an investigation.  Officers located a 35 year old man in the area suffering from minor injuries and arrested him for Impaired Driving.  He is currently in the custody of Halifax Regional Police and the investigation is continuing.  More information will be released when it is available.

Police release pictures of suspect in two robberies

Police Media Releases - Feb 17, 2017

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in connection with two robberies that that occurred last weekend in Halifax.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on February 11, a man entered the Shell Gas Station located at 2616 Robie Street and demanded cash. The man left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was physically injured in the incident.

Later that day at approximately 2:05 p.m., police responded to a report of a robbery at the C Shop located at 6141 Young Street. A man had entered the store and demanded cash from the cashier. A quantity of money was turned over to the man before he fled the area on foot toward Young Street. There was no weapon seen or indicated and the cashier wasn’t physically injured in the incident. 

The same man is believed to be involved both incidents. He is described as white, in his 30s with a tattoo on the back of his neck, scruffy facial hair, missing teeth, and wearing a dark coloured jacket, a dark coloured toque, jeans and black shoes.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the man’s identity or these incidents to contact police at 490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

GO #17-21274 & 21502

Note: Pictures of the suspect are attached.

 

Advisory: thefts from vehicles

Police Media Releases - Feb 16, 2017

Halifax Regional Police are warning citizens after a rash of thefts from motor vehicles in Halifax area. 

As part of our Community Response Model of Policing, our crime analysts have noted an increase in thefts from motor vehicles in the Clayton Park, Bayers Lake, Bedford and Ketch Harbour areas. Since February 7, police have received 12 reports of items stolen from inside unattended vehicles in these areas. In all cases, attractive objects were left in plain sight, and vehicle windows were broken. Most happened in the evening hours.  

Thefts from vehicles are usually crimes of opportunity. Visible items tempt would-be thieves. Citizens should remove all items from their vehicles (e.g. global positioning systems (GPS), satellite radios, cell phone chargers or other equipment that appears valuable). If it is absolutely necessary to leave items in a vehicle, they should be locked in the trunk out of plain sight before arriving at your destination. 

Patrol and Community Response Officers as well as the Quick Response Unit will be focussing efforts in these areas. 

Citizens who have had items stolen from their vehicles are asked to report by calling 902-490-5016 or online at http://www.halifax.ca/Police/OnlineCrimeReporting/OnlineCrimeReporting.php 

Citizens are encouraged to call police at 902-490-5020 if they observe any suspicious activity in or around parked vehicles. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Drug search results in charges

Police Media Releases - Feb 16, 2017

A man and a woman face charges as a result of a drug search executed Wednesday night in Halifax. 

At 11:30 p.m. on February 15, members of the Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division with the assistance of the West Quick Response Unit and patrol members executed a search warrant at an apartment on Pinegrove Drive. As a result of the search, a quantity of fentanyl tablets, cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis resin along with drug paraphernalia and a quantity of cash was seized. Officers arrested a man and a woman without incident during the search.

Thirty-one-year-old Sara Alicia Hubley and 38-year-old Jason Erroll White, both of Halifax, each face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in fentanyl, possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine and possession of cannabis resin. White has also been charged with one count of breaching a probation order. Both are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial court today.   

GO#17-23509

HRP sharing Peel Regional Police's release re: wanted man Kartel Pye

Other Agencies News - Feb 15, 2017

On behalf of Peel Regional Police, Halifax Regional Police is sharing the below media release regarding an arrest warrant that was issued for 25-year-old Kartel Pye, who is originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Pye is wanted in relation to a human trafficking investigation in the City of Mississauga.  

Given Pye’s link to the Halifax region, investigators are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

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Issued by Peel Regional Police: Tuesday February 07, 2017

Warrant of Arrest Issued in Human Trafficking Investigation - Kartel PYE

Brampton – Investigators from the Major Drugs and Vice Bureau have issued an arrest warrant for a male suspect in relation to a Human Trafficking investigation that occurred in the City of Mississauga.

On Friday, February 3, 2017, police responded to a report of a male suspect who had violently assaulted a female. Further investigation determined that the male was for a period of time actively involved in human trafficking the female victim.

It is alleged that the suspect profited from the victim’s acts, and that he exercised control over all aspects of her life.

Investigators have issued an arrest warrant for Kartel PYE, a 25 year-old male of no fixed address, for the following offences:

  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Overcoming Resistance by Attempting to Choke, Suffocate or Strangle Another Person
  • Assault Cause Bodily Harm
  • Assault x 2
  • Sexual Assault
  • Procuring
  • Exercise Control
  • Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm
  • Derive a Material Benefit from Sexual Services
  • Receiving Benefit Resulting From Trafficking in Persons
  • Withholding or Destroying Documents for the Purposes of Trafficking in Persons

Kartel PYE is described as male black, 5’6” tall, 141 pounds with a medium build, and brown eyes.

Investigators believe that PYE travels frequently between the G.T.A. and his hometown of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

To view a photo of Kartel PYE, visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca

If anyone has information in relation to this investigation, they are urged to call the Major Drugs and Vice Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3555 or 3515. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Public Information Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.

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Occurrence: 17-0044335

N/R: 17-034

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Missing woman – police seek public’s help

Police Media Releases - Feb 15, 2017

Investigators are seeking the public’s help locating a missing Halifax woman. 

Thirty-one-year-old Jade Eleanor Fielding was reported missing to police on January 13, 2017. Her family last heard from her on September 10, 2016.  

Jade is described as a Chinese woman, approximately 5’3”, 115 lbs. with long black hair and brown eyes. There is no clothing description.  

There is no information to suggest that Jade has met with foul play, however, police are concerned for her well-being. Officers request that Jade or anyone with information on her whereabouts calls police at 902-490-5020.

17-6262

Note: A picture of Jade Eleanor Fielding is attached.

Youth arrested after suspicious person call

Police Media Releases - Feb 15, 2017

Halifax Regional Police has a male youth in custody in relation to a suspicious person complaint that occurred this morning in Halifax. 

At 10:39 a.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a male youth who was possibly in possession of a gun at Citadel High School who had since left. At approximately 10:46 a.m., patrol officers located a 17-year-old male youth from Dartmouth in the area of South Park Street near Sackville Street where he was arrested without incident. He was in possession of a handgun and is currently in custody for weapons-related offences.  

The youth will appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court tomorrow and the investigation into this matter is ongoing.

17-23229

Advisory: parked vehicles with less than three metres between them

Police Media Releases - Feb 15, 2017

Halifax Regional Police are advising citizens about parking in the streets following the storm.

Patrol officers have noted that in some areas, due to vehicles being parked on either side of the road and with the impeding snowbanks, passing vehicles cannot get through. This is especially concerning with respect to emergency vehicles and snow plows that are trying to navigate through these areas.

Please be advised that as per the Motor Vehicle Act section 148 (1), stopping or parking in a business or residential area when less than three metres width of roadway remains for traffic is an offence. You may receive a summary offence ticket in the amount of $61.60 and your vehicle is at risk of being towed.

Citizens are encouraged to call police at 902-490-5020 if they observe any parked vehicles that are impeding the passing of other vehicles.

Man facing indecent act charge

Police Media Releases - Feb 15, 2017

Police have arrested a man in connection with an indecent act that occurred yesterday afternoon in Dartmouth. 

At 12:27 p.m., officers received information from a group of children who witnessed a man masturbating in the window of an apartment in a building in the area of Maplehurst Drive. The children advised they had been sledding on a hill behind the building for about an hour when they heard a cough and then noticed the man through the open window. Police attended and through the course of the investigation arrested a man without incident at 1:11 p.m. in a unit in the apartment building. The man was held in custody overnight.   

Fifty-six-year-old James Michael Snow of Dartmouth will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court later today where he will face one charge of committing an indecent act.

17-22741

Assault, GO# 17-21796

Police Reports - Feb 15, 2017

At 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 12 an East Division member was dispatched to the 100 Block of Nova Court in Dartmouth in response to a report of a man running around the area in his underwear. The officer made contact with the male and transported him to a nearby ambulance. The officer helped the male into the ambulance and stood by while he was treated by paramedics. The man suddenly became agitated and assaulted a paramedic and the attending officer.  The man was eventually subdued and restrained by police in the rear of the ambulance.

The Paramedic was not injured and the officer was treated for minor injuries in hospital and released. The investigation into the actions of the 24-year-old man is continuing.

Robbery, GO#17-22147, Central Division

Police Reports - Feb 13, 2017

Last night at 7:47 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a robbery that had taken place on the MacDonald Bridge shuttle bus approximately 10 minutes earlier. 

HRP met with the 18-year-old victim who reported that as the suspects were exiting the bus on the Halifax side of the bridge, one of the suspects intimidated him into believing that he would be assaulted if he did not hand over the necklace he was wearing.  The victim handed over the necklace and the suspects fled the scene.  They were described as being: 1) as a black youth, 15-18 yrs old, 5'10-6'0 feet tall wearing orange Jordan  sneakers and a grey hooded sweater; 2) a man described as having a muscular build and wearing a grey hooded sweater; 3) a woman described as heavy set with wavy/curly hair, dressed in all black.

There were no injuries in this matter.  HRP patrol members arrested the three suspects in the 2000 block of Brunswick Street in Halifax.  The three suspects have been released from custody based on the wishes of the victim, however, the investigation is on-going.

Robbery GO#17-21502

Police Reports - Feb 11, 2017

At approximately 2:05 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a robbery at the C Shop located at 6141 Young St in Halifax.  On arrival it was determined that a man had entered the store and demanded money from the cashier.  A quantity of money was turned over to the man before he fled the area toward Young St.  There was no weapon seen or indicated in this robbery and no injuries to the cashier.  The suspect is described as: a white man, in his 30’s, scruffy facial hair, wearing a puffy dark colored jacket, a dark colored touque, blue jeans and black shoes.  Members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division will be continuing the investigation.  Part of that investigation will be to determine if this robbery is linked to another robbery that occurred overnight at the Shell Gas Station located at 2616 Robie Street in Halifax.
 
Anyone with information about this incident or the to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637

Robbery GO#17-21274

Police Reports - Feb 11, 2017

Shortly after 2 am a lone male entered the Shell Gas Station located at 2616 Robie Street and demanded cash. The suspect was described as a white man in his early 30s with scruffy facial hair and missing teeth. He was wearing a dark jacket and a navy toque.  The man left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  No one was injured in the incident and police are continuing to investigate.
 
Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident or the to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

Eleven people charged after drug search

Police Media Releases - Feb 9, 2017

Seven men and four women face charges after a drug search in Halifax yesterday. 

On February 8, through the course of an investigation, police learned that a woman was going to receive a shipment of drugs. Acting on this information, at approximately 1 p.m., members of the Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division attended a building in the 3000 block of Barrington Street and arrested 26-year-old Genevieve Pearl Leary of Halifax outside the building without incident. Leary was found to be in possession of a quantity of marihuana and cannabis resin. 

At approximately 1:45 p.m., police executed a search warrant at an apartment in a building in the 3200 block of Barrington Street where 36-year-old Michael Somsanith of Halifax was arrested without incident. Officers later seized a quantity of marihuana, cannabis resin and a large sum of Canadian currency from this residence. Both were held in custody overnight and Leary is charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking in marihuana and three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis resin. Somsanith is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking in marihuana and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis resin. Both have been charged with one count each of possession of proceeds of crime and money laundering. They are both scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face these charges.

At just after 6 p.m., members of the Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Central Quick Response Unit, executed a second search warrant at a marihuana storefront located at 1593 Dresden Row in Halifax. Officers seized a quantity of marihuana, cannabis resin, edibles and other drug paraphenalia. Six men and three women were arrested at the scene without incident:

  • a 32-year-old man from Dartmouth
  • a 31-year-old man from Dartmouth
  • a 26-year-old man from Dartmouth,
  • a 31-year-old man from Halifax
  • two 22-year-old men from Halifax
  • a 22-year-old woman from Halifax
  • a 20-year old woman from Halifax
  • a 21-year-old woman from Lower Sackville 

They are all facing one count each of possession for the purpose of trafficking in marihuana, and possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis resin. They were all released on a promise to appear and undertaking and are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date to face these charges.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing and citizens are encouraged to report drug activity to police by calling 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

17-19546, 20018, 20128 & 20363

Halifax Regional Police Revamp Participation in 2017 Pride Festival

Police Media Releases - Feb 6, 2017

With the support of Halifax Pride, Halifax Regional Police will revamp its participation in the Halifax Pride Festival this year. 

HRP, following discussions with Halifax Pride, will increase its participation in the 2017 Halifax Pride Festival but not participate in this year’s parade. The decision came after ongoing discussions with Halifax Pride about HRP’s involvement in the festival in consideration of a national debate about police participation in pride parades.

“We feel that stepping away temporarily from the parade will best support the LGBT2Q+ community by helping to allow for meaningful discussion of this divisive issue,” says Chief Jean-Michel Blais. “After several months of discussion with Halifax Pride, we recognized that our participation in the parade may contribute to divisions in the LGBT2Q+ community which is contrary to our intent of building a strong and sustainable relationship.”

Halifax Pride Executive Director, Adam Reid, supports HRP’s proactive decision. “To my knowledge, HRP is the first police service in Canada to take this community-minded approach to its pride participation,” says Reid. “Halifax Pride works with all of its community partners to discuss how they wish to participate in the Pride Festival, and we’re very happy that HRP is committed to growing and strengthening our relationship.”

HRP’s participation in the 2017 Pride Festival will be shaped by input from the LGBT2Q+ community and HRP employees. Ideas being explored include a community barbecue, public lecture and a plenary session. HRP will continue to support the parade by providing traffic duty and ensuring the security of those participating and attending. 

Weapons GO# 17-17573

Police Reports - Feb 4, 2017

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. East Division units were called to a disturbance 0-100 Block of Primrose Street in Dartmouth. Upon arrival police located three people who claimed to have been assaulted and sprayed with a sensory irritant while in a dispute with a young man.

While officers were searching the area with assistance from K9 they located a male matching the description and a short foot chase ensued. The male was later located in the rear of a building on Pinecrest Drive.

A 16-year-old Dartmouth youth was arrested for assault with a weapon, obstruction, resisting arrest and possession of weapons dangerous. Investigation revealed the victims were involved in a dispute with the accused inside a nearby residence that resulted in them being sprayed by the sensory irritant.

The 16-year-old was released on a Promise to Appear to answer to his charges at a later date in Youth Court. 

SiRT - SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT FILED IN HRP THEFT OF EXHIBIT CASE

Other Agencies News - Feb 3, 2017

We’re sharing a media release (see below) issued by SiRT this morning, announcing they have been informed by the Public Prosecution Service that due to issues related to delays in the prosecution, the charges of theft, breach of trust and obstruction of justice against a Halifax Regional Police officer would not be re-instituted.
 
Halifax Regional Police referred this matter to SiRT in May 2015 as soon as we realized there was a possible misappropriation of an exhibit seized during an investigation. A corresponding Police Act investigation was commenced at the outset of this matter, and as per normal procedure, suspended pending the completion of the criminal proceedings. The Police Act investigation will now resume and the officer remains suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation. We can’t release the name as the officer is now deemed never to have been charged with any criminal offence.
 
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February 03 - SiRT - SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT FILED IN HRP THEFT OF EXHIBIT CASE
 
On May 21, 2015, SiRT began an investigation into a Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officer regarding a potential theft, breach of trust, and obstruction of justice committed by an officer. The allegations of theft and breach of trust related to a substance known as “cut” which went missing from an HRP exhibit locker. “Cut” is used in the illegal drug trade and is mixed with the actual drug to increase quantity and profitability. The allegation of obstruction of justice related to alleged steps taken to help a third party avoid detection and arrest by other HRP members.
 
The evidence gathered from the investigation showed that the cut went missing in late January, 2015 from an HRP exhibit locker. It was delivered by the Officer to another individual shortly after it was taken. The Officer did not dispute that he took the cut and made the delivery, but said it was related to police duties and that his Sergeant permitted him to do so. That was disputed by the Sergeant in question, and SiRT had gathered other evidence that questioned certain other details put forward by the Officer. Other evidence was received from a witness that suggested that the officer had warned a person that other HRP officers were attempting to make an arrest on a warrant. The officer disputed this. After the investigation, it became unlikely that witness would be available to testify.
 
None of these facts have been proven in a court proceeding.
 
Charges of theft, breach of trust and obstruction of justice were laid against the officer on January 27, 2016, and SiRT’s file was provided to the Crown on March 15, 2016. Subsequently, the Crown entered a stay of proceedings on May 30, 2016. On January 27, 2017, SiRT was informed by the Public Prosecution Service that due to issues related to delays in the prosecution of the charges, the charges would not be re-instituted.
 
As a result, Officer 1 is deemed never to have been charged with any criminal offence.
 
A complete copy of the report is available at http://sirt.novascotia.ca.
 
SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald, who is solely responsible for decisions respecting the laying of any charge.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Police Media Releases - Feb 3, 2017

TRAFFIC ADVISORY:
 
Please be advised that emergency crews are on scene at motor vehicle collision in the area of the 500 block of St. Margaret’s Bay Road in Halifax. The road is down to one lane and is moving slowly in both directions. We ask motorists to redirect their travels in the meantime if possible.
 
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Update: Police charge a woman and youth after weapons complaint in Dartmouth

Police Media Releases - Feb 3, 2017

The General Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Division has charged a woman and male youth following a weapons call in Dartmouth yesterday morning.   

At 11:36 a.m. on February 2, patrol officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Lakecrest Drive after a report of possible firearm in an apartment at this location. Upon arrival police arrested two people without incident. Following a search of the apartment, a sawed-off shotgun was located as well as a quantity of cocaine.

Twenty-one-year-old Cheyenne Taylor Lauzon and a 17-year old male youth, both from Dartmouth have each been charged with careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition and possession of cocaine. Lauzon is to appear in Dartmouth Provincial court later today to face these charges, and the male youth will appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court.

GO# 17-16698 & 16962

Police investigate weapons complaint

Police Media Releases - Feb 2, 2017

The General Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a weapons complaint after an incident in Dartmouth this morning. 

At 11:36 a.m. on February 2, patrol officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Lakecrest Drive after a report of possible firearm in an apartment at this location. Upon arrival police arrested two people without incident.  

Following a search of the apartment, a sawed-off shotgun was located. A 20-year-old woman and a 17-year old male youth were transported to police headquarters for questioning in relation to this incident. Police are still on scene at Lakecrest Drive and the investigation is ongoing with respect to possible charges. 

GO# 17-16698

Police make arrest in shooting from last year

Police Media Releases - Feb 2, 2017

Investigators in the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have made an arrest in a relation to a shooting that occurred in Clayton Park on the morning of March 6, 2016. 

At approximately 2 a.m. on March 6, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report from a man that he had been shot inside a residence in the 600 block of Parkland Avenue in Halifax. Patrol, Emergency Response Team and K-9 members responded to the area and located a 60-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was treated at the scene by EHS and transported to hospital with injuries that were believed to be life-threatening. The area was searched for suspects by police but no suspects were located. This matter is not considered a random act.

The victim died on July 8, 2016, however, on January 13, 2017, the medical examiner determined that the death was not a result of the injuries sustained from the shooting and it is not considered suspicious.

At 1 p.m. on February 1, 19-year-old Terrance Treshon Brooks of Cole Harbour turned himself in to police headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street and was arrested without incident. He was held in custody overnight.

Brooks has been charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, discharging a weapon and other weapons related charges. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today. 

The investigation into this shooting is ongoing and police are looking to speak to anyone who may have information on this incident. Anyone with information may call 902-490-5016 or anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

GO#16-32852

 

Drug search leads to charges

Police Media Releases - Feb 2, 2017

A man and woman face charges as a result of a drug search in Halifax last night. 

At 8:05 p.m. on February 1, officers from the Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, with the assistance of the West Quick Response Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Withrod Drive. As a result of the search, a quantity of cocaine and marihuana were seized along with drug paraphernalia and a number of rounds of ammunition. Officers arrested a man and woman during the search without incident.

Thirty-five-year-old Cornell Cota Mitchell and 32-year-old Tracy Lynn Cameron, both from Halifax, were charged with one count each of possession the purpose of trafficking in cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking in marihuana. Both are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial court today.

GO# 17-15795

SiRT- No Charges in Allegation of Excessive Force by HRP Officer

Other Agencies News - Feb 2, 2017

SiRT – No Charges in Allegation of Excessive Force by HRP Officer

On June 14, 2016, a 46-year-old male filed a complaint with the Halifax Regional Police (HRP) that a male HRP officer used excessive force during the man’s arrest on June 3 at an address on North St.  HRP referred the matter to SiRT on July 18 after it was determined the male suffered a punctured ear drum and possible non-displaced fracture of his jaw bone from the incident. 

Police were called to two complaints of loud music made by a husband and wife who lived in a flat below the male who was arrested. Two police officers went to the address and dealt with the first complaint, but had to return five minutes later when the music in the upper flat was again turned up even louder. Four police officers arrived on the second occasion, although the arrested male primarily dealt with one officer. The male said that when he opened the door for that officer on the second visit the officer immediately struck him in the head four times, twice on each side. He also suggested the officer was very aggressive toward him during the first visit.

However, the husband in the lower unit indicated that the officer was calm and patient on the first visit. The arresting officer did admit to striking the male once on the right side of the head after the male tried to head butt him as the officer was arresting the male. He denied any other strikes. Evidence from the other officers corroborated the arresting officer’s evidence. As well, the male only had injuries on the right side of his head.

The evidence was not capable of supporting a finding that the officer had committed an offence, and was more supportive of a finding that the officer was lawfully justified in his actions.

A complete copy of the report is available at http://sirt.novascotia.ca.

SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald, who is solely responsible for decisions respecting the laying of any charge.

 

Media Contact:

Ron MacDonald, QC

Director

902-718-9707

ronald.j.macdonald@novascotia.ca

 

Vehicle on Fire GO#17-16496

Police Reports - Feb 2, 2017

At approximately 12:14 a.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to the area behind the LeBrun Recreation Centre, located at 36 Holland Drive, Bedford, for a report of a vehicle on fire. HRP located an unoccupied Ford Escape that was fully engulfed in flames. Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency responded and extinguished the fire. As part of the preliminary investigation, it was determined that the vehicle had previously been reported stolen to police from an address in Bedford on February 1, 2017. The matter will be investigated by members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Section.

 

January 2017

Police seek public’s help finding missing youth

Police Media Releases - Jan 31, 2017

Police are seeking the public’s help locating a missing Halifax youth. 

Seventeen-year-old Alicia Michelle McInnis was last seen on the evening of January 11, leaving a residence in the 2400 block of Robie Street.

Alicia is described as a white female, 5'8", 125 lbs. with brown eyes, long brown hair and tattoos on both wrists and stars tattooed around her face. She was last seen wearing an Adidas track suit and carrying a dark green purse.   

There is no evidence to suggest that Alicia has met with foul play but there is concern for her well-being. Officers request that Alicia or anyone with information on her whereabouts calls police at 902-490-5016.

17-5445

Note: A photo of Alicia McInnis is attached.

Attempted Break and Enter GO#17-15244

Police Reports - Jan 31, 2017

At 7:45 p.m. on Monday, January 30 a witness in a vehicle in the 1-100 block of School Avenue observed a 40-year-old male suspect attempting to break down the front door of a home by ramming it with his shoulder. The witness yelled at the suspect and the suspect approached the witness with a beer bottle in one hand and a knife in the other. The witness backed away from the suspect in his vehicle and contacted police. Police arrived onscene and arrested the suspect.

The suspect is being held for court today and is being charged with attempted break and enter, possession of dangerous weapons and assault with a weapon.

 

 

Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle GO#17-15256

Police Reports - Jan 31, 2017

Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30, Halifax Regional Police arrived at Waterfront Park Drive in Bedford after witnesses saw a Chevrolet Tahoe plunge into the Bedford Basin. The underwater recovery team responded, located the vehicle, and confirmed it was unoccupied. Police determined that the vehicle had been stolen from Halterm Container Terminal. 

 

 

Weapons Complaint GO#17-15041

Police Reports - Jan 30, 2017

At 12:00 p.m. on January 30, Halifax Regional Police responded to a residence in the 5600 Block of West Street in Halifax for what the resident believed was bullet holes. Officers located several holes in the residence and several shell casings in front of the residence. The shooting is believed to occurred sometime overnight, the area was canvassed in an attempt learn when the shots were fired. No one was injured. The file remains under investigation.

Statement – Quebec City Shootings

Police Media Releases - Jan 30, 2017

We’re deeply shocked and saddened by the act of terrorism that occurred in Quebec City last night.

The Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police convened by phone this morning and we’re each reaching out to our respective Muslim communities. We’re also monitoring intelligence and will step up our patrols accordingly. As always, we ask people to call police about any suspicious activity. We also encourage everyone to continue on with their daily lives, although we know that may be difficult in light of yesterday’s senseless act.

We recognize that this tragic incident impacts the Muslim community here and all Nova Scotians and Canadians. We’re here to protect the values that we all hold so dear – diversity, inclusion and openness. #mosqueequebec