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August 2016

Update: Missing youth located

Police Media Releases - Yesterday

Alexandria Cranford has been in contact with her family. Halifax Regional Police wish to thank the public and the media for their assistance with this matter.

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Seventeen-year-old Alexandria Cranford was last seen on July 28., after being dropped off at a residence in the 0-100 block of Lakefront Road, in Dartmouth. Her last communication with family was via Facebook on August 4. She was reported missing to the police on August 25.

lexandria is described as a white female, 5'3", 110 lbs. with brown hair and blue-green eyes.  There is no evidence to suggest that Alexandria has met with foul play but there is concern for her well-being. Officers request that Alexandria or anyone with information on her whereabouts calls police at 902-490-5016.

 

 

Taxi driver charged with sexual assault

Police Media Releases - Yesterday

Investigators with the Sexual Assault Investigative Team of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man in relation to a sexual assault that occurred on July 15 in Halifax.

Sometime between 8:30-9:30 p.m. on July 15, a man driving a taxi on Lacewood Drive picked up a young woman in what is believed to be an older model, four-door white car with a roof light. The man stopped the vehicle on Sherwood Street and when the woman asked how much she owed, the man said he was having issues with his meter and it would take a few minutes to fix. While waiting to pay, the man tried to kiss the woman, then locked her door and touched her in a sexual manner over her clothing without her consent. The woman was able to get out of the cab and go to a friend’s home.

On August 25 at 2:42 p.m., investigators arrested 28-year-old Saher H. Hamdan when he turned himself in at Police Headquarters on Gottingen Street. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on October 5, to face a charge of sexual assault.

Sexual assault investigations are very complex. As part of our victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to sexualized violence, we work closely with victims to ensure they’re willing to proceed with a police investigation, which includes giving a statement about the incident and providing a description of the suspect if possible. Police must also ensure the victim’s privacy is upheld and well-being is fully considered.

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Police release photos from robbery

Police Media Releases - Yesterday

Police release photos from robbery

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are seeking the public’s assistance to identify two suspects who robbed the Scotiabank on Lacewood Drive in Halifax.

At approximately 7 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Scotiabank on Lacewood Drive. Two suspects, one with a gun and the other with a crowbar, entered the bank and demanded cash from staff. They received an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank. The area was checked by K9 and ERT members but the suspects could not be located. There were no injuries during the robbery.

The suspects are described as males wearing KISS designed full zip hoodies that covered their faces. Both suspects were wearing gloves and both were carrying bags over their shoulders.  

Investigators are asking anyone who can identify the suspect and/or who has any information on this incident 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.

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Robbery GO#16-128875

Police Reports - 2 days ago

At approximately 7 pm  on August 25th 2016 Halifax Regional Police responded to a robbery at the Scotia Bank on Lacewood Drive in Halifax. Two suspects entered the bank and produced a weapon and demanded cash from staff. The received an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank. The area was checked by K9 and ERT members but the suspects could not be located. Members of the Integrated General Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Section are now on scene assisting in the investigation. There were no injuries during the robbery.
 

Police investigating suspicious death of baby

Police Media Releases - 2 days ago

Police are currently investigating the suspicious death of a baby boy.   

At 9:16 p.m. on August 19, Halifax Regional Police responded to an unknown trouble call at a unit in an apartment building in the 200 block of Windmill Road in Dartmouth. A 3-month-old baby boy was located in medical distress and was unresponsive. The baby was taken to the hospital by EHS, where he later died on August 21. An autopsy was conducted on August 22 by the Medical Examiner; however, further testing is needed to determine the manner of death. Next of kin were updated yesterday, and investigators have been speaking with family members regarding the circumstances that led to the baby’s death.  

The investigation is being led by the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone with information about this incident is asked 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.

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Police seek public’s help finding missing youth

Police Media Releases - 2 days ago

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

Seventeen-year-old Alicia Michelle McInnis was last seen on August 21 at 10:10 p.m., 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 brownish-red hair and tattoos on both wrists. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts.   

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.

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Note: A photo of Alicia McInnis is attached.

UPDATE: Man arrested after woman stabbed in Dartmouth

Police Reports - 3 days ago

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man after a woman was stabbed last night in Dartmouth. 

At approximately 10 p.m. on August 23, police were dispatched to the Holiday Inn on Wyse Road in Dartmouth in relation to a stabbing. Upon arrival, police located a 22-year-old woman with stab wounds to her back and chest. She was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The male suspect had already fled the hotel. The victim and suspect are known to each other.  

At 6:07 a.m. this morning, police arrested a 22-year-old Halifax man without incident at a residence in the 0-100 block of School Avenue in Halifax. He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court tomorrow to face charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. 

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Just before 10 p.m. on August 23, police were dispatched to the Holiday Inn on Wyse Road in Dartmouth in relation to a stabbing. Upon arrival, police located a 22-year-old woman with stab wounds to her back and chest.  She was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The male suspect had already fled the hotel. The victim and suspect are known to each other. The incident is being investigated by the General Investigative Section.

GO# 16-127922 - Robbery

Police Reports - 3 days ago

At 10 p.m. on August 23, a man entered a business in the 400 block of Herring Cove Road in Halifax. He produced a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes. The suspect fled the store. Police checked the area but no arrests have yet been made. The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, 5'7, average build, wearing a black hooded jacket, grey shorts and sunglasses.   

Clarification: Sexual assault on toddler

Police Media Releases - Aug 23, 2016

Earlier today, we stated that our file into the sexual assault on a toddler on the evening of August 19 on Wood Street in Halifax had been concluded. For clarification, we were referring to the conclusion of the potential court process as the family doesn’t wish to proceed with the investigation at this time. We respect their decision as what has happened is traumatic and overwhelming. In general terms, a family in these circumstances needs to digest the entire situation, including considering what their child would have to go through as part of the investigation and court process, and evaluating whether they can withstand the media and public attention. 

That said, police have an obligation to continue to investigate this crime given there is a broader public safety issue. We’re proceeding with our investigation and doing everything possible to identify the person responsible through follow-up investigative techniques. One of the investigative avenues we’re pursuing is ViCLAS – the Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System, which is a national database for tracking violent offenders and the offences they commit. More specifically, ViCLAS is an automated case linkage system designed to capture, collate and compare crimes of violence through the analysis of victimology, offender/suspect description, modus operandi, forensic and behavioural data.

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Update: Police charge second man in robbery

Police Media Releases - Aug 23, 2016

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have arrested a second man involved in a robbery in Dartmouth two weeks ago.

On August 6 at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 46-year-old man reported he was on a Halifax Transit bus on Pinecrest Drive in Dartmouth when he got into an argument with two other men. The victim was pushed off the bus by the men and assaulted. During the incident, the victim’s duffle bag fell to the ground and one of the suspects took his wallet which contained a quantity if cash. The victim was taken by EHS to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and later released.

On August 11, while patrolling the area of Primrose Street in Dartmouth, officers observed one of the suspects from this incident. At 10:49 a.m., officers arrested 32-year-old Jonathan Ricky McIntyre of Dartmouth for assault causing bodily harm. He was taken into custody without incident and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on September 20, 2016 to face this charge.   

Last night at 11:32 p.m., police arrested 23-year-old Damian Lee Cajolais outside an apartment building in the 200 block of Windmill Road in Dartmouth. He was taken into custody without incident and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face charges of robbery, overcoming resistance to commission of offence (choking), assault causing bodily harm and one count of breach of a probation order.  

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Man found in critical condition in Prisoner Care Facility at Police Headquarters

Police Media Releases - Aug 23, 2016

Halifax Regional Police has referred an incident to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) after a man in police custody was taken to hospital in critical condition. 

At 9:38 p.m. on August 22, Halifax Regional Police responded to a Dartmouth address for a report of an intoxicated man. Officers located the 47-year-old man and arrested him for public intoxication under the liquor control act. He was then transported to Police Headquarters where he was placed in cells. Prisoner Care Facility staff were conducting their routine checks at 10:42 p.m. when they discovered that the man was unresponsive. They immediately performed first aid and called for EHS who responded and transported the man to hospital where he remains. It is believed that his condition is life-threatening. 

Halifax Regional Police referred the incident to SIRT and they will be conducting an investigation into this matter. Any questions about their investigation should be directed to SIRT.

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Police investigate sexual assault

Police Media Releases - Aug 22, 2016

Investigators with the Sexual Assault Investigation Team of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Friday evening in Halifax.

At 7:54 p.m. on August 19, police received a report that at approximately 7:30 p.m., a man in the area of Wood Avenue approached a toddler. She had been outside playing with a group of children when the man asked her to come with him. The man took the girl behind a building where he proceeded to touch her in a sexual manner and then left the area.

The suspect is described as a black man with a chubby nose and cheeks and was wearing a bicycle helmet and riding a bicycle.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact police at 902-490-5016. 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.

Sexual assault investigations are very complex, particularly those that involve young children. As part of our victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to sexualized violence, we work closely with young victims and their families to ensure they’re willing to proceed with a police investigation, which includes giving a statement about the incident and providing a description of the suspect if possible. Police must also ensure the victim’s privacy is upheld and well-being is fully considered; sexual assault investigators have been taking these measures since first speaking with the victim, and we’re now in a position to report this incident to the public.

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Assist other agency GO#16-126173, East Division

Police Reports - Aug 21, 2016

At 4:20 p.m., HRP patrol officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on the Waverley Road between Maple Drive and Braeside Court on Lake Micmac in Dartmouth.

A tow truck was transporting another truck heading up Maple Drive. In the process, the vehicle disconnected from the tow truck and rolled from Maple Drive across the Waverley Road through the guard rail and into Lake MicMac. The vehicle came to rest approximately 30 feet from the shoreline and in 15 feet of water. A secondary tow company was contacted and with divers assisting, the vehicle was extracted from Lake Micmac and the roadway was reopened.

Single vehicle collision GO#16-126339, West Division

Police Reports - Aug 21, 2016

At 10:09 p.m., HRP patrol officers responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 0-100 block of Bayview Road in Halifax. A car was headed down Bayview Road, lost control on a turn, struck a power pole and went through bushes onto a residential property then collided with a vehicle parked in the driveway.

Two suspects were reported to have run from the car. K9 attended to assist but were unable to locate the suspects. Nova Scotia Power attended and repaired a power line restoring power to a portion of the street that had been affected and the roadway was re-opened.

No injuries were reported and the matter is still under investigation.

Update: Police charge one man and release pictures of second suspect

Police Media Releases - Aug 19, 2016

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man involved in a robbery in Dartmouth two weeks ago.

On August 6 at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 46-year-old man reported he was on a Halifax Transit bus on Pinecrest Drive in Dartmouth when he got into an argument with two other men. The victim was pushed off the bus by the men and assaulted. During the incident, the victim’s duffle bag fell to the ground and one of the suspects took his wallet which contained a quantity if cash. The victim was taken by EHS to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and later released.

On August 11, while patrolling the area of Primrose Street in Dartmouth, officers observed one of the suspects from this incident. At 10:49 a.m., officers arrested a 32-year-old Dartmouth man for assault causing bodily harm. He was taken into custody without incident and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on September 20, 2016 to face this charge.   

Police are still looking to identify the second suspect in this incident who is described as a white man with a slim build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt, dark pants and carrying a backpack.  

Investigators are asking anyone who can identify the suspect and/or who has any information on this incident 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.

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Note: Pictures of robbery suspect are attached.

Traffic stop leads to weapons charges

Police Media Releases - Aug 19, 2016

A man face charges as a result of a traffic stop last Tuesday night in Sambro. 

At approximately 9:20 p.m. on August 16, members of the West Quick Response Unit, with the assistance of patrol officers and members of the Emergency Response Team, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Ketch Harbour Road. Officers searched the vehicle and seized a handgun and a quantity of ammunition. The male driver of the vehicle was arrested without incident. Officers then conducted a search at a residence on Ketch Harbour Road and seized a handgun, six long guns and a quantity of ammunition. 

A 40-year-old man was released on an undertaking to appear in court at a later date to face numerous weapons-related charges.

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Man faces voyeurism charge

Police Media Releases - Aug 18, 2016

Police have charged a man with voyeurism in relation to an incident that occurred Monday in Dartmouth.

At approximately 4:25 p.m. on August 15, police received a report that a man had taken a photo of an 11-year-old boy who was in the stall next to him in a men’s washroom at Mic Mac Mall. The boy left the washroom and reported the incident to his mother who alerted mall security. Security officers entered the washroom and detained the man until police arrived on scene at approximately 4:40 p.m. Patrol officers arrested the man and seized his cell phone. As a result of the investigation, investigators executed a search warrant of a Middle Sackville residence Tuesday afternoon and seized a computer and other electronic storage devices. The man was released from custody Tuesday afternoon.

Today, investigators charged 31-year-old Ian Gerald Keddy of Middle Sackville with voyeurism. He will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on January 3, 2017. This matter remains under investigation by members of the General Investigation Section and the Internet Child Exploitation Unit, both of which fall within the Criminal Investigation Section.

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Police warn citizens after rash of break and enters in Halifax

Police Media Releases - Aug 18, 2016

Halifax Regional Police is advising the public after receiving 41 reports of break and enters into homes all over peninsular Halifax since July 1.

There have been suspects charged in five of the incidents. The majority have involved unlocked doors or windows and a few have involved smashed windows or forced doors or locks. Some of the targeted items have included electronics, purses, wallets, food, liquor, clothing, shoes, musical equipment, and tools.

To reduce the risk of your house being broken into, make sure that windows and doors are locked before you leave your home. If you have sliding windows or patio doors, place a piece of wood along the tracks to make them difficult to open. If your home is equipped with an alarm, ensure it is activated when you leave. If you observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood, report it to police by calling 902-490-5020. Try to get a good description of the person including height, weight, clothing and other details. Take a look to see if there is a vehicle parked nearby and make note of the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle.

Officers are asking anyone with information about these incidents, or who has experienced a similar incident, to contact police at 902-490-5016.  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. 

Fatal vehicle/motorcycle collision

Police Media Releases - Aug 18, 2016

At 4:02 p.m. on August 17, Halifax Regional Police responded to Victoria Road at Primrose Street in Dartmouth for a motor vehicle collision involving a minivan and a motorcycle. The 30-year-old Dartmouth man who was riding the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene. Patrol members, along with members of the Forensic Identification Section and Accident Investigation, responded and are continuing the investigation. Our thoughts are with the man's loved ones at this difficult time. 

Update: Police investigate bomb threat

Police Media Releases - Aug 17, 2016

 

Officers have concluded their search, nothing suspicious was located, however, the investigation is ongoing. The area is now open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Police thank the public for their cooperation in this matter. 

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Issued August 17 at 12:36 p.m.

Halifax Regional Police is investigating a bomb threat that was received this morning in Halifax. 

Just after 11:09 a.m., police responded to a building located in the 5800 block of College Street for a bomb threat after the building received a threatening phone call from an anonymous caller. Officers are on scene and searching the area with the assistance of the K-9 Unit, however, nothing suspicious has been located to this point. This building and other buildings in the area have been evacuated as a precaution, and College and Summer Streets and University Avenue have been closed to vehicle and foot traffic until further notice. 

The investigation into this matter is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked 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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Taxi driver facing additional sexual assault charge

Police Media Releases - Aug 17, 2016

Investigators with the Sexual Assault Investigative Team of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man in relation to a sexual assault that occurred on June 4 in Halifax. The same man was previously charged in relation to a separate sexual assault that occurred on July 9 in Halifax. 

At approximately 2:50 a.m. on July 9, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report that a taxi driver had kissed and touched a 20-year-old woman in a sexual manner without her consent. The victim and the taxi driver were located by HRP in the 1800 block of Barrington Street in Halifax a short time later, where the taxi driver was taken into custody without incident. As a result of the investigation, a 44-year-old Halifax man was charged with sexual assault.

During the investigation into this incident, investigators identified the same man as a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred at approximately 1 a.m. on June 4. In that incident, a man driving a taxi in the area of Grafton and Blowers Streets picked up a 25-year-old female passenger. While driving, the man touched the victim in a sexual manner before dropping her off at the requested destination. 

On August 16 at 1 p.m., investigators arrested 44-year-old Milad Houssen when he turned himself in at Police Headquarters on Gottingen Street. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 8 in relation to the July 9 incident and on September 27 to face an additional charge of sexual assault in relation to the June 4 incident.

Sexual assault investigations are very complex. As part of our victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to sexualized violence, we work closely with victims to ensure they’re willing to proceed with a police investigation, which includes giving a statement about the incident and providing a description of the suspect if possible. Police must also ensure the victim’s privacy is upheld and well-being is fully considered.

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Police Continue to Investigate the Homicide of Taylor Samson

Police Media Releases - Aug 17, 2016

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of Taylor Samson being reported missing to police and investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in relation to the ongoing investigation into his murder and the whereabouts of his remains. 

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 16, 2015 Taylor was reported missing to police. He had last been seen at his residence in the 6000 block of South Street at 10:30 p.m. on August 15. Investigators in the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division later ruled the case a homicide and charged 22-year-old William Michael Sandeson of Halifax with first degree murder. This was not a random act as Taylor and William Sandeson knew one another. 

Investigators believe that Taylor was murdered at a residence in the 1200 block of Henry Street but his remains have yet to be recovered. Investigators ask that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Taylor’s remains or this homicide investigation contact the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division at 902-490-5016. 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. 

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Man arrested for voyeurism

Police Media Releases - Aug 16, 2016

Police have arrested a man in relation to a voyeurism incident that occurred yesterday in Dartmouth.

At approximately 4:25 p.m. on August 15, police received a report that a man had taken a photo of an 11-year-old boy who was in the stall next to him in a men’s washroom at Mic Mac Mall. The boy left the washroom and reported the incident to his mother who alerted mall security. Security officers entered the washroom and detained the man until police arrived on scene at approximately 4:40 p.m. Patrol officers arrested a 31-year-old man and seized his cell phone. As a result of the investigation, investigators executed a search warrant at a Sackville residence this afternoon and seized a computer and other electronic storage devices.

The man has since been released from custody, and this matter remains under investigation by members of the General Investigation Section and Internet Child Exploitation Unit, both of which fall within the Criminal Investigation Section. Charges are anticipated but have yet to be laid.

GO #16-123424: Home Invasion

Police Reports - Aug 16, 2016

At 9 p.m. last night, police responded to a report of a disturbance at an apartment building on Primrose Street in Dartmouth. Upon arrival, officers located a 63-year-old man who appeared to have been assaulted. The victim reported that two men broke into his apartment, stole a sum of money and assaulted him. He was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and subsequently released. The incident is under investigation by members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

Charges laid in stabbing

Police Media Releases - Aug 16, 2016

Charges laid in stabbing

Members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have laid charges in a stabbing that occurred on August 14 in Halifax.

At approximately 2:50 a.m., police responded to a disturbance at Taboo night club, 1743 Grafton Street, Halifax.  Investigators determined that the victim was involved in an assault inside the club, and after being escorted outside by staff, he realized that he had been stabbed in the abdomen. The victim was taken to the QE11 and admitted for non-life threatening injuries.

Through the investigation, officers identified a suspect in this incident, and at 3:47 a.m. on August 15 the suspect turned himself in at Police Headquarters and was taken into custody.

Twenty-three-year-old Alban Dullovi of Halifax appeared in court yesterday afternoon to face charges of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

16-122526 - Robbery

Police Media Releases - Aug 14, 2016

At approximately 2 p.m.on August 14, officers responded to a robbery at Princess Auto, located at 81 Wright Avenue, Dartmouth. Staff stated that a man was leaving the store with articles he had not paid for and was approached by staff. The man then informed the staff member that he had a knife and to leave him alone, and the man fled the business. The area was checked but the male could not be located, however, the property was recovered a short distance away. The suspect is described as a white male with a darker complexion, 25-30 years of age, 5’10” to 6’ with a slender build and scruffy facial hair.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

16-122526 - Stabbing

Police Media Releases - Aug 14, 2016

Assault with a weapon

Members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an assault with a weapon that occurred last evening.

At approximately 2:50 a.m., police responded to a disturbance at Taboo night club, 1743 Grafton Street, Halifax.  Investigators determined that the victim was involved in an assault inside the club, and after being escorted outside by staff, he realized that he had been stabbed in the abdomen. The victim was taken to the QE2 and admitted for non-life threatening injuries. This matter remains under investigation at this time.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact police at 902-490-5016. 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. 

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16-122417 - Robbery

Police Media Releases - Aug 14, 2016

Police make arrests in robbery

Halifax Regional Police have made three arrests in a robbery that occurred on August 13th in Halifax.

At approximately 11:00 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the area of Plateau Crescent, Halifax.  A 20-year-old male was walking in the area when he was approached by three male youths who began to assault him. During the assault they removed some of his personal property and fled on foot to a nearby residence in the 0-100 block of Plateau Crescent. Three male youth suspects were located by police hiding inside a residence and arrested for robbery. The victim’s property was also recovered by police.

Two of the youths are being held for court on Monday, the third was released to attend court at a later date. The victim was treated by EHS at the scene for minor injuries. 

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16-122296 - Motor Vehicle Collision

Police Media Releases - Aug 14, 2016

Vehicle Collision

Halifax Regional Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Saturday August 13, at the intersection of Victoria Road and Albro Lake Road, Dartmouth resulting in the roadway being shut down for an extended period of time.

At 735pm a 68-year-old female was driving south on Victoria Road, when she drove through a red light at the intersection of Victoria Road and Albro Lake Road.  A 31-year-old male was travelling east on Albro Lake Road, proceeded through the green light colliding into the rear passenger side of the other vehicle causing it to roll over on its roof. The female driver was taken to hospital as a precaution where it was determined that she did not suffer any injuries. The male driver of the truck was uninjured.

The 68-year-old female driver was issued a summary offence ticket under Section 93(2)(e) of the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to stop at red light.

16-110846 Suspicious Package

Police Media Releases - Aug 14, 2016

The item had several labels on it including a green sticker that said Hazardous Material Contact Police or Military. The building was subsequently evacuated and vehicle and pedestrian traffic were shut down.

Officers with the Explosive Disposal Unit attended the scene and determined that it item was an oversized marine flare that had been filled with phosphorous which had been burned off.  Police remind citizens that if they have an explosive that needs to be disposed of, or something that appears to be an explosive object, do not move or touch it and contact the Police immediately. Do not attempt to bring it to the Police station or local Fire Department, as movement of an explosive or a potential explosive puts yourself and others at risk.

Police investigating robbery

Police Media Releases - Aug 12, 2016

Halifax Regional Police is investigating a robbery that occurred last evening in Halifax.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the area of Victoria Road. A 24-year-old man and a 24-year-old-woman were approached by a man while walking in the area. The suspect produced a knife and demanded money and cell phones. The suspects took the victim’s cell phone and fled the area on foot. The suspect is described as a 25-30-year-old man, approximately 6’, larger frame and dark eyes. At the time of the incident he was wearing a white baseball cap, red bandana, black knee length shorts and high top sneakers.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call police at 902-490-5016. 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.

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Cyclist vehicle collision: GO#16-120842, Central Division

Police Reports - Aug 11, 2016

At 10:50 a.m., woman riding her bike was travelling south on Birmingham Street in Halifax when an man driving north on Birmingham Street,  turned west on Clyde Street in front of her resulting in a collision  between the car and the bike. She was taken to the QE2 Emergency and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The file remains under investigation at this time.

Update: Missing youth

Police Media Releases - Aug 11, 2016

Missing youth, Justin Oakley, has been located.

We would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.

Update: Missing Bedford Man located last night

Police Reports - Aug 10, 2016

UPDATE: 

Jeffery Bilby was located safe and sound last night in Halifax. Halifax Regional Police wish to thank the public and the media for their assistance with this matter.

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Police have received information that Jeffrey Bilby may be in North Rustico, Prince Edward Island. Staff at a hotel in the 7000 block of Cavendish Road believe that he stayed at their establishment and was last seen the evening of Sunday August 7. Jeffrey requires treatment for a medical condition and has not received  this treatment since he was reported missing. Police continue to be concerned for Jeffrey’s well-being and request that he or anyone with information on his whereabouts calls their local police, or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020.

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Halifax Regional Police are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing Bedford man. 

Fourty-one-year-old Jeffery Bilby was reported missing to Halifax Regional Police at 6:00 p.m. on August 5nd 2016. 

Mr. BILBY is believed to be in poor health and requires regular medical treatment for an illness that he suffers from.  Mr. Bilby operates a 2012 black Honda Civic with NS license plate DXC-780. 

Officers request that Mr. Bilby or anyone with information on his whereabouts call Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020.

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Police release photos from robbery

Police Media Releases - Aug 9, 2016

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man who robbed a Halifax business two weeks ago.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 29, a man entered a business located in the 5700 block of West Street in Halifax. The suspect approached the staff member and produced a handgun. He demanded money and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash before exiting the business. He then ran west on West Street where he entered a mid-sized, white, 4 door car and fled the area. 

The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20's, approximately 5'9", slim build and wearing a dark grey hoodie.  

Investigators are asking anyone who can identify the suspect and/or who has any information on this incident 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.

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Note: Pictures of robbery suspect and the vehicle in which he fled are attached. 

Advisory: Thefts from vehicles

Police Media Releases - Aug 9, 2016

Halifax Regional Police is warning citizens after a rash of thefts from vehicles over the last week. 

As part of our Community Response Model of Policing, our Comstat crime analysts have noted an increase in thefts from vehicles in a number of areas in Halifax and Bedford. Since August 5, police have received 15 reports of vehicle break-ins on the following streets: Arvida Avenue, Armstrong Court, Stratford Way and Transom Drive in Halifax; and Southgate Drive, Oceanview Drive, Horizon Road, Thorndale Terrace, Mary Fenton Court, Bedford Hills Road, Nottingham Street (three incidents) and Rockpoint Court (two incidents) in Bedford. In most cases, the vehicles were left unlocked with valuable objects left in plain sight. In three of the incidents, the suspect(s) used the garage door opener in the vehicle to access the garage, in one case, stealing a bicycle, and in another, drinking beverages and eating food from the garage. 

Thefts from vehicles are usually crimes of opportunity with visible items tempting 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) and lock the doors upon exiting. If it’s absolutely necessary to leave items in your vehicle, they should be locked in the trunk out of plain sight before arriving at your destination.

Citizens who have had items stolen from their vehicles are asked to file a report by calling 902-490-5016. You can also file a report 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. You can also make a report anonymously through 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# 16-119376

Police Reports - Aug 9, 2016

At  10:00 pm on August 8th 2016 Halifax Regional Police responded to the area of Penhorn Mall located at 535 Portland Street in Dartmouth. The victim stated he was walking on Portland Street near Penhorn Mall when he was approached by a male on a bike who asked to use his phone. The male made a call then drove away with the phone. The victim caught up and attempted to get his phone back and the suspect punched him and took off. The area was checked but the suspect could not be located. The suspect is described as a  black male, 25 years old 5’10” tall. Short brown hair, muscular build driving a black mountain bike. The victim was not injured during the robbery.

Drug search results in charges

Police Media Releases - Aug 8, 2016

A Dartmouth man faces charges as a result of a drug search Friday afternoon in Dartmouth. 

At approximately 2:10 p.m. on August 5, members of the East Quick Response Unit, with the assistance of the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, executed a search warrant at an apartment building in the 0-100 block of Highfield Park Drive. As a result of the search, officers seized a quantity of cocaine along with drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested one man without incident during the search. 

A 42-year-old Dartmouth man faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine. He was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial court on September 7.   

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Update: Police charge man in robbery of Daily Sweets store

Police Media Releases - Aug 8, 2016

Halifax Regional Police have charged a man in connection with a robbery that occurred at convenience store in Halifax on Friday night.   

On August 5 at approximately 5:05 p.m., police responded to an alarm at a business at 2860 Oxford Street in Halifax. Upon arrival, officers determined that a robbery had taken place at the Daily Sweets convenience store. The suspect left the store with a sum of money in an older model gold sedan.  There were no injuries in this robbery and no weapon was used. At approximately 9:20 p.m. police arrested a 45-year-old man without incident in the area of North and Dublin Streets. The suspect was held in custody over the weekend.  

Officers from the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division charged Stephen Paul Austin of Halifax with one count of robbery and two counts of breaching a recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax court today to face these charges.

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UPDATE: Missing person GO#16-117172

Police Reports - Aug 7, 2016

On August 7th 2016 at 6:00 AM Cherly Parsons was located safe and sound walking on a Downtown Dartmouth street. Halifax Regional Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance in locating Ms. Parsons. 

Robbery – GO # 16-118273

Police Reports - Aug 7, 2016

At 9:00 PM on August 6th 2016  a forty six year old man reported he was on a Metro Transit Bus on Pinecrest Dr in Dartmouth. A verbal altercation occurred between this man and two other men on the bus. The victim was then pushed off the bus, by these men. He was  assaulted, struck in the face by the suspect. During the incident the victim’s duffle bag fell to the ground and the suspects took his wallet which contained cash. The victim was treated by EHS at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

Update: Robbery GO#16-117727, Central Division

Police Reports - Aug 6, 2016

In relation to the robbery that occurred at 2860 Oxford Street in Halifax, Integrated Criminal Investigation Division has charged a 45-year-old man with robbery and two counts of breach of a court order. 

He will be remanded into custody for the weekend and appear in Halifax Provincial Court on Monday August 8th .

UPDATE: Missing person GO#16-117172, East Division

Police Reports - Aug 6, 2016

Halifax Regional Police and Halifax Regional Ground Search and Rescue have concluded their search in the Woodlawn area of Dartmouth for Cheryl Parsons.  Ms. Parsopns has not yet been located.  Investigators with the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division will continue to investigate the matter. 

Officers request that Cheryl or anyone with information on her whereabouts calls Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020.

Robbery - GO#16-117727, Central Division

Police Reports - Aug 6, 2016

 At 5:05 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a commercial hold up alarm at a business at 2860 Oxford Street in Halifax. 

On arrival HRP determined that a robbery had taken place at the “Daily Sweets” store.  A man had entered the store and demanded money from the staff member. He was described as a white man, approximately 5 foot 4 inches tall, bald with a large build, wearing a blue shirt and jeans.  The man left the store with a sum of money in an older model gold sedan.  There were no injuries in this robbery and no weapon was used or threatened. 

 At approximately 9:20 p.m., HRP arrested a 45-year-old man in the area of North and Dublin Streets in Halifax.  The matter is currently still under investigation by members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.  Charges are anticipated against this man, however the exact charges will not be known until the investigation is complete.  An update will be issued when that decision has been finalized.

Police ask residents to check their properties for missing Dartmouth woman

Police Media Releases - Aug 5, 2016

Halifax Regional Police is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing Dartmouth woman. 

Forty-three-year old Cheryl Parsons was last seen at a residence on Trillium Court in Dartmouth on August 2. She was reported missing to police on August 4. Investigators believe that she may be in the area of Gregory Drive in Dartmouth and Halifax Ground Search and Rescue, along with Halifax Regional Police, are currently searching the area. Police ask residents in the area to check their backyards, sheds and outbuildings for any signs of Cheryl.  

Cheryl is described as a white woman, 5’1”, 240 lbs with long straight dark hair. She also has a tattoo of a green frog on her right calf. There is no clothing description available.

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

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July vehicle/pedestrian collision stats

Police Media Releases - Aug 5, 2016

As part of our continued focus on pedestrian safety, Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP have committed to releasing a monthly vehicle/pedestrian collision report to provide police and citizens with more contextual information on this issue. 

During the month of July, there were 16 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax. Month over month, this represents a slight increase (+3 incidents) from the 13 incidents reported in June 2016. Year over year, there was an increase (+10 incidents) from the 6 incidents reported in July 2015. There is also an increase in the number of incidents (101 incidents) when comparing the period January 1-July 31, 2016 to the same period in 2015 (93 incidents). 

For the period January 1-July 31, 2016, 55 per cent (56 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks. Of the 105 pedestrians involved:

  • 26 reported no injury
  • 52 experienced minor injuries
  • 16 experienced moderate injuries
  • 3 experienced severe injuries
  • 8 did not report their injuries to police
  • 0 pedestrian fatalities 

The full monthly report is available online at: 

http://www.halifax.ca/police/documents/July2016VehPedReport.pdf

Two men and one women face charges after drug searches last night in Halifax

Police Reports - Aug 5, 2016

At approximately 5 p.m. on August 4, investigators assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit with the assistance of members of the Quick Response Unit arrested two men and a woman in the area of Evans Ave and Ford St in Halifax. Subsequent to the arrests, these teams executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant in the 0-100 block of Evans Ave in Halifax. This search resulted in ...the seizure of a quantity of cocaine, marihuana, prescription drugs, cash and other drug paraphernalia. A 32 year old man from Halifax, a 25 year old man from Halifax and a 23 year old woman from Halifax will all appear in Halifax Provincial Court on Friday August 5, each charged with 3 counts of trafficking in narcotic contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.

Drug activity often involves violence that puts innocent citizens at risk and is detrimental to the overall safety of our communities. The HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit investigates complaints and targets people involved in the purchase and sale of drugs. Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity to police at 490-5130. 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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Suspicious circumstances

Police Reports - Aug 5, 2016

At approximately 12:30 am Halifax Regional Police responded to a report from citizen of possible gun shots in the area of Green Village Lane in Dartmouth. A caller to HRP indicated that she had heard a female screaming , then a gun shot, then the female screamed again and a second gunshot. The caller believed that the shots had come from the area to the South of the end of Green Village Lane. Over the next several hours, Halifax Regional Police pa...trol members, assisted by HRP Emergency Response Team members and an RCMP Police Service Dog team extensively searched the area but were unable to locate any evidence to indicate that shots had been fired in the area. A daylight search of the area is planned.

Officers are looking to speak with anyone who may have any knowledge of this incident and ask that they contact Halifax Regional 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 or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

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Police investigating motor vehicle crash

Police Media Releases - Aug 5, 2016

At approximately 1:50 am Halifax Regional Police responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 400 block of Parkland Dr in Halifax.  A vehicle that had been travelling along Parkland Dr struck a series of vehicles that were parked along Parkland Dr. The two occupants of the vehicle fled the area shortly after the collision, prior to police arrival. The suspects are described as two white men 19-25 years of age, one wearing a pink or red shirt, both were wearing shorts.  It is unknown if either of these men were injured. No one was injured in the parked vehicles as they were all unoccupied.

Officers are looking to speak with anyone who may have any knowledge of this incident and ask that they contact Halifax Regional 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 or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

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Police investigating two additional incidents in the area of Farrell Street

Police Media Releases - Aug 4, 2016

Halifax Regional Police are investigating two additional incidents that occurred last night in the Farrell Street area of Dartmouth.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., a 41-year-old man was walking in the area of Farrell and Catherine Streets when he was approached by two men who began calling him names. One of the suspects tried to punch the man but was unsuccessful. The man ran to a nearby building and called police. The first suspect was described as a black man, balding with facial hair and a heavy build, wearing a black t-shirt and black shorts. The second suspect was described as a black man with a heavy build and a clean crew cut with shaved sides, wearing a black t-shirt and black pants.

At approximately 11:28 p.m., a 27 year-old-man was walking in the area of Farrell Street and Windmill Road when he was approached by two men who asked him for a lighter and cigarettes. One of the suspects attempted to grab the man’s shirt as he walked by them. The suspects yelled obscenities at the man as he continued to walk away. The man called police when he arrived home. The suspects were described as black men with larger builds, one with facial hair. One of the suspects was wearing black pants and a black sweater, and the other was wearing a grey sweater and tan shorts.

Police are exploring the possibility that these incidents may be related to a robbery that was previously released that occurred last night at approximately 11 p.m. in the area of Farrell Street and Windmill Road.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

Update: Police charge man and woman in pizza shop robbery

Police Media Releases - Aug 4, 2016

Halifax Regional Police have charged a man and woman in connection with a robbery that occurred at a pizza shop in Dartmouth last night.  

Shortly before midnight, police were dispatched to a report of a robbery at Robert’s Pizza and Donair located at 364 Windmill Road. Upon arrival, officers located an employee who was bleeding from deep cuts to his hands and arms. He stated he was working in the restaurant when  a man and woman entered and demanded money. The man was armed with a knife and during the robbery the victim sustained cuts that required medical attention. The suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Officers were on scene quickly, and with the help of citizens, were able to locate the suspects at an apartment building in the 0-100 block of Primrose Street in Dartmouth. Officers arrested the suspects without incident and they were held in police custody overnight.  

Officers from the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division charged 27-year-old Lemarco Sparks and 23-year-old Stephanie Nicholson, both of Dartmouth, with robbery. Sparks has also been charged with disguise with intent, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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Arson 16-116722

Police Reports - Aug 4, 2016

Shortly before 1:00 am on August 4, Central Division officers were called to the 2500 block of Elm Street in Halifax at the request of Halifax Regional Fire.

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services were called to the area to extinguish a fire that was on the deck.  Upon inspection fire fighters noted what appeared to be an incendiary device and called police.

Damage was centralized to the deck of the home and was extinguished quickly.

No one was injured in this incident and officers are still completing the preliminary investigation.  More information will be released when it becomes available.

 Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016Anonymous 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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Police Reports - Aug 4, 2016

At approximately 10:15pm Central Division officers were dispatched to the area of Oxford and Almon Streets to three separate reports from the public of a woman who appeared in distress in the passenger seat of a white sedan driving from the area at a high rate of speed.

Units arrived on scene shortly thereafter, however they could not locate the vehicle. 

The vehicle is described as a white, four door sedan, possibly a Toyota.  The woman in distress is described as white, 18-25 years of age, with dark hair and a dark shirt. The driver is described as a 30 year-old man wearing dark clothing.

Information is very limited at his time, and police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle involved or the occupants to ensure their well-being.  Police are asking residents in the areas of Swaine, Berlin, Connaught, Oxford and Almon to check any outward facing cameras they may own for images of this vehicle that may have been captured last night around the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

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Police Reports - Aug 4, 2016

Shortly before midnight on August 3, East Division officers were dispatched to a report of a robbery at Robert’s Pizza and Donair on Windmill Road in Dartmouth.

Upon arrival officers located an employee who was bleeding as he had sustained deep cuts to his hands and arms.

He stated he was working in the restaurant and a man and woman entered and robbed him armed with a knife. During the robbery the victim sustained cuts that required medical attention to his hands. The suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers, with help of the public were able to locate the responsible parties at an apartment building in the 0-100 block of Primrose Street in Dartmouth.

The Integrated General Investigation Section is currently interviewing a 27 year-old man and a 23 year-old woman in connection with the robbery.

The victim was treated at the scene and subsequently transported to hospital for further care. More information on this matter will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

Robbery 16-116681

Police Reports - Aug 4, 2016

Upon arrival officers located a 64-year-old Dartmouth man who states he was robbed of his wallet, phone and hearing aids as he was walking in the area by two males not known to him.  The victim in this matter suffered minor injuries and no weapons were reported.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free  (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

 

CEO scam

Police Media Releases - Aug 3, 2016

Investigators in the Financial Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are warning citizens about an old email scam that has reappeared to target organizations throughout the Halifax area.  

In the last year, police have received over 30 reports of a scam involving someone posing as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or manager of an organization. The scammer contacts the organization using a fake email address and directs staff to wire money to a bank account. Seven organizations have been defrauded of thousands of dollars so far this year and these cases are currently under investigation.   

Fraud can affect anyone. Keep the following tips in mind:

  • Never send money without confirming the identity of the recipient by voice or in-person.
  • If you receive an e-mail requesting money, contact the purported sender by phone or in-person to confirm the e-mail's legitimacy.

If you’ve lost money or provided personal information as a result of this or any other scam, please report the matter to your local police agency. There is no need to call police to report that you’ve been contacted in relation to this scam if you’re not a victim.  You can report a scam where you haven’t been a victim to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by calling 1-888-495-8501 or online at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/reportincident-signalerincident/index-eng.htm 

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