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December 2016

Man charged with aggravated sexual assault

Police Media Releases - Yesterday

Man charged with aggravated sexual assault

Police have charged a man following a sexual assault that occurred yesterday in north end Dartmouth.

At approximately 5:15 a.m., a woman in her twenties* called 911 stating she was being sexually assaulted by a man. Patrol officers attended the scene where the man was arrested.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the woman met the man shortly prior to the incident. After meeting, they went to a local coffee shop and then attended a nearby residence, where the sexual assault took place.

Twenty-eight-year-old Pablo Moises Alas of Fall River faces charges of aggravated sexual assault, uttering threats to cause death or grievous bodily harm and overcoming resistance (choking). Alas appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to answer to the charges.

* We are not releasing any further details regarding the victim or the location of the incident as there is a publication ban in effect to protect the identity of the victim

 

Drug search results in charges

Police Media Releases - Yesterday

Drug search results in charges

 

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

 

At 1:30 p.m. on December 7, members of the East Quick Response Unit, with the assistance of the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, executed a search warrant in the 0-100 block of Elmwood Drive. As a result of the search, a quantity of crack cocaine, pills, marihuana, cash and scales were seized. Officers arrested a 55-year-old Dartmouth man without incident during the search.

 

The man faces a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on January 18, 2017 to answer to the charges. 

Operation Christmas 2016

Police Media Releases - 2 days ago

Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP proud to host Operation Christmas 2016

Halifax Regional Police (HRP) and Halifax District RCMP, Partners in Policing, are proud to host Operation Christmas this year to combat drinking and driving.

Earlier today, HRP and Halifax District RCMP, along with agencies from across the province, teamed up in Cole Harbour to launch Operation Christmas. The annual province-wide campaign aims to reduce impaired driving and remind motorists to practice safe winter driving.

“Today marks another year of successful partnership among so many organizations across the province to keep our roads safe; no one agency can do it alone,” says Chief Jean-Michel Blais. “Halifax Regional Police, together with Halifax District RCMP, will police our streets and highways and conduct countless checkpoints to address impaired driving by both alcohol and drugs this holiday season.”

During Operation Christmas checkpoints focused on awareness, education and enforcement will be held throughout the region to ensure that drivers on our roadways are sober and educated on the dangers of getting behind the wheel after drinking.

“We are very proud to co-host this event in partnership with Halifax Regional Police, our partner in policing. We are also grateful to be working with MADD Canada, the Nova Scotia Departments of Justice and Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and many municipal agencies across Nova Scotia to address an issue that affects people across our communities,” says Chief Superintendent Lee Bergerman.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs puts everyone in danger. In December 2009, MADD Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia launched Campaign 911 which encourages people to call police with information on suspected impaired drivers. HRM Partners in Policing continue to be encouraged by the number of citizens helping to play a role in community safety. If you have information on someone driving under the influence, please call 911

Cop Shop Success

Police Media Releases - 2 days ago

CopShop brings the excitement and magic of the holiday season to local children

Halifax Regional Police (HRP) and Halifax Shopping Centre celebrated the spirit of the season with 52 local children at this year’s CopShop. The 12th annual event, which was held earlier today, brought smiles, giggles and lifetime-long memories to the children and the 65 HRP employees who served as their personal shoppers.

Each child received a $200 gift card generously donated by Halifax Shopping Centre, a stocking filled with goodies and a new winter coat from Sport Chek. In the spirit of giving, Halifax Shopping Centre also gave each shopping duo a $10 gift card to ‘pay it forward.’ Each child is asked to choose and purchase a gift for another child the same age, which the mall will donate to the Salvation Army Toy Drive.

“CopShop is a special experience for the children and for our employees. The excitement, wonder and sheer joy on everyone’s faces is unmistakable. We are incredibly fortunate to have this opportunity to make a difference in these children’s lives. I am certain it will have a lasting positive impact,” says Chief Jean-Michel Blais.  “This wouldn’t be possible without Halifax Shopping Centre’s generous support of helping to spread holiday spirit throughout our organization and our community.” 

As in past years, the children selected for CopShop were recommended by various sources and were chosen because of need or recognition of specific academic, sports achievement or volunteer efforts.

“We are proud to be the pioneers of CopShop in Canada alongside Halifax Regional Police and excited to continue this special event into its 12th year of bringing joy during the holiday season to deserving children in our community,” says Sherri Kelsie, Retail Manager of Halifax Shopping Centre.

CopShop, which originated at Halifax Shopping Centre in 2005, has gone national for a ninth year with ten other 20 VIC Management centres in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan holding their own CopShop events in December. More than 400 children across Canada will benefit from this year’s event.

Thank you to everyone involved, especially the organizers at HRP and Halifax Shopping Centre who put their heart and soul into the event to make it enjoyable for the kids, both young and old.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Cst. Kristine Fraser

Acting Public Information Officer

Halifax Regional Police

(902) 490-5154 office

hrppublicrelations@halifax.ca

 

Sherri Kelsie
Retail Manager

Halifax Shopping Centre
(902) 454-8666 or (902) 483-7901

skelsie@20vic.com

Three men and one woman face fraud charges 16-181877

Police Media Releases - 2 days ago

Three men and one woman face fraud charges

Investigators in the Financial Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged three men and one woman with fraud charges after an incident in Halifax yesterday.

On December 6 at 2:15 p.m., staff at the Chebucto Inn in Halifax phoned police in relation to a questionable credit card transaction and suspicious activity by four people who were staying there. One man had presented a credit card to the front desk staff who, when verifying the card, learned it was counterfeit.  

Through the course of the investigation, police arrested the four people and seized counterfeit credit cards, false identification and credit card making equipment.

Twenty-year-old Jaleel Shyheem Harris, 18-year-old Tamara Courtney, 24-year-old Hawold Segbe Attie-Eliamon, all from Montreal, and 20-year-old Jonathan Scott from the Unites States each face charges of fraudulently obtaining lodging, possession of equipment to make a credit card, and four counts of possession of a counterfeit credit card. Courtney faces an additional charge of identity fraud.

All four are currently being held in custody and are scheduled to attend Halifax Provincial Court today to answer to the charges.

Break and enter charges 161-181870/181924

Police Media Releases - 2 days ago

Break and enter charges

Two men are facing charges after a break and enter yesterday afternoon in Dartmouth.

At 2 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a break and enter in-progress in the 0-100 block of Cuisack Street. Two men entered the rear of a residence while carrying swords and wearing masks.  The men left the residence once the lone occupant of the residence exited the front door and yelled.  The female resident observed the men drive away in an SUV type car.  The woman was not injured physically.

Officers observed the suspects a short distance away in an SUV. A traffic stop was conducted and both men were arrested without incident.

The men, 29-year-old Clancy St Clair McInnis of Dartmouth and 27-year-old Jacob Ralph England of Halifax, face charges of attempt break and enter, mischief, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, disguise with intent and conveying threats. England also faces a charge of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over 80 mg. Both are scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.

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Weapons complaint GO#16-181870

Police Reports - 2 days ago

On December 6 shortly after 2 p.m. Halifax Regional Police were called to the 0-100 Block of Cuisack Street in Dartmouth in response to a weapons complaint.  Once onscene, officers learned that two masked men who were carrying weapons and entered a home on Cuisack Street and assaulted the resident.  They fled in a vehicle and were located by police a short time later.  A 28 year old Halifax man and a 27 year old Dartmouth man are currently in police custody and the investigation into the circumstances continues.

Local police officers and children partner for 12th Annual CopShop

Police Media Releases - 3 days ago

Local police officers and children partner for 12th Annual CopShop

The 12h annual CopShop,presented byHalifax Shopping Centre and Halifax Regional Police (HRP), will take place tomorrow (December 7) at 11 a.m. at Halifax Shopping Centre.

For the event, approximately 65 HRP officers/staff will become personal shoppers to 52 local children as they set out for a special shopping spree. Each child will receive a $200 gift card generously donated by Halifax Shopping Centre, a stocking filled with goodies and a new winter coat from Sport Chek. In the spirit of giving, Halifax Shopping Centre will also give each shopping duo a $10 gift card to ‘pay it forward;’ the CopShop participant will purchase a gift for a child the same age, which the mall will then donate to the Salvation Army Toy Drive.

Sherri Kelsie of Halifax Shopping Centre, HRP Chief Jean-Michel (JM) Blais and selected officers and children will be available for interviews during CopShop.

Media are invited to attend the event. The schedule is as follows:

11:00 a.m. - Children and officers meet in the food court at Halifax Shopping Centre for pairing

11:15 a.m. - Chief Blais addresses the crowd, and Santa hands out stockings and gift cards

11:30 a.m. - Children and officers have lunch before shopping

11:45 a.m. - Shopping begins

 

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Notes to media:

  • Opportunities for media to partner with a CopShop shopping team are available. These arrangements can be made at the event on Wednesday.

  • For a glimpse of last year’s excitement, visit https://youtu.be/LIrihvooykM. HRP and Halifax Shopping Centre would like to thank Proptonics Video Production for generously donating its services to create this video.

 

 

Contact:

Sherri Kelsie
Retail Manager

Halifax Shopping Centre
(902) 454-8666 or (902) 483-7901

skelsie@20vic.com

Cst. Kristine Fraser

Acting Media Relations Officer

Halifax Regional Police

(902) 490-5154 office

fraserk@halifax.ca

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Police Media Releases - 3 days ago

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, which marks the anniversary of the murder of 14 young women at École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989.

It’s a day to remember all women who have needlessly experienced violence simply because of their gender, particularly those who have lost their lives at the hands of such violence. It’s also a day of action, a day that we must make a commitment to change so that we can individually and collectively end violence against women.

As a police agency, we respond to calls involving violence against women on a daily basis, which can be brutal and horrific. But equally troubling is the violence against women that is less overt; violence that is perpetuated through the disempowerment, control, objectification or disrespect of women. This is where we must take a stand and make a call for action. If we can start small and speak up against the less overt violence, then perhaps we can prevent the extremely violent acts from occurring. Ultimately, this means all of us – both men and women – doing the right thing for the right reasons for all of society.

To mark the 27th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, HRP members will attend

  • the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women Recognition Ceremony;

  • the Not So Silent Vigil outside the Halifax Central Library; and

  • the Sexton Campus at Dalhousie University where, at 7 p.m., Dr. Verona Singer, HRP Victim Services Unit, will speak to engineering students on the impact of gendered violence.

 

Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, which marks the anniversary of the murder of 14 young women at École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989.

 It’s a day to remember all women who have needlessly experienced violence simply because of their gender, particularly those who have lost their lives at the hands of such violence. It’s also a day of action, a day that we must make a commitment to change so that we can individually and collectively end violence against women.

 

As a police agency, we respond to calls involving violence against women on a daily basis, which can be brutal and horrific. But equally troubling is the violence against women that is less overt; violence that is perpetuated through the disempowerment, control, objectification or disrespect of women. This is where we must take a stand and make a call for action. If we can start small and speak up against the less overt violence, then perhaps we can prevent the extremely violent acts from occurring. Ultimately, this means all of us – both men and women – doing the right thing for the right reasons for all of society.

 

To mark the 27th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, HRP members will attend

  • the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women Recognition Ceremony;

  • the Not So Silent Vigil outside the Halifax Central Library; and

  • the Sexton Campus at Dalhousie University where, at 7 p.m., Dr. Verona Singer, HRP Victim Services Unit, will speak to engineering students on the impact of gendered violence.

Missing Youth 16-181262

Police Media Releases - Dec 5, 2016

 ~~UPDATE~~

Erin Healy has been located safe and sound.  We thank everyone for the assitance.

 

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Police seek public’s help finding missing youth                                                                  

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

Seventeen-year-old Erin Rosemary Healy was last seen on Gottingen Street on December 4 at approximately 2 p.m.

Erin is described as a white female, 5'7", 125 lbs. with brown eyes and long brown hair with red highlights.  She was last seen wearing a ¾ length winter jacket with black ‘Hunter’ boots. 

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

 

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Veh/Cyclist Collision 16- 179858

Police Media Releases - Dec 5, 2016

Vehicle/cyclist collision

Halifax Regional Police responded to a vehicle/cyclist collision Friday morning in Halifax.

At approximately 8 a.m., police responded to the intersection of Bell Road and Summer Street in relation to a vehicle/cyclist collision.  A 29-year-old woman was reported to have been struck while cycling east on Bell Road in the marked bike lane by a car that was travelling in the same direction then turning southbound on Summer Street. The cyclist  was transported to the QEII Health Center with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The 38-year-old female driver was issued a ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act for changing lanes unsafely.

Break and Enter Go#- 16181204

Police Reports - Dec 5, 2016

At 2:00 a.m. Halifax Regional Police received a call of 3 males that had just broken into a house garage on Falcon Run in Bedford. The suspect’s headed towards Golf Links Rd on foot. The responding officers observed a Saturn Ion travelling up Dartmouth Rd with the head lights out. There were three occupants in the vehicle. The officers attempted to stop this vehicle and it accelerated towards Dartmouth travelling down Magazine Hill. Police pursued the vehicle to Nadia Dr in Dartmouth where the three occupants stopped the vehicle and fled on foot.  K9 quickly apprehended two of the suspects. The third suspect was not located. The Saturn had been stolen from Mic Mac Blvd, Dartmouth, on November 30th.  The 18 year old and 26 year old males are currently being interviewed and charges will be decided once the investigation is completed.

Weapons complaint GO#16-180251, East Division

Police Reports - Dec 3, 2016

At approximately 10:25 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a cab driver having been sprayed with a sensory irritant in the 100 block of Pinecrest Drive, Dartmouth.  The suspects were described a man and woman who had fled the area after the assault. 

On arrival HRP patrol members obtained information and searched the area for the suspects.  A man, who matched the given description was seen in the area and attempted to flee from police on foot.  The 23-year-old man, from Dartmouth, was arrested after a short foot chase and will face charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, fraud by fares (taxi) and breach of court orders. He will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Monday December 5th.

A short time later, HRP patrol officers located the female suspect in the same general area of the offence.  A 19-year-old woman from Dartmouth was arrested without incident and will face charges of fraud by fares (taxi). She will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date.

Update: Barricaded Person GO#16-179895, West Division

Police Reports - Dec 3, 2016

In relation to the police operation on Ashdale Avenue in Halifax, at approximately 2:40 a.m. HRP Crisis Negotiators were successful in having the man exit the location and surrender to HRP Emergency Response Team members.  A 38-year-old man from Halifax, was taken into custody without incident and will be remanded into custody.  He will appear in Halifax Provincial Court on Monday December 5th to face charges of Assault Police Officer with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of court order. 

The Main Avenue/Titus Street area is in the process of being reopened to traffic at this time. Halifax Regional Police would like to thank the public for their patience with the traffic disruption as we brought this situation to a safe conclusion.

Barricaded person GO# 16-179895

Police Media Releases - Dec 2, 2016

Barricaded person

Halifax Regional Police is currently on scene at a barricaded person call in Fairview.

At approximately 9:15 a.m., an officer attended a residence on Ashdale Avenue to arrest a man in relation to an outstanding breach file. A man produced a knife during the officer’s initial conversation with him. The officer backed away and called for backup and the man retreated into the residence.

A number of officers are currently on scene, including crisis negotiators. At this time, Titus Street between Main Avenue and Dutch Village Road as well as Ashdale Avenue between Titus and Maple Streets are closed to traffic. We ask that people avoid the area. 

The investigation is in its preliminary stages and further information will be released when available.

 

November 2016

Police lay charges in Halifax robbery GO# 16-169623

Police Media Releases - Nov 30, 2016

Police lay charges in Halifax robbery

Halifax Regional Police have laid charges in relation to a robbery that occurred in Halifax three weeks ago.

On November 10, 2016 at approximately 2:22 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at The Kalisimbi Shop located at 22 Titus Street. A staff member stated a man entered the store, tried on some wigs, then told the clerk he was robbing her and demanded cash from the till, which he obtained. He fled on foot on Titus Street towards Dutch Village Road. No weapon was used during the incident and nobody was injured.  

Yesterday at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers with the Central Quick Response Unit arrested 25-year-old Johnathan Joseph Gallant of Halifax without incident.  He appeared today in Halifax Provincial Court to face charges of robbery.   

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Police release photos of theft suspect and suspect vehicle

Police Media Releases - Nov 30, 2016

Halifax Regional Police is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man who is believed to have broken into vehicles at a hockey rink last month in Bedford.

On October 27 at approximately 4:50 p.m., police received a complaint from an off-duty RCMP officer that her van was broken into and her purse, which contained her wallet as well as her RCMP badge, had been stolen while she was at the Rocky Lake Dome located at 44 Verdi Drive.

Police are releasing photos of a man believed to have broken into the van as well as another car where the back passenger window was broken and an iPad was stolen that same afternoon. He’s described as a young white man with short, light-coloured hair and scruff on his face. He was driving a black or dark purple two-door Honda Civic hatchback with a large spoiler and silver edged black rims.

The suspect enters the rink twice that afternoon between 4:15 and 4:40 p.m., at one point returning to the Honda Civic and moving it to a different parking spot. The first time, he’s wearing sunglasses on his head, an orange hoodie with a blue Under Armour logo, blue jeans and black sneakers with white soles. The second time, he’s wearing a black hoodie with a small white crest on the front and a white ball cap.

Police are asking the man or anyone who can identify the suspect, the suspect’s vehicle 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.

Police investigate sexual assault

Police Media Releases - Nov 29, 2016

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

At 1:40 a.m. on November 29, police received a report that at approximately 1 a.m., a man in the 1500 block of South Park Street approached a 59-year-old man who was walking in the area. The unknown man punched the victim in the face several times then grabbed the victim and touched him in a sexual manner. The suspect proceeded to push the victim to the ground before fleeing the area in an unknown direction. The victim walked to the hospital and was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 30 to 40 years old, 5’10” with a slender build and short brown hair. There is no clothing description available.

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) or by 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. As part of our victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to sexualized violence, we work closely with 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.

 

Police issue warning to motorists

Police Media Releases - Nov 29, 2016

With the forecasted snow then rain for tonight into tomorrow, Halifax Regional Police advises motorists to be mindful of road conditions and to adjust their driving habits accordingly.

A vehicle’s stopping distance increases when it’s slippery so allow extra space between your vehicle and the one ahead of you. When approaching a red light or stop sign, begin stopping earlier to help prevent sliding into the intersection.

In rainy conditions, drivers should be mindful of the potential of hydroplaning. Speed, in conjunction with water on the road, can result in a vehicle hydroplaning. This occurs when a layer of water forms between the tires and the roadway, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. If you find yourself hydroplaning, take your foot off the gas pedal, disengage the cruise control if you’re using it and let your vehicle slow down until the tires make contact with the road surface.

Visibility may also be an issue. Motorists are asked to watch for pedestrians and other vehicles. Pedestrians are reminded to use crosswalks, look both ways before crossing the street, make eye contact with drivers and wait until vehicles come to a stop before entering into the roadway.  

October vehicle/pedestrian collision stats

Police Media Releases - Nov 29, 2016

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

During the month of October, there were 27 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax. Month over month, this represents an increase (+9 incidents) from the 18 incidents reported in September 2016. Year over year, there was an increase (+3 incidents) from the 24 incidents reported in October 2015. There is also a slight increase in the number of incidents (158 incidents) when comparing January 1-October 31, 2016 to the same period in 2015 (154 incidents).

For January 1- October 31, 2016, 59 per cent (94 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks. Of the 165 pedestrians involved:

  • 51 reported no injury
  • 79 experienced minor injuries
  • 19 experienced moderate injuries
  • 4 experienced severe injuries
  • 12 did not report their injuries to police
  • 0 pedestrian fatalities

The full monthly report is available online at:

http://www.halifax.ca/police/documents/October2016VehPedReport.pdf

Police further investigate possible food tampering incident

Police Media Releases - Nov 29, 2016

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are continuing to investigate a possible food tampering incident that was reported on Sunday evening in Halifax.

At 8:15 p.m. on November 27, Halifax Regional Police received a report of a needle being found in potatoes at a home in Halifax. The potatoes had been peeled and cooked, nothing was noticed at this time, but a needle was observed near leftover cooked potatoes on the plate which also contained other food. No one was injured.

Following further investigation by the General Investigation Section and the Forensic Identification Section, it cannot be determined where the needle originated. Police cannot confirm that the needle was ever embedded in any food item. Police will continue to monitor the situation to see if there are any other similar incidents reported.

Police encourage citizens to be vigilant in checking all food products and to report any incidents of potential food tampering to police by calling 902-490-5016 or Crime Stoppers anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by their Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

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HRP receives community artwork

Police Media Releases - Nov 28, 2016

Yesterday at Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, Halifax Regional Police (HRP) received its second piece of artwork from the community.

During the morning church service, pastor Dr. Rhonda Britton and artist Christine Johnston presented the artwork to Chief Jean-Michel Blais and Deputy Chief Bill Moore. The artwork depicts the church as a place of worship and coming together, which Christine says is very important to the African-Nova Scotia community. The painting will be hung in a place of prominence at HRP Headquarters on Gottingen Street.

In acknowledgment of Christine’s talent and hard work, HRP presented an honorarium to both Christine and the church’s building fund. In the spirit of giving, Christine graciously elected to donate a portion of her honorarium to the church’s building fund.

As part of HRP’s 20th anniversary as an amalgamated policing service, and within the context of our Strategic Plan, the police service has been actively soliciting artwork representing community groups.

HRP received its first piece of art in February 2016 from artist Enas Jawad from the Muslim community. HRP hopes to receive more pieces from our diverse communities in the next year.

Check out the beautiful artwork from artist Christine Johnston (attached).

Suspicious Circumstances GO-16-177769

Police Reports - Nov 28, 2016

Suspicious Circumstances

 

At 8:15 p.m. , last night Halifax Regional Police received a report of a needle being found in potatoes at a home in Halifax.  The potatoes had been peeled and cooked, nothing was noticed at this time, but a needle was observed in the leftover cooked potatoes.  The bag of potatoes had been bought at the Giant Tiger on Dutch Village Rd on Nov 6th and they were from PEI.  No one was injured.

 

Motor vehicle collision, arrest for impaired driving GO#16-177514

Police Reports - Nov 27, 2016

**Update** November 27, 9:30 a.m.

As a result of the injuries sustained by one of the passengers in the vehicle, SIRT was contacted and will be investigating the incident. Any further media inquiries should be directed to SIRT.

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At 3:48 am Halifax Regional Police observed a car travelling at a  high rate of speed with a flat front tire on North West Arm Dr. It was learned this vehicle had fled from an accident scene, a collision  with a truck. Police attempted to stop this vehicle but the vehicle crashed into a pole on North West Arm Dr at Osborne Ave. The male driver has been arrested for impaired driving. The two male passengers in the vehicle have been taken to the hospital, with non-life threatening injuries. The collision is still under investigation, the Accident Investigation Unit is attending the scene.
 

Weapons complaint GO#16-177025

Police Reports - Nov 26, 2016

At approximately 2:15 am Halifax Regional Police responded to a weapons complaint that had occurred approximately 30 minutes earlier in the 200 block of Willett St in Halifax.  A 29 year old man was walking along Willett St when he approached a man who was sitting alone at a bus stop.  As the victim approached the man, he stood up, produced a knife and stated “Don’t move”.  The victim was able to kick the man and flee the area without injury or loss of property.  Due to the time delay, a suspect was not located.  The suspect is described as a man, 5’10” tall, wearing a black winter trench coat and a scarf over his face, carrying a knife approximately 5 inches in length.  Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020 or CrimeStoppers.

Police investigate assault GO#16-177026

Police Reports - Nov 26, 2016

At approximately 2:25 am Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of an assault that had occurred approximately 10 minutes earlier in the 6100 block of Quinpool Rd.  A 35 year old man was walking along Quinpool Rd with his girlfriend, they were approached by a group of males in a truck and an argument ensued.  Two men exited the truck and became involved in an altercation with the victim.  During this altercation, one of the men from the truck struck the victim in the face with what he believes was a tire iron.  The suspects then returned to the truck which fled the area Westbound toward the Armdale Roundabout.  The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspects are described as four white males, each approximately 25 years of age.  The truck they were operating is described as a gray, Chevrolet Silverado extended cab with a burned out taillight and a burned out headlight, the truck also had a rack in the back.  Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020 or CrimeStoppers.

Robbery GO#16-176921

Police Reports - Nov 25, 2016

At approximately 9:25pm Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a robbery at the Woodside Mini Mart, 553 Pleasant St in Dartmouth, that had occurred approximately 5 minutes earlier. A masked man had entered the store armed with a knife demanding money from the store staff. The staff member was not injured and the man left the store with a quantity of money. It is believed the man then fled the area on foot. The area was searched by HRP patrol members and K9 but a suspect was not located. The suspect is described as a white man, aged 20-30 years, tall and thin, 6'0 tall, wearing a red fabric over his face, black leather jacket, black pants‎ and a black baseball cap with no logo. Members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting the investigation assisted by members of the HRP Forensics Identification Section.  Anyone with information about this incident are urged to contact the Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020 or crimestoppers. 

Break and Enter GO# 16-176488

Police Reports - Nov 25, 2016

At approximately 11:40 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a break and enter in the 0-100 block of Emma Ct, in Dartmouth.  HRP were advised that 3 masked men were inside the residence and one was armed with a crow bar and one of the suspects had demanded money from one of the residents.   Upon HRP arrival it was learned that the 3 men had fled the home after being chased by one of the residents.  Police confirmed that a door to the residence had been forced open by the suspects, however, it is believed that the suspects did not obtain any property from the residence.  There were no injuries. 

 

Members of Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating.  The suspects are described as two men in black clothing, one wearing a full face mask and a third suspect wearing dark pants and a grey hooded sweater.  Anyone with information concerning this incident are asked to contact the 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 www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

Robbery GO# 16-176447

Police Reports - Nov 25, 2016

At approximately 9:15 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a robbery in the 2100 block of Barrington St, Halifax.  A man from Halifax reported he was walking near this location, when he was called over to speak with someone known to him.  After the conversation had begun the man struck the victim in the head with a rock, knocking him to the ground.  Once on the ground the man removed money from the victim and fled the area toward Brunswick St.  The 28-year-old victim was taken to hospital for observation and treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The investigation will continue and be conducted by members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.  The suspect is known to the victim and is described as a white man in his 40’s, the clothing description is currently unknown.

Car vs pedestrian collision GO#16-176386

Police Reports - Nov 25, 2016

At 7:20 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a truck vs pedestrian collision at the intersection of Dartmouth Rd and Bedford Highway in Bedford.  A pickup truck driven by a 47- year-old woman was turning left from Bedford Highway onto Dartmouth Rd on a left turn signal and struck a woman walking within the crosswalk and dragged her for approximately 25 feet.  The 19-year-old pedestrian was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  HRP patrol and Forensic Identification Section members closed Dartmouth Rd for a period of time to conduct the investigation but it has since reopened.  A decision on charges will be made at the completion of the investigation. 

 

Police investigate motor vehicle/pedestrian collision GO#16-176386

Police Reports - Nov 24, 2016

Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a truck vs pedestrian collision at the intersection of Dartmouth Road and Bedford Highway in Bedford.  A pickup truck driven by a 47 year old woman was turning left from Bedford Highway onto Dartmouth Rd on a left turn signal and struck a female pedestrian within the crosswalk and drug her for approximately 25 feet.  The 19 year old pedestrian was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  HRP Patrol and Forensic Identification Section members closed Dartmouth Rd for a period of time to conduct the investigation but it has since reopened.  A decision on charges will be made at the completion of the investigation.

Police investigate robbery

Police Media Releases - Nov 24, 2016

Halifax Regional Police are investigating a robbery that occurred this afternoon in Halifax. 

At approximately 12:50 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at Fenwick Convenience, 1143 South Park Street. A man entered the store, walked behind the counter and stated it was a robbery, demanding cigarettes and cash. The store employee told the suspect to leave from behind the counter. The man then punched the employee and left, empty handed, on foot and headed south on South Park Street. The area was checked by patrol and K9 members but the suspect could not be located. 

The suspect is described as a white man, 20-30 years old with a thin build. He is clean shaven with a brown buzz cut and was wearing a long beige trench coat and blue jeans. The employee was not injured and the suspect did not have a weapon.

This matter is in the early stages of the investigation. Members of Patrol and the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are continuing the investigation.

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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SIRT- Media Release

Other Agencies News - Nov 24, 2016

SIRT— Officer Acted Appropriately in July Motorcycle Crash

 

The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) today released its report regarding an investigation into a July 16, 2016 motorcycle crash near Waverly Road in Dartmouth following an attempted traffic stop by a member of Halifax Regional Police (HRP).

 

Shortly prior to 9 p.m. that day, police received word that a person of interest had left the scene of an assault in Dartmouth on a motorcycle.  A description of the person was broadcast to police.  The individual was seen by a member of HRP who attempted to pull him over as the two were on the ramp leading from Highway 111 to the Waverly Road. However, just as the officer activated his lights and siren, he said the driver looked back at him. The motorcycle then sped off, travelling between two cars stopped at a red light at a very high speed. It quickly went out of  control on a turn and crashed into a retaining wall. The 20-year-old driver suffered broken ribs and other injuries. He was arrested by the HRP officer, and taken to hospital for treatment. At the time the driver was prohibited from driving, and later pled guilty to the offence of driving while prohibited.

 

The driver said he sped off because his throttle stuck, and that he did not see the police. The officer did not have a chance to pursue the motorcycle as the accident happened within seconds of the officer attempting to make the stop. It is clear no action of the officer led to the crash, and that he was acting lawfully in his attempt to stop the motorcycle. Thus there are no grounds to consider any charges against the officer.

 

A complete copy of the report is available at .

 

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.

Charges laid in stabbing

Police Media Releases - Nov 24, 2016

Members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have laid charges in a stabbing that occurred yesterday afternoon in Dartmouth. 

On November 23 at 2:36 p.m., police received a report of a physical disturbance in the 0-100 block of Alderney Landing. There was a group of approximately five people in the area when a physical altercation broke out between two men, which resulted in an 18-year-old man receiving a stab wound to his hand and a broken finger. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was located a short distance away and was arrested without incident and held in custody overnight. Police determined that this was not a random act as the suspect and victim are known to each other.

Twenty-two-year-old Donavin Andrew Diggs of Dartmouth is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial court today to face charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and five counts of breach of a probation order.

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Police investigating assault of boy GO#16-175789

Police Reports - Nov 23, 2016

Halifax Regional Police responded to a complaint of an assault on a 9 year old boy at 2:30 p.m. today in the area of Fairwinds Place, Bedford.  After speaking with the boy, officers learned he was walking in the area alone when he was approached by a man he didn't know.  They had a short exchange which resulted in the man grabbing the boy by the arm.  There was a brief struggle before the boy broke away and he ran home.  The boy was uninjured, but was shaken by the incident.  The man is described as 6’2 with an average build, dark complexion with straight black hair.  He was wearing a black/grey baseball hat on backwards with a red, grey and black hoodie with high top red and yellow sneakers.
 
Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident 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

Police currently investigating stabbing

Police Media Releases - Nov 23, 2016

Halifax Regional Police is on scene and investigating an assault with a weapon that occurred this afternoon in Dartmouth. 

At 2:36 p.m., police received a report of a physical disturbance in the 0-100 block of Alderney Landing. There was a group of approximately five people in the area when a physical altercation broke out between two men, which resulted in an 18-year-old man receiving a stab wound to his hand and a broken finger. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was located a short distance away and was arrested without incident. He is currently in police custody.  

This matter is in the early stages of the investigation and police are still on scene. Members of the Forensic Identification Section, Patrol and the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are continuing the investigation.

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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Police Reports - Nov 23, 2016

At 7:50 p.m. last night Halifax Regional Police responded to private property in the 7100 block of Chebucto Rd for a motor vehicle collision.

 

A man was been transported to hospital in relation to injuries sustained when he was momentarily pinned between two vehicles.   

 

The man's injuries are not believed serious and charges are not anticipated at this time.

Sexual Assault GO# 16-175461

Police Reports - Nov 23, 2016

Halifax Regional Police responded to the Halifax Waterfront area in relation to a sexual assault complaint.  A 17-year-old called police to report as he was sitting on a bench in the area and an unknown man sat down next to him and sexually assaulted him by reaching under his clothes.  The 17-year-old pushed his assailant away and ran off.  The man was described as 40-50 years old, white, tall and skinny.  Officers have yet to locate the suspect and the investigation is continuing at this time.

 

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.

Last night’s fatal shooting ruled a homicide and victim identified

Police Media Releases - Nov 22, 2016

The fatal shooting that occurred last evening in Halifax has been ruled a homicide and the victim has been identified as 22-year-old Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer of Halifax. 

On November 21 at 10:47 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of gunshots in the area of Falkland and Gottingen Streets in Halifax. When members arrived, they located a man in a vehicle who had been shot. The victim was transported to the QEII Health Sciences Centre with life-threatening injuries, but later died. 

The autopsy was conducted today and the Medical Examiner has ruled Tyler’s death a homicide. Our thoughts are with Tyler’s family and loved ones.

The investigation, led by the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, is ongoing. A suspect was seen running from the area and may have gotten into a vehicle. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident, the suspect or any vehicles seen fleeing the area 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.

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Fatal Shooting GO#16-174955

Police Media Releases - Nov 22, 2016

Fatal Shooting GO#16-174955 

At 10:47 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of gunshots in the area of Falkland Street and Gottingen Street in Halifax. When members arrived they located a man in a vehicle who had been shot. The victim was transported to the QE2 Health Science Centre with life threatening injuries. The victim a 22 year old man from Halifax later died  from his injuries. Members of the Forensic Identification Section as well as the Integrated Major Crime Unit are continuing the investigation.

Car- Pedestrian Collision GO#16-174379

Police Reports - Nov 21, 2016

At 5:50 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to 6000 block of Coburg Road for a car pedestrian collision. The pedestrian was running across the street to catch a bus when she ran into a vehicle travelling on Coburg Road. The 22 Year old female taken to the QE2 with non life threatening injuries. The occupants of the vehicle were not injured. The file still under investigation.

 

Motor Vehicle Collison /Stolen Vehicle

Police Reports - Nov 19, 2016

Last evening at 9:43 p.m. Halifax Regional Police Central Quick Response members attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Novalea Dr. in Halifax. The vehicle refused to stop for the police and it fled south on Gottingen St., throwing  fire extinguishers out of the vehicle.
 
At 9:47 pm police received a report of a motor vehicle collision between a Halifax Transit bus and a car on North St. at Robie St. The car had struck the  bus, causing the bus to crash into a brick wall on the sidewalk. Witnesses stated the four occupants of the car ran from the scene. The male bus driver was taken to the hospital for assessment; the other passengers on the bus were not injured.
 
This was the same vehicle that fled from police and the investigation determined the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the month from the Sackville area.  The driver of the car was a male , other occupants were one female and two other males, they all appeared 16 to 20 years old.
 
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 www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
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Media statement - Police review board decision

Public Statements - Nov 18, 2016

Media Statement

November 18, 2016

Today we learned of a decision by the Police Review Board in a matter involving one of our officers.

 

The matter before the Board related to a public complaint we received from two citizens about a traffic stop in September 2015, which we investigated. Through the investigation, HRP found that a disciplinary default had occurred and the officer was demoted as a result (this information was included as part of the Police Review Board hearing, rendering it public).

 

The officer exercised his right to appeal the disciplinary default to the Police Review Board, an independent body outside of the police service, which reports to the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner for the province. The Police Review Board held a public hearing and as a result accepted the officer’s appeal and ruled that no disciplinary default had taken place. Under the Police Act of Nova Scotia, a decision of the Police Review Board is final.

 

We have reached out to the officer to advise him that his rank will be reinstated, effective immediately.

 

Given that this is a Police Review Board decision, questions and requests for comments should be directed to the Board through the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner at 902-424-3246 or polcom@novascotia.ca

Police asking for public’s assistance in Terrence Izzard homicide investigation

Police Media Releases - Nov 18, 2016

Police asking for public’s assistance in Terrence Izzard homicide investigation

 

Investigators with the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are again asking for the public’s help with the investigation of the homicide of 58-year-old Terrence Izzard.

On November 14 at 11:07 p.m., Halifax Regional Police received a report of shots fired on Cragg Avenue. Officers responded to the area and upon arrival located Terrence suffering from life-threatening injuries. EHS transported him to the QEII Health Sciences Centre where he succumbed to his injuries. The Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide.  

 

Homicide investigators are looking for a vehicle that may have fled the area of Gottingen, Uniacke, Brunswick or Maitland Streets between 11 and 11:10 p.m. that night. They are also exploring that Mr. Izzard may not have been the intended target of this shooting and believe that there are witnesses to this crime and are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

 

Investigators are asking again for anyone with information about this week’s incidents or any prior incidents to please connect with one of our officers or, if you want to remain 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 Media Releases - Nov 18, 2016

Police request public’s assistance locating robbery suspect

 

Investigators with the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are asking for the public’s help locating a man wanted in connection with a robbery of a Halifax store in September.

 

On September 25, 2016 at approximately 8:40 p.m., police responded to a robbery located at Fred’s Market, 38 Dentith Road. Staff stated that a man had entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded cash and cigarettes. The employee was not injured, and the suspect fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.

 

The suspect is described as a man wearing a skull face mask, grey hoodie with the hood up, dark pants, grey and blue gloves, white sneakers, and a green Adidas gym bag.

 

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information on this crime, 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 www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

 

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Note to media: A picture of the suspect is attached in jpeg format.

 

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An open letter to our communities in answer to What is happening with the violence in Halifax?

Public Statements - Nov 17, 2016

With the recent violence this past week, I would like to address a few questions that we are asked often when people and communities are dealing with tragedy: What is happening, why is it happening and what are you doing about it? These are critical questions, and as much as I wish they were, the answers are not simple.

We’ve had three tragic incidents since Saturday, with two men losing their lives. Family and friends of the victims are grieving, and entire neighbourhoods and communities are hurting as well. We recognize their pain because we see it. We continue to extend condolences to family and friends of the victims.

Just like the citizens of our community, we too are concerned about these latest incidents. I can assure you that our officers and civilian staff are working long hours to determine exactly what happened and validate the evidence that allows us to charge those responsible. We also have a team of people dedicated to intelligence gathering, which includes our community officers who are continually interacting with communities. Thanks to these efforts and the support of the community, we laid charges in the homicide of Shakur Jefferies that occurred on November 12.

We know and appreciate that emotions are running high. We’re reaching out to citizens, family members, friends and community groups who may have influence, with the hope of diffusing recent hostilities and preventing further incidents. We’re often made aware of individuals and groups who are resorting to violence, but in many cases, we need people in our community to come forward with information to help us stop the violence. This is a community issue and we often can’t solve these crimes and other crimes of violence without community cooperation. A trusting relationship between police and communities is critical for community safety, and in some communities despite our best efforts we have more work to do to build that trust. This is, in part, contributing to people’s reluctance and fear to come forward.

With the issue of trust in mind and recognizing that in traumatic situations, seconds can feel like minutes, and minutes like hours, it’s important to correct some misinformation in the media and community about the emergency response on Monday night to the victim, Terrence Izzard. Here is what we have determined through the call logs: We received a 911 call regarding shots fired at 11:07 p.m. and our beat officers, who were in the Gottingen Street area, responded within two minutes (11:09 p.m.).  Thanks to their quick response and immediate dispatching of EHS, an ambulance arrived at about 11:15 p.m. Paramedics began providing care immediately, taking over from officers who up to that point had been providing emergency trauma first aid themselves. Paramedics left the scene to transport Mr. Izzard to the QEII just before 11:30 p.m.

This week’s homicides are the most recent of eleven this year. The majority of these incidents are not random; the assailants are known to the victims. In the case of homicides, most stem from domestic violence, drugs and alcohol abuse, or people resorting to violence with firearms to address personal conflicts. As you can well appreciate, no two homicides are alike and there are many contributing factors that would lead to a person taking the life of another.

This type of severe violence is a complex issue that requires sustained attention and a multifaceted approach, not only by us, but also by community and political leaders, community groups and, ultimately, individuals. Addressing root causes that can be as basic as health, education, housing and economic opportunities, along with policing efforts, give us the best opportunity to reduce and stop the violence while maintaining safe communities. This means we all have a role to play.

As I have been doing this past week,  I’m asking again for anyone with information about this week’s incidents or any prior incidents to please connect with one of our officers or, if you want to remain anonymous, CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477. I’m also calling on citizens to get involved with programs and services that contribute to strengthening our communities.

Sincerely,

Chief Jean-Michel Blais

Halifax Regional Police

Aggravated assault on a child 16-165764

Police Media Releases - Nov 17, 2016

Aggravated assault on a child

Investigators have charged a man in relation to an assault on his child.

Police attended the IWK Health Centre on the evening of November 2, 2016 in relation to a suspected case of child abuse involving a five-week old baby who had sustained multiple injuries. As a result of the police investigation, members of the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have laid charges against the child’s father.

The 18-year-old man appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court earlier today to face charges of aggravated assault and criminal negligence causing bodily harm. His name is being withheld as there is a publication ban in effect that stipulates no information can be released that could potentially identify the child in this matter.

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Police lay charges in Halifax robbery 16-172442

Police Media Releases - Nov 17, 2016

Police lay charges in Halifax robbery

Police have laid charges in relation to the Petro Canada robbery yesterday afternoon in Halifax.

On November 16, 2016 at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Petro Canada located at 6389 Quinpool Road, Halifax. Staff stated that a man entered the store, produced a knife and demanded cash and cigarettes. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes and fled the store on foot. The employee was not injured.  

Yesterday at approximately 2:25 p.m., officers attempted to arrest the suspect, and after a short foot pursuit, 32-year-old Jonathan David Hill of Halifax was arrested. He is scheduled to appear today in Halifax Provincial Court to face charges of robbery, disguise with intent, and possession of a weapon.  

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Police lay charges in Dartmouth robbery 16-172272

Police Media Releases - Nov 17, 2016

Police lay charges in Dartmouth robbery

Halifax Regional Police have laid charges in relation to the Petro Canada robbery yesterday morning in Dartmouth

On November 16, 2016 at approximately 8:15 a.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Petro Canada located at 240 Victoria Road, Dartmouth. Staff stated that a woman entered the store, produced a knife and demanded cash. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store on foot. The employee was not injured.

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division arrested a person of interest yesterday at approximately 10 a.m. Kristine Marcia Morin, 24 and of Dartmouth, was remanded on charges of robbery, possession of a weapon and assault with a weapon.

During the course of the investigation, officers executed a search warrant yesterday at a residence in the 100 block of Pinecrest Drive, Dartmouth and located an unsecured firearm. A 17-year-old male youth from Dartmouth is charged with various weapons offenses and breaching his conditions. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court today.

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20th anniversary of the disappearance of Jaime Wyatt

Police Media Releases - Nov 16, 2016

20th anniversary of the disappearance of Jaime Wyatt

Jaime Wyatt was looking forward to a night on the town with friends on November 16, 1996. Twenty years later, his family is still wondering what led to his disappearance that night.

Jaime left his home in Newfoundland in September 1996 to find employment in Nova Scotia. He was staying at the Twin Elms Motel on Inglis Street in Halifax, paid up until November 17 when he was scheduled to head back to Newfoundland. The night of November 16, he shared his plans for the evening with a motel employee and said someone was coming to pick him up. He was never seen or heard from again. Investigators believe the circumstances of Jaime’s disappearance are suspicious and foul play may be involved.

At the time of his disappearance, Jaime was 62-years-old, approximately 5’6”, 160-170 lbs. with a medium build, blue eyes and bald with a fringe of grey hair around his head. Friends and family describe him as a happy person who would strike up a conversation with anyone.

 Twenty years may have passed since Jaime went missing but the need to know what happened to him is as strong as ever. Investigators with the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Section are asking anyone with information about Jaime’s disappearance 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 http://www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

This case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

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Robbery - Petro Canada 16-172272

Police Media Releases - Nov 16, 2016

Police investigate robbery

Halifax Regional Police is investigating a robbery that occurred this morning in Dartmouth.

Today at approximately 8:15 a.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Petro Canada located at 240 Victoria Road, Dartmouth. Staff stated that a woman entered the store, produced a knife and demanded cash.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store on foot. The employee was not injured. The suspect is described as a white female, 20 years of age, slender build, wearing a black jacket, black hat and black scarf. 

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division were called to the scene and currently have one person of interest in custody. 

If anyone has witnessed this crime or has information about this incident, please 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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Fatal shooting ruled a homicide and victim identified

Police Media Releases - Nov 15, 2016

The fatal shooting that occurred last night in Halifax has been ruled a homicide and the victim has been identified as 58-year-old Terrance Patrick Izzard of Halifax.

On November 14 at 11:07 p.m., Halifax Regional Police received a report of shots fired on Cragg Avenue. Officers responded to the area and upon arrival located Terrance suffering from life-threatening injuries. EHS transported him to the QEII Health Sciences Centre where he succumbed to his injuries.

The autopsy was conducted this afternoon and the Medical Examiner has ruled Terrance’s death a homicide. Our thoughts are with Terrance’s family and loved ones.

The investigation, led by the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, is ongoing. Investigators are making a plea to the community asking anyone with information about this homicide to call 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 Media Releases - Nov 15, 2016

 

Fatal Shooting Update

Investigators in the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are in the preliminary stages of investigating last night’s fatal shooting. 

On November 14 at 11:07 p.m., Halifax Regional Police received a report of shots fired on Cragg Avenue in Halifax. Officers responded to the area and found a 58-year-old Halifax man, who had been shot, suffering from life-threatening injuries outside of a residence at 2412 Cragg Avenue. EHS transported the man to the QEII Health Sciences Centre where he succumbed to his injuries. An autopsy is anticipated to be completed this afternoon. The victim’s name is being withheld pending the completion of the autopsy.

Forensics identification officers are processing the scene and homicide detectives are conducting a canvass of the neighbourhood.  There is no suspect information available at this time. Investigators are making a plea to the community asking anyone with information about this fatal shooting to call 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.

At this time, it is too early to say whether this fatal shooting is connected to Saturday’s homicide of Shakur Jefferies and/or the shooting in Bedford on Sunday morning, however, investigators are exploring all the possibilities.

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GO#16-171640 Police investigate fatal shooting

Police Reports - Nov 15, 2016

At 11:07 p.m. on Monday, November 14, Halifax Regional Police received several reports of shots fired on Cragg Avenue in Halifax. Officers responded to the area and found a man, who had been shot, suffering from life-threatening injuries outside of a residence. EHS transported the man to the QEII Health Sciences Centre where he succumbed to his injuries. There is no suspect information available at this time. Investigators in the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the death and are asking anyone with information about this fatal shooting to call 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.