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Police Reports - 58 minutes ago
At approximately 7:15 p.m. on October 23, Halifax Regional Police responded to assist Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency (HRFE) in the 0-100 block of River Road in Halifax. While responding to a small fire in area, HRFE received information that there had been an explosion prior to the fire starting. HRP patrol units responded and located evidence which suggested that a device had exploded in the area. Members of the HRP Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) and Forensic Identification Section (FIS) attended the area and gathered evidence that further supports that a small incendiary device had been detonated in a wooded area. There were no injuries reported and no property damaged in this incident. HRP EDU will further examine the evidence collected and the matter will be investigated by members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.
Anyone who has any information on 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.
Police Reports - 1 hour ago
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on October 23, Halifax Regional Police responded to a complaint from a parent that their 10-year-old son had been approached by a man while shopping at Chapters bookstore at 41 Mic Mac Boulevard in Dartmouth. This man offered to buy the boy a book if he would go with him. When the boy refused, the man then offered him five dollars to go toward buying the book, again if he would go with him. The boy left the area within the bookstore to find his parent and as he walked away, he noticed the man walk quickly toward the exit doors to the store. The boy told his father what had happened and both searched the store for the man but he was not located.
The man is described as being a heavy-set white man, 30-50-years-old with stubble on his face and brown/grey colored hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a grey sweater and hat. The matter will be investigated by members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.
Investigators are asking the man who offered the boy the money or anyone 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 Media Releases - Yesterday
Halifax Regional Police investigate Robbery
At 10:05 P.M. Halifax Regional Police responded to the Petro-Can at 7015 Bayer's Road, Halifax for a report of a robbery. A lone man entered the business and demanded money from the clerk. The man left the business with cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Suspect is described as a white man, 5'10", skinny build, wearing all black, with black shoes and black mask.
Members of the Integrated General Inestigation Section are currently investigating. Investigators are asking anyone who have 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 Reports - Yesterday
At 3:30 a.m., HRP officers responded to a Weapons/Robbery call in the 5000 block of Inglis Street in Halifax. Two men, armed with a firearm, broke into a residence and demanded money from the residents and then fled the apartment.
Officers located two men matching the description of the suspects and took both into custody without incident. Both men, aged 28, will be remanded to the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court on Monday to face a series of weapons related charges as well as Robbery, Break and Enter and Home Invasion.
The victims were not injured and this is not a random act.
Police Reports - 2 days ago
Halifax Regional Police investigating home invasion with firearm.
At 3:30 A.M. a 911 call was received of a home invasion with a firearm in Halifax. Police responded to the 5300 block of Inglis St. Halifax. Police quickly arrested two men a short distance away. No injuries were reported during the incident.
At the time of this report, police are in the early stages of the investigation.
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Police Media Releases - 2 days ago
Halifax Regional Police remind motorists to adjust their driving habits, especially their speed, based on the expected weather conditions.
With heavy rain in the forecast, motorists are asked to slow down. Speed, combined 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 and to turn your headlights on so you are more visible from the front and the rear. 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.
We thank motorists and pedestrians for doing their part to help keep our roads safe.
Police Media Releases - 3 days ago
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 September, there were 18 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax. Month over month, this represents an increase (+6 incidents) from the 12 incidents reported in August 2016. Year over year, there was a decrease (-4 incidents) from the 22 incidents reported in September 2015. There is also a slight increase in the number of incidents (131 incidents) when comparing the period January 1-September 30, 2016 to the same period in 2015 (130 incidents).
For the period January 1-September 30, 2016, 57 per cent (75 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks. Of the 136 pedestrians involved:
The full monthly report is available online at: http://www.halifax.ca/police/documents/September2016VehPedReport.pdf
Police Media Releases - 3 days ago
Halifax Regional Police responded to two vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax today.
At 9:24 a.m., police attended a vehicle/pedestrian collision on South Street near Robie Street. A car travelling southbound on South Street struck a 37-year-old woman as she was crossing the street. She suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by the driver as a precaution. The 93-year old male driver was issued a summary offence ticket under Section 125(1)(a) of the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
At 11:56 a.m., police attended a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Barrington and Duke Streets. A car travelling southbound on Barrington Street and turning right on Duke Street struck a 40-year-old woman as she was crossing the street. She suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by the driver as a precaution. The 70-year old male driver was issued a summary offence ticket under Section 125(1)(a) of the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
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Police Media Releases - 3 days ago
Halifax Regional Police responded to a suspicious package call at Halifax Regional Police Headquarters earlier this afternoon.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., a front desk staff member noticed an unattended backpack in the lobby of Halifax Regional Police Headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street. Non-essential employees were evacuated from the building and Gottingen Street from Cogswell Street to Rainnie Drive was closed to pedestrians and vehicles for a short time.
Officers with the Explosive Disposal Unit examined the backpack and determined that there was no threat. While the investigation is ongoing, it’s believed that someone left their backpack behind.
Police Media Releases - 3 days ago
Investigators in the Financial Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigative Division are warning citizens about a three recent scams.
Within the last couple of weeks police received two reports from people who were contacted by e-mail by someone claiming to be from the police department, advising them that they have an overdue traffic ticket. The sender asks for the person to appear in a Provincial Court office and provides a link to click to view the ticket. These e-mails are not legitimate. If you receive one, don’t open any links as this could compromise your computer. Police don’t send e-mails regarding overdue traffic tickets.
Another scam we continue to receive reports on involves a person contacted by someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House who is calling to advise them that they have won a large sum of money in a recent sweepstakes. The caller asks for banking information so that they can deposit the money directly into the prize winner’s bank account. These calls aren’t legitimate and you should never provide your financial information over the phone without verify the legitimacy of the caller.
The third scam is a romance scam. Romance scammers are looking for money and they play on their victim’s emotions to get it. The scammers develop a relationship with their victim, sometimes over an extended period of time, and wait until they’ve gained the victim’s trust before making their move. They use a number of different approaches but the most common include asking the victim to cash a cheque for them, requesting the victim’s financial assistance with an emergency, or promising to meet the victim in person if they provide money for travel expenses. The best defence against a romance scammer is to trust your instincts. If you meet someone online and it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Currently, police are aware of one person who has been defrauded of thousands of dollars by this scam.
Investigators remind citizens to be suspicious of anyone asking for financial information by e-mail or over the phone. Refrain from providing personal information, whether the solicitation occurs by telephone, email or in person, unless you have initiated the contact or you are certain of the identification of the person and the legitimacy of the organization they claim to represent. Providing personal information such as your Social Insurance Number (SIN) and date of birth could lead to identity theft.
If you’ve lost money or provided personal information as a result of these 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 these scams 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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Police Reports - Oct 19, 2016
On October 19th 2016 at 4:51 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to the area of 1149 Bedford Highway for a Collision between a car and two cyclists. The cyclists were travelling in the bike lane on the highway heading outbound towards Bedford. The vehicle was travelling inbound and attempted to turn left into a driving. The cyclists struck the vehicle. The two cyclists were transported to the QE2with non life threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing.
Police Media Releases - Oct 19, 2016
Members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an assault with a weapon that occurred this morning in Halifax.
At approximately 5:08 a.m., police responded to a report of a stabbing outside a residence on Fays Lane. A man had noticed a man not known to him reaching into his car. The car owner approached the man and the two got into a physical altercation, which resulted in the car owner receiving a stab wound to the leg. The suspect ran away on foot and was last seen heading north on Tower Road. Patrol officers as well as K9 patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim, a 39-year-old Halifax man, was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and released a short time later.
The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5’11 with scruffy facial hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing a beige ¾-length winter coat and carrying a full dark coloured backpack.
This matter is in the early stages of 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.
Police Reports - Oct 19, 2016
The pedestrian, a 52 year old woman, is still in hospital, her injuries are no longer life threatening. The driver of the vehicle was a 19 year old woman. The collision is still under investigation.
October 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Halifax Regional Police are on the scene of a pedestrian motor vehicle collision, at 60 Tacoma Drive in Dartmouth. At 5:50 pm a woman was walking in the parking lot of Sobeys when she was struck by a car. She was transported by EHS to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver and vehicle remained at the scene, waiting for emergency crews to attend. Halifax Regional Police Accident Investigation Unit has been called out and will be continuing the investigation at this time.
Police Media Releases - Oct 18, 2016
Hundreds of people are expected to gather tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19, outside the Dartmouth Boys and Girls Club on Farrell Street for the 17th Annual Dartmouth North Walk Against Violence.
The volunteer-organized walk is a stirring show of solidarity against crime and violence drawing together area residents, community workers, members of the Dartmouth Boys and Girls Club and a contingent of Halifax Regional Police officers including Insp. Don Moser, East Divisional Commander, investigators from the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and community officers from Dartmouth.
The annual walk began in 2000 to commemorate the life of Jason MacCullough who was murdered on a pathway between Joseph Young Street and Pinecrest Drive on August 28, 1999. The case remains unsolved.
Jason was associated with the Boys and Girls Club and the walk was started as a way to honour his life and bring about positive change in the community. This year’s walk will begin at the Dartmouth Boys and Girls Club, 60 Farrell Street tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.
People in the neighbourhood who can’t attend the walk are asked to leave their porch lights on in a show of support for the participants.
Police Media Releases - Oct 17, 2016
Of the 51 impaired drivers apprehended, 41 were male, 10 were female and ages ranged from 19-69. Of the 20 drivers suspended, 13 were male, 7 were female and ages ranged from 19-73.
Throughout the month, police received 40 calls from the public through 911 about suspected impaired drivers. Of all impaired drivers charged, 25 were a direct result of calls from the public.
Impaired drivers identified via:
Traffic stops 24
Suspended drivers identified via:
Traffic stops 9
Of the 36 drivers who provided breath samples, officers were able to detect and charge at a wide range of blood alcohol content from 90-290 mg %.
Breath sample provided:
80 mg % to 159 % 17
160 mg % to 239 mg % (more than 2 times legal limit) 15
240 mg % to 319 mg % (more than 3 times legal limit) 4
320 mg % and up (more than 4 times legal limit) 0
Of those who did not provide a breath sample:
Refuse breath demand 15
Drug Recognition Expert required 3
Blood sample obtained 0
Your Partners in Policing thank citizens for calling in suspected impaired drivers throughout the month. We encourage citizens to always call 911 immediately if you suspect someone is driving impaired. Here are some signs of an impaired driver:
• Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
• Drifting in and out of lanes
• Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
• Making exceptionally wide turns
• Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
• Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
• Disregarding signals and lights
• Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
• Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
• Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather
Here's what you should do if you observe a potential impaired driver:
Call 911, state your location and provide:
o A description of the vehicle, including the license plate number, color, make and model
o The direction of travel for the vehicle
o A description of the driver
Cpl. Dal Hutchinson
Media Relations Officer
Halifax District RCMP
Cst. Dianne Woodworth
Public Information Officer
Halifax Regional Police
Cell : 902-456-1688
Police Reports - Oct 17, 2016
At 12:11am today Halifax Regional Police responded to a street level robbery at Prince and Argyle Streets. Two males were walking in the area when they were approached by two other males who started punching them. One assailant demanded the pants from one of the victims and the suspects fled the area (without the pants). One of the suspects was identified near the scene and was arrested for the robbery. The victims were treated at the scene by EHS. A 26 year old suspect will appear in Halifax Provincial Court later this morning. The matter is still under investigation.
Police Reports - Oct 16, 2016
At approximately 3:25 am Halifax Regional Police members were flagged down along Barrington Street by a man who reported he had been robbed. The 25 year old man was walking in the area of Salter Street and Barrington Street when he was assaulted by two men and robbed of his cell phone. The suspects then fled the area in an unknown direction. The suspects are described as a white man wearing a grey t-shirt and a black man approximately 25 years of age with a muscular build wearing all black clothing. The victim was treated by EHS paramedics at the scene for non life-threatening injuries. The Integrated Criminal Investigation Division will conduct an investigation into this matter and are asking anyone who may have any knowledge of this incident to call 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.
Police Reports - Oct 14, 2016
Police warn of suspicious circumstance in Halifax
Halifax Regional Police is advising the public of a suspicious circumstance that occurred earlier this week in Halifax.
Yesterday, police received a report that at approximately 5:30 p.m. on October 12, a man was seen standing in a wooded area near the sport field at Clayton Park Junior High. The man appeared to have a camera or cell phone in his hand, and when two female youth soccer players went to retrieve a ball that had rolled in the area where he was standing, he asked them to come over to him.
The man was described as tall with a big build and approximately 30-40-years-old. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a blue sweater
Police would like to speak to this man to ascertain his intentions. Officers are asking the man or anyone who has any information about this incident to contact police by calling 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.
Police Media Releases - Oct 14, 2016
This coming Sunday is the sixth anniversary of the murder of Donald Stevenson and investigators with the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate the case.
At 8:06 p.m. on October 16, 2010, Halifax Regional Police received a call about a shooting inside a residence in the 0-100 block of Jarvis Lane in Halifax. Upon arrival, officers located 21-year-old Donald Jermaine Stevenson who had been shot and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Investigators believe that a man wearing a skull mask and dark clothing entered the residence and shot Mr. Stevenson while two family members were present. The suspect fled the scene on foot, heading northbound across Duffus Street onto Dartmouth Avenue where he got into the passenger seat of a silver SUV. The vehicle left northbound on Dartmouth Avenue, turning onto Rector Street in an unknown direction.
Investigators do not believe this was a random act and are asking the public to come forward with information about the suspect(s) and/or suspect vehicle. 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.
Police Media Releases - Oct 14, 2016
This Media/Public Advisory is being issued on behalf of the Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service Organizing Committee
This Sunday marks the Peace Officers’ Memorial Service which honours officers who have died in the line of duty in Nova Scotia.
Like last year, this year’s service will be held at Grand Parade. Police and peace officers as well as civilian employees will march from Police Headquarters on Gottingen Street to Grand Parade prior to the service. Peace officers from across the province will then assemble at the Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Monument for a brief ceremony to honour Nova Scotia peace officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Officers can’t do their jobs without the support and assistance from members of the public who want to do their part to make our community a safer place. This service provides an opportunity for the public and peace officers to join together to honour fallen officers.
Following are the details:
Who: Peace officers from across Nova Scotia
What: Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service
Where: Peace officers and civilian employees will march from Police Headquarters on Gottingen Street to Grand Parade immediately prior to the ceremony
When: Ceremony starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 16
What else: Dignitaries will bring remarks and officers and family members will lay wreathes in memory of those officers in Nova Scotia who have given the ultimate sacrifice
Note to media: Theresa Rath of Halifax Regional Police will be onsite on Sunday afternoon to help coordinate media interviews with the organizing committee members and/or event participants.
Chief Don Hussher
Chair, Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service Organizing Committee
Police Media Releases - Oct 13, 2016
Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man involved in an assault yesterday in Dartmouth.
At 7:36 a.m. on October 12, patrol officers responded to a residence in the 0-100 block of Roleika Drive after a report of two men fighting in an apartment. Upon their arrival, police entered the residence and located a 47-year old Dartmouth man with stab wounds to his face as well as a 62-year-old man with facial injuries. This is not a random act as the men involved are known to one another.
The two men were transported to separate hospitals with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. The 62-year-old was later released and transported to police headquarters for questioning. Last night investigators charged William John Hughes for aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.
Police Media Releases - Oct 12, 2016
The General Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a weapons complaint after an incident in Dartmouth this morning.
At 7:36 a.m. on October 12, patrol officers responded to a residence in the 0-100 block of Roleika Drive after a report of two men fighting in an apartment. Upon their arrival, police entered the residence and located a 47-year old Dartmouth man with stab wounds to his face as well as a 62-year-old man with facial injuries.
The two men have been transported to separate hospitals with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. This is not a random act as the men involved are known to one another. The investigation is ongoing.
Police Reports - Oct 12, 2016
At 10:13 pm October 11 Halifax Regional Police responded to a robbery in the 1700 block of Summer Street. The victim was leaving Citadel High School when the suspect ran up, pushed her from behind, grabbed her purse and fled on foot. Several officers responded but the suspect could not be located. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a grey hoodie and black pants. The victim's purse was located behind Citadel High but all the cash was missing. The investigation is continuing.
Police Reports - Oct 12, 2016
At 8:14 pm October 11 Halifax Regional Police responded to the Needs located at 265 Baker Drive in Dartmouth for a robbery. The suspect entered the store and asked for a package of cigarettes. When the clerk asked for ID he produced a large steak knife and demanded cash. He received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the store. Patrol and a K9 unit checked the area but the suspect could not be located. The suspect is described a white male, early 20s, skinny wearing a white hoodie and black jeans. The investigation is continuing.
Police Reports - Oct 12, 2016
Just after 6:30 pm October 11 Halifax Regional Police responded to the area of Windmill Road and Albro Lake Road to speak to a 10 year old boy about an incident he had told his mother. The boy stated he was walking home on Windmill Road near Albro Lake Road when a person in a black 4x4 truck stopped and asked him if he would help him look for his dog then he would give him a treat. The windows may have been tinted as he could not see the driver as the window was only down a few inches. Officers checked the area and no vehicle could be located. File is under investigation.
Police Media Releases - Oct 11, 2016
Halifax Regional Police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision this morning in Dartmouth.
At 8:42 am on October 11, police responded to the intersection of Princess Margaret Boulevard and Ryan Gate in relation to a vehicle/pedestrian collision. A 25-year-old woman was reported to have been struck in a marked crosswalk by a car that was turning left onto Princess Margaret Boulevard from Ryan Gate. The woman was transported to the hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
The 21-year-old female driver was issued a ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Police Reports - Oct 11, 2016
Just after 10:30 pm on October 10, Halifax Regional Police responded to a robbery at Sobeys Fast Fuel, 543 Portland Street in Dartmouth. The suspect entered the business, approached the lone employee and produced two black handled kitchen knives. He demanded money and cigarettes. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes and then fled on foot. The area was checked by numerous units and K-9 with negative results. Suspect is described as a white male, 5’6”, 16 years of age, 130lbs, wearing a white hoodie with green “RG” all over it and blue jeans.
Police Reports - Oct 10, 2016
***UPDATE - October 10, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.***
Missing Youth Located
Seventeen-year-old Erin Rose Mary Healy has been located safe and sound. We thank you for your assistance
Police are seeking the public’s help locating a missing Halifax teen.
Seventeen-year-old Erin Rose Mary Healy was last seen on October 8 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 5400 block of Russel Street in Halifax. She failed to return home and was reported missing to police on October 9 at 8:07 p.m.
Erin is described as a white female, 5'7", 115 lbs. with short dirty blonde hair and brown eyes. Erin was last seen wearing a one-piece black jumper, a denim jacket and black sneakers. Erin has a tattoo of a water lily on her left upper arm.
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.
Police Reports - Oct 9, 2016
The 21-year-old woman had been hiking in the area and became lost as darkness fell. She was able to call 9-1-1 on her cell phone. HRP patrol units assisted by a K-9 unit attended the area and were able to obtain her general location using cell phone coordinates. Officers entered the woods and the woman was located by HRP K9, she was cold but uninjured and was lead out at approximately 10:20 pm
Police Reports - Oct 8, 2016
Just after 10am October 8 police were dispatched to the 0 - 100 block of Pinecrest Drive in Dartmouth. A resident was in his apartment when he heard a knock on the front door. He knew the person at the door. There was a short discussion and then the suspect struck the victim with a padlock attached to a bike chain. The victim was not seriously injured. The victim locked himself in his bathroom. The suspect took some money and tools prior to fleeing the apartment. No arrests have been made at this time.
Police Reports - Oct 8, 2016
At 1:20 am October 8 Halifax Regional Police received an anonymous tip that there was a male with a gun in the 0 - 100 block of Brule Street in Dartmouth. Numerous units responded and an adult male was located with a replica 45 calibre handgun tucked down the front of his pants as well as a machete. This male was arrested without incident and was charged with possession of weapons for a dangerous purpose.
Police Reports - Oct 7, 2016
Halifax Regional Police were called to the 100-200 block of Rutledge Street in Bedford just before 11:30P.M. Upon arrival officers spoke to a woman who stated three people with firearms forced their way into her apartment and ransacked it. No one was injured in this incident and it is still currently being investigated by our Integrated General Investigative Section.
The investigation is currently in its early stages, when more information is known an update will be provided.
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.
Police Reports - Oct 6, 2016
Halifax Regional Police are currently onscene at Jessy's Pizza at 6041 North Street investigating a robbery.
At approximately 9:45 P.M. a lone man entered the business and produced a knife and demanded money.
The suspect is described as a white man wearing a black hoodie with a red stripe, 16-20- years-old, thin build with braces that had orange elastics on them.
There have been no injuries reported from this incident. The suspect left on foot and has yet to be located at this time.
Police will provide an update when more information is available.
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 atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Police Media Releases - Oct 6, 2016
Halifax Regional Police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision yesterday in Dartmouth.
At approximately 9:45 a.m., officers responded to Ochterloney Street following a vehicle/pedestrian collision. A truck turning left from King Street on to Ochterloney Street struck a male pedestrian who was crossing Ochterloney Street. The pedestrian was treated at the scene by EHS and later attended hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The 73-year-old male driver was issued a ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield to pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Police Media Releases - Oct 6, 2016
A man faces human trafficking charges after an investigation by the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.
On August 8, investigators commenced an investigation regarding a man who directed and influenced a 16-year-old girl for the purpose of prostitution. Officers in the Central Quick Response Unit arrest a man without incident yesterday at 8:35 p.m. outside a residence in the 2300 block of Maynard Street in Halifax.
Twenty-year-old Markeit Symonds of Halifax was held in custody overnight and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today. He has been charged with the following offences:
Human trafficking is an offence that involves controlling, forcing, intimidating or deceiving a person in order to exploit them through various forms of sexual exploitation or forced labour. This crime can happen in communities of all sizes and unfortunately Halifax is not immune. If you have any information pertaining to this case or other potential human trafficking matters, please call 902-490-5020 or anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Police Media Releases - Oct 5, 2016
Halifax Regional Police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision this afternoon in Halifax.
At approximately 12:50 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Gottingen Street and Charles Street in relation to a vehicle/pedestrian collision. A car travelling northbound on Gottingen Street was stopped at the crosswalk to allow a crossing guard, who was alone, to finish crossing the street. Another car travelling northbound on Gottingen Street didn’t stop and collided with the back of the stopped vehicle, which caused it to strike the crossing guard. The 66-year-old female crossing guard was transported to hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
The matter remains under investigation.
Police Media Releases - Oct 5, 2016
Since September 15, Halifax Regional Police (HRP) and Halifax District RCMP have responded to a total of 12 bomb threats as follows:
HRP – 10 since September 15th and a total of 17 so far this year (compared to a total of 12 altogether in 2015)
Halifax District RCMP – 2 since September 15th and a total of 3 so far this year (compared to a total of 3 altogether in 2015)
All of these incidents have turned out to be hoaxes, although last week HRP did find a package at one of the scenes which appeared criminal in nature but was later determined not to be suspicious.
Regardless of these hoaxes, police have to take each bomb threat very seriously. We have a responsibility to treat each one as a legitimate call and do everything possible to mitigate the threat and work with the affected organization and other stakeholders. That said, we must also have a measured approach to these hoaxes.
When we respond to a bomb threat, we speak with representatives of the organization in question and ask them to identify any items that may be suspicious in nature. We also ask them to make a decision on evacuation as police don’t have the legal authority to evacuate a premises. If the organization chooses to evacuate, we can assist. Overall, organizations should have an emergency response plan for critical incidents, including an evacuation plan with evacuation criteria, muster points, etc.
A concern with each unsubstantiated bomb threat is that it draws police resources away from legitimate calls for service. In fact, bomb threats put a significant strain on resources in that the police response can include patrol officers, K-9/Police Dog Service, forensics officers including an explosives detection team, and traffic officers.
The recent bomb threats are being examined by investigators to look for commonalities and try to determine the person/people responsible. Depending on the circumstances of each file, possible charges under the Criminal Code include:
Section 140: Public Mischief (false report) – 5 years’ imprisonment
Section 430: Mischief (render property or interferes with use) – 2 years’ imprisonment
Section 264.1: Uttering threats – 5 years’ imprisonment
Section 372(1): False messages (intent to alarm) – 2 years’ imprisonment
Section 83.231(1): Hoax regarding terrorist activity – 5 years’ imprisonment
We thank everyone who has been affected by the recent bomb threat hoaxes for their cooperation, and assure people that we’re doing everything possible to identify those responsible.
Police Reports - Oct 3, 2016
At 9:44 p.m. on September 30, Halifax Regional Police officers responded to a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian collision at the intersection of Albro Lake Road and Victoria Road. A vehicle was stopped at a red light headed eastbound on Albro Lake Road and after the light turned green, proceeded to make a left turn onto Victoria Road. The pedestrian was crossing westbound in a marked crosswalk with a walk signal when the impact occurred. The pedestrian had a minor impact with the front of the vehicle and received a minor scrape to his knee. The matter is still under investigation.
Police Reports - Oct 3, 2016
At 6:27 p.m. September 30, HRP officers responded to a suspicious circumstances call involving possible bomb information at the MicMac Mall. As a precaution the mall was closed and patrons evacuated while police investigated and secured the facility. An explosives trained K9 dog and uniformed officers checked the interior and exterior of the mall. Nothing suspicious was located during the search and all police resources cleared the scene.
Police Reports - Oct 3, 2016
At 2:55 a.m. on Sunday, October 2 Halifax Regional Police responded to a call of a male having possibly been stabbed on Ochterloney Street near its intersection with Prince Albert Road. Responding officers found a 47-year-old man suffering from a significant laceration to his hand. The man indicated he had been assaulted by a group of males not known to him who had approached him in the street. A knife was introduced during the altercation and the victim suffered the injury to his hand. A number of patrol units responded and a short time later five teenage males were arrested as they exited a nearby wooded area. As a result of investigation by the Patrol, Forensic Identification and General Investigative Units two of the males, both 17, face a charge of Aggravated Assault. Bail Hearings will be held for each of them on Oct. 2. The victim was transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were not life-threatening. Three of the males arrested were released without charge during the course of the investigation.
Police Media Releases - Oct 3, 2016
Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man after he offered a ride to a child last night in Dartmouth.
On October 2 before 7 p.m., a man driving in the area the 300 block of Portland Street pulled up next to a 12-year-old girl who was walking in the area. He asked her twice if she needed a ride somewhere. The girl didn’t know the man so she said kept walking. It looked like the driver was going to stop the car so the girl then ran to a local restaurant where she called her father.
The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 40 years old with a larger build, a full beard and wearing glasses. He was driving a dark grey four-door sedan. Officers immediately searched the area but were unable to locate the man or the vehicle.
Investigators are asking the man who offered the girl a drive or anyone 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 Media Releases - Sep 30, 2016
Officers with the Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division arrested a man following a home invasion that occurred in Halifax last night.
On September 29 at 9:57 p.m., police responded to the 1000 block of Brenton Street for a weapons call. Police were advised that a man knocked at the door of the residence and then sprayed the 31-year-old male occupant in the face with a sensory irritant. The occupant ran to his bedroom, locked the door and called police. The occupant was treated at the scene and he was unable to provide a description of the suspect. Police do not believe this to be a random act and the investigation is ongoing. Officers are looking to speak with anyone who may have any knowledge of this incident.
Based on evidence observed in the residence, a search warrant was obtained and at approximately 2 a.m., a search was conducted. Officers seized a quantity of marihuana, cannabis resin along with drug paraphernalia and a quantity of cash. The male occupant was then arrested without incident.
The 31-year-old Halifax man faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in marihuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking in cannabis resin. He was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on November 8.
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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Police Media Releases - Sep 30, 2016
Investigators in the Financial Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a Cole Harbour woman with numerous fraud-related offences.
On March 15, 2014, Halifax Regional Police received the first of numerous complaints about Maritime Property Management Incorporated and its owner; the business is also called Secure Property Management as the two companies amalgamated years ago. The company acted as a liaison between owners/directors, residents and contractors, and also prepared annual budgets, supervised staff/contractors and oversaw property administrators and accountants. Clients reported that there had been issues with receiving rent cheques, insufficient and missing funds as well as issues with accounting.
After an extensive investigation, investigators determined that over a dozen corporations and individuals were defrauded over $425,000 between January 2012 and January 2016.
On August 24, investigators charged 51-year-old Iris Doreen Procenko of Cole Harbour with the following offences:
Procenko is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on October 4 to answer to the charges.