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January 2017

Motor Vehicle/ Pedestrian Collision GO#17-7001

Police Reports - 2 days ago

At 11:11 p.m. Halifax Regional Police were called to South Park Street near Inglis Street for a car pedestrian collison. The 20-year-old male victim from Halifax was crossing South Park Street (not in a crosswalk) and was struck by a vehicle travelling southbound on South Park Street. The victim was transported to the QEII by ambulance with what appeared to be non life threatening injuries. The investigation is still on going. 

Police lay charges in two vehicle/pedestrian collisions

Police Media Releases - 3 days ago

Halifax Regional Police investigations lead to charges in two previously released vehicle/pedestrian collisions. 

On October 28, 2016 at 7:43 p.m., police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Knightsridge Drive and Dunbrack Street in Halifax. A 21-year-old man turning left from Langbrae Drive onto Dunbrack Street struck a 44-year-old woman crossing Dunbrack Street in a marked crosswalk. She suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS.  

On January 12, 2017, the driver was issued summary offence tickets for failing to yield to pedestrian at walk light, failing to immediately stop at the scene of an accident, and failing to render reasonable assistance to a person injured in an accident.   

On January 4, 2017, at approximately 8:50 p.m., police responded to a report of a vehicle/pedestrian collision that had occurred in the area of Albro Lake and Victoria Roads in Dartmouth. A 47-year-old man was driving westbound on Albro Lake Road when his car struck a pedestrian after travelling through the intersection of Victoria Road. The 26-year-old male pedestrian was transported to hospital by EHS Paramedics with injuries that were later determined to be non-life-threatening. 

On January 11, the pedestrian was issued a summary offence ticket under Section 125(5) of the Motor Vehicle Act for crossing the roadway outside of a crosswalk zone and failing to yield to traffic.   

2016-163127 & 17-1872

Motor Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision GO# 17-5844

Police Reports - 3 days ago

At approximately 6:25 p.m. Halifax Regional Police members attended a truck versus pedestrian collision in the intersection of Gottingen Street and Cornwallis Street in Halifax. A 30-year-old man from Halifax was walking across Cornwallis Street in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a truck that was turning Eastbound from Gottingen Street onto Cornwallis Street. The pedestrian was attended to and transported to hospital by EHS Paramedics with non-life threatening injuries. A 56-year-old man from Dartmouth, who was driving the truck, was issued a Summary Offence ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

Motor Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision GO#17-5541

Police Reports - Jan 12, 2017

At approximately 8:41 a.m. on January 12, Halifax Regional Police were dispatched to Maritime Center to meet with a 59-year-old male victim of a car pedestrian collision. The victim advised he was struck in a marked crosswalk while crossing Spring Garden Road at Barrington Street. This occurred a short time before police were called. The driver of the black truck stopped and checked on the victim, before the victim departed. The injuries appeared to be minor and the victim did not require medical attention at the time.

 

Update: Police charge two men in home invasion

Police Media Releases - Jan 11, 2017

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged two men for a break and enter and a home invasion that occurred last night and this morning at the same residence in Halifax.

Halifax Regional Police were called to the 5000 block of Harvey Street in response to a home invasion just after 6:30 p.m. The callers reported that multiple persons forced their way into the residence and stole some items. Police arrived and completed their preliminary investigation and forensic work. 

At approximately 1 a.m., officers were continuing their investigation offsite when police received another call that the suspects had returned and forced their way in the home again. Officers attended and arrested a 22-year-old Halifax man on scene and another 19-year-old man who attempted to flee after jumping out a second storey window. Both men were held in police custody overnight.

Nineteen-year-old Alexander Balfe of Chester has been charged with one count each of home invasion, robbery, break and enter, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, resisting arrest and property damage, as well as two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon. 

Twenty-two-year-old Michael Gibbons of Halifax has been charged with one count each of home invasion, robbery, break and enter and two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon. 

Both appeared in Halifax Provincial Court today.  

GO#17-4781 & 4929

Update: Missing Man Located

Police Media Releases - Jan 11, 2017

Update: Missing Man Located

Daniel Cole was located this afternoon safe and sound. Thank you to the media and the public for their concern and assistance.

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

Seventy-three-year-old Daniel Cole was last seen on the morning of January 10 in the 2000 block of Barrington Street in Halifax.

Daniel is described as a white man, 5'5", 130 lbs. with a thin build, grey hair and beard. He wears glasses and was last seen wearing a dark green or navy winter jacket, plaid baseball hat and dark winter boots.

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

17-4794

 

 

Home Invasion GO# 17-4781, 17-4929

Police Reports - Jan 11, 2017

Halifax Regional Police were called to the 5000 block of Harvey Street in response to a home invasion just after 6:30 p.m. The callers reported that multiple persons forced their way in their residence and stole some items. Police arrived and completed their preliminary investigation and forensic work. At approximately 1:00 a.m., while officers were continuing their investigation offsite, police received another call from the same residents at the same address informing police the suspects had returned and forced their way in the home again.

Officers attended and arrested a 22-year-old Halifax man onscene and another 19-year-old man who attempted to flee after jumping out a second storey window. Both males are currently in police custody and the investigation continues.

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.

 

Clarification to January 7, 2017 interim media release GO#17-2943

Police Media Releases - Jan 10, 2017

Clarification to January 7, 2017 interim media release

On January 7, following an investigation into a complaint of a weapon, which appeared to be an assault rifle, at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax Regional Police issued a media release that asked people to refrain from posting pictures of themselves with firearms online. This understandably led to a number of questions about the legality of posting such pictures.

For clarification, our intent was to remind citizens that some pictures that include firearms (real or not) can cause fear and disruption to our community. We have a responsibility to investigate complaints we receive, and when responding to a weapons complaint, we must operate under the assumption that the firearm is real until we can prove otherwise. This can involve a significant use of police resources. Depending on the situation, the investigation may result in firearms charges under the Criminal Code or Firearms Act or public mischief charges.

While it is not an offence to post pictures of people with firearms or guns online, we ask that people do so responsibly and consider unintended consequences so they don’t alarm their fellow citizens and unnecessarily tie up police resources.

Halifax Regional Police thanks citizens for their cooperation while officers were on scene responding to and investigating this incident.

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At 10:45 p.m. HRP were notified by security at Saint Mary's University that they were shown a picture of a person holding what appeared to be an assault rifle.  This person posted the picture on social media. It was believed to be very recent and the background appeared to be a university dormitory room. The suspect lived in Loyola Residence at SMU. Numerous police units attended and evacuated the floor. They were able to clear the floor without incident. The suspect was not located, however, police were able to locate him at another location and he was taken into custody without incident. After a brief investigation it was learned that the assault rifle was a paintball gun. Officers with the General Investigative Section are following up with the investigation.

HRP would like to remind people not to post pictures of themselves with firearms or guns that appear to be actual firearms. Police have to treat these investigations as if they were firearms which could potentially lead to dangerous situations. It also ties up police resources and could result in various charges for the person posting the pictures.

Motor Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision GO#17-4439

Police Media Releases - Jan 10, 2017

Halifax Regional Police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred this morning in Bedford. 

At 8:03 a.m., police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred in the 700 block of the Bedford Highway. A SUV was travelling inbound when a woman entered the roadway. The pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk and the vehicle did not have sufficient time to stop and struck the woman. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported by EHS to the hospital. 

The 48-year-old female pedestrian was issued a summary offence ticket under Section 125(5) of the Motor Vehicle Act for crossing the roadway outside of a crosswalk zone and failing to yield to traffic.    

 

Police continue to look for missing youth

Police Media Releases - Jan 10, 2017

Halifax Regional Police is again asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Halifax youth.

Sixteen-year-old Merissa Purdy was last seen on December 9 around 2 p.m. in the area of Gottingen and Brunswick Streets. Merissa was reported missing to police on January 2. 

Merissa is described as an Indigenous female, 5’3, approximately 115 lbs., with medium length red hair and hazel eyes. There is no clothing description.  

There is no information to suggest that Merissa has met with foul play, however, police are concerned for her well-being as she has a medical condition and requires medication. Officers request that Merissa or anyone with information on her whereabouts calls police at 902-490-5020.

 17-612

 Note: A picture of Merissa Purdy is attached. 

Halifax Regional Police Street Check Data

Police Media Releases - Jan 9, 2017

UPDATE (January 9, 2017 3:40 p.m.)

The street check data preliminary analysis 2005-2016, which was discussed earlier today at the Board of Police Commissioners' meeting, is now available at http://halifax.ca/police/documents/Streetcheckdataprelimanalysis.pdf 

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January 9, 2017
10:40 a.m.

Halifax Regional Police release street check data

In response to a request under the Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy Act, we provided data on Halifax Regional Police street checks for 2012-2016 to a local media outlet. The information requested included the number of street checks entered into our system and the ethnicity of the individuals linked to the street checks.

A street check is an entry in our system of when an officer witnesses possible suspicious activity, observes something, and/or interacts with someone that may be of significance to investigations. The information entered into our system as a street check is used as intelligence to help prevent, detect and solve crime in our community.

As a result of the request for the information and in consideration of now having a research coordinator at Halifax Regional Police, Dr. Chris Giacomantonio, we examined our street check data for the last 11 years (2005 – 2016). The preliminary analysis conducted by Dr. Giacomantonio indicates that the majority of street check records involve people with a prior charge history and that the number of street checks increases as the number of prior charges increases. What the analysis also shows, however, is that visible minorities, particularly black people, are overrepresented in the data; so too are young people and males.

For those entity records where the ethnicity of the individual was recorded, 18.0% of unique individuals checked from 2005-2016 were identified as a visible minority:[1]11.08% black, 3.38% Arab/West Asian, 1.33% Aboriginal, 0.46% South Asian, 0.87% East/South East Asian, and 0.88% other. The requested street check information for 2012-2016, a summary of which is included below, reveals similar findings.

The overrepresentation of black people reflects disproportionality in Nova Scotia’s justice system, but ethnicity, neighbourhood characteristics, and police deployment may also contribute. A deeper analysis of the data is needed in order to better understand the numbers and what may be contributing to the disproportionalities in our data. This work is underway and we are very pleased to have the resources that enable this important project.

For 2012-2016, there are 43,931 entity records (information related to individuals involved in a specific street check) in our system. The ethnic breakdown of the data is as follows:

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total

ABORIGINAL

163

192

209

125

90

779

ARAB / WEST ASIAN

264

217

263

260

219

1223

BLACK

2256

2338

1672

1341

1231

8838

EAST /SOUTHEAST ASIAN

39

31

67

46

44

227

OTHER

65

75

71

48

28

287

SOUTH ASIAN

19

17

25

22

17

100

UNKNOWN

334

312

264

268

232

1410

WHITE

7118

6592

6848

5681

4439

30678

(not included)

91

64

92

75

67

389

Total

10349

9838

9511

7866

6367

43931

[1] The Versadex system offers seven ethnicity categories as well as ‘unknown’. The ethnicity category is selected from a drop-down menu by the officer, normally based on perception (rather than e.g. self-identification by the individual involved in the check).

Drug Searches/Charges

Police Media Releases - Jan 6, 2017

Drug Searches/Charges 

Two men and a woman face charges as a result of three separate drug searches executed yesterday in Halifax.

On January 5 at 1:30 p.m., officers in the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division arrested a 29-year-old man outside a residence in the 1000 block of Lucknow Street. A search of the man was conducted, and as a result of the search, quantities of hydromorphone and marihuana as well as a cell phone were seized.

Following the arrest, search warrants were executed at three separate residences, one in the 1000 block of Lucknow Street, the second in the 5600 block of Rhuland Street, and the third in the 6000 block of Almon Street. As a result of these searches, quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl pills, marihuana, hash, mushrooms and other unidentified pills and powders as well as drug paraphernalia, a number of firearms, ammunition and a large quantity of stolen electronic and household items were seized.

A 29-year-old Halifax man faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking in marihuana, possession for the purpose of trafficking in hydromorphone, possession for the purpose of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession for the purpose of trafficking in fentanyl, and possession for the purpose of trafficking in psilocybin mushrooms. He also faces multiple weapons related charges and other charges are pending in relation to the seized stolen goods.  

A 26-year-old man from Lower Sackville was arrested at the Rhuland Street residence at 4:17 p.m. without incident. He faces charges of possession of cocaine, two counts of breach of a probation order and one count of breach of a recognizance.

A 34-year-old woman from Halifax was contacted by police and she attended police headquarters yesterday at approximately 3:30 pm to turn herself in to police. She faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking in marihuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking in fentanyl. Other charges are pending in relation to the seized stolen goods. 

All parties were held in police custody and are to appear in Halifax Provincial court today. The investigation continues into this matter.

GO# 16-191616, 17-2162, 2163, 2164, 2338 & 2339

Motor Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision GO# 17-2259

Police Reports - Jan 6, 2017

At 5:27 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a car pedestrian collision at Gottingen Street near the corner of Uniacke Street. It was determined a three-year-old female ran into the crosswalk striking the side of a vehicle. The female was transported to the IWK Health Centre and it was later determined she was not injured. The investigation is ongoing. Traffic was disrupted for approximately one hour. 

 

 

Motor Vehicle Collison GO#17-2499

Police Reports - Jan 6, 2017

Halifax Regional Police are on scene of an injury motor vehicle accident on Agricola Street at McCully Street. Patrol officers attempted to stop a vehicle which fled; the vehicle then struck a power pole. An occupant of the vehicle was taken to the QEII, the injuries appear to be non-life-threatening . Agricola Street, from North Street to May Street, will be closed until further notice. Any further inquiries can be directed to the Nova Scotia Serious Response Team.

Motor Vehicle Collison GO#17-2109

Police Reports - Jan 5, 2017

At 12:46 p.m. several 911 calls were received in regards to an accident on Windmill Road involving up to eight vehicles with injuries. Halifax Regional Police, EHS and Halifax Regional Fire responded and it was determined there were only three vehicles involved. Two vehicles were extensively damaged and one male was taken to the Cobequid Emergency with minor injuries. The Magazine Hill was shut down for several hours so officers could complete their investigation. As a result the driver of one of the vehicles, a 24-year-old male from Cole Harbour, has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and issued a Summary Offence Ticket for driving left of Centre. He will be attending court at a later date.

Robbery GO#17-1931

Police Reports - Jan 5, 2017

At approximately 12:15 a.m. Halifax Regional Police members were approached by a man who informed them that he had been robbed in the area of Maitland Street and Newcastle Street in Dartmouth as he was walking in the area. The victim indicates that he was approached by two men who were wearing all dark clothing and ski masks, one of the men produced a knife and demanded items from him. The men stole the victim’s cell phone, jacket and keys before fleeing the area in an older model beige colored Pontiac or Buick. There were no injuries in this robbery. The area was searched with negative results at this time, the matter will be followed up by members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

Anyone who may have any knowledge of this incident is asked to contact Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

Update: Missing Man Located

Police Media Releases - Jan 5, 2017

Timothy Hachey was located yesterday safe and sound. 

Thank you to the media and the public for their concern and assistance.

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December 14, 2016 

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

Twenty-nine-year-old Timothy Hachey was last seen on November 24 at approximately 3:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of Gottingen Street in Halifax. He was reported missing to police on November 27. There was some indication that Timothy may have gone to Moncton on a bus, but this has yet to be substantiated.   

Timothy is described as a white man, 5'8", 145 lbs. with a thin build, blue eyes, short balding red hair and a red beard. He normally wears a baseball hat and may be wearing a green jacket. 

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

16-177556

 

 

UPDATE: Car vs. pedestrian collision GO#17-1782, East Division

Police Reports - Jan 4, 2017

The pedestrian’s condition has improved and his injuries are not life-threatening, it is expected that he will be treated and released. Albro Lake Rd was re-opened to traffic at approximately midnight. The investigation is continuing.

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At approximately 8:50 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a car vs. pedestrian collision that had occurred in the area of Albro Lake and Victoria Road in Dartmouth. 

A 47-year-old man driving a car travelling westbound on Albro Lake Road struck a pedestrian after travelling through the intersection of Victoria Road.  A 26-year-old man from the metro area was transported to hospital by paramedics.  At this time, paramedics believe that his injuries could be life threatening; however, more extensive testing will be completed at hospital. 

HRP Patrol, Forensic Identification and Accident Reconstruction members are currently on scene conducting an investigation into the collision.  Albro Lake Road is currently closed between Victoria Road and Chapman Street as officers conduct the investigation.  A decision on charges will be made at the completion of that investigation.

UPDATE: Car vs. pedestrian collision GO#17-1799, Central Division

Police Reports - Jan 4, 2017

Oxford Street has been re-opened to traffic. 

The pedestrian’s injuries are confirmed to be non-life threatening.

A decision on charges has not been determined as officers are continuing to seek witnesses and conduct the investigation.

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At approximately 5:05 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a car vs. pedestrian collision at the intersection of Oxford Street and Norwood Street in Halifax. 

A 33-year-old man was transported to hospital by paramedics with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries at this time. 

Oxford Street is currently closed between Norwood and Pepperell Streets as police continue the investigation. 

A further update will be sent out when the information is available

Police investigate bomb threat

Police Media Releases - Jan 4, 2017

Halifax Regional Police is currently on scene investigating a bomb threat in Halifax. 

At approximately 12:19 p.m., police received a call from a staff member at Park West School located at 206 Langbrae Drive for a bomb threat after the school received a threatening phone call from an anonymous person. Officers are on scene and searching the area with the assistance of the K-9 Unit. The school has been evacuated as a precaution and police ask people to avoid this area until further notice.

The investigation into this matter is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

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UPDATE: Missing youth located

Police Media Releases - Jan 4, 2017

Alicia has been located safe and sound. 

Thank you to the media and the public for their concern and assistance.

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

Seventeen-year-old Alicia Michelle McInnis was last seen on the afternoon of December 18, leaving a residence in the 2400 block of Robie Street. 

Alicia is described as a white female, 5'8", 125 lbs. with brown eyes, long brown hair and tattoos on both wrists. She was last seen wearing a red jacket, tan boots, grey stripped leggings and carrying a blue backpack.   

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

16-188740

Robbery GO#17-1425, East Division

Police Reports - Jan 4, 2017

At approximately 11:40 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a robbery in the 0-100 block of Maplehurst Drive in Dartmouth. 

A 40-year-old man from Dartmouth had an arranged meeting with a female acquaintance.  As he was exiting his vehicle, he was approached by a man wearing a bandana over his face.  This man struck the victim in the head with a board and demanded money.  After the victim gave him the money the man struck the victim, again with the board, before fleeing the area.  Witnesses contacted HRP and provided a description of the suspect. 

Patrol members responding to the call, located a man that matched the description in the area of Newcastle Street and Old Ferry Road.  Officers located evidence connecting him to the robbery and as a result, a 21-year-old man from Boutilier’s Point will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on January 4 to face charges of robbery and assault with a weapon. 

The victim was taken to hospital by EHS paramedics for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Missing youth – police seek public’s help

Police Media Releases - Jan 3, 2017

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

Sixteen-year-old Merissa Purdy was last seen on December 9 around 2 p.m. in the area of Gottingen and Brunswick Streets. Merissa was reported missing to police on January 2.

Merissa is described as an Indigenous female, 5’3, approximately 115 lbs., with medium length red hair and hazel eyes. There is no clothing description.  

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

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Arson GO#17-850

Police Reports - Jan 3, 2017

Central Division members were called to the 6000 Block of Chebucto Road last night at 11:30 p.m. in relation to a residence on fire. Upon arrival, officers learned the house was deliberately set by an unknown white man who pulled up in a white sedan and threw an incendiary device igniting the building and drove off down Quinn Street. Forensic Identification Officers and Arson Investigators were onscene to process the evidence. The investigation is continuing and when more information is known it will be released. Although the building was occupied by adults and children, some who were sleeping, there were no injuries reported.

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.

 

Theft, Break & Enter GO#17-369

Police Reports - Jan 2, 2017

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. January 1, East Division officers were called to the area of Bowser Avenue in Dartmouth in relation to a suspicious male walking down the street carrying large power tools.  The caller was aware there had been some recent break and enters into sheds and garages in the area and felt this was unusual.  Officers arrived onscene and conducted an investigation which determined at least one of the items to be stolen from a garage in the area.  The 47-year-old Dartmouth man was taken into custody and released on paperwork to appear in court in February to face charges of break and enter, theft and possession under $5000.

UPDATE: Weapons GO#16-192472

Police Reports - Jan 1, 2017

 A 19-year-old man from Halifax has been charged with weapons related offences in relation to this investigation.  He will appear in Halifax Provincial Court on January 31st 2017 to face charges of:

Unsafe storage of a firearm
Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
Possession of a loaded restricted firearm with ammunition
Unsafe storage of ammunition
Possession of a firearm knowing he was not the holder of a licence  

At this time, the Information has not yet been sworn to at the court, so we are unable to release this man’s name.

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On December 31, 2016, Halifax Regional Police attended a residence in the 0-100 block of Westridge Drive shortly after 7 a.m. to execute a search warrant.

During the search a firearm was located and a 19-year-old man was arrested. He remains in police custody. The investigation is ongoing at this time and a decision on charges has not yet been determined. More information will be released when it becomes available.

December 2016

Four people charged after drug search

Police Media Releases - Dec 30, 2016

Three men and a woman face charges after a drug search in Halifax today.

At 2:45 p.m., officers in the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, along with patrol officers, executed a search warrant at 1547 Barrington Street. Officers seized a quantity of marihuana and cannabis resin. Three men and a woman were arrested at the scene without incident.
 
A 66-year-old woman, a 42-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, all of Dartmouth, and 24-year-old man from Lower Sackville are all facing one count each of possession for the purpose of trafficking in marihuana, and possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis resin. The woman faces an additional charge of cultivation of marihuana. They were all released on a promise to appear and undertaking and are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date to face these charges.

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

Police currently on scene at drug search

Police Media Releases - Dec 30, 2016

Police have arrested a woman and three men in relation to a drug search in Halifax today. 

At 2:45 p.m., officers in the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, along with patrol officers, executed a search warrant at 1547 Barrington Street. Three men and a woman were arrested at the scene without incident and are currently in police custody being interviewed. Officers are still on scene and the investigation is ongoing with respect to possible charges. 

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Halifax Regional Police promotes officer

Police Media Releases - Dec 30, 2016

A promotional ceremony was held this morning at Police Headquarters. 

D’Arcy Hueston was promoted to the rank of Sergeant today at 10 a.m. by Chief Jean-Michel Blais.

Sgt. D’Arcy Hueston is a 12-year veteran who has worked in the Patrol Division and in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, where he remained until his promotion today. He will be assigned to the Liquor Enforcement Unit. 

Man arrested for arson

Police Media Releases - Dec 30, 2016

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man in relation to a fire that occurred last week in Halifax. 

At 12:45 a.m. on December 22, officers responded to a report of suspicious boat fire in a boat yard in the 500 block of Purcell’s Cove Road. Halifax Fire had responded earlier, deemed the fire suspicious and notified police. Video was obtained from the area earlier in the evening which showed two vehicles approach the boat yard and then leave a short time later when the fire can be seen in the boat.  

At 10:45 p.m. on December 29 at a residence on Beaufort Drive in Cole Harbour, 42-year-old Jason Michael Montgomery was arrested without incident. He was held in custody overnight and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face a charge of arson.  

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Motor vehicle/pedestrian collision GO#16-191930

Police Reports - Dec 30, 2016

At approximately 10:30 p.m. December 29, police responded to a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Chebucto Road and Connaught Avenue in Halifax. A Halifax Transit bus (no passengers on board) was travelling west on Chebucto Rd when, at the intersection of Connaught,a 22-year-old male pedestrian walked into the street in front of the bus. The driver tried to avoid the pedestrian by pulling to the right. The bus struck an SUV that was in the right-hand lane travelling in the same direction as the bus. The pedestrian was struck by the driver’s side mirror of the bus. The pedestrian was taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured. The pedestrian was issued a summary offence ticket for proceeding across an intersection at don't walk light, section 93(2)(i) of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Weapons GO#16-190999

Police Reports - Dec 27, 2016

On December 27 at 3 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to a residence in the 0-100 block of Brule Street in Dartmouth for an unknown trouble call. When officers arrived it was learned that two masked men with a firearm attempted to enter the residence. A struggle ensued and one of the suspects struck a resident in the head with the end of the gun. The suspects fled without getting into the residence. The male victim did not require any medical attention. Members of the Integrated General Investigation  and Forensic Identification Section attended and the  investigation is continuing.

Robbery GO#16-189806

Police Reports - Dec 24, 2016

On December 23 at 8:19 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to a convenience store located at 60 Rosedale Avenue for a robbery. The suspect entered the store and physically assaulted the clerk in addition to spraying the clerk with a sensory irritant.  The suspect was able to flee the store with a quantity of cash and cigarettes.  A track was attempted by K9, however the suspect was not located. The clerk was transported to the QEII for treatment of minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20’s, clean shaven with sharp features, pointy nose, sunken cheeks,  very skinny. He was wearing a dark jacket that was too large for him, black or dark blue toque, and a balaclava that covered only the lower portion of his face. The man was carrying a Goodlife bag and was armed with a clear squirt bottle of what appears to be homemade pepper spray and a large knife. The investigation is continuing.

Update: Stolen RCMP badge located

Police Media Releases - Dec 23, 2016

Halifax Regional Police was advised last week that a stolen RCMP badge was dropped off in a church mailbox in Lower Sackville.
 
On October 27 at approximately 4:50 p.m., police received a complaint from an off-duty RCMP officer that her van had been 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.
 
On December 14, the badge was located wrapped in a facecloth and had been anonymously placed in a mailbox at a church on First Lake Drive in Lower Sackville. The badge was then turned in to the RCMP detachment in Lower Sackville and later retrieved by its rightful owner.
 
Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.
 
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November 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 release pictures of theft and assault suspects

Police Media Releases - Dec 23, 2016

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects following a theft at the Marshall’s in Dartmouth Crossing and an assault where a citizen tried to intervene.  

At 5:44 p.m. on December 6, police received a call to the Marshall’s at 75 Countryview Drive. A loss prevention office followed two men out of the store with a full shopping cart each, and neither made any attempt to pay for these items. A man and woman were parking their car when they noted the one of the suspects parked directly beside them quickly putting items in the trunk of his car. They then noted the loss prevention officer following the other suspect in the direction of the car. The man tried to see the license plate on the suspect vehicle but was pushed away by the suspect who had been putting items in the trunk of the car. When the other suspect approached the car with the loss prevention officer following him, the man tried to intervene and was told by this suspect to get out of the way and then showed him a knife. During this, the other suspect pushed the man to the ground and the suspects got into their vehicle and fled the area. 

The suspects are described as a two white men in their early twenties and with slim builds and short brown hair. One was wearing a dark colored Under Armour jacket, jeans and a green baseball cap at the time of the incident. The second suspect has light facial hair, was wearing a white coat, dark pants, white shoes and was wearing a dark baseball cap at the time of the incident. The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model Honda Civic. No license plate was obtained.     

Anyone with information about these suspects or 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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Note: photos of suspect are attached.

Update: Police charge man in home invasion and break and enter

Police Media Releases - Dec 23, 2016

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man for a home invasion and a break and enter, both of which occurred in Halifax this week.

At 10:45 p.m. on December 20, police received a 911 call from a resident in the 3200 block of Pennington Street. An 85-year-old female resident was home alone when she heard a knock on the door. She opened the door and observed a male who immediately punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground. The suspect then punched her again in the face, grabbed her by the arm and pulled the victim out of her residence. The suspect demanded money and stated he had a gun although none was seen. The victim began yelling and neighbours came to her assistance. The suspect fled the area. Numerous officers and K-9 attended but were not able to locate the suspect. The victim was treated by paramedics for some minor cuts and bruises. 

At 10:42 p.m. on December 21, Halifax Regional Police responded to a break and enter in-progress in an apartment building on Leppert Street. An 86-year-old woman was in an apartment with her friend when a masked man entered, went directly to the bedroom and demanded money. The victim gave the man a sum of money and then he left the apartment. The victim and her friend were not physically injured during the incident and they did not know the suspect. 

Officers obtained video surveillance of a man leaving the area heading westward and a K-9 unit was able to track a scent to the Mumford bus terminal. Through the course of the investigation, police were able to arrest a man matching the description of the suspect at 12:38 a.m. in the 2400 block of Gottingen Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and held in police custody overnight. 

Forty-three-year-old Paul Alexander Sponagle of Halifax has been charged with three counts of robbery, two counts of break and enter, one count each of assault causing bodily harm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats and disguise with intent. Sponagle is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court this morning.   

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