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February 2017

Police charge man for a robbery in Halifax yesterday afternoon

Police Media Releases - 1 hour ago

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

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

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

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

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

GO #17-27358

Suspicious circumstances

Police Media Releases - 22 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

17-26831 & 26929

Police request public’s assistance identifying suspects

Police Media Releases - Yesterday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 17-13604

 Note: Pictures of the suspects are attached.

Police charge man with three counts of breach

Police Media Releases - 3 days ago

Police charge man with three counts of breach

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

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

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

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

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Police release pictures of suspect in two robberies

Police Media Releases - Feb 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

GO #17-21274 & 21502

Note: Pictures of the suspect are attached.

 

Advisory: thefts from vehicles

Police Media Releases - Feb 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drug search results in charges

Police Media Releases - Feb 16, 2017

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

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

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

GO#17-23509

Missing woman – police seek public’s help

Police Media Releases - Feb 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Note: A picture of Jade Eleanor Fielding is attached.

Youth arrested after suspicious person call

Police Media Releases - Feb 15, 2017

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

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

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

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Advisory: parked vehicles with less than three metres between them

Police Media Releases - Feb 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

Man facing indecent act charge

Police Media Releases - Feb 15, 2017

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

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

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

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Eleven people charged after drug search

Police Media Releases - Feb 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17-19546, 20018, 20128 & 20363

Halifax Regional Police Revamp Participation in 2017 Pride Festival

Police Media Releases - Feb 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Police Media Releases - Feb 3, 2017

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

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

Police Media Releases - Feb 3, 2017

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

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

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

GO# 17-16698 & 16962

Police investigate weapons complaint

Police Media Releases - Feb 2, 2017

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

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

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

GO# 17-16698

Police make arrest in shooting from last year

Police Media Releases - Feb 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

GO#16-32852

 

Drug search leads to charges

Police Media Releases - Feb 2, 2017

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

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

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

GO# 17-15795

January 2017

Police seek public’s help finding missing youth

Police Media Releases - Jan 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Note: A photo of Alicia McInnis is attached.

Statement – Quebec City Shootings

Police Media Releases - Jan 30, 2017

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

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

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