Category Archives: Crime Of The Week

Assault Dartmouth, NS

At 5:24PM on Wednesday December 13, 2017 HRP officers responded to a weapons complaint in the area of 24 Nantucket Avenue (Metro Transit Bus Terminal). A male had been crossing the road near the McDonalds restaurant and had a verbal altercation with the occupants of a car that had sped by him. The occupants exited the vehicle (described as a possible green Honda) and one of the males sprayed him with a sensory irritant. The males then fled the area and the victim came in the direction of the bus terminal, where he was attended to medically. The 28-year-old male victim was treated and released at the scene and the only suspect description was 2 black males.

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.

Bomb Threat

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

At 10:23 a.m., police responded to the RBC Royal Bank located at 5855 Spring Garden Road for a bomb threat after the bank received a threatening phone call from an anonymous person. Officers are on scene and searching the area, however, nothing suspicious has been located to this point. The bank is being evacuated as a precaution and police ask people to avoid this area until further notice. Spring Garden Road is closed between South Park and Carleton Streets.

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 warn citizens of recent break and enters

Halifax Regional Police is advising the public after two recent reports of break and enters into homes in Halifax and Dartmouth.

At 8 a.m. on December 5, police received a report of a break and enter not in progress at a residence on Summit Street in Dartmouth. The homeowners woke up to discover the backdoor ajar and that someone had entered their residence. Several items within the house were noted as missing, such a cell phone, digital camera and money. It’s believed the suspect(s) entered the house through an unlocked door. No one was physically inured during this incident, nor were any suspects observed.

At 2:13 a.m. on December 13, police responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Federal Avenue for a break and enter in progress. The residents had been sleeping when they heard a loud noise. The resident went downstairs and encountered two males in his front entry way. He yelled at the males who immediately ran out the door and were last seen running on foot towards Romans Avenue. It’s believed the males entered the house through an unlocked door. Nothing was taken and no one was injured.

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

Officers are asking anyone with information about the above incidents 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.

Laundry Room Thefts, Dartmouth NS

There have been five related theft and damage from/to Coin operated laundry machines located in apartments on Boland Ave in Dartmouth. Sometime during the evening of November 21st, between 2 and 8 pm, someone(s) entered Apartment buildings located at 122, 130, 167, 169 and 171 Boland Ave. and took an unknown quantity of change from coin operated washers and dryers. In the process the machines themselves were damaged. There was no sign of forced entry into any of the buildings and the laundry rooms themselves are always left open for the tenants.

Police are also investigating 7 separate thefts from coin operated laundry machines located in apartments between October 6th and 10th and again on November 23rd and 30th. These apartments are located on Lakefront Dr in Dartmouth. Again an unknown quantity of change was taken from the machines, damading them in the process and no forced entry was observed into the buildings. It’s believed by police the Lakefront thefts and Boland Ave. thefts may be related.

Anyone with information on these crimes are asked to call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca http://www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637

Vehicle/pedestrian hit and run

Halifax Regional Police is requesting the public’s assistance to identify the driver involved in a vehicle pedestrian hit and run that occurred in Halifax last month.

At 9:41 p.m. on November 27, a 25-year old woman was in a marked crosswalk on Connaught Avenue at Almon Street when she was hit by a car. The car was on Almon Street making a left turn onto Connaught Avenue when the collision occurred and the driver made no attempt to stop.

The pedestrian and witnesses describe the vehicle as a gold or silver Chrysler PT Cruiser. There is no description of the driver. The pedestrian sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision for which she was assessed and released at the scene by EHS.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident or the driver 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 Continue to Investigate the Disappearance of Daniel Baker

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Daniel Baker and investigators with the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate the case.

On December 12, 1997, at approximately 11 p.m., Daniel left a residence on Preston Street in Halifax and was going to walk to a restaurant on Quinpool Road. It has not been confirmed if he made it to his destination and he has not been heard from since.

Daniel is described as 6′ 1″ , approximately 155 lbs., with short dark blonde hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. When last seen, he was wearing a dark blue red and white dress shirt, blue jeans, black suede jacket, white Reebok sneakers, and black leather gloves. Daniel alternated his residency between Halifax and Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, for many years, before moving back to Halifax in July 1997.

Anyone with information about Daniel’s disappearance 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 http://www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

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

Mischief Eastern Passage NS

December 12, 2017, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia … Halifax District RCMP is investigating damage to three bus shelters located along Shore Rd. in Eastern Passage.

Just after 2:30 a.m. this morning, RCMP received a complaint of four suspicious males in the Shore Rd. area. While patrolling the area officers located three bus shelters that were damaged by vandals. The suspects were not located after an extensive search of area, with assistance from Halifax Regional Police K-9 Unit.

The investigation is continuing and RCMP is asking anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Break & Enter Lower Sackville NS

December 12, 2017, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia … Halifax District RCMP is investigating a break and enter at a drug store on Sackville Dr. in Lower Sackville.

Sometime between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday morning, a suspect entered the business where they proceeded to ransack the business, steal an undetermined amount of prescription drugs and cash.

The suspect is described as wearing dark clothing, a toque and a balaclava.

The investigation is continuing with assistance from the RCMP Forensics Identification Section.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award

Break & Enter Canso NS

December 12, 2017, Canso, Nova Scotia… Guysborough District RCMP is investigating a recent break and enter that occurred at the grounds of the annual Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso.

Sometime during the overnight hours on December 10, multiple buildings at the festival grounds were broken into and several doors were damaged in the process. This kind of damage significantly impacts the operations of the nonprofit organization. Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have information about these incidents.

Investigators are asking anyone with information concerning this or any other offences to contact police 902-366-2440. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Stabbing

December 10, 2017, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia…At approximately 2:30 a.m. this morning Halifax District RCMP responded to a stabbing incident in Cole Harbour.

The incident began as a brawl involving several people outside of Big Leagues, Forest Hills Parkway. The parties involved left the scene prior to a second altercation taking place in the parking lot of the Atlantic Superstore on Cole Harbour Rd. that resulted in a 22-year-old man being stabbed. The victim was transported to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries and was later released. A 29-year-old from Dartmouth is facing charges of Assault with a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

This incident remains under investigation by the General Investigation Section of the RCMP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the altercations at either location or who may have information about the incidents to call police at 902-490-5020, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. That’s 1-800-222-TIPS.

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