Police investigate theft

Halifax Regional Police is investigating the theft of a watercraft that occurred in Halifax last month.

On April 20 police received a report of a theft of a personal watercraft on a trailer from the Armdale Yacht Club located at 75 Burgee Run. It is believed that the theft occurred sometime between March 16 and April 20.

The stolen watercraft is described as a black Bombardier Sea-doo RXT 300.

Anyone with information or video from the area is asked to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.

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Man wanted on province-wide arrest warrant

May 22, 2024, Stewiacke, Nova Scotia… East Hants District RCMP is seeking information on the whereabouts of a man currently wanted on a province-wide arrest warrant.

Christian Woods, 22, from Stewiacke, is wanted and currently facing charges of:

  • Mischief
  • Resist a Peace Officer

Woods is described as 6-foot-2, 150 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Investigators have made several attempts to locate Woods and are requesting assistance from the public.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Christian Woods is asked to refrain from approaching him and to contact the East Hants District RCMP at 902-883-7077. To remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers, toll-free, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

File #: 2023-1430939

Police investigate reports of shots fired

Halifax Regional Police is investigating two reports of shots being fired in Dartmouth earlier this week.

On May 19, at approximately 8:05 p.m. officers responded to reports of multiple shots being fired in the area of Fader Street. Officers were able to locate evidence of gunfire in the area and found an unoccupied vehicle parked on the road that had been struck. There were no reported injuries.

A black compact style car was observed leaving the area at a high rate of speed, possibly a Kia Forte or Hyundai Elantra.

On May 20, at approximately 10:15 p.m. officers responded to a report of gunfire in the area of Booth and Fader streets. Officers checked the area and did not locate any evidence of firearms being discharged. There were no subsequent reports of injuries or property damage.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information or video from the area is asked to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.

File # 24-66611 & 24-67080

Help Police Identify Windsor Thieves

On February 29th, 2024 suspects stole two STIHL chain saws from the Home Hardware at 50 Empire Lane, Windsor, Nova Scotia.  On March 3rd, 2024 the same suspects returned to Home Hardware where they stole chain saw blades. Police are looking to identify persons of interest in these crimes.

Anyone with any information about these crimes or other crimes are asked to Call West Hants RCMP in Windsor at (782) 838-0304. Anonymous tips can be left on line at 1 800 222 8477 or on line at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or via the P3 app.

Persons of interest:

Help Cumberland RCMP solve another vehicle theft

Cumberland RCMP responded to a complaint of break enter & theft at a residence and the theft of a truck stolen between Friday April 17 and Sunday April 19, 2024. The truck is a 2008 Ford F-250, 2 wheel drive, 4 door with extended box, forest green in colour with a chrome grill. In the bed of the truck is a Sunlite camper that can be raised and only sits 30 cm above the roof of the truck when down. Camper colour is white with blue trim.

Anyone with any information about this theft of any other crime can call Cumberland RCMP at 902 243 2181 of an anonymous tip can be sent to www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or via the P3 app or by calling 1 800 222 8477 (TIPS).

Police file 2024 675393 refers.

Help Cumberland RCMP solve truck theft

On May 16th, 2024, the Cumberland County RCMP received a complaint concerning a stolen truck. The truck was described as beige/grey 2006 GMC Sierra, NS marker FM46199. It was stolen from a property in Gulf Shore sometime throughout the night.

Vehicle description

• Beige/Grey 2006 GMC Sierra

• NS Marker FM46199 

• Dent in front of the passenger rear wheel 

• Grey Tonneau cover 

• Bungee cord connected from Tonneau cover to ball hitch

If located, please contact Cumberland County RCMP at 902-667-3859. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477 (TIPS) or on-line at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or via the P3 app.

Police file 2024-660107  refers.

Police continue to investigate murder of Tanya Jean Brooks

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the murder of Tanya Jean Brooks and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

Tanya was found deceased beside the former St. Patrick’s-Alexandra School on Maitland Street in Halifax on May 11, 2009, at approximately 2:20 p.m. Investigators were able to trace her movements until approximately 9 p.m. on May 10 and they urge anyone who witnessed anything in the area of the school around that time to contact police.

Investigators believe Tanya knew her assailant(s) and that there are people who have information that could help solve her murder. We hope that the passage of time will encourage them to do the right thing and come forward with what they know. It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation.

Investigators ask anyone with information about Tanya’s murder to contact police at 902-490-5020.

Tanya’s family will be hosting a memorial in her honor on Saturday, May 11 at 5 p.m. at 2277 Maitland Street in Halifax.

Tanya’s case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for specified major unsolved crimes. Callers must contact the Rewards Program at 1-888-710-9090, must provide their name and contact information, and may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded. The amount of the award will be based on the investigative value of the information provided.

GO #09-66613

RCMP warns of recent spear phishing attacks in Nova Scotia

May 9, 2024, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia…The Nova Scotia RCMP’s Commercial Crime Section and Cybercrime Unit are warning the public of recent instances of scammers targeting retail businesses using sophisticated spear phishing techniques. 

Scammers contact an employee via text message from an unfamiliar number, pretending to be the owner or manager. They will say they had to change their phone number because they lost or damaged their cell phone. 

The scammers often have significant knowledge of the business, including names or upcoming transactions, and will engage in casual conversation to trick the employee into believing they are speaking directly with the owner or manager. 

The scammers will then request the employee to send money via cryptocurrency to quickly cover an urgent business cost. 

The Nova Scotia RCMP encourages businesses to review their processes for dealing with emergency expenditures and discuss with employees the warning signs of spear phishing attempts, including:

  • A sudden change in the cell phone number of a manager or owner.
  • Unsolicited communication through text message only.
  • Urgency from a sudden business situation, and high-pressure tactics to quickly resolve the matter.
  • Requests for money to be deposited into a Bitcoin ATM.
  • Use of QR Codes for payment addresses.

If you, or someone you know, is a victim of this scam or any other type of fraud, report it to your local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. For more information, visit: https://antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

East Hants RCMP looking for help in Theft Investigation

Police file number 2024-546732 -East Hants RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance to identify a person of interest in shoplifting complaints in the East Hants area. A photo of a person and vehicle of interest is attached- if you can identify them please call the police at 902 883 7077 or anonymous tips can be sent to www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or via the P3 app or by calling 1 800 222 8477(TIPS).

RCMP seek information about a suspicious incident in St. Croix

May 2, 2024, St. Croix, Nova Scotia… West Hants District RCMP is looking for information in relation to a suspicious incident of men approaching children in St. Croix.

On April 30, at approximately 8 p.m., West Hants District RCMP responded to a report of two men in a black SUV approaching two children riding their bikes in St. Croix.

The SUV first approached the two children on Sylvia Dr., when one of the occupants yelled at the children about riding their bikes on the wrong side of the road. The children continued on their bikes to Hartville Rd. The SUV approached the children again, and the man in the passenger seat offered them candy.

The children fled on their bikes to a neighbouring home, and the SUV drove off towards Ellershouse Bridge on Hwy. 1. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred at about 7:30 p.m.

The passenger is described as a white male with grey hair and beard, wearing an Xbox ball cap, sunglasses and a long-sleeve grey shirt.

The driver is described as a black male, wearing sunglasses.

Extensive patrols have been made in the area; however, officers were unable to locate the men.

On May 1, West Hants RCMP responded to a second report of a similar unrelated incident. Upon further investigation, officers determined this incident was a misunderstanding and not criminal.

The investigation into the April 30 incident is ongoing. West Hants District RCMP would like to speak to the persons of interest regarding the circumstances of both interactions.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact West Hants RCMP at 902-798-2207. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

File #: 2024-573918