Phone scam gives caller option about being arrested

January 17, 2020, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia . . . RCMP detachments across the province are being made aware of a recent phone scam, where a person receives a call, and during that call they are instructed to press “1” if they do not want to be arrested.

A woman in her eighties was contacted on January 16, told the caller was from the Department of Justice, and advised that the woman had committed a federal criminal offence and was going to be arrested. She was then instructed to press “1” if she did not want to be arrested. She did not make a selection, hung up the phone, and contacted police.

The RCMP is providing this information to the public to help protect them from becoming victims of fraud. “Legitimate organizations will never ask you for personal financial information over the phone. If you are not sure about it, request a call back number, verify the organization and make an informed decision about whether it is someone you can trust,” says Cpl. Jennifer Clarke. Members of the public are encouraged to contact their nearest detachment to report potential fraud by calling 800-803-RCMP (7267). Fraud can also be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 888-495-8501, or http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

Missing Person: Help the RCMP find Remy MacQuarrie-Hurley

January 16, 2020, Plymouth, Pictou County, Nova Scotia . . . Pictou County RCMP is asking for assistance from the public to locate 17-year-old Remy MacQuarrie-Hurley. MacQuarry-Hurley was last seen on January 8.

MacQuarrie-Hurley was wearing a blue winter hat, a camouflage jacket, black pants with white stripes and work boots. MacQuarrie-Hurley is described as white, 5-foot-2 and 110 pounds. She has blue eyes and red hair.

Police are concerned about MacQuarrie-Hurley’s well-being and are asking anyone with information to contact Pictou County RCMP at (902) 679-5555. 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 # 202034594

 

Elderly Nictaux Man charged with Historical Sexual Offences

January 15, 2020, Nictaux Falls, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia . . . Annapolis District RCMP has charged a 95-year-old Nictaux Falls man for sexual offences dating back to the late 1960’s and is reaching out to other potential victims.

Leonard Gaudet is charged with one count of indecent assault on a female. The charges are in relation to incidents that occurred between 1967 and 1969 in Nictaux Falls. Mr. GAUDET is scheduled to appear in Annapolis Royal Court on February 10, 2020. The victim was a child at the time.

The RCMP is reaching out to the public in the event there may be more victims. Police are appealing to guardians, parents and youth in the area to encourage anyone who may also be a victim to contact them. Annapolis RCMP can be contacted at 902-665-4481. You can also contact police in your local area for more information. 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. Police file # 20181807429 refers.

Help Halifax Police Solve Dartmouth Shooting

Help Halifax Police Solve Dartmouth Shooting

January 14, 2020 (11:00 p.m.)

At approximately 10:55 a.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a weapons call on Courtney Road in Dartmouth.  A male youth was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries as a result of a gunshot wound to his leg.

Courtney Road is now open to traffic.  Members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are continuing the investigation and officers remain on scene at a Courtney Road residence.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016.  Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app. Police file 20-6370 refers.

 

It’s big, it’s green, and we need your help to find it!  

January 15, 2020, Springhill, Nova Scotia . . . Cumberland District RCMP is investigating a theft of a large John Deere tractor from a property on Hwy. 321 in Springhill. Police believe the theft occurred in the early morning hours of January 12. The tractor is green and has a bucket and snow blower attached. The model # of the tractor is 6125M and it is valued at approximately $150,000.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the Cumberland District RCMP at 902-597-3779 in Springhill. 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 # 202056993

Help RCMP solve a robbery in Timberlea

January 14, 2020, Timberlea, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help to solve a robbery that occurred on December 26 at a business in Timberlea.

Just after 5 a.m., Halifax District RCMP were dispatched to a robbery at a service station in the 1800 block of St. Margaret’s Bay Rd. At approximately 4 a.m. the suspect entered the station, armed with a knife, and handcuffed the employee to a freezer. The suspect left the station with a quantity of cash and cigarettes. Just before 5 a.m. a client noticed the employee who was still handcuffed and alerted police.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s, clean shaven, approximately 5-foot-4 to 6-feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing a grey Nike jacket with a hood, a ball cap with black and white checker pattern on the bill of the cap, dark blue jeans and blue sneakers.

The investigation is ongoing and being led by the RCMP/HRP Integrated General Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Division.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please 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 # 19-180779

Crime is crime, whether done in-person or online

January 14, 2020, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia…We live in a digital world where people often communicate through apps, instant messages and social media. In an effort to help Nova Scotians understand what is legal and illegal, the RCMP is reminding the public that crime is crime, whether done in-person or online.

 “Reports of online crimes such as uttering threats will be investigated as we would investigate a crime that happened in person,” says Cpl. Lisa Croteau of the Nova Scotia RCMP. “The RCMP pursues those responsible for crime, even if information comes from a third party or social media.”

The law doesn’t differentiate between whether crimes happen online or in person. For example, in Canada, it is illegal to threaten someone with death or bodily harm (including both physical and psychological injuries) and to threaten their property. A threat is a threat whether done in-person or online and can result in up to five years in jail.

If you have witnessed or been the victim of criminal activity, you are encouraged to contact your local police, or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

 

Remember: whether done in person, online or in any other way, crime is crime and there are serious consequences

Help RCMP solve break, enter and theft

January 13, 2020, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help to solve a break, enter and theft that occurred on December 11 in Lower Sackville.

Just before 4 a.m., Halifax District RCMP were dispatched to an alarm and glass break at a business in the 300 block of Sackville Dr.   Members arrived on scene and confirmed that the glass door to the business was broken and entry was gained. A search for suspects with assistance from Halifax Regional Police K9 unit was unsuccessful. The suspects fled with a quantity of cigarettes and cash.

Video surveillance from the store identified two suspects in a red 4-door sedan. The driver is described as wearing a dark jacket, ripped jeans and black boots. The passenger is described as wearing a red balaclava, a red and navy jacket and black and white gloves.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please 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 # 19-174411

Help Police Solve Cumberland County Arsons

Public assistance requested: suspicious fires in Cumberland County

January 7, 2020, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia . . . Cumberland District RCMP is investigating two suspicious fires and is asking the public to assist with the investigation.

Two suspicious fires were started at unoccupied buildings within 15 minutes of one another, during the overnight hours between January 3 and 4. The locations of the buildings involved are 12 km apart. One was reported to the RCMP at 12:09 a.m. and the other was reported at 12:24 a.m. Investigators believe the fires are related. A garage on an abandoned property was burnt on Rodney Rd., and an abandoned home was burnt on Hwy. 321 in River Philip. The RCMP has investigated suspicious fires on both properties this past summer.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact Cumberland District RCMP at 902-667-3859 (Amherst), 902-447-2525 (Oxford), or 902-597-3779 (Springhill). 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.

Police file #s 202015503, 202015561 refer.