Police seek public’s assistance to identify bank robbery suspect

Police seek public’s assistance to identify robbery suspect

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a robbery at a bank in Dartmouth on January 28.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. officers were called to a robbery that had just occurred at the Bank of Montreal located at 254 Baker Drive in Dartmouth. The man entered the location, indicated to staff that he was there to rob the bank and demanded money. The man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area.

The suspect is described as a heavy set black man with an adhesive bandage aid under his left eye and another on his right hand. The man had a full beard with an earring in his left ear.  He was wearing jeans, a dark gray Under Armor ball cap and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Investigators are asking anyone who has information on this incident or the identity of the man 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 using the P3 Tips App.

Police file 19-14284 refers.

Windsor RCMP investigating home invasion

Windsor RCMP investigating home invasion

February 14, 2019, Garland’s Crossing, Hants County, Nova Scotia . . . On February 13 just after 10 p.m., a woman was in her home while her two children were sleeping upstairs. She heard a noise in the kitchen and when she went to see who it was, she found a man standing in her kitchen, wearing black clothing from head to toe, with dark sunglasses and a ski mask covering his face. The man demanded several times to know where another resident of the home was, and when the woman repeatedly told him that person wasn’t home, he pulled a knife out of his pocket and held it towards her. She pulled her phone out of her pocket and the man ran from the home, the same way he came in.

The RCMP was called and quickly arrived at the scene. They examined the footprints in the snow and determined the suspect left the area on foot, headed towards Hwy. 14, then got into a vehicle. No one was hurt during the incident. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-6 with a slim build. He had on black shoes and a black hoody and spoke with a raspy voice.

Police do not believe this was a random act. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Windsor District 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.

Police File # 2019200790 refers.

Defibrillator stolen from Acadia University

Defibrillator stolen from Acadia University 

February 14, 2019, Wolfville, Nova Scotia . . . Kings District RCMP is asking for public assistance to solve a theft that occurred at the Beveridge Arts Centre at Acadia University. On February 8, two men were observed on security footage, taking a defibrillator from the building.

Two men were seen on camera with the device. One male has been identified however the RCMP continue to seek the public’s assistance in identifying the second male who is described as having dark skin,  wearing dark pants, black parka-style jacket, and ball cap. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Kings District 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.

Police File # 2019184902 refers

 

 

Missing person: Help the RCMP find Wallace Harry MacLean

February 13, 2019, Merigomish, Pictou County, Nova Scotia . . . Wallace Harry MacLean, 78, was last seen on February 7 and police are concerned for his safety. MacLean is believed to have left a residence on Shore Rd. in Merigomish in his 2009 light blue Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pick-up truck bearing Nova Scotia license plate FZF084. It is not known where he was headed that day.

MacLean is described as white, 5-foot-11, and grey hair and hazel eyes, and he wears glasses. A clothing description is not available at this time. He is known to frequent coffee shops in the area.

 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wallace MacLean is asked to contact Pictou District RCMP at 902-755-4141. 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 # 2019188643

Graffiti left on Digby County church

February 12, 2019, Saint Alphonse, Digby County, Nova Scotia . . . Between 6 p.m. on February 8 and 8 a.m. on February 9, someone used a marker to write offensive words and draw offensive symbols on the door of a church basement. The church is located on Hwy. 1 in Saint Alphonse, Digby County.

Police checked with neighbours in the area and did not learn of any information that may help identify the person(s) responsible for the mischief. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Meteghan RCMP at 902-645-2326. 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.

Alarm system thwarts break and enter

February 7, 2019, New Minas, Nova Scotia . . . At 12:45 a.m. on February 6, New Minas RCMP responded to a Break and Enter at a veterinary clinic on Commercial St. in New Minas. Surveillance footage shows a man wearing gloves and a dark coloured hoodie using a tool to pry the door open. The man entered the building, then ran from the scene and left the area in a vehicle, headed down Commercial St. Police suspect the very loud audible alarm in the building caused him to reconsider his intentions.

Nothing was stolen and Kings District RCMP are investigating the matter. Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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.

RCMP investigates first Beaverbank fire

Halifax District RCMP investigating suspicious fire

February 8, 2019, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia…Halifax District RCMP is investigating a suspicious fire that happened on January 29 at a home on Glen Rise Dr. in Beaver Bank.

At approximately 12 p.m., police received a call of smoke coming from the residence. RCMP attended along with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. No one was inside the building at the time of the fire. The fire was extinguished quickly and significant damage was done to the building. The fire was determined to be suspicious in nature.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by Halifax District RCMP with assistance from the Nova Scotia Office of the Fire Marshal.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902 490-5020. 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# 19-14871 refers.

RCMP investigate suspicious fire in Beaverbank

Halifax District RCMP investigating 2nd suspicious fire

February 7, 2019, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia…Halifax District RCMP is investigating a suspicious fire that left a wood shed burnt to the ground in Beaver Bank.

On February 5, Halifax District RCMP received a call about a wood shed that had been burnt on an access road off the 400 block of Beaver Bank Rd. The fire is believed to have happened between February 2 and February 3.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902 490-5020. 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 # 19-18647

RCMP investigate copper wire theft and property damage in Waverley substation

RCMP investigating copper wire theft and property damage at Waverley substation

February 8, 2019, Waverley, Nova Scotia…Halifax District RCMP is investigating a break and enter causing property damage and the theft of copper wire from a Nova Scotia Power substation in Waverley.

Sometime between February 6 at 11 a.m. and February 7 at 8 a.m., the suspect(s) drove a large vehicle into the locked gate of a fence surrounding a substation on Waverley Rd. in Waverley. As a result, the gate was forced open and the fence was damaged. The suspect(s) then stole copper wire from several different areas, which would have taken some time to accomplish. The suspect(s) also broke into a trailer within the substation, where they stole an electric heater and slings for carrying tools. The combined theft, damage and human resource costs to re-install replacement copper wire is estimated to be approximately $5,000.

The investigation is ongoing.

Nova Scotia Power prohibits public access to its substations and other facilities that contain high voltage electrical equipment due to the high risk to personal and public safety. Anyone who unlawfully enters these premises is risking severe injuries to themselves and significant damage to onsite equipment.

The RCMP would like anyone who has information about these thefts or the sale of this copper wire to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902 490-5020. 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 # 19-19497 refers

Police looking to identify Halifax stabbing suspects

On February 9th at 1:23 am Halifax Regional Police received a call of three males beating up another male in a parking lot in the 10-20 block of Plateau Cres, Halifax.

At 1:32 am a call was received of a male in the 10-20 block of Braeside Crt, Halifax that had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they discovered a 20 year old man that had been stabbed.    It is believed that both incidents are related.  The man was taken to the QEII and is being treated for an injury that is not life threatening.  Patrol and K-9 members searched the area and were not able to locate the suspects.  The only description available is that the suspect were white males.  The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call police at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). Police file 2019-20586 refers.