Help the RCMP identify a person of interest

May 14, 2021, Port Hastings, N.S…Port Hawkesbury RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in relation to a break-in and theft investigation at a local gas station.

On May 4, 2021, at approximately 5:30 a.m., a man broke into the Canadian Tire Gas Bar in Port Hastings by gaining access through the main door. The man proceeded to the cash register area and stole a large quantity of cigarette packages. The man is described as white with brown hair, and was wearing a camo ball hat, grey t-shirt, blue pants and sneakers. 

Anyone who has information about this incident or the person of interest is asked to call the Port Hawkesbury RCMP at 902-625-2220. 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 Investigate Weapons Call (Shooting) – Bedford

At approximately 11:00 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of gun shots with a male on injured in at the intersection of Broad Street and Farrington Way, Bedford.  Multiple officers responded to the scene and located an adult male with life threatening injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.  A number of officers are currently on scene, including K-9 and members of the Emergency Response Team.  There is no suspect description at this time. 

Investigators with the General Investigation Section and the Forensic Identification Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting the investigation, which is in the early stages.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident 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.

Police Investigate Weapons Call (Shooting) – Dartmouth

At approximately 7:30 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of gun shots with a male on injured in the area of Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.  Multiple officers responded to the scene and located an adult male with life threatening injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.  A number of officers are currently on scene, including K-9 and members of the Emergency Response Team and EHS paramedics.

Officers are actively searching for the suspect.  There is no suspect description at this time.  We ask that people avoid the area.  The investigation is in its preliminary stages and further information will be released when available.

UPDATE:

Officers have located & arrested three adults and are not looking for any other suspects.

Investigators with the General Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting the investigation, which is in its early stages.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident 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.

Lower Sackville RCMP Investigate Assault and Arson

On Feb 27, 2021 someone broke into 117 Sackville Dr, a single dwelling unit (house) ,the home is not visible from the street, it is behind Auction Direct car sales.  The unknown male assaulted the home owner and knocked him unconscious.  The victim woke to find the bottom floor of the house on fire and he escaped from a second floor window.  Nothing was taken and no motive is known. 

Anyone with any information about this crime can call Lower Sackville RCMP at 902 490 5020 or can leave an anonymous tip at  1800 222 8477 (TIPS) or on line at crimnestoppers.ns.ca or via the P3 app. Police file number 2021-24450 refers.

Police continue to investigate murder of David Robert Boyko

Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the murder of David Robert Boyko and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

On May 12, 1996 at approximately 1:25 p.m., police received a report of an injured man at the end of Morris Road in the Burnside Industrial Park in Dartmouth. David was found by a pedestrian who had been walking in the area. He had succumbed to injuries from a gunshot wound.

David was a resident of Manitoba at the time of his death. He was last seen on May 12 at 6 a.m. leaving a hotel in Dartmouth.

Investigators believe that there are people who have information that could help solve his 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 David’s murder 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 using the P3 Tips App.

David’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.

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RCMP responds to armed robbery

May 12, 2021, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia… At approximately 5 p.m. yesterday evening, Halifax District RCMP responded to a complaint of an armed robbery at a business on Highway 7 in Sheet Harbour.

Upon arrival, RCMP confirmed that a man had entered the store armed with a gun and demanded drugs from an employee. The man left the store on foot with narcotics. No one was injured as a result of this incident.

The man was described as being just under 6 feet tall, of slender build, between the ages of 20 to 30 years old. He was wearing blue coveralls, a black mask, white gloves, a blue and white neck covering, and black sunglasses, and was carrying a green Sobeys bag.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone who has information or may have witnessed this incident is asked to call 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 # 21-55393

Help RCMP solve theft of catalytic converters in Grande Anse

May 11, 2021, Grande Anse, Nova Scotia…Richmond County District RCMP is investigating a theft of catalytic converters that occurred between May 3 and May 4 at a scrap yard on Black River Rd. in Grande Anse.

The catalytic converters were cut off and stolen from six different vehicles. A saw blade was located near one of the vehicles.

The investigation is ongoing, and RCMP Forensic Identification Services are assisting the Richmond County District RCMP.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact the Richmond County District RCMP at 902-535-2002. 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 number: 2021-605187

Police continue to investigate murder of Tanya Jean Brooks


 
Today marks the twelfth 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 2:17 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 902-490-5016. 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 using the P3 Tips App.
 
Tanya’s family will be hosting a virtual memorial watch party on Facebook – Tanya Jean Brooks Memorial – on Monday, May 10 at 11 a.m.
 
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.
 
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Police are asking for public’s assistance in the Terrance Dixon homicide investigation

Investigators in the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a potential witness in the 2020 homicide of Terrance Thomas Dixon.

On June 29, 2020 at approximately 10:20 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a stabbing that had just occurred at the Esso gas station at 6020 Young Street in Halifax. A man approached Terrance, who was in his parked vehicle, and stabbed him. The suspects fled in a vehicle which was later found abandoned in close proximity to the incident.

Terrance sustained serious injuries and was transported by EHS to the QEII Health Sciences Centre for further treatment. He succumbed to his injuries on July 4, 2020. The Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled Terrance’s death a homicide.

Investigators are interested in speaking to a man who was in the area at the time of the incident and may have information that could assist the investigation. The man is described as a white man with dark hair, wearing a dark blue t-shirt, light coloured ball cap and shorts, and sandals.

This potential witness is not a suspect in the homicide and investigators are not seeking additional suspects at this time.

Investigators in the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division charged Paul Shane Miller and James Arthur Williams with first-degree murder and Ian Matthew Huskins with manslaughter in relation to Terrance’s murder.

Police are asking the potential witness or anyone with information on his identity to call 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.

File #20-74016

RCMP investigates thefts at construction sites

May 5, 2021, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is investigating two thefts from construction sites in Oyster Pond and Porters Lake.

Between 4 p.m. on April 30 and 4 p.m. on May 3, several items were stolen from a construction site on East Jeddore Rd. in Oyster Pond. The door to the construction trailer was damaged and entry was gained. Stolen items include five sections of chain link fence, tools, personal protective equipment (PPE) and an eye wash station.

Overnight between May 2 and May 3, several items were stolen from a construction site on Friendship Ln. in Porters Lake. Stolen items included 58 bundles of fibreglass insulation, 14 rolls of poly vapour barrier, 120 tubes of acoustic sealant, 15 boxes of staples, nine rolls of blue tape, 10 cans of spray foam, two step ladders and a roll of flat stock aluminium.

The investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the 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 # 21-52293, 21-52266