Vandalism, Sheet Harbour

Vandals target property used by local residents 

December 7, 2018, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia … A heated gazebo, which is used by local residents when they skate on an adjacent pond or sled on a nearby hill, was targeted by vandals this week.

Sometime between the morning of December 3 and the evening of December 5, vandals broke windows in the gazebo and damaged the parking lot at the property on Highway 374 in Sheet Harbour. The property is maintained by it’s owners and open to the community to use.

Halifax District RCMP is asking anyone with information regarding this act of vandalism to contact Sheet Harbour RCMP Detachment at 902-885-2510. 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.

 

The investigation is continuing.

 

File# 18-187356.

Enfield RCMP look to identify ATV riders

RCMP look to identify ATV riders

December 6, 2018, Enfield, Nova Scotia … Enfield District RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying two ATV riders after several incidents involving their disregard for other motorists have been reported to RCMP.

Over the past few months, Enfield District RCMP have received numerous complaints involving ATV riders who have put themselves and other motorists at risk by operating on the highways with no lights on, driving in to oncoming traffic and failing to stop at stop signs and traffic lights.

“This total disregard for the safety of others is concerning to us,” say’s S/Sgt. Steve Ettinger, District Commander, Enfield District RCMP. “We are hoping someone in the community will recognize these two individuals and provide their names to us so we can deal with their reckless behaviour.”

If you have any information on the identity of these two riders you are asked to contact Enfield District RCMP at 902-883-7077. 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.

The investigation is continuing.

Note to media: Photo of ATV riders attached.

RCMP look to identify ATV riders

Scams

Be aware of holiday heartstring scams

December 6, 2018, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia . . . Kings District RCMP have been receiving reports of holiday heartstring scams surfacing throughout Kings County. With the holidays approaching, the Nova Scotia RCMP are advising the public to be aware of these scams in the event they are happening elsewhere in the province.

Scammers continue to impersonate the Canada Revenue Agency, RCMP and other agencies by asking for money or face being arrested, however, heartstring scams can be common at this time of year. These involve scammers using tactics to pull at victim’s heartstrings and emotions. Here are a few to be on the lookout for:

Grandparent Scam: Scammers contact victims claiming to be a grandchild in trouble. They may ask the grandparent to guess who it is before identifying themselves as that name before asking the grandparent to send money and not tell anyone.

Loss of Family Member Scam: Scammers use the obituaries to contact their victims who have recently lost a loved one, claiming the deceased had unpaid bills or debts that need to be paid right away. 

Love Interest Scam: Scammers meet their victims online or in person and express romantic interest. They will often earn the victim’s trust through ongoing communication before attempting to gain access to personal and financial information. They may ask for a quick “emergency loan” to pay a bill or their rent. These types of scams often end in financial loss and a broken heart.

Here are a few tips to avoid becoming a victim:

  • Never wire money to anyone unless you have confirmed their identity.
  • Keep cell phone numbers for your children and grandchildren somewhere you can easily locate them.
  • Arrange to have a trusted family member or friend handle all financial matters in the days following the loss of a loved one.
  • Keep your personal and financial documents locked at home in a safe place – do not carry them with you or share them with anyone.
  • Share this information with your loved ones to protect them from being a victim.

If you or a family member has fallen victim to a scam, report it to your local police, as well as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) by phone at 1-888-495-8501 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) or online at www.antifraudcentre.ca.

 

RCMP continues to look for answers in Waycobah suspicious death

RCMP continues to look for answers in Waycobah suspicious death

December 6, 2018, Waycobah First Nation, Nova Scotia . . . The RCMP is continuing its investigation into the suspicious death of a 22-year-old woman from Waycobah. The woman was found deceased in a home on Hwy. 105 in Waycobah on October 24, 2018. Two infant children were also in the home at the time, however they were not harmed.

The investigation is being led by the RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit with assistance from the RCMP Forensic Identification Unit, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service, and the community of Waycobah.

“We understand that this impacts an entire community that is looking for answers,” says Sgt. Glenn Bonvie of the RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit. “These investigations are complex and can take a significant amount of time to examine the evidence and make a determination about what happened.”

Sgt. Bonvie adds, “We do not believe this to have been a random act and continue to ask the public to come forward with any information that may help this investigation.”

Anyone with information about this matter is encouraged to call Waycobah RCMP at 902-756-3371. 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.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police file # 20181591692 refers.

 

Armed Robbery in Elmsdale at Circle K

December 6, 2018, Elmsdale, Nova Scotia…Enfield RCMP is asking for help identifying a man who robbed a convenience store in Elmsdale on December 4.

The robbery took place at approximately 11 p.m. on Hwy 214. Upon arriving on site, police confirmed that the suspect entered the store, pulled out a knife and demanded cash from an employee. The employee provided the suspect with approximately $120 and the suspect left. The suspect was last seen heading eastbound out of the store on foot toward Hwy 2.  Nobody was injured as a result of this incident.

The suspect is a white man with a slim build, approximately six feet tall, with a short, dark goatee. He was wearing dark pants, light brown work boots and a black jacket with the hood up.

 

The investigation is continuing and the RCMP is asking anyone who has information or may have witnessed this incident to contact Enfield RCMP at 902-883-7077. 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 #: 20181801085

Theft from Vehicle, Blockhouse

RCMP seek assistance in locating stolen medals

December 5, 2018, Blockhouse, Nova Scotia … Lunenburg County District RCMP is investigating a theft that occurred from a vehicle parked at a residence on Cornwall Rd. in Blockhouse on November 14. Several items were taken, including 4 service medals, a camouflage ruck sack, trench spade shovel, camouflage carrying pouch, camouflage vest, two sleeping bags, tactical helmet and knee high winter boots. The following day, a passing motorist noticed a number of items strewn about in the ditch not far from the scene. All items except 4 service medals and a knife were recovered.

The medals are described as New Zealand Operational Service Medal, New Zealand Afghanistan Primary Medal, New Zealand Special Service Medal, New Zealand Defence Medal with Regular Clasp.

If anyone has any information regarding this theft you are asked to contact Lunenburg County District RCMP at 902-634-8674. 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 requesting assistance to identify Elmsdale road rage victim

RCMP requesting assistance to identify road rage victim

December 3, 2018, Elmsdale, Nova Scotia . . . A suspected road rage incident that occurred on November 29 has resulted in the RCMP asking the public for assistance to identify the victim.

At 1:41 p.m. on November 29, RCMP were contacted via 911 by a witness who saw a man get out of his truck, climb the steps to a transport truck and punch the driver. This incident occurred on Hwy. 214 in Elmsdale, and traffic in the area was heavy due to Hwy. 102 being closed, and traffic being detoured through the Elmsdale area. The witness followed the driver to a bank nearby and noted signs of impairment. He noted the licence plate and vehicle description and passed this information to police. RCMP were able to use the information to identify the driver.

The victim of this incident did not report it to the police. RCMP are reaching out to the public, requesting the driver of the transport truck who was the victim of the assault come forward. RCMP are also interested in speaking with anyone else who saw the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact East Hants District RCMP at 902-883-7077, or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). 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. The investigation is ongoing.

Police file # 20181773264 refers.

Police investigate an attempted home invasion in Dartmouth

Police investigate an attempted home invasion in Dartmouth

Members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an attempted home invasion which occurred Monday evening in Dartmouth.

On December 3, 2018 at approximately 9:57 p.m., police received a report of possible gunshots in the area of Galaxy Ave. in Dartmouth.  Police located a 38 year old male victim who reported unknown suspect(s) had come to his apartment door and attempted to force it open.  They did not gain entry however a short time later he heard gunshots and his apartment window was smashed by an apparent gun shot.  The victim did not sustain any injuries.  Police also located a vehicle which appeared to have windows damaged by gun fire.

At this time the investigation is in its preliminary stages and more information will be released when it’s available.

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 file number 2018-186393 refers.

Fatal Hit & Run

Police continue to investigate the death of Rachelle Valade

Today will mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Rachelle Valade, and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is asking for the public’s assistance in providing any information in relation to her death.

On December 3, 2008, thirty-five-year-old Rachelle Valade was walking through the parking lot of 6 Primrose Street in Dartmouth at about 9 p.m. A tractor trailer cab that had been parked in the lot struck Rachelle as it pulled away. The truck continued out of the lot onto Primrose Street and turned right onto Victoria Road. It remains unknown whether the driver realized the truck had struck Rachelle.

The truck was described by witnesses as a white tractor trailer cab with chrome “moose bars” (a protective grill) on the front. Investigators received a number of tips from the public, however, they have yet to locate/identify the driver or the truck involved in the collision.

Investigators believe there are people who have information in relation to Rachelle’s death, and hope that the passage of time may encourage someone to do the right thing and come forward with what they know. It is never too late and no piece of information is too small, it could be just what is needed to advance the investigation.

Anyone with information about Rachelle’s death 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 using the P3 Tips App

 

 

Break & Enter, Pictou

On August 17th 2018 , 2 masked males wearing camouflage clothing entered a home in Pictou with the male resident inside. The lone occupant was not injured and the males left with $500 cash and an undetermined amount of medical marijuana.

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.