Police continue to investigate stabbing and ask for public’s assistance

Halifax Regional Police continue to investigate a stabbing that occurred in Halifax last week and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

On December 2 at approximately 8:50 p.m. police responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of the 5000 block of Salter Street in Halifax. Officers located a 56-year-old man who had been stabbed. The victim was transported to hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect approached two men who were not known to him, assaulted one man, stabbed the other and then fled the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late teens or early twenties, approximately 5’10” tall with a thin build and short dark hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt with white writing, black and grey pants, and red boots.

Members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating and are asking anyone with information on the suspect, the incident or video from the area 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.

case #22-147538

Police warn seniors of ongoing scam and seek help identifying individuals

November 30, 2022, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia… The RCMP/HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is warning the public about numerous scams targeting seniors. Police are also looking to identify a person who may be connected to the fraudulent activity.

With these scams, victims are contacted by fraudsters pretending to be a relative in need of money; often, the story is that the family member has been arrested and requires bail.

The call is then usually taken over by another person pretending to be in a position of authority, such as a police officer or a lawyer, instructing the victim to provide this bail. The fraudsters then send a ‘bail bondsman’ to the victim’s address to collect the cash.

Police are aware of several incidents in the last several days where each victim was scammed out of between $5,000 and $10,000. Photos of the persons collecting the fraudulent cash and the vehicle possibly a 2019 Toyota Corolla they were operating in one of the incidents is attached.

Police want to highlight that authorities in Canada do not solicit release of someone for money. Authorities in Canada do not come to your door for cash. Police are reminding the public these fraudsters are very good at what they do and are believable and to protect themselves against these frauds in the following ways:

  • Fraudsters create a sense of urgency – slow things down reach out to other relatives and review the situation together, contact authorities if need be.
  • If you still believe the caller then contact the authority represented through their legitimate contact source eg. website or phonebook that you have located and not provided to you by the contactor.
  • Attempt to contact the family member in question.
  • Do not send money, gift cards, Bitcoin or anything else of value in “urgent situations”.
  • Don’t drop your guard because the number on your caller ID looks familiar or legitimate. Scammers can spoof  tel #’s and make it appear they are calling from a trusted source.
  • If you have a feeling that something is not right, it is best to trust your gut and stop communicating with that person. If in doubt, hang up or delete and do not continue communication.

Anyone who thinks they could be a victim, knows someone who could be a victim, or has information on these incidents, is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020. The scams can also be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

File #: 22-144458

Police continue to investigate the murder of Ryan Michael Nehiley

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the murder of Ryan Michael Nehiley and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

On November 23, 2018 at approximately 8:54 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a weapons call in the 0-100 block of Clovis Street in Halifax. Upon arrival, officers found Ryan inside his residence suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Investigators believe that Ryan was shot inside his residence and that more than one person was involved in the offence.

Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Ryan’s murder. We are asking anyone with information who has not already come forward to do the right thing and contact police at 902-490-5020. What may seem like an insignificant detail could be the key to progressing the investigation.

Ryan’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 the 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.

Police Investigate Robbery & Arrest Suspect

At 9:23 p.m., on the 22nd of November, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a robbery at Fujiyama Restaurant, 5244 Blowers Street Halifax.  The caller reported a male and a female took a change jar and assaulted a staff member when fleeing with the jar.  The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot.  A staff member sustained minor injuries.  The suspects are described as: 

Suspect – White Male, 30-40 years, thin build.  Wearing: Red jacket.

Suspect – Black female, 20’s, thin build 5’-5’6”.  Wearing: Black hooded shirt.

Multiple patrol units and two Police Service Dogs responded.  Officers located the male suspect near by on Barrington Street and arrested the male without incident.  The female was not located. 

A 38-year-old male from Halifax is held for court and will be facing a charge of Robbery.

Investigators with Patrol are asking anyone with information about this incident 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.

Police investigate theft of firearm

Police are investigating the theft of a firearm from a vehicle in Halifax.

On November 21 at approximately 6:45 a.m. police received a report of a number of vehicles that had been broken into and damaged on Highland Avenue. Responding officers discovered that a hunting rifle and ammunition had been stolen from one of the vehicles.

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the incidents. Anyone with information about this incident or video from the area is asked to call 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 investigate shooting

Police are investigating a shooting believed to have occurred last weekend in Dartmouth.

Today, police received a report of a shooting that is believed to have occurred early in morning on November 19 on Catherine Street in Dartmouth. Officers located a residence on the street that had been struck by bullets. At this time, there are no reports of any injuries in relation to this incident.

Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about this incident or video from the area is asked to call 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.

Southwest Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit continue to investigate the homicide of Leslie Conrad

November 22, 2022, Lower Wolfville, Nova Scotia…Today marks sixteen years since the death of Leslie Conrad of Lower Wolfville.

On October 5, 2006, 45-year-old Leslie Ann Conrad disappeared from her home. On November 22, her remains were found by a hunter near Melanson Rd. It was determined that she was the victim of a homicide.

The Nova Scotia Department of Justice is offering rewards of up to $150 thousand for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Leslie Ann Conrad. The Provincial Rewards line is 1-888-710-9090.

Over the years, RCMP investigators have continued to follow up on leads and tips as they are received. The Southwest Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit continues to ask that anyone with information contact them at 902-365-3120. If you would like to remain anonymous you can contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). A secure web tip can be submitted at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or use the P3 Tips App.

File #: 2006-1202552

Police investigating robbery and vehicle arson

November 21, 2022, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia… The RCMP-HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a robbery that occurred in Waverley followed by a vehicle arson in Halifax.

At approximately 9 p.m. on November 19, Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at a gas station on Rocky Lake Dr.

RCMP officers, who were nearby for an unrelated incident, obtained the license plate of a blue Honda Civic leaving the area at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was attempted, but the driver refused to stop and fled from police.

When officers arrived at the scene of the robbery, it was learned that two men had entered the gas station, demanded money and cigarettes, and then fled in the blue Honda Civic. No weapon or physical force was used during the robbery. The vehicle involved had been reported stolen a few days prior.

Shortly after, Halifax Regional Police, who were on the lookout for the Honda, received a report of a vehicle on fire in a parking lot near Olivet St. in Halifax. Investigators quickly determined that the license plate matched the one from the robbery. The Halifax Regional Police K-9 Unit began a search for the two people of interest; they’ve not yet been located.

The men involved in the robbery were both seen wearing black hoodies, gloves and masks. One of the men was also wearing leather boots.

Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents to call 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.

The investigations are ongoing and being led by the General Investigative Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

File #2022-14076, 22-142100