Cumberland County District RCMP requests public assistance to identify persons of interest

February 23, 2024, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia… Cumberland County District RCMP is investigating thefts of propane tanks from three locations in Cumberland County in the early morning hours of February 21 and 22.

On February 21 at approximately 2:00 a.m. two people attended a market on Hwy. 4 in Wentworth and took 15 20-pound tanks of propane from a locked storage container.

On February 22 at approximately 3:10 a.m. two people attended a gas station on Junction Rd. in Springhill and took 14 20-pound tanks of propane from a locked storage container.

On February 22 at approximately 3:40 a.m. two people attended a community centre on Main St. in Springhill and took two 20-pound and two 40-pound tanks of propane from a storage area outside the centre.

Images of those believed to be involved in each of the incidents were captured on video surveillance.

Anyone with information on these incidents or the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Cumberland County District RCMP at 902-667-3859. 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 #s: 2024-232670, 2024-237758 and 2024-239357

Man wanted on province-wide arrest warrant

February 23, 2024, Bayport, Nova Scotia… Lunenburg DistrictRCMPis seeking information on the whereabouts of a man currently wanted on a province-wide arrest warrant.

Christian Andre Dionne, 34, from Harbourville, is currently facing charges of:

  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Overcoming Resistance to the Commission of an Offence
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Uttering Threats (two counts)
  • Fail to Comply with Undertaking
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

Dionne is described as 6-feet, 165 lbs. He has thinning brown hair and a beard. Dionne is known to wear a ball cap and has the following tattoos:

  • A skull/rose on the right side of his neck
  • An anchor behind his left ear
  • Several tattoos on his left hand

Police have made several attempts to locate Dionne; however, investigators are requesting assistance from the public.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Christian Andre Dionne is asked to refrain from approaching him and to call police 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.

File #: 2023-1795040

Police continue to investigate the disappearance of Devon Sinclair Marsman

Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of the disappearance of Devon Sinclair Marsman, and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

Devon was last seen February 24, 2022, in the Spryfield area of Halifax. Devon is described as an African Nova Scotian youth, approximately 5′ tall, 100 lbs., with blue-green eyes, and short dark hair.

Investigators in the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division believe Devon’s disappearance is suspicious and that there are people who have information in relation to Devon that they have not shared with police. 

Anyone with information on Devon’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 902-490-5020.

Devon’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.

Help RCMP solve fraud at Bayers Lake

On February 7th 2024, two suspects used a stolen credit cards and debit card at Shoppers Drug Mart and Dollorama in Clayton Park as well as the Superstore on Joseph Howe.  This all occurred between 15:00 and 17:00 hrs.  Tantallon RCMP police file number: 24-17285 refers. Anyone with any information about this crime or any other crime can call Halifax District RCMP at 902 490 5020 or can report it anonymously at 1 800 222 8477 (TIPS), or on line at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or via the P3 app. The persons of interest are in these photos are:

Man wanted on province-wide arrest warrant

February 22, 2024, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia… RCMPHalifax Regional Detachment is seeking information on the whereabouts of a man currently wanted on a province-wide arrest warrant.

Scott Evan Higgins, 38, from the Halifax Regional Municipality, is currently facing a charge of:

  • Failure to Comply With a Court Order

Higgins is described as 5-foot-9, 176 lbs. He has brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Police have made several attempts to locate Higgins; however, investigators are requesting assistance from the public.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Scott Evan Higgins is asked to refrain from approaching him and to call police 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 #: 23-88094

Woman wanted on province-wide arrest warrant.

February 21, 2024, 4:40pm

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

News Release-Photo of (Angela Lynn Taylor 48 years of age) (Attached in Release).

New Glasgow Regional Police has obtained a Warrant for the Arrest of a woman in relation to an attempted murder investigation on Washington Street New Glasgow, that occurred on February 16, 2024.  

Angela Lynn Taylor 48, who may be residing in Pictou County, is facing charges of:

  • Attempted Murder.
  • Possession of a Firearm
  • Robbery
  • Robbery with Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm.
  • Careless Use of a Firearm.
  • Wrongful Delivery of a Firearm.
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing Possession is Unauthorized.
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.
  • Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

Police continue to investigate the murder of Joseph Beals

Today marks the third anniversary of the murder of Joseph Beals, and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

On February 20, 2021, at approximately 2:10 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to reports of a single vehicle crash into a utility pole at the intersection of Mount Edward Road and Cranberry Crescent in Dartmouth. The driver, Joseph Beals, had suffered gun shot wounds. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where he died. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service conducted an autopsy and ruled the death a homicide.

Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Joseph’s murder. They are asking anyone with information to do the right thing and come forward with what they know; even the smallest piece of information could be the key to progressing the investigation into Joseph’s murder.

Anyone with information about Joseph’s murder is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020.

Joseph’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 continue to investigate robbery

Halifax Regional Police is continuing to investigate a robbery that occurred in Halifax last month and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect.

On January 14, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing that had occurred in the area of South Park and Clyde streets. A man had attempted to steal a vehicle that was parked near that location. The man cut the vehicle owner with a knife when he confronted him. The suspect then fled the area on foot. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s to 30s, approximately 5’7” tall, with a stocky build, dark hair, wearing jeans, a light blue-green hooded sweatshirt, a black mask and black backpack.

Anyone with information or video from the area is asked 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

RCMP seeking information about a hate motivated mischief

February 14, 2024, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia… RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment is investigating a hate motived mischief that occurred in Lower Sackville.

On February 12, at approximately 12:30 p.m., while on patrol, an officer of the RCMP Community Action Response Team from Halifax Regional Detachment observed various forms of graffiti spray painted in the snow near a tent located on a vacant property on Walker Ave.

Information and evidence gathered by investigators indicates that the mischief was motivated by hate based on race and religion.

The RCMP takes incidents of hate with utmost seriousness and condemns these criminal acts.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment 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 investigate stabbing

Halifax Regional Police is investigating a stabbing that occurred in Halifax last night.

Officers received a report of an injured person in the area of the 2100 block of Barrington Street. An altercation had occurred at that location at approximately 8:40 p.m. Two men were in a dispute with the victim, who was not known to them. One of the men stabbed the victim before fleeing the area on foot. The victim was taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect with the knife is described as a man in his 40s, approximately 6’2” tall.

The second suspect is described as a white man in his 40s, with grey facial hair and wearing a green camouflage coat.

Anyone with information or video from the area is asked 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.