Police investigate indecent act

Police are investigating an indecent act that occurred in Dartmouth earlier this week.

On September 14 at approximately 7:25 p.m. police responded to a report of an indecent act in the area of the baseball field on Mount Hope Avenue. A man was seen in the area masturbating and exposing himself to people.

The man was described as white, between 50-60 years old, approximately 5’ 10” tall, short gray hair and facial hair. At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a plaid jacket and black pants.

Anyone who may have information in relation to this incident 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.

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Halifax Regional Police responded to a suspicious circumstance call in Halifax this week.

On September 14 at approximately 8:30 p.m. a man approached a group of youths who were walking in the area of the bus terminal on Mumford Road in Halifax. The man made inappropriate comments to one of the youths and attempted to hug the youth.  The youths walked away and reported the incident to a trusted adult.

The man is described as, in his twenties with a thin build and black hair. He was wearing a yellow hooded sweater, brown pants, brown shoes and a black back pack.

Police are looking to speak with the man or anyone who may have information in relation to identity or this incident. Anyone with information 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.

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Police continue to investigate the murder of Josiah Kaelin Sparks

September 14, 2021, Lake Loon, Nova Scotia… Today marks the 4th anniversary of the murder of 22-year-old Josiah Kaelin Sparks of Lake Loon.

Just after 8 p.m. on September 14, 2017, police responded to a 911 call after Sparks was found deceased on Cherry Brook Rd in Lake Loon. Police continue to ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of Sparks between Monday, September 11, 2017 and Thursday, September 14, 2017 to contact police. The investigation has determined that Sparks had attended a gathering at a house on Cherry Brook Rd. during this time period. Police would like to speak with anyone that may have seen him there.

The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Josiah Kaelin Sparks. The Provincial Rewards line is 1-888-710-9090.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Special Investigation Section at 902-490-5333. 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 # 17-138892

Police investigate shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Halifax earlier today.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of North and Gottingen streets in Halifax. Officers located a number of spent shell casings on the ground. At this time, no injuries have been reported.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information or video from the area at the time of the incident to contact 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.

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Police investigate assault with a weapon

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect involved in an assault with a weapon that occurred in Halifax yesterday.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. police responded to a report of an assault in progress at the McDonald’s drive-thru located at 331 Herring Cove Road. The suspect approached a man, who was inside his vehicle at the time of the assault and struck him with what was described as a metal object. The suspect then fled the area in a vehicle. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 25 to 35-years-old, with a thin build, approximately 5’8” tall and short dark hair. At the time, the suspect was wearing a grey t-shirt, sunglasses, mask and light-coloured hat and pants. It is believed that the suspect left in a dark coloured Ford Fusion.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the suspect or video from the area to contact police. 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 via the P3 Tips App. 

Antigonish RCMP investigating arson in Merland

September 5, 2021, Merland, Nova Scotia…Antigonish RCMP is investigating an arson in Merland.

On September 4, 2021 at approximately 8:40 p.m., police responded to a fire on Afton Rd. in Merland. Police learned that an unknown person had entered a wood lot, broken into an excavator and then lit a vehicle on fire before leaving the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Antigonish RCMP at 902-863-6500. 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.

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Antigonish RCMP investigating suspicious fire in East Tracadie

September 5, 2021, East Tracadie, Nova Scotia…Antigonish RCMP is investigating a suspicious fire in East Tracadie.

On September 2, 2021 at 01:22 a.m., police and the Tracadie fire department responded to a fire on Wharf Road in East Tracadie. Police learned that a travel trailer had caught fire and was totally destroyed. A nearby building containing 300 lobster traps, and 2 other travel trailers were also damaged as a result of the fire. The fire resulted in approximately $150,000 in damage.

Based on preliminary investigation, police believe the fire to be suspicious in nature and that the travel trailer was targeted. Anyone in the area or anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Antigonish RCMP at 902-863-6500. 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 # 2021-1309116

Halifax District RCMP investigating home invasion

September 4, 2021, Hubley, Nova Scotia…Halifax District RCMP is investigating after a home invasion on Big Hubley Lake Dr. in Hubley.

At 1:30 p.m. today, police were dispatched to a complaint of a home invasion on Big Hubley Lake Dr. Police attended immediately and learned that the home invasion had occurred two hours prior, around 11:30 a.m. The victim said that a man had broken into their home and assaulted them with a knife. The suspect was in the home for 15 minutes before fleeing in an unknown vehicle. The victim suffered minor injuries and did not want medical treatment.

Anyone who has information on 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.

The investigation is ongoing.

File #: 21-108166

Antigonish RCMP investigating after break-in

September 4, 2021, Monastery, Nova Scotia…Antigonish RCMP are investigating after a break-in at a property on Old Trunk Rd. in Monastery.

On September 1, 2021, police responded to a complaint of a break-in at a property on Old Trunk Rd. Police learned that the locks on two sea containers had been cut and both containers were broken into.

Electrical wire and a safe weighing approximately 400lbs were stolen from inside. The safe had been bolted to the floor at the time of the break-in. The safe contained five firearms, a coin collection and cash. The theft is valued at over $5,000.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Antigonish RCMP at 902-863-6500. 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 #: 2021-1303992

Halifax District RCMP investigating after suspicious incidents

September 4, 2021, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia…Halifax District RCMP is investigating after suspicious incidents were reported on Cole Harbour Rd. and Huntingdon Dr. in Cole Harbour.

On September 3, in the afternoon, police were dispatched to a complaint involving a young girl walking her dog on Cole Harbour Rd. when a red pickup truck began following her. The driver of the truck a man, eventually got out of his truck and began following the girl on foot. The girl ran home and advised her parents who contacted police. Police made an immediate patrol to the area but were unable to locate the man or the truck.

Later on the evening of September 3, police were dispatched to a similar complaint involving a young girl walking her dog on Huntingdon Dr. when a red pickup truck began following her. The driver of the truck did not get out this time and followed the girl who began running home. The truck pulled into a neighbour’s driveway, turned around and drove away after the girl ran into her home. Again police made an immediate patrol to the are but were unable to locate the truck.

The truck is described as an older model Ford pickup truck, red in colour. The truck has a long box and a loud muffler. The driver is described as a man who appears to be in his forties. The man is tall and slim, with a long face and a partial beard.

Anyone with information on these incidents 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 #’s: 21-107677, 21-107943