Cold Case ( Homicide )

Police continue to investigate homicide of Laura Lee Cross

October 13, 2017, Wyses Corner, Nova Scotia … The Cold Case Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the homicide of Laura Lee Cross 15 years later.

On October 14, 2002, at approximately 5:30 p.m., two hunters discovered human skeletal remains off a logging road on Old Guysborough Rd. near Dollar Lake Provincial Park. The skeletal remains were later identified as those of 33-year-old Laura Lee Cross. The investigation revealed that Ms. Cross was last seen on July 12, 2001, and reported missing in August 2001. Ms. Cross had been living at 18 Middle St. in Dartmouth at the time of her disappearance.

This homicide has been added to the Nova Scotia Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in certain cases. For more information on the rewards program, visit: https://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/Rewards/.

Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Laura Lee Cross is asked to contact the Cold Case Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division at (902) 490-5333. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Theft Lower Truro NS

RCMP requests public assistance to identify person of interest

October 12, 2017, Lower Truro, Nova Scotia . . . Colchester District RCMP is asking for help from the public to help solve a theft of tools from a store in Lower Truro. At approximately noon on October 11, a man entered the store and left without paying for the following items:

  • 12V Dewalt cordless drill
  • 20V Dewalt cordless drill
  • 20V Dewalt Impact drill
  • 20V Dewalt High Torque Impact drill

The value of the items stolen is approximately $1200.

Anyone who has information about this incident or can identify the suspect, is asked to call Colchester RCMP at 902-896-5000, or should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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RCMP requests assistance to locate stolen tractor

October 11, 2017, Truro Heights, Nova Scotia . . . In the overnight hours between October 7 and 8, a 2005 Kioti farm tractor was stolen from behind the garage of a residence on Truro Heights Rd. The tractor is orange, has LED lights on the roof, and forklift-style forks on the front. The forks on the front of the tractor were recently painted bright orange.

Colchester District RCMP is asking anyone who has information about this incident to call them at 902 893 6820, or 800 803 RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award

Suspicious Fires on Fishing Vessels

RCMP investigates two suspicious fires on fishing vessels

October 10, 2017, Southwestern Nova Scotia . . . RCMP detachments in southwestern Nova Scotia are investigating two fires on fishing boats that are believed to have been intentionally set.

  • On October 5 at 7:44 a.m., a fire was reported aboard the Amanda’s Pride 1. The vessel had been docked at the slip in Weymouth North. Initial investigation has determined that the suspect(s) put something in the engine hatch which caused the fire. The vessel sustained damage to the interior. Digby RCMP is leading the investigation into this incident.
  • On October 9 at 12:50 p.m., the Buck and Doe was reported missing from the Comeauville Wharf in Comeauville, Digby County. The vessel was later located in St. Mary’s Bay, where it sunk before it could be towed back to the wharf. Investigators located the lines that had been used to tie the vessel to the wharf, which had evidence of fire damage. A witness reported they saw the vessel burning in St. Mary’s Bay. Meteghan RCMP is leading the investigation into this incident.

The RCMP is asking for public assistance to help with the investigations. Anyone with information on these suspicious fires or who may have been in the area at the time of the fires is asked to call the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award

Break & Enter Brookfield NS

RCMP requests public assistance to solve break and enter

October 19, 2017, Brookfield, Nova Scotia … Colchester County District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to solve a break and enter from a home in the village of Brookfield.

The incident occurred yesterday between 11:10 and 11:30 a.m. and a quantity of jewelry was stolen. A white male with a moustache, approximately 6-foot tall was seen leaving the property. He was wearing a brown jacket and a red and black baseball hat.

Colchester District RCMP are asking anyone who may know anything about this incident to contact Colchester District RCMP at (902) 896-5000 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. The public can also get in touch with Crime Stoppers by texting TIP202 and a message to CRIMES (274637) or by Secure Web at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Theft of Power tools

RCMP requests public assistance to locate stolen power tools

October 18, 2017, Masstown, Nova Scotia … Colchester County District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to locate multiple stolen power tools.

The thefts occurred sometime between the hours of midnight on October 6 and 8 a.m. on October 10 at a construction site across from the Masstown Market in Masstown. The thieves entered two storage trailers that were parked on the site and left with a large quantity of power tools valued in excess of $5,000.

Colchester District RCMP is asking anyone with information about the theft to contact Colchester District RCMP at (902) 896-5000 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. The public can also get in touch with Crime Stoppers by texting TIP202 and a message to CRIMES (274637) or by Secure Web at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Suspect Wanted for Robbery

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on October 12, 2017 New Glasgow Regional Police was called to the scene of a robbery at a Tavern on Stewart Street New Glasgow. A lone suspect entered the Tavern and demanded a quantity of money. One staff member was present and was grabbed, assaulted and forced into a room. The staff member suffered minor injuries

The suspect fled the Tavern on foot with a quantity of cash. Police immediately responded and was assisted by Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit and Truro Police K-9.

The suspect is described as:    Shawn Daniel Bonvie

a 36 year old white male with short brown hair, blue eyes, 5’8” and  approximately 200lbs

last seen wearing a blue jeans and a brown zip up hooded sweater

The New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit is asking anyone with information about this incident or location of Shawn Daniel Bonvie is asked to contact New Glasgow Regional Police at 902-752-1941. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not tapped or traced. The public is asked to not approach this individual as police describe him as dangerous. The public is asked to call police immediately if you know his location or have any information about this robbery

Police seek public assistance to find robbery suspect

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an armed robbery that occurred earlier this month in Dartmouth.

Just before 9:30 a.m. on September 7, officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Kabayan Food Mart located at 172 Wyse Road. A man entered the store and asked the employee if he could use the washroom in the rear of the store. When the man returned to the front of the store, he went behind the counter with a knife and demanded money. He grabbed the cash register and was last seen leaving on foot towards Green Road. The employee was not injured and the cash register was located behind the store.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 6’, medium build with grey hair and facial scruff. He was wearing a blue Helly Hanson jacket with orange trim, beige pants with paint stains, brown boots or shoes and a baseball hat, and carrying a multi-coloured backpack.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked 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 texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

Robbery Halifax NS.

Crime Stoppers needs the public’s help in solving a case of robbery which happened in Halifax NS.

On August 3rd, 2017 shortly before midnight, police were called to a street level Robbery in the North end of Halifax near the Hydrostone. A male was walking home when he was approached by three younger males (late teens or early twenties). One male walked up to the victim and confronted him, demanding money. The victim refused and was then punched by the male suspect, knocking him to the ground. The victim was unable to provide a detailed description of the suspects other then to say the male who struck him was approximately 6 feet tall and was a lighter skinned black male. He is unsure where the other two males were when he was attacked. A good Samaritan then came to his aid and called 911

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50-$2000

Break and Enter, Spry Bay

Between Friday afternoon Sept. 1st and Monday morning Sept. 4th Dept. of Infrastructure and renewal’s compound in Spry Bay(2041 Highway 7) was broken into. The suspect(s) gained access into a service truck and stole the following items:

2016 Lincoln outback 18w Welding/Generator

Makita angle Grinder

Jet 18v cordless grease gun with black case

File 2017-132945

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50-$2000