RCMP investigates first Beaverbank fire

Halifax District RCMP investigating suspicious fire

February 8, 2019, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia…Halifax District RCMP is investigating a suspicious fire that happened on January 29 at a home on Glen Rise Dr. in Beaver Bank.

At approximately 12 p.m., police received a call of smoke coming from the residence. RCMP attended along with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. No one was inside the building at the time of the fire. The fire was extinguished quickly and significant damage was done to the building. The fire was determined to be suspicious in nature.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by Halifax District RCMP with assistance from the Nova Scotia Office of the Fire Marshal.

Anyone with information about 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. Police file# 19-14871 refers.

RCMP investigate suspicious fire in Beaverbank

Halifax District RCMP investigating 2nd suspicious fire

February 7, 2019, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia…Halifax District RCMP is investigating a suspicious fire that left a wood shed burnt to the ground in Beaver Bank.

On February 5, Halifax District RCMP received a call about a wood shed that had been burnt on an access road off the 400 block of Beaver Bank Rd. The fire is believed to have happened between February 2 and February 3.

Anyone with information about 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.

File # 19-18647

RCMP investigate copper wire theft and property damage in Waverley substation

RCMP investigating copper wire theft and property damage at Waverley substation

February 8, 2019, Waverley, Nova Scotia…Halifax District RCMP is investigating a break and enter causing property damage and the theft of copper wire from a Nova Scotia Power substation in Waverley.

Sometime between February 6 at 11 a.m. and February 7 at 8 a.m., the suspect(s) drove a large vehicle into the locked gate of a fence surrounding a substation on Waverley Rd. in Waverley. As a result, the gate was forced open and the fence was damaged. The suspect(s) then stole copper wire from several different areas, which would have taken some time to accomplish. The suspect(s) also broke into a trailer within the substation, where they stole an electric heater and slings for carrying tools. The combined theft, damage and human resource costs to re-install replacement copper wire is estimated to be approximately $5,000.

The investigation is ongoing.

Nova Scotia Power prohibits public access to its substations and other facilities that contain high voltage electrical equipment due to the high risk to personal and public safety. Anyone who unlawfully enters these premises is risking severe injuries to themselves and significant damage to onsite equipment.

The RCMP would like anyone who has information about these thefts or the sale of this copper wire 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. Police File # 19-19497 refers

Police looking to identify Halifax stabbing suspects

On February 9th at 1:23 am Halifax Regional Police received a call of three males beating up another male in a parking lot in the 10-20 block of Plateau Cres, Halifax.

At 1:32 am a call was received of a male in the 10-20 block of Braeside Crt, Halifax that had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they discovered a 20 year old man that had been stabbed.    It is believed that both incidents are related.  The man was taken to the QEII and is being treated for an injury that is not life threatening.  Patrol and K-9 members searched the area and were not able to locate the suspects.  The only description available is that the suspect were white males.  The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call police at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). Police file 2019-20586 refers.

Police request assistance to identify suspect after shots fired in Cole Harbour

February 7, 2019, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia…The General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is requesting public assistance to identify a suspect after shots were fired in Cole Harbour yesterday.

At approximately 5 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to calls regarding gunshots in Cole Harbour. The investigation revealed that two vehicles were seen travelling at a high rate of speed on Circassion Dr. One vehicle, described as gold, beige or brown car with tinted windows, had a suspect in the passenger’s seat. The suspect, who is described as a Black male with a light complexion was seen firing a rifle at a white or silver 4-door car. A description of the driver is not available.

No injuries or property damage have been reported in relation to this incident. The investigation is ongoing and the RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division at 902-490-5020. should you wish to remain 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 request assistance identifying suspect in break and enter to residence

February 7, 2019, Elmsdale, Nova Scotia…Police are requesting help from the public to solve a break and enter to a home in Elmsdale on February 5.

At approximately 12:40 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a 911 call advising that they had arrived at a home on Hescott St. to find someone unlawfully in the residence. The suspect was physically forced out of the front door of the residence and ran north on Hescott St. The caller did not notice the suspect carrying any weapons and no one else was in the residence at the time.

The suspect is described as a thin white man in his mid-twenties with blond hair. He is approximately 6 feet and was wearing dark jeans and a black zip-up hoodie.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-384-3401. 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 request assistance to solve break and enter, theft of lobster

       

February 6, 2019, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia…Police are requesting help from the public to solve a break and enter and theft of lobster from a boat at a business on Bluenose Dr. in Lunenburg.

Sometime between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on January 26, two suspects entered a boat alongside the dock at the business and stole approximately 130 pounds of lobster worth $1,000.

Security footage shows the suspects to be two white men, both approximately 5-foot-10. One suspect appears to be clean shaven and slender with short brown hair. He was wearing a black hoodie, light grey pants and knee high black or dark green boots. The other suspect appears to have a medium to heavy build and was wearing a single piece navy blue coverall type of work suit. A dark blue or black 2-door Jeep Wrangler was seen in the area at the time of the theft.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Lunenburg County 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.

Police investigate home invasion

On February 2 at approximately 8 p.m. police were called a home invasion that had just occurred at a residence on Trinity Avenue in Dartmouth.  A man not known to the resident knocked on the door, and when the male resident opened the door, the man struck him in the head with what appeared to be a replica gun. The suspect made his way into the residence and continued to assault the resident while demanding money. The resident provided a sum of money and the suspect fled the area on foot.

The 47-year-old victim was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as young white man, approximately 6’-6’2” tall, weighing 190-210 lbs. He had short stubble on his face and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and sunglasses.

Police are asking anyone who has information on this incident or the identity of the suspect 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 using the P3 Tips App.

Indecent Act, Antigonish

 Antigonish RCMP investigating report of indecent act

January 31, 2019, Antigonish, Nova Scotia . . . Antigonish RCMP is reaching out to the public for assistance to solve two complaints of indecent acts that have been reported in the Antigonish area.

On January 25, a complainant told police that a man was masturbating in his vehicle in the parking lot of a hardware store on Church St. The suspect is described as a white male, and was in a light blue or grey new model Toyota Tundra pickup truck. It had a canopy on the back, and two hunting decals depicting deer. The man was last seen travelling West on Highway 4.

An additional complaint of a man committing an indecent act in a store parking lot in Antigonish was received on January 26. The incident occurred on January 18 at 2:30 p.m., and involved a man in a truck of a similar description, who pulled into a parking spot near the victim and began masturbating in plain view of her. The victim was returning to her vehicle after leaving a department store on Market St. at the time.

The suspect in both cases is believed to be the same person, but police need more information about him in order to proceed. The RCMP believes there may have been other incidents, but due to their nature, they have not been reported to police. Police have determined the suspect commits these indecent acts purposefully in plain view of females as they are exiting shopping areas. He has been sitting in his truck in both cases that were reported to police so far.

Antigonish District RCMP is encouraging anyone who has information about these incidents, or who could be a victim, to contact them at 902-863-6500.

Help police in US$ counterfeiting investigation?

Police charge two people for possession of counterfeit currency

January 31, 2019, Kings County, Nova Scotia . . . Police in Kings County have charged two people for offences related to counterfeit currency in the area.

Between January 17 and January 25, a bank in Middleton and four Kings County business reported receiving counterfeit American $10, $20, and $50-dollar bills in the course of conducting business. Police officers of the Valley Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) investigated the incidents and arrested the suspects on January 30.

  • Tessa Lee Davidson, 24, of Kentville has been charged with Possession of Counterfeit Currency, Uttering Counterfeit Currency, and Breach of Conditions.
  • Brandon Drew Corbin, 22, or Berwick, has been charged with Possession of Counterfeit Currency, Uttering Counterfeit Currency, and two counts of Breach of Probation.

Both individuals were held in custody following their arrests and are appearing in Kentville Provincial Court today.

Police are releasing photos of the currency to the public. The serial numbers on currency of each denomination is the same. Anyone in the area who handles currency in the course of their business or work is alerted to be on the lookout for this currency and should they come into contact with it, to report it to police. If you unknowingly accept counterfeit currency as legal tender, you cannot be reimbursed.

Valley Integrated SCEU is comprised of members of Kings District RCMP and Kentville Police Service who are investigating this crime. Photos of the counterfeit currency are attached.Kings District RCMP can be reached at 902-679-5555, and Kentville Police can be reached at 902-678-3378. Police file # 2019135940 refers.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact police. 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.