Suspect arrested for stealing side-by-side and fleeing police-Cumberland

Suspect arrested for stealing side-by-side and fleeing police

March 14, 2020, Collingwood, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia . . . On March 13 at 7:35 a.m., Cumberland District RCMP responded to a 911 call reporting that during the overnight hours, someone had broken into the yard of an outdoor equipment business in Collingwood and stolen a 2020 Can-Am side-by-side off-highway vehicle worth approximately $49,000. When police arrived they found evidence that another vehicle was used to pull the locked gate open so the side-by-side could be driven out of the yard. Nothing else was taken.

A short time later, the RCMP received a call stating that a man had recently left a coffee shop parking lot in Oxford, on a new Can Am side-by-side, and it was suspicious because he was not dressed for the weather and was not wearing a helmet. The caller told police the driver left the area via the highway and was headed towards New Brunswick. RCMP officers located the vehicle, being driven down the middle of the highway, and attempted a traffic stop. The suspect refused to stop, and police did not pursue the vehicle. Police later located the side-by-side, stopped on Old Fort Rd. in Aulac, New Brunswick. They attempted a second traffic stop. The suspect rammed one police vehicle and hit another one before he again fled from police. He was located in the area and arrested without incident a short time later. Two police vehicles sustained significant damage during the incident, however no one was hurt.

Cumberland District RCMP was assisted by Cumberland County Street Crime Enforcement Unit and New Brunswick RCMP in Sackville. The side-by-side has been recovered and Cumberland District RCMP is continuing its investigation into the incident. Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact police at the Oxford Detachment, 902-447-2525. 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 #s 2020351896, 2020354236, 2020354299 refer.

Help Police Solve Parrsboro Home Invasion

Home invasion in Parrsboro

March 13, 2020, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia . . . At approximately 6 p.m. on March 12, a man was asleep at his home on Whitehall Rd. in Parrsboro when two men arrived in a newer model black four-door Chevrolet pickup. Both were wearing all black clothing with black bandannas over their faces. One man entered the home, and as the victim ran down the hallway to see why the person was there, he was assaulted by the suspect with a metal baseball bat. The suspect then ran from the home, slashed the tires on the victim’s vehicle, then the two suspects left the area in the truck. A woman was also in the home when the incident occurred, however she was not hurt.

Investigators are being assisted by RCMP Forensic Identification Technicians as they examine the scene for evidence. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of what is believed to be minor injuries.

The RCMP is investigating and is asking for assistance from the public to identify the suspects. Both men were wearing all black clothing, including hoodies and bandannas covering their faces. The suspect who entered the home is believed to be approximately 5-foot-11 tall. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact Parrsboro RCMP at 902-254-2424. 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 # 2020351896 refers.

RCMP investigate North River, Colchester County, home invasion

RCMP investigate home invasion

March 14, 2020, North River, Colchester County, Nova Scotia…Colchester County RCMP are searching for two suspects following a home invasion in North River.

RCMP were called to a residence on Edith Lee Dr. near noon on March 13. Two occupants of the home saw a small 4-door light blue vehicle they did not recognize pull into the driveway. They went to lock the door when a male suspect entered the home through the front door and pushed both occupants into a bedroom before rummaging through the house stealing items of insignificant value. The occupants were not injured.

The suspect is described as over 6-feet-tall with reddish hair, a beard and was wearing work-boots. The other suspect waited in the vehicle and was described as a male with short hair and glasses.

Police are reminding residents to secure their properties which may include locking your doors, the use of home security alarms and following the #9PMROUTINE.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Colchester District RCMP at 902-893-6820. 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 continuing. Police file  # 2020-354882 refers.

Police charge two people after search of a Dartmouth business

Police charge two people after search of a Dartmouth business

Police have charged two people after conducting a search of a business in Dartmouth on March 13.

At approximately 12 a.m., members of the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, assisted by members of the Guns and Gangs Unit and East Patrol Division, conducted a search warrant at Radical Concepts located at 137 Portland Street. Two people were arrested inside the business without incident.  Investigators seized approximately 2 kilograms of cocaine.

Tara Lee Patruno, 33, of East Chezzetcook, and Patricia Barrett, 36, of Lake Echo, are scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date to face one count each of possession for the purpose of drug trafficking.

Police encourage anyone with information about illegal drug activity to contact police or 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. Police file 20-34078 refers.

Derek Oliver of Lawrencetown wanted by police on province-wide warrant

Derek Oliver wanted by police on province-wide warrant

March 16, 2020, Middleton, Nova Scotia . . . Middleton RCMP has obtained a warrant for the arrest of a man who has been charged with a number of offences that originated on March 6 in Annapolis County.

Derek James Oliver, 30, of Lawrencetown, Annapolis County has been charged with:

  • Breach of Undertaking (2 counts)
  • Assault (2 counts)

Oliver is described as being white, 6-foot tall and 175 pounds, with a light complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, with a moustache and goatee. He may be headed towards New Brunswick. When last seen, he was wearing a dark hoodie, jeans, a light coloured toque, and was carrying a dark coloured back pack.

Members of the public are asked to not approach Oliver if he is located, and call police. Annapolis RCMP is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Derek James Oliver to contact them in Middleton at 902-665-4481. 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 # 2020361744 refers.

The first step to prevent vehicle theft

March 12, 2020, Stewiacke, Nova Scotia . . . Between February 21 and March 11, four vehicles were stolen from the owners’ driveways and one additional vehicle had some of its contents stolen. All incidents occurred during the overnight hours. In all five cases, the vehicles were left unlocked. In three of the four incidents of theft, the vehicle owners told police that the keys were left in the vehicles. One owner wasn’t sure.

Colchester District RCMP wants to remind residents that if they want to protect themselves against vehicle theft, and theft from their vehicles, the first step to preventing that is to lock their vehicles, and remove anything of value. “We appreciate that people feel secure in smaller communities, however there are some members of society who will take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves,” says Cpl. Jennifer Clarke of Nova Scotia RCMP. “Protect your property by securing it when it’s left unattended. This includes your vehicle, your home, and other items on your property.”

Nova Scotians can also help decrease their chances of becoming a victim of property crime by participating in the #9PMRoutine on social media. Residents are encouraged to follow Nova Scotia RCMP on Facebook (Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia / Gendarmerie Royale du Canada) and Twitter (@RCMPNS / @GRCNE) as we post every evening to remind everyone to secure their property.

Any suspicious activity can be reported to the RCMP from anywhere in Nova Scotia by calling 1-800-803-RCMP (7267).

Police Investigate Arson

 

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred early this morning in Halifax.

At 1:55 a.m. on March 12, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency along with Halifax Regional Police responded to reports of a suspicious fire at 5545 Clyde Street in Halifax.  Businesses located at this address were closed at the time and no one was injured in this fire which was quickly extinguished.

A vehicle of interest described as a red 4-door sedan was observed travelling from the scene towards South Park Street.

Investigators 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  or using the P3 Tips App.

Help RCMP solve break, enter and theft

March 11, 2020, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help to solve a break, enter and theft that occurred in Lower Sackville.

Between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. yesterday, suspect(s) entered a home on Raymond Dr. Missing items include a PlayStation 4, a Nintendo Switch and a quantity of international currency.

Anyone with information 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 # 20-32868

Police investigating report of school bus struck by object in Halifax

Halifax Regional Police

Media Release

March 9, 2020 (12:40 p.m.)

Police investigating report of school bus struck by object

Police are investigating a report of a school bus struck by an unknown object this morning in Halifax.

At approximately 9:40 a.m. police received a report that a school bus had been struck by an unknown object while travelling in the area of Hilden Drive and Herring Cove Road at approximately 8:30 a.m. There were no students on board the bus at the time of the incident and no one was injured.

The investigation is in the early stages and police are asking anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact police or 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

Police file number 20-32256 refers.

Firearms stolen from Digby County home

March 10, 2020, New Edinburgh, Digby County, Nova Scotia . . . On March 8, a homeowner returned from work to find that while he was out, someone broke into his home and stole four handguns and several rifles from locked cabinets inside his home.

Members of Meteghan RCMP responded and determined with the help of witnesses that the break-in occurred between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on March 8. Police, with assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services, recovered all of the rifles in two different locations in the area. Four handguns still remain missing. They are described as:

  • Sig Sauer P226R Elite Dark
  • Sig Sauer P227R
  • Springfield Armory XD40 Tactical
  • Ruger Mark 3 Hunter

The serial numbers of the stolen firearms have been provided to police. All firearms were registered and were stored properly in locked cabinets inside the home. Meteghan RCMP is investigating this incident and is asking anyone with information about it to contact them at 902-645-2326. 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 # 2020330862