Police are seeing more Methamphetamine on the streets

Police are seeing more Methamphetamine on the Streets in Nova Scotia

For many years Nova Scotia seemed to escape the effects for some hard drugs commonly seen in other areas of Canada and the USA. Methampetamine seemed to be one of those drugs but it has made a huge splash on the drug scene in Nova Scotia in recent years and it”s effects are devastating for families. It is highly addictive and has a nasty affect on its users. Police are seeing it all over Nova Scotia – in the rural and urban areas.

With drug use comes crime as a means for addicts to support their drug habit and all communities where methamphetamine are prevalent you will see an increase in crime.

The following shows the effects of meth use:

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If you have information about drug use in your community, contact the RCMP by calling 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) from anywhere in Nova Scotia. 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.

Shelburne man charged for cocaine and methamphetamine offences

Shelburne man charged for cocaine and methamphetamine offences

January 10, 2020, Shelburne, Nova Scotia . . . On January 9, following a three-month investigation, a 29-year-old man from Shelburne was arrested, without incident, for drug offences. The RCMP and Municipal officials have identified “hard” drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamine to be enforcement priorities for Shelburne RCMP. Both police and town officials are concerned about the impact of the use of these drugs in the community and the risk they pose to community safety.

On January 9, members of Shelburne RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) and Shelburne RCMP searched a home on Bulkley St. During the search, police located and seized additional drugs, drug paraphernalia and ammunition. The accused was subject to conditions to not be in possession of any ammunition, as well as other court-imposed conditions.

Joshua Matthew Fitzpatrick, 29, of Shelburne has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Ammunition while Prohibited
  • Fail to Comply with a Judge Undertaking – 4 Counts

Fitzpatrick appeared in Bridgewater Provincial Court today and was remanded into custody until January 15 in Shelburne. The investigation is ongoing.

If you have information about drug use in your community, contact the RCMP by calling 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) from anywhere in Nova Scotia. 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 # 20191456422 refers.

Police seek public assistance in vehicle collision

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle involved in a collision that occurred in Halifax last year.

Police received a report of a collision that had occurred on the MacKay Bridge in Halifax at approximately 8:10 a.m. on November 14. A metal rear fender fell from a transport truck in an eastbound lane and collided with a vehicle that was following behind the transport truck.

The truck is described as a Peterbilt, black with chrome accents and two overhead emergency lights.

Police are asking anyone with information about the truck or the 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 by using the P3 Tips app.

Help the RCMP solve an arson

January 9, 2020, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help to solve an arson that occurred in Beaver Bank on January 7.

At 10:20 p.m., Halifax District RCMP and Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency responded to a home on Danny Dr. after an incendiary device was thrown at the home.

Preliminary investigation determined that two suspects fled from the scene, got into a dark vehicle and drove away.

Police searched for the suspects with assistance from Halifax Regional Police K9 Unit but they were not located.

No one was injured as a result of the fire and the home sustained minimal damage.

The investigation is ongoing and led by the RCMP/HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please 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 # 20-3359

Police Investigate Assaults with Weapon – Dartmouth

At 8:20 a.m. 8 January, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of an injured male with a stab wound in the 50 block of Roleika Drive Dartmouth.  Patrol officers along with a Police Service Dog responded and located a 40-year-old male with a non-life-threatening stab wound.  Officers conducted a thorough search of the area, but could not locate the suspect.  The injured male has been transported to the hospital.  This incident is not random and both parties are known to each other.  Police have identified a suspect and are actively searching for the suspect.  There is no suspect description at this time.  Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting the investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident 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.

Help the RCMP solve a suspected arson on Conrad Rd

Help the RCMP solve a suspected arson

January 7, 2020, Hubbards, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help to solve a suspected arson of a home in Hubbards.

On January 6, at approximately 6:35 a.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a structure fire on Conrad Rd. The investigation determined that the fire was suspicious in nature. Hubbards District Fire Department and Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency attended and extinguished the fire. No one was injured as a result of the fire.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the arson 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 # 20-2469 refers.

Did you witness a collision on December 29?

January 6, 2020, Prime Brook, Nova Scotia . . . The RCMP’s Northeast Traffic Services in Cape Breton are asking for assistance with an impaired driving investigation. On December 29 at approximately 9 p.m., police responded to a call of a single vehicle collision on Hwy. 125 at Exit 7, Prime Brook. Police intend to lay charges in relation to this incident and believe that two people who provided assistance at the scene may have important information which would assist in the investigation.

The vehicle involved was a grey 2005 Chevrolet Impala. Prior to the police arriving at the scene, two people helped the female driver from the vehicle, and the RCMP would like to get in touch with both individuals. In addition, anyone else who witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact RCMP Traffic Services in North Sydney at 902-794-5800. 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 # 20191959433

Update: Help RCMP identify human remains

January 6, 2020, Digby County, Nova Scotia… Digby County RCMP is asking the public for information that may help identify human remains found on a beach in September.

On September 8 shortly after 9 a.m., a body was found on the beach in Sandy Cove in Digby County. The RCMP worked with the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service and the remains have been identified as male. The RCMP is releasing photos of the man’s clothing with the hope that someone may recognize them. The circumstances that led to the man’s death have yet been determined and the case has been recently added to Canada’s Missing website. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Digby County RCMP at 902-245-2579. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please 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 # 20191369385

RCMP investigate report of shots fired

January 6, 2019, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is investigating a report of shots fired in Lower Sackville.

At 11:50 p.m. on January 3, Halifax District RCMP received a complaint of gun shots being hear near Spinner Cres. and Stokil Dr. Preliminary investigation was unable to determine if shots were fired.

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.

NEW GLASGOW REGIONAL POLICE  INVESTIGATE AN ARSON, NEW GLASGOW, N.S. 

New Glasgow Regional Police is investigating an arson that occurred on Stewart Street New Glasgow, N.S.

Early morning on Sunday January 5th at approximately 7:00am, New Glasgow Fire Department and New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a three unit apartment building on Stewart Street.

The fire was was located in the rear of the apartment building, where only one apartment was occupied with two persons. The other two apartments were vacant at the time.

No one was injured as a result of the fire and both persons that were displaced because of the fire damage, were assisted by the Red Cross.

New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit and the Office of the Fire Marshall continue to investigate.

Anyone with information on the arson is asked to contact New Glasgow Regional Police at 902-752-1941. 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.