Racist graffiti painted at Antigonish County school

March 6, 2018, Monastery, Nova Scotia . . . Between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on March 5, graffiti was painted on a school bus and on a sign near the East Antigonish Education Centre / Academy.  The graffiti was racially and culturally insensitive and included profanity and derogatory comments about both Indigenous people and the African Nova Scotian Community.

Antigonish District RCMP is investigating this incident, and is asking for the public to assist with this investigation. Police are asking anyone who has information about this incident to call them at 902-447-2525, or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 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.

Property Crimes Danvers Digby Co NS

March 6, 2018, Danvers, Digby County, Nova Scotia . . . Digby RCMP is investigating two property crimes in the community of Danvers, which is located East of Highway 101, about halfway between Meteghan and Digby. Police are asking for the public to assist with information related to these incidents, both of which were reported to police on March 2:

  • A suspicious fire at a cabin located just off Danvers Rd. The cabin was completely destroyed, and when police attended the scene, the fire was completely extinguished. It was clear that it had occurred some time before it was reported. Investigators located accelerants on-site. The RCMP is being assisted by the Office of the Fire Marshal, and the investigation is ongoing.
  • A residential break and enter to a home on Danvers Rd. The suspect(s) took frozen food from the residence. This investigation is also ongoing.

Digby RCMP is asking anyone with information concerning these incidents to contact the Digby District RCMP at 902-245-2579, or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or via 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.

Mischief Canning, NS

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help in solving a case of mischief in Canning Nova Scotia

Sometime overnight of  February 15 or February 16, 2018 tires were slashed on a vehicle which was parked on Main Street in Canning, Nova Scotia

Anyone with information about this incident 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

 

 

 

 

 

Police release vehicle photos from Lower Sackville shooting investigation: public assistance requested

February 13, 2018, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia . . . At approximately 1:45 p.m. on February 12, Halifax District RCMP responded to calls from several residents of Sunnyvale Cres. who heard gunshots in their neighbourhood. A small black vehicle was seen speeding towards Beaver Bank Rd, and a man who had been on foot was then seen getting into a white Honda CR-V, which also sped off. The CR-V drove towards Hillsdale Cres.

The driver of the CR-V is described as a white male, 25-30 years old, with a thin build and wearing black clothing. Witnesses indicated he had a handgun and was wearing white gloves. The passenger in the CR-V is described as a white female in her twenties, wearing a black coat with the hood pulled up. There was fur on the hood of her jacket.

When the small black car, described as an older model with a loud exhaust, left Sunnyvale Cres., it turned right onto Beaver Bank Rd. It did not stop at the stop sign, nearly colliding with another black car that had been travelling South on Beaver Bank at approximately 1:44 p.m. Police would like to speak to the occupant(s) of that vehicle in order to further the investigation.

Four homes on Sunnyvale Cres. were struck by bullets. Based on the investigation to date, police believe that the residences struck by bullets were not the targets of the shooter. The targets are believed to be the occupant(s) of the small black car.

“I want to assure residents our members are actively working this investigation in the hope of identifying the persons responsible for this shooting. We need anyone to come forward who may have seen anything out of the ordinary leading up to the shooting or after it occurred” said Insp Kevin O’Blenis, Integrated Criminal Division. “Those involved had a complete disregard for the safety of the public in this neighbourhood. Investigators have found a bullet on a living room couch in one home, and in another a bullet went into the home and was found in a closet.”

Several witnesses have already come forward, however, police are asking anyone with information to contact investigators with the General Investigation Section (GIS) of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division at 902-490-5020. or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Fraud

On February 21 and 22 two men attended two separate cell phone providers in Halifax and using fake drivers licenses and social insurance numbers from Ontario and British Columbia fraudulently obtained numerous high priced cell phones.

We believe the men travel throughout the maritime provinces committing this type of fraud.

The first suspect is described as white man with medium-dark brown hair that is receding and cut short, a goatee, early-mid 20’s, approximately 6’ tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a black sweater and light brown cotton pants.

The second suspect is described as a black man, with neatly trimmed black curly hair, a goatee, brown eyes, early-mid 20’s, approximately 6’ tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a blue dress shirt, black dress pants and a diamond earring in his left ear.


Anyone with information about these incidents or the identity of the suspects 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

Break Enter & Theft, Sheet Harbour NS

Sometime between January 7th and February 11, 2018, three cottages were broken into in the Sheet Harbour area and the following were stolen.

32″ RCA flat screen tv
100 +year old long gun, two princess
Two Princess Auto bottle jacks in the original boxes
Two antique flint replica hand guns

Anyone who has any information about this incidents are asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca

Public assistance requested: can you identify this man

February 14, 2018, Lower Truro, NS . . . Colchester District RCMP is asking for help from the public to identify a person of interest following a theft from a pharmacy in Lower Truro which occurred on February 10, 2018. An unknown male who can been seen in security photos took $360 worth of merchandise.

Anyone who has information about this incident or can identify the suspect is asked to call Colchester District 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 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.

Arson, Harrigan Cove Halifax Co, NS

On February 12, 2018, at Harrigan Cove, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia . . . Sheet Harbour RCMP members responded to a house fire on MacDonald Cove Rd. on February 2 just after 11 a.m. The home was abandoned and was completely destroyed as a result of the fire. No one was hurt. Investigators checked around the area and determined that a man and a vehicle seen in the area around the time of the fire may have been involved, and are asking for assistance from the public to locate him. Police located suspect footprints around the building and have reason to believe an accelerant was used to start the fire.

Sheet Harbour RCMP are attempting to locate a person of interest in this matter, who was seen in the area at the time of the fire. He is described as a young male, approximately 5-foot-10, thin, in his early to mid twenties, with a full, dark beard. He was wearing a grey and black hoodie and sneakers. The vehicle is described as a dark coloured Ford or Chevrolet pickup, possibly a late ‘1990’s model, and possibly with a cap.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902 490-5020, or Sheet Harbour RCMP at 902-885-2510. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) 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.

Police seek public assistance to identify robbery suspects

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division request the public’s assistance to identify suspects in three robberies that occurred the same day in Dartmouth.

At 12:36 a.m. on February 4 officers responded to a report of a robbery at Boston Pizza located at 611 Portland Street. Two men entered the restaurant, one produced a knife and demanded cash from an employee. The employee yelled and two co-workers came to assist. One of the suspects had grabbed several bottles of liquor, and as he was fleeing the restaurant, he struck one of the employees in the face causing a small cut. Some of the bottles were dropped in the parking lot as both suspects fled on foot.

Responding officers and a K-9 team were about to conduct a search of the area when a second robbery was reported at 12:51 a.m. at the Needs Convenience Store located at 303 Prince Albert Road. The clerk reported that two suspects entered the store, one selected two beverages and approached the counter. He then pulled out a knife and demanded money and cigarettes. The clerk handed an undisclosed amount of cash to him and both suspects left the store on foot. A K-9 track was conducted with negative results.

At 6 p.m. on February 4 a man contacted police to report a robbery at Ronnie’s Pizza located at 121 Main Street that had occurred at 12:40 a.m. that day. Two men entered the restaurant and approached the counter. One of the men presented a knife and demanded money. Employees scared the suspects away and they fled empty-handed.

Investigators believe the same suspects are responsible for all three robberies. One suspect is described as a white male, late teens to early twenties, 5’7”-5’8”, heavier build with pimples on his face, brown buzz cut hair and a bit of scruff on his face. He was wearing a camouflage jacket, black hooded sweatshirt, black hat, jeans and white shoes. The second suspect is described as a white male, late teens to early twenties, approximately 6’, slim build with shoulder-length brown hair, brown eyes and a scruffy beard. He was wearing a blue coat, grey hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap, camouflage boots and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about these incidents or the identity of the suspects 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.

Thieves target unoccupied cottages

February 7, 2018, Marienette, Nova Scotia … Halifax District RCMP is investigating two break and enters that took place at seasonal cottages on Highway 224 in Marienette. Sometime between February 5 and 6, thieves gained access to the cottages and sheds on the properties. At this time, it is unknown what was taken during the break-ins.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about these break and enters is asked to contact the Sheet Harbour Detachment at 902-885-2510. 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.