Lower Sackville RCMP is looking for driver involved in hit and run

RCMP is looking for driver involved in hit and run

August 17, 2018, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia … Just after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, Halifax District RCMP received an erratic driving complaint involving a red Ford Ranger truck on Howland Dr. in Lower Sackville. The truck is described as an older model red Ford Ranger, driven by a male with a female passenger. The truck should have front end damage as it drove across lawns while spinning it’s tires, struck a green bin then crashed in to a Ford Focus that was parked in a driveway of a home on Skyridge Ave. The truck was last seen speeding out of the area.

Immediate patrols were made and the vehicle was not located. The investigation is continuing.

Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance with identifying the driver of the truck. If you have any information about these incidents you are asked to contact the Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020 – please quote File# 2018-125309. 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.

Halifax Police Investigate Bank Robbery-looking to identify male

Police investigating robbery

 

Police are investigating a robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon in Halifax.

 

At 4:39pm Halifax Regional Police officers responded to a report of a robbery at the CIBC Bank at 6429 Quinpool Rd in Halifax. A lone male entered the bank, produced a note which demanded money. Suspect indicated he had a weapon, although no weapon was seen. Suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The investigation is in the early stages.

 

Suspect is described as a male with dark skin, approx. 45 years old, 5’10”, skinny build. Suspect was wearing blue jeans, a brown pullover shirt, a long black wig, orange toque and wearing sunglasses.

 

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 using the P3 Tips App.

Bus Driver Assaulted in Halifax

At 1155 p.m., Officers responded to the 5700 block of South St. following a report that a Metro Transit bus driver had been assaulted. Officers determined that the bus driver requested a man to leave the bus after the man omitted to pay his fare. The man then assaulted the driver before leaving the bus. The driver was treated by EHS at the scene for non-life threatening injuries.

 

The suspect is described as a white man in his twenties; 5’5″, 170 lbs, with a slim build, long dirty blond hair and a goatee

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked 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.

Dangerous drug cutting agents in street drugs

RCMP warning of dangerous drug cutting agents in street drugs

August 8, 2018, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia…Nova Scotia RCMP wants to warn people who are using illegal drugs that what they are taking may contain dangerous cutting agents which could lead to serious harm or death.

“With illegal drugs, you can’t be sure of what you’re taking,” says Cpl. Curtis Kuchta of Inverness County District RCMP. “For example, earlier this year, Inverness Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) seized a substance determined to be five per cent cocaine and 95 per cent cutting agents.”

Substances that have been detected as cutting agents in drugs seized in Nova Scotia include methamphetamine, phenacetin, levamisole, lidocaine and benzocaine, to name a few. Police are also concerned about seeing fentanyl used as a cutting agent in the future.

“These cutting agents are dangerous and it’s important for drug users to know that what they’re buying isn’t always what the dealer says it is,” says Cpl. Dal Hutchinson of Nova Scotia RCMP. “We’re asking people to think seriously about the many risks of taking drugs and to reach out to addictions resources for help.”

For more information on how to access addictions resources, visit Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Mental Health and Addictions web page at http://www.nshealth.ca/mental-health-addictions. If you need immediate help, call the toll-free Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-429-8167.

To reduce the risk of an overdose, never use drugs alone and always carry Naloxone. To find the closest pharmacy that offers kits, visit the Nova Scotia Take Home Naloxone Program website at http://www.nsnaloxone.com/where-to-get-one.html.

The Nova Scotia RCMP’s first priority is getting help to those who need it and we encourage everyone to call 911 if they experience or witness a drug overdose. The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act provides some protection for people who seek emergency help for an overdose and anyone at the scene when help arrives. For detailed information on the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, visit Health Canada’s website at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/substance-abuse/prescription-drug-abuse/opioids/about-good-samaritan-drug-overdose-act.html.

Anyone with information about drug trafficking is asked to contact Nova Scotia RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). 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 Dartmouth robbery

Police investigate robbery

 

Halifax Regional Police is investigating a robbery that occurred August 13th in Dartmouth.

 

Just before 11:30 p.m. on August 13, officers responded to a report of a robbery in the area of the 0-100 block of Caledonia Rd.  The suspect approached the male victim in a parking lot and demanded the victim empty his pockets saying he had a gun and a knife.  No weapons were seen.  The victim did not comply and fled on foot and the suspect did not pursue.

 

The suspect is described as a white male, early 20’s, 6’0” tall with a slim build wearing an unzipped hoody and jeans and was last seen with a white female in her early 20’s, medium build, light blue and green hair wearing a light coloured t-shirt and pants.

 

K9 was deployed however, the suspect was not located and the investigation continues.

 

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.

RCMP seeking public’s help following suspicious fires

RCMP seeking public’s help following suspicious fires

 

August 10, 2018, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia… Cumberland District RCMP is asking for the public’s help to identify individual(s) who may be responsible for several structural fires in Cumberland County.

 

Since February 2018, there have been reports of approximately 10 fires at unoccupied properties in the Collingwood area and beyond. The majority of the properties were destroyed or resulted in a significant amount of damage. Cumberland District RCMP is working with partners at local fire departments to investigate the incidents.

 

“These fires take up a lot of resources and we’re concerned that someone will eventually get hurt,” says S/Sgt. Craig Learning with Cumberland District RCMP. “Investigations of this nature can be complex and difficult to solve so we’re really hoping someone out there knows something and will come forward.”

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Springhill RCMP at 902-597-3770. 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 Arson

Police Investigate Arson

 

On August 11, 2018 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to the 1100 block of Old Sambro Road, Harrietsfield to assist with traffic while Halifax Regional Fire Service responded to a structure fire. The commercial building was not occupied at the time and no one was injured. There was significant damage to the building as a result of the fire.

 

Overnight the Halifax Regional Fire Service Investigators notified Police that the cause of the fire was believed to be arson. The Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is in the early stages of their investigation.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact 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.

 

 

RCMP investigate hit and run

RCMP investigate hit and run

 

August 10, 2018, Glenholme, Nova Scotia … Prior to 8:30 p.m. last evening, Colchester District RCMP received a complaint of a hit and run that took place in the parking lot of a business in Glenholme.

 

An older model, black extended cab Ford F-150 truck struck a parked, unoccupied Chevrolet Equinox, causing damage to the vehicle. The suspect vehicle left without notifying the owner of the damage.

 

Colchester District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance with identifying the driver of the vehicle, who also had a female passenger in the vehicle at the time of the collision.

 

The investigation is continuing.

If you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact Colchester District RCMP at 902-896-5000. 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.

 

Help identify person of interest- stolen credit cards

Help the RCMP identify person of interest

August 13, 2018, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia … Halifax District RCMP is investigating the use of stolen credit and debit cards at several businesses in the Lower Sackville area. These incidents occurred during the month of July.

Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance with identifying the person of interest. If you have any information about these incidents you are asked to contact the 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 Investigate Suspicious Fire

At 12:23 a.m. Halifax Regional Police received reports of a fire at Chronic Relief, 3700 Joseph Howe Drive Halifax.  Caller reported seeing an unknown person set the business on fire.  The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot.

Suspect is described as white male, tall, wearing all black, face was covered and carrying a bookbag.

Halifax Regional Police, HRM Fire and Emergency, and Emergency Health Services all responded.  The fire was extinguished.

The fire is deemed suspicious.  Police will remain on scene throughout the night while Warrant is obtained to process the scene in the daytime.

Police and a service dog sesrched the area and have not been able to locate the suspect.

Traffic was temporarily blocked at Joesph Howe Drive and Dutch Village Road while the was active.  Traffic is now open in all directions.

The investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing.

Police are asking anyone with information about this 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