Arson, Canning

October 7, 2019, Canning, Kings County, Nova Scotia . . . On October 6 at approximately 3 a.m., Kings District RCMP responded to a structure on Main St. in Canning. The fire spread and caused extensive damage to neighbouring properties and businesses. Local Volunteer Fire Departments were called to the scene and extinguished the fire. Police requested assistance from the Nova Scotia Office of the Fire Marshal to attend the scene and examine the evidence. No one was injured.

Police have determined the fire is suspicious. Kings District RCMP are seeking assistance from the public for information about anyone who may have been involved with the fire, or anyone who has information about it. Kings District RCMP can be contacted at 902-679-5555. 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.

Hit & Run, New Glasgow

New Glasgow Regional Police asking for public assistance to locate a 4 door-white Sedan, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

The New Glasgow Regional Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 4-door white Sedan that failed to stop for officers at a checkpoint on the Westside of New Glasgow on September 22nd 2019 at approximately 12:25 a.m.. The sedan was travelling westbound on Munroe Avenue when the vehicle attempted to pass another vehicle when the Sedan collided with the front driver’s side of the other vehicle as it was initiating a turn into a driveway.

The Sedan at the time would have sustained substantial damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call New Glasgow Regional Police at 902-752-1941. 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.

Theft, Cole Harbour

Help RCMP solve tool theft from construction site

October 4, 2019, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is requesting public help to solve a theft of tools from a construction site in Cole Harbour that happened between 7 and 7:30 a.m. yesterday morning.

At approximately 7:30 a.m., a person noticed that tools were missing from the container they had been stored in. The tools were seen at 7 a.m. that same morning.

Items missing include a gasoline GX160 Mikasa Tamper, a 14 inch H760 Husqvarna cut off saw and a yellow and black Wacker jumping jack.

Police would like to speak to a man seen in the area at the time of the incident. He is described as a black man with a lighter complexion, in his 20s to 30s. He was wearing an orange vest and driving an older black GMC 2500 (2005 to 2010). The vehicle is described as having small amber light on the roof and the driver’s door handle broken off.

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.

 

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Robbery, Dartmouth

Police Investigating Robbery.

Investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section are investigating a robbery that occurred last night in Dartmouth.

At 2218 hours police responded to the Dollarama located at 118 Wyse Road, Dartmouth to a report that a man with a gun had entered the store.  Staff confronted the suspect who fled on foot with staff following. Staff returned a few minutes later with the suspect’s book bag and the gun which turned out to be an assault style paintball gun.

Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who has information regarding this incident. Police can be contacted at 902-490-5016 and 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.

Sexual Assault, Port Hawkesbury

RCMP reaching out to the public following arrest for sexual offences

October 4, 2019, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia . . . Inverness District RCMP has charged a man with a number of offences relating to an incident that occurred August 23 in Port Hawkesbury. Police are reaching out to the public in the event there may be more victims.

Port Hawkesbury RCMP responded to a call on August 23 that between 5 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., a man approached a nine-year-old boy in the washroom of a store, forced him into a stall, and pulled the boy’s pants down. The boy was able to get away and he immediately told a family member what happened.

Police and staff at the store searched the area but were not able to locate the suspect on the day of the incident. Police obtained a description of the suspect from witnesses and surveillance photos, and released the information to the public. Tips and information that were received by the police helped to identify the suspect. Police also learned that a similar incident had occurred on August 19 in Sydney. River. The RCMP was assisted in its investigation by members of Cape Breton Regional Police Service.

On October 1, investigators obtained a warrant to search the suspect’s home and arrested him. James Darren Peters, 49, of Lower L’Ardoise has been charged with:

  • Enticing a Child from a Parent (2 counts)
  • Sexual Interference
  • Unlawful Confinement
  • Sexual Assault
  • Assault

 

Peters was held in custody and appeared in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court yesterday. He was released by the court on strict conditions.

The accused held a position in the community where he had access to youth. The RCMP is reaching out to the public in the event there may be more victims. Police are appealing to guardians, parents and youth in the area to encourage anyone who may also be a victim to contact them. Inverness District RCMP can be contacted at 902-625-2220. You can also contact police in your local area for more information. 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.

 

Home Invasion, East Preston

Help police locate three suspects in home invasion

October 3, 2019, East Preston, Nova Scotia…Police are asking for public help to locate three suspects in an East Preston home invasion that happened yesterday afternoon on Lower Partridge Rd.

At approximately 12:15 p.m., a youth answered a knock at the door. The man who had knocked asked whether a specific person was in the home. When the youth answered no, the man forced his way through door and was followed by two other men, who were both carrying firearms. The suspects went through the home and left with jewelry. The youth was not injured.

There is a description available for the suspect that knocked at the door. He is described as a 5-foot-7 black male with a lighter complexion. He was wearing dark clothing and had a beard. It is believed the suspects left in a car but a description of the vehicle is not available.

Police do not believe this was a random act.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by the General Investigation Section of the RCMP-HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP or 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.

 

Property Damage, Ingonish Beach

RCMP investigating damage to vehicles and trailers

 

October 1, 2019, Wreck Cove, Nova Scotia… Ingonish Beach RCMP is asking for help in solving property damage to vehicles and trailers that occurred sometime overnight on September 28 into the morning of September 29.

The incidents took place during an Isle Royal ATV Club run. Approximately 200 attendees had parked their personal vehicles and trailers along Highland Rd. in the Highlands near Wreck Cove during the event. Upon returning to their vehicles on September 29 at noon, they discovered seven vehicles and trailers had numerous tires slashed.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Ingonish Beach RCMP at 902-285-2021. 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.

Sextortion Scams

RCMP is warning the public about sextortion scams 

September 27, 2019, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is investigating a report of sextortion and the RCMP would like to warn the public about this scam.

The term “sextortion” has been used to describe a situation where an online relationship evolves to the point where the suspect, whom the victim has only met online, requests the victim perform a sex act during an online video chat. The suspect then reveals to the victim that they have recorded the act, demands money and threatens to release the video to the victim’s contacts if they don’t comply.

Yesterday, Halifax District RCMP received a report of sextortion where the victim sent a video to the suspect. The suspect asked for money but none was sent. In this incident, the victim was a 45-year-old man.

While the videos were never sent to the victim’s contacts as the suspect threatened to do, that doesn’t mean it will never happen. “If you make a video or take a photo and that device has the ability to connect to the internet, the content can potentially be seen by anyone,” says S/Sgt. Royce MacRae, of Nova Scotia RCMP Digital Forensics Services. “One way to protect yourself from this type of scam is to not accept friend requests from strangers.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Halifax District RCMP is asking the public to report any suspicious activity to police at 902-490-5020. If you think you have been the victim of a scam, you can contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or online at: http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm.

 

Stolen Truck, Middle Sackville

September 30, 2019, Middle Sackville…Halifax District RCMP is asking for help to locate a stolen truck. The truck was stolen between 5:30 p.m. on September 28 and 7:30 p.m. on September 29 in Middle Sackville.

The truck is described as a blue 2004 F250 Super Diesel truck with an extended cab. It was taken from the driveway of a residence in the 400 block of Lakeview Ave. The truck was locked. Due to glass on the ground where is was parked, a window may have been broken to gain access.

Anyone with information on 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.

Theft from Vehicles, HRM

Police investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles

Halifax Regional Police has noted a recent increase in thefts from motor vehicles throughout the city. Police are currently investigating more than 40 reported thefts. In most cases, targeted vehicles had valuables left in plain sight and vehicle doors have been left unlocked or a window was broken to gain entry.

These thefts are generally crimes of opportunity, with the sight of items being a temptation for would-be thieves. Police recommend that citizens remove all items from their vehicles. We are currently investigating these events – and would like to remind the public not to leave valuables in vehicles while they are unattended.

We encourage anyone who had property stolen from their vehicle to call and report it to police. Anyone observing suspicious activity in or around parked vehicles should also report it to police immediately at 490-5020. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.