Police investigating suspicious death in Halifax

Police are investigating a suspicious death related to a weapons call last night in Halifax.

At approximately 10:43 p.m. police responded to a report of possible shots fired in the 6300 block of Cork Street in Halifax. Officers arrived on scene and located a man with gunshot injuries outside of a residence, a deceased adult male inside of a residence and an adult female with injuries. Investigators believe the three people are known to one another.

As a result of the circumstances and the ongoing investigation, we were not in a position to initially release that one of the victims was found deceased.

The man and the woman were transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries where they remain.

Cork Street remains closed from Dublin Street to Oxford Street and officer are still on scene. The investigation is in the early stages and details are limited at this time. Further information will follow when it becomes available.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact 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 using the P3 Tips App.

Case # 20-74855

Police investigating stabbing

Members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a stabbing that occurred this morning in Halifax.

At approximately 4:33 a.m., police responded to a report of a physical disturbance at an apartment building in the 2300 block of Brunswick Street in Halifax. Officers located a 23-year-old man who had been stabbed. The victim was transported to hospital with what are believed to be non life-threatening injuries.

Officers arrested two men, ages 23 and 26, and a 24-year-old woman at the scene without incident. Investigators believe this is not a random incident.

This matter is in the early stages of the investigation, Police are asking anyone with information about this incident 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 using the P3 Tips App.

Case #20-74061

Police looking for suspect in weapons assault

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a weapons assault that occurred in Halifax on June 29th, 2020.

At approximately 10:20 pm, Halifax Regional Police received a report of a weapons assault that had just occurred at the Esso Gas Station, located at 6020 Young Street, Halifax. An unknown male approached the male victim in his vehicle, while parked outside this location. The unknown male then assaulted the victim with an edged weapon. The unknown male then fled in a vehicle, which was later located abandoned within close proximity of the assault. The victim sustained serious injuries, and was transported by EHS to the QE2 Health Sciences Centre for further treatment.

The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a grey hoodie, long blue jean shorts, blue baseball cap, white socks, black sneakers and black gloves. Further updates to follow, as preliminary investigation continues.

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.

Case #20-74016

Bridgewater RCMP investigate theft of trailer

Between 2020-06-19 at 19:00 hrs and 2020-06-24 at 19:00 hrs, unknown person(s) went onto a property in Hebbville, NS and stole a 6’x10’ enclosed cargo trailer, with the business name “Dwight’s Mobile Welding” in large lettering is displayed on the side. The trailer contained welding equipment and other tools.

The trailer description follows:

2003 Haulmark Cargo trailer

Color: white

Plate: T412228

Special features:

– Business name and phone number on the side

– Single axle

– Diamond plate steel on the front

Police file number: 2020-848497 refers.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or any other crime can call Bridgewater RCMP at 902 527 5555 or can submit an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip at crimestoppers.ns.ca or can submit a tip using the P3 app.

Enfield RCMP investigate Stolen Sea-Do

Enfield RCMP received a report of a stolen Sea-doo which was docked behind 76 Fish Cove Drive, Enfield Nova
Scotia.

The sea-doo was last seen at 0030hrs on June 21st, 2020. Nothing was left at the scene to indicate if the sea-doo was driven or towed from the area.
Description:
Year – 2020
Make – Sea-doo
Model – Spark
Color – Blue/Green

Anyone with any information about this crime or any other crime can call police directly at 902 883 7077 or can report the crime anonymously at 800 222 8477 or can submit a tip on line at crimestoppers.ns.ca or can submit a tip using the P3 app.

Police continue to investigate 2005 disappearance of Shen Chiu “Andy” Tsou

Police continue to investigate 2005 disappearance of Shen Chiu “Andy” Tsou

Today is the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of Shen Chiu “Andy” Tsou and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

Andy was a resident of Richmond, British Columbia and was last seen in Halifax on June 26, 2005. He knew numerous people in Halifax and elsewhere in Nova Scotia and had been staying at the Halifax Casino Hotel and other private residences prior to his disappearance. Andy had booked a room at the Halifax Casino Hotel for the night of June 26, 2005, however, he never arrived. On June 30, 2005, a family member reported Andy missing to police. Andy was driving a 2005 white Pontiac Grand Prix while in the Halifax area and this car has never been located.

It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information about Andy or his whereabouts 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 using the P3 Tips App.

Andy’s case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for specified major unsolved crimes. Callers must contact the Rewards Program at 1-888-710-9090, must provide their name and contact information, and may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded. The amount of the award will be based on the investigative value of the information provided.

Police file 05-30495 refers.

Police Investigate Weapons Call – Shooting on Highway 111 near Mic Mac Blvd

Police Investigate Weapons Call – Shooting

At 4:27 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of gun shots fired from a small black car at black SUV, on Highway 111 near Mic Mac Blvd, Dartmouth.  Multiple officers have responded to the scene and have not located anyone injured.

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and Patrol are actively searching for the occupants of both vehicle.  There is currently no suspect descriptions.

Investigators with the General Investigation Section 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.

Police file 20-72016 refers.

 

Police trying to locate lost child

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a child that has gone missing in Halifax.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. police received a report that an approximately 5-year-old girl was missing. The girl had been playing at the beach on Kearney Lake near Hamshaw Drive.

The girl is described as white, under 4’, slim build with brown shoulder-length hair. She was last seen wearing a dark peach/maroon one-piece bathing suit. The young girl left behind a pair of denim shorts with pink and green embroidery, a blue t-shirt with “Let’s go Ninja” written on it, a pair of swim goggles and a single key.

Police are asking anyone with information about the young girl or her whereabouts to contact 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 using the P3 Tips App.

 

20-71888

Human Trafficking Team charged three men for sexual offences

Human Trafficking Team charged three men for sexual offences

June 16, 2020, Pictou County, Nova Scotia… The Nova Scotia Human Trafficking Team has charged three men for sexual offences.

The Provincial Human Trafficking Team received information that persons in the Pictou County area were attempting to target and recruit young women from the area into Human Trafficking.  In response to this, the Provincial Human Trafficking Team lead Operation Hush in conjunction with Nova Scotia RCMP, New Glasgow Regional Police (NGRP), Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (PCISCEU) and Stellarton Police Service (SPS). The Operation lead to the arrest and charge of three men for the following offences:

John Robert Bonnar, 21, from Pictou County was charged with:

·         Trafficking a Person under 18

·         Trafficking a Person over 18

·         Material Benefits from Sexual Services Regarding a Person under 18

·         Material Benefits from Sexual Services Regarding a Person over 18

·         Procuring a Person under 18 for Sexual Services

·         Procuring a Person over 18 for Sexual Services

·         Possession of Child Pornography

·         Sexual Assault x 2

·         Sexual Interference x 2

·         Extortion

·         Breach of Probation

He was remanded into custody, appeared in Pictou Provincial Court yesterday and is scheduled to return to court on June 22.

Abelardo Sanchez Villar, 45, from New Glasgow was charged with Obtaining Sexual Services from a Person under 18, Obtaining Sexual Services from a Person over 18, Sexual Assault and Breach of Probation.  He was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court today.

Justin Stanley MacDonald, 22, from New Glasgow was charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Breach of Probation.  He was released from custody by a Justice of the Peace on conditions. He is schedule to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on August 17.

The victims have been offered support and a Publication Ban was issued by the Provincial Court Judge in relation to all matters.

If you are or have been trafficked, or believe someone you know is being trafficked, the RCMP has a support line you can call or text. It is monitored 24 hours a day by a police officer: 902-449-2425. The callers can choose to leave their information anonymously. Anonymous calls can also be made by contacting Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.

File # 2020684092 refers.

Police looking to identify persons in firearms offences in HRM

Police are asking for assistance in identifying the following persons of interest relating to Firearms offences which occurred between Dec 2019 and January 2020.   Police believe these subjects have information which could assist in the investigation.

Anyone who can identify them please member of the Halifax RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit at 902 864 6001 or call police at 902 490 5020  or call Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip at 1 800 222 8477 (TIPS) or via the website at crimestoppers.ns.ca or via the P3 app.

 

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