Missing Person

Police continue to investigate disappearance of Kimberly McAndrew

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the disappearance of Kimberly McAndrew and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

On August 12, 1989 at 4:20 p.m. 19-year-old Kimberly Ann McAndrew left the Canadian Tire store at 6203 Quinpool Road in Halifax where she was employed as a cashier. There were unconfirmed reports that Kimberly was last seen at the Gardenia Flower Shop in Penhorn Mall in Dartmouth. She was identified by an employee at the flower shop as having bought a balloon and a rose. At the time of her disappearance, Kimberly was wearing pleated navy slacks, a white short-sleeved “Esprit” t-shirt with red and green squares, a navy oversized cardigan, and jade green flat-heeled loafers.

 

Investigators believe that there are people who have information about what happened to Kimberly. We hope the passage of time will encourage them to do the right thing and share what they know with police. It’s never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what’s needed to progress the investigation into Kimberly’s disappearance.

 

Anyone with information on Kimberly’s disappearance 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 texting a tip using the P3 Tips App.

Kimberly’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 the 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.

 

 

 

 

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Police Investigate Weapons Call (Shooting) – Halifax

At approximately 12:35 a.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of possible gun shots in the area of Spring Garden Road and Dresden Row, Halifax.  Officers arrived on scene and confirmed a shooting had taken place.

A number of officers are currently on scene, including K-9, and Forensic Identification members and traffic is closed along Spring Garden and adjacent streets. We ask that people avoid the area.

The investigation is in its preliminary stages and further information will be released when available.

UPDATE:

Shortly after the initial call at 12:40 a.m., officers did locate and arrest two male suspects (26 and 31 yrs) inside Royal Artillery Park, Queen Street Halifax.  A Police Service Dog conducted a track and located a handgun also inside Royal Artillery Park.

At 1:20 a.m., the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital contacted police advising a male victim (27 yrs) with a non-life-threatening gun shot wound arrived at the hospital.

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting the investigation.  Investigators believe the suspect’s and victim are known to one another.  Investigators and are actively searching for a third male suspect that was not located.  The suspect is described as:

Suspect – Black Male, 25-30 yrs., hair in braids, wearing a blue shirt.

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.

Shelburne RCMP reaching out to public to identify witnesses

August 1, 2019, Shelburne, Nova Scotia . . . The RCMP in Shelburne is requesting assistance from the public as they investigate an assault that took place on July 27 in Shelburne.

The incident occurred on the Roseway Trail between King St. and Wright’s Rd. between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. This trail is frequently used by cyclists and walkers and police are hopeful that someone who was in the area at the time can provide some information to assist with the investigation.

Of particular interest to police is information about someone riding a blue bicycle along the trail, and in addition information about an assault or struggle between a man and a woman. The incident is believed to have occurred on the Roseway Trail near Minto St. Carleton St., or Digby St.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Shelburne RCMP at 902-875-2490. 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 # 20191108974

Help identify robbery suspects

August 1, 2019, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is asking for public help to identify the suspects in a robbery that happened yesterday afternoon in the 100 block of Stokil Dr. in Lower Sackville.

At 1:45 p.m. yesterday, Halifax District RCMP received a report of a robbery that had taken place in the 100 block of Stokil Dr. at approximately 1:15 p.m. The victim, a 16-year-old teen was approached by two teens wearing bandanas and baggy black jeans. One of the suspects held a half pair of scissors to the victim’s neck and demanded everything he had. The victim gave the suspect some cash and a vape stick before fleeing on his bike.

One suspect is described as white male, approximately 15-years-old and wearing a yellow shirt, black baggy jeans and a yellow bandana. The second suspect was wearing a bandana and black baggy jeans.

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.

Home broken into while victim outside gardening

July 31, 2019, Elmsdale, Nova Scotia . . . On July 25 between noon and 2 p.m., a woman was outside working in her garden and noticed that while she was outside in the yard, someone had broken into her home. The suspect took $500 and some jewelry. The building was not secured while the homeowner was outside.

East Hants District RCMP is investigating the matter and is asking anyone with information to call them at 902-883-7077. 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.

Man injured during home invasion

July 31, 2019, Ellershouse, Hants County, Nova Scotia . . . A man was injured following a home invasion that occurred shortly before midnight on July 30.

A man and a woman were asleep in bed when they were woken up by a man standing in the doorway of the bedroom, holding a firearm. The victim struggled with the suspect, and as a result, sustained non life-threatening injuries and required hospital treatment. The woman was not injured. Police do not believe this was a random act.

The suspect is described as a man wearing jeans, a dark hoodie, and a light coloured bandanna over his face. He was approximately 5-foot-5 tall and had a low voice. Hants District RCMP responded to the 911 call and called an RCMP dog and handler to assist with locating the suspect. The dog tracked the suspect to a nearby intersection, leading police to believe the suspect was picked up in a vehicle.

Hants District RCMP is continuing its investigation and is asking anyone with information to call them at 902-798-2207. 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.

Man wanted by police on province-wide arrest warrant

July 31, 2019, Colchester County, Nova Scotia . . . Colchester District RCMP has obtained a warrant for the arrest of a man who has been charged with several offences recently in Colchester County.

Shane Eldon Chapman, 34, of North River, is charged with:

  • Impaired Operation of a Conveyance
  • Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%

Chapman is described as a white male, 5-foot-7 and 185 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes. The charges are in relation to two-vehicle collision that resulted in Chapman being arrested and charged for impaired operation of a conveyance. Chapman failed to attend his scheduled court appearance and a bench warrant was issued by Truro Provincial Court. Police have not been able to locate him, and are requesting assistance from the public.

Members of the public are asked to not approach Chapman if he is located, and call police. Colchester District RCMP are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shane Chapman to contact them in Bible Hill at 902-893-6820. 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 safe in Berwick

July 30, 2019, Berwick, Nova Scotia . . . Kings District RCMP responded to a call of a break and enter to a home on Robinson Dr. in Berwick just before 1:30 a.m. on July 29. The victim returned to the home and found someone had been inside and removed money and medication from a safe. The victim had been away from the home since 8:30 p.m. that evening.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Kings District RCMP in Kingston at 902-765-3317.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 RCMP identify suspect in theft

July 26, 2019, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is asking for help from the public to identify a suspect in two thefts from a business on Forest Hill Pky. in Cole Harbour which occurred on February 6 and May 25, 2019.

On February 6, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m. a man was leaving the store and set off the alarm. The male started yelling. The employees did not approach him and he left the business. The suspect was later observed on surveillance camera putting product in his coat.

Just before 2 p.m. on May 25, 2019, the same man entered the business and was seen on video bending down out of view of the surveillance camera. The man then gets up and walks toward the back of the business. He turns around and is observed adjusting his hooded sweater that appears larger then when he first entered the business. The man exits the business, the alarm goes off and he runs down the parking lot.

The suspect is described as a white male, thin with a beard and mustache, weighing approximately 190 lbs and approximately 6-foot tall.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact call 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.

File #19-4000630, 19-4000214

Stolen equipment from construction site

July 25, 2019, Ingramport, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP are investigating a report of stolen equipment from a construction site in Ingramport.

On July 15, 2019, a Vibroplate Diesel Wacker(VDW) 6555 was stolen from a construction site on Highway 103, just before Exit 5a. The equipment is described as black and silver with a yellow bottom. The equipment has serial #10934772.

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.

 

File #19-104425