Safe stolen then recovered by police
Five men from Windsor and one from Michigan have been charged in a ‘John Sweep’ conducted by Windsor police.
Officers from the criminal intelligence branch targeted purchasers of sexual services on June 11 and 12. Six men communicated with undercover officers to obtain sexual services during the operation.
The men range in age from 19 to 63 years old.
The sweep took place the same day Victoria Morrison shared her story with CBC publicly, about escaping human trafficking and her recovery since that time.
In 2016, the last year available for statistics data, Canadian police reported 340 incidents of human trafficking. In Windsor, the rate of cross-border human trafficking is 1.5 per 100,000 population.
From 2009 to 2016 there were 48 human trafficking violations reported by police in Windsor, accounting for 4.4 per cent of all cases in Canada.
The six men have been charged with communicating for the purpose of obtaining sexual services and released with a future court date.
Missing Person: Melissa Elkins-Fearon
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 29-year-old woman from Halifax.
Melissa was last seen on June 9 in Halifax. She is described as a white woman with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is about 5’6” tall and weighs 130lbs.
There is no information to suggest that Melissa has met with foul play; however, her family and police are concerned for her well-being. Investigators are asking that Melissa or anyone with information on her whereabouts call Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020.
Police file 19-82524 refers.
June 14, 2019, Windsor area, Nova Scotia . . . Between March and June 2019, four small businesses in the Windsor and Garland’s Crossing areas have been victims of break and enters, and in all cases, the suspects broke glass out of a door or window and stole cash that was stored on site. No arrests have been made in the four break-ins, and all four appear to be related.
Windsor District RCMP is asking small business owners to think about the security measures they currently have in place at their businesses. “To promote safety and security in our communities, we are asking business owners to consider re-evaluating their security measures. That could mean adding security cameras, and never storing cash on site,” says Cst. Dave Trenholm of Windsor District RCMP. “Also, anyone who observes suspicious behaviour is encouraged to contact us so that we can check it out,” he continues.
Windsor District RCMP is asking anyone with information about these incidents to contact 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. Police file #2019404889 refers.
Man arrested after attempted armed robbery
June 14, 2019, Canning, Nova Scotia…A 39-year-old man from Centreville was arrested after a report of an attempted armed robbery at a business on Seminary Ave. in Canning this morning.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., it was reported that a man had entered a business carrying a gun. Gun shots were reported but no one was injured. The suspect fled prior to police arrival.
A description of the suspect and vehicle was given by witnesses. Kings District RCMP located the suspect outside of a home on Hwy 359 in Centreville and arrested him without incident.
The investigation is ongoing and being led by the RCMP Southwest Major Crime Unit. Charges are expected.
Police would like to thank witnesses for their help with the investigation. The descriptions were extremely helpful in identifying the suspect.
Anyone who witness this incident or have information is asked to contact Kings District RCMP 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. Police File #2019845969 refers.
RCMP investigates stabbing in Lower Sackville
June 13, 2019, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia…Halifax District RCMP is investigating a complaint of a stabbing at approximately 1:15 this morning in the 400 block of Sackville Dr.
It was reported that a 39-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk when a suspect walked up to the victim and stabbed him several times. It is not known what kind of weapon was used. The suspect then walked away and was last seen on Sackville Dr. walking towards Downsview Mall.
The parties are not known to one another. The suspect is described as a black man wearing dark clothing, approximately 5-foot-10 and 30 years old, with cornrows pulled back into a ponytail.
The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A K-9 Unit from the Halifax Regional Police attended but the suspect was not located.
The investigation is ongoing.
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. Police file #19-82255 refers.
Two homes invaded, one victim shot
June 13, 2019, Upper New Cornwall, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia . . . At 4:33 a.m., Lunenburg District RCMP responded to a 911 call reporting a home invasion. Two men broke into a home on Natural Forest Lake Rd. in Upper Cornwall. During the incident a shotgun was discharged by one of the suspects.
At 5:07 a.m., RCMP were notified that there was a man at the South Shore Regional Hospital who had been shot. This was not the same victim from the earlier incident. Police have determined that two homes were invaded and in the second instance, in a home on Cornwall Rd., a shotgun was discharged by one of the suspects resulting in an injury to the victim’s foot. His injuries are not life threatening.
Lunenburg District RCMP have not made any arrests. They have called in additional resources, including an RCMP Dog, members of the General Investigation Section and Street Crime Enforcement Units from Lunenburg District and received assistance from Bridgewater Police Service during the initial response. The RCMP is searching for suspects and the investigation is ongoing. More information will be released when it is available.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Lunenburg District RCMP at 902-527-5555. 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. Police file #2019839314 refers.
Drugs seized following traffic stop
June 12, 2019, Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia . . . On June 11, members of Eskasoni RCMP were conducting a check point on Shore Rd. in Eskasoni. A vehicle came through the check point and the two men in the vehicle were arrested after police spotted marihuana inside. The two men and the vehicle were searched, and police seized Oxycodone and cash. The vehicle and a cell phone were also seized.
Vincent Dustin Francis, 33, of Eskasoni was charged with Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking. He appeared in Sydney Provincial Court on June 11 and was remanded until his next court appearance on June 13. The investigation is ongoing.
Eskasoni RCMP and the Chief and Counsel of Eskasoni First Nation are working together to address the community’s concerns about drug use in Eskasoni. Anyone who has information about drug use or other crimes in the area is asked to contact Cpl Curtis Kuchta or Cst. Joe MacInnis of the Street Crime Enforcement Unit at 902-379-2822. Callers can provide information to the police anonymously if they wish. Alternatively, anyone with information can also 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 file # 2019825160 refers.
Man charged with cocaine trafficking
June 10, 2019, Melville, Inverness County, Nova Scotia . . . On June 8, Inverness District RCMP and the Inverness/Richmond District RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) made an arrest and searched a home in Melville, a small community Northeast of Port Hawkesbury.
As a result of the search, police seized cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Steven Leslie MacEachern, 25, of Melville was charged with Possessing Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking and Breaching of Recognizance (x 2). MacEachern was remanded into custody for court and is appearing today in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court.
The investigation is ongoing. Police file 2019811799 refers. Anyone with any information about drug trafficking are encouraged to call police or 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.
June 4, 2019, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia… Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest after receiving a report of an unwanted person at Cole Harbour Place on Forest Hill Pky. in Cole Harbour.
At approximately 6 p.m. yesterday, Halifax District RCMP were called to attend Cole Harbour Place in regards to an unwanted person. A male had entered Cole Harbour Place and went into the pool area. After a complaint to staff, the male was escorted out of the building. He left before police arrival.
The male is described as a black male, with a slim build, approximately 5-foot-10. He was wearing Adidas jogging pants with the 3 white stripes down the leg, a black sweater with “CANADA” in white letters across the chest and he had brown dress shoes.
Halifax District RCMP is looking to identify the male and speak to him.
Anyone with information or knowns the identity of this male 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.