Police investigating report of shots fired

November 21, 2022, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia… The General Investigative Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a report of shots fired early yesterday morning in Cole Harbour.

At approximately 3:20 a.m. on November 20, Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of multiple shots being fired outside a residence on Fireside Drive in Cole Harbour where a number of people were gathered. No injuries were reported.

When officers arrived, a vehicle described as a blue SUV left the scene quickly and was abandoned nearby. Two men were seen running from the vehicle. Halifax District RCMP officers, with assistance of Halifax Regional Police K-9 Unit, began a search for the two people of interest. The two have not been located, and there is no further description of the men.

Investigators have found evidence of gunshots and are asking anyone who may have information to come forward and call 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.

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

File #2022-142202

Annapolis District RCMP seeking public assistance in arson investigation

November 18, 2022, Wilmot, Nova Scotia…Annapolis District RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in an arson investigation.

On September 4, 2022, at approximately 5 a.m., Annapolis District RCMP and fire, responded to a report of a structure fie on Hwy. 1 in Wilmot. RCMP officers learned that a storage facility behind a strip mall in Wilmot was on fire. The fire was eventually extinguished after several storage units were destroyed. The fire was determined to be the result of arson. RCMP investigators believe two people were involved in setting the fire.

Over the last 2 months, investigators have been following up on information obtained throughout the investigation. To date, investigators have been unable to identify those involved.

Investigators are now asking that anyone with information on this incident, or who knows who may be involved, call the Annapolis District RCMP at 902-665-4481. If you would like to remain anonymous you can contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). A secure web tip can be submitted at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or use the P3 Tips App.

File #: 2022-1271276

UPDATE: Human remains identified, homicide investigation ongoing

November 18, 2022, Springfield, Nova Scotia…The human remains located in Springfield in October 2022, have been identified and is being investigated as a homicide.

On October 8, 2022, the RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit located human remains at a property on Hastings Rd. in Springfield. The search was part of an ongoing missing person investigation.

On November 18, the remains were identified as Barry Albert (Mosher), who was reported missing to Lunenburg District RCMP on August 28, 2022.

The missing person and human remains investigations have been merged into a homicide investigation, that is ongoing.

The investigation is being led by the RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit, with assistance from the Bridgewater Police Service, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Office, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, RCMP Forensic Identification Services and Lunenburg District RCMP.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead investigator, Cst. Shawn Cornelisse, with the RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit, at 902-365-3120. 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: 2022-1230641, 2022-1462263

Police investigate suspicious circumstances

Police are investigating suspicious circumstances that occurred this month in Halifax.

On November 5 police received a report of suspicious circumstances near a park in the 200 block of Langbrae Drive. At approximately 4:35 p.m. a woman approached a child who was not known to her, offered them candy and asked the child to go to her vehicle. The child left the area and reported the incident to a trusted adult who contacted police.

The suspect is described as a black woman in her 30s, approximately 5’5” tall with short hair and wearing jeans and a bright pink coat.

Police are asking the woman or anyone with information in relation to this incident or video from the area 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.

File #22-136322

Police continue historical sexual assault investigation

Police are continuing the investigation into a report of a historical sexual assault in Halifax in 2003 and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

On July 21, 2022, police received a report in relation to a sexual assault that is alleged to have occurred during the time the 2003 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Hockey Tournament was taking place in Halifax. 

Investigators from the Sexual Assault Investigative Team of the Special Victims Section are leading the investigation. Historical sexual assault investigations are complex, and investigators are pursuing numerous avenues and taking the necessary time to conduct a thorough investigation.

We thank everyone who has come forward to assist the investigation. We ask anyone with information who has not yet shared what they know with investigators to contact police by calling 902-490-5020.

It is important to remember that there is no statute of limitation on sexual assaults, and we encourage anyone who has been the victim of a sexual assault to contact police. We want victims to know that they will be treated with compassion, dignity and respect throughout the entire investigative process.

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Police request public’s assistance identifying robbery suspects

Police are requesting the public’s assistance identifying the suspects from a robbery that occurred in Halifax earlier this fall. 

On September 21 police received a report of a robbery that occurred at approximately 3:35 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Street in Halifax. Two female youths from a group of people assaulted a woman who was not known to them and took her property. The group then fled the area on foot.

The first suspect is described as a white female youth with dark pink hair and wearing a navy long-sleeve sweater, green leggings, white shoes and had a black purse.

The second suspect is described as a white female youth with black hair in a bun and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey and black camouflage pants and had a black backpack.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident or the identity of the suspects 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.

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RCMP seeking public assistance to identify three men involved in a home invasion

November 16, 2022, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia… The RCMP/HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a home invasion that occurred in Cole Harbour.

On November 15, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion on Bissett Rd. in Cole Harbour. RCMP officers learned that a youth, who was the only occupant of the home, was abruptly disturbed by three black men, who had suddenly entered the home.

One of the men, who brandished a handgun, demanded if anyone black lived in the home. When the youth said no, the men immediately left the home and fled in a four door sedan, that was parked nearby. The youth was not harmed.

All of the men are described as being no older than 30 years old. Two of them were wearing black ski masks and the third had long hair.

Investigators do not believe this act to be random.

The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of RCMP Forensic Identification Services.

Anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact police 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 #: 22-140405

Meteghan RCMP investigating Arson in Saulnierville

November 16, 2022, Saulnierville, Nova Scotia…Meteghan RCMP is investigating an arson after a structure fire occurred on Saulnierville Rd. in Saulnierville.

On November 15, 2022, at approximately 5:05 a.m., Meteghan RCMP and fire, responded to a report of a structure fire on Saulnierville Rd. in Saulnierville. RCMP officers learned that the fire had occurred in a storage garage located towards the rear of a home on the property. The fire was extinguished and the garage was heavily damaged, including the contents. RCMP officers have since determined that the fire was a result of arson. The scene was held throughout the day until the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal’s Office could attend to assist with the investigation. The scene has since been released.

The investigation is ongoing with assistance from RCMP Forensic Identification Services and the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Meteghan RCMP at 902-645-2326. If you would like to remain anonymous you can contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). A secure web tip can be submitted at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or use the P3 Tips App.

File #: 2022-1652758