Two suspicious house fires in 5 days

January 12, 2018, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia . . . In the early hours of Monday, January 8 and Friday, January 12, Antigonish District RCMP, along with Tracadie Volunteer Fire Department and Havre Boucher Volunteer Fire Department, responded to 2 separate house fires. The homes were abandoned and neither had power or a heat source. Both homes were fully engulfed when fire fighters arrived on scene and were complete losses. No-one was injured in either instance.

Property owners are asked to regularly check abandoned properties to ensure they are secure, and to report suspicious activity to police.

Antigonish District RCMP is investigating the matter, with assistance from the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal’s Office. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Antigonish District RCMP at 902 863-6500. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Tire changing equipment stolen by thieves

January 12, 2018, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia … Tire changing equipment valued at over $15,000 stolen by thieves.

Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating those responsible for breaking in to an automotive business on Sackville Dr. in Lower Sackville, between 7 p.m. on December 30 and 11 a.m. on December 31. Items taken included a Snap-on Tire changer, a Snap-on Motorized Wheel Balancer and 2 Snap-on impact guns.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Arson

On December 25th 2017 at 04:45AM Meteghan RCMP and Saint Bernard fire Department received a 911 call of a fire at a lobster pound on Little Paradise Road in Saint Bernard. Investigation revealed the cause of the fire to be suspicious and the Meteghan RCMP continue to investigate.

Further evidence suggests that this fire is related to a second suspected case of arson which happened on October 9th in Comeauville Digby County. On that date the fishing vessel Buck and Doe became engulfed in the flames and floated out to sea where it sank.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50-$2000

Police continue to investigate homicide of Raymond Peters

January 7 was the fifth anniversary of the homicide of Raymond Floyd Peters and the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

On January 7, 2013, at 5:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Primrose Street and Pinecrest Drive in Dartmouth. Twenty-four-year-old Raymond Peters was shot several times in the backyard of this location, however, he was able to run to a residence on Jackson Road where he took refuge in an apartment. He was transported to hospital where he passed away from his injuries on January 8.

The suspect, who fled on foot, was described as a black man in his 20’s, 5’8”, with a medium build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a blue hoodie and black pants.

Investigators believe there are people with information about this incident who have not come forward. Anyone with information about this incident is asked 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 texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

Break & Enter

Windsor District RCMP is investigating a break and enter in to a business on Highway 1 in Garlands Crossing. Just before 2 a.m. on January 2, thieves entered the business where they proceeded to steal an undetermined amount of cash and liquor before leaving.

RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting with the ongoing investigation.

If you have any information about this break and enter, you are asked to contact the Windsor District RCMP Detachment at 902-798-2207. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Stolen Snow Mobiles

Upper Onslow, Nova Scotia . . . Two snowmobiles were stolen off a parked trailer at a business last month.

Colchester District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating two snowmobiles that were stolen off a parked trailer at a business on the Hub Centre Dr. in Upper Onslow during the overnight on December 27.

The snowmobiles are described below as:

·2013 green and white Arctic Cat F800 with NS plate: HP675 attached

·2004 yellow and black Ski Doo MXZ with NS plate: DX339 attached


If you have any information about this incident, please call Colchester District RCMP at 902-896-5000 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Theft of Trucks

Just before 2 a.m. on December 23, two suspects entered the property of a business on Temple Terrace in Lower Sackville where they drove off with a 2016 Ford F550 XTL single cab truck. The truck is white, with a custom black DEL brand box on the back with barn style doors in the rear. The truck was bearing Nova Scotia license plate 45684D when it was stolen.

Sometime between 3 p.m. on December 27 and noon on December 28, suspects broke in to an auto dealership on Sackville Dr. in Middle Sackville where they stole keys and left with a 2008 GMC Sierra 3500HD 4WD extended cab truck. The diesel truck is grey with charcoal leather interior with a matching cap with silver running boards. There is also a hitch for a 5th wheeler trailer in the bed of the truck.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Break & Enter

January 3, 2018, Wentworth, Nova Scotia … Thieves used a stolen truck and trailer to steal cigarettes from a store in Wentworth.

Just before 3 a.m. on December 28, thieves broke in to a store in Wentworth and stole an undetermined amount of cigarettes. The suspects were observed leaving in two vehicles, one of which was a Chev truck hauling a black, enclosed dual axel trailer with a company name on side of it. The second vehicle was described as a cross over SUV or a car. The suspect vehicles departed travelling west on Highway 4.

A short time later, the suspect vehicle hauling the trailer was observed in the Oxford area. The investigation has determined that the truck and trailer were stolen in two separate incidents in the Halifax area that same night.


RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance with identifying one of the suspects. If you have any information about this break and enter, or the vehicle thefts, you are asked to contact the Oxford RCMP Detachment at 902-447-2525. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Robbery & Assault

Halifax Regional Police are investigating a robbery & assault that occurred on Dec 30th in Halifax.

Officers spoke with a 55-year-old male who reported at approximately 11:30pm he was walking in the pathway near Forbes Street and Lynette Road when he observed two males walking towards him. The victim spoke briefly with one of the males after recognizing him from the area. Shortly after walking away, the victim was knocked to the ground and assaulted by both males who were kicking him in the torso. Shortly after the suspects fled, the victim realized that he was missing his cell phone, cigarettes and a small amount of cash that had been taken from his jacket pocket. The victim was examined by EHS and transported to hospital with what is believed to be non life threatening injuries.

The suspects are described as:

1. Black male, approximately 6’1” tall wearing a red coat and blue jeans

2. White male, approximately 5’9” no clothing description obtained.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Break & Enter

At 2114 hrs officers responded to a Break and Enter 1139 Bedford HWY, Elite Vapour. The owner of the business called police to attend after he located a large rock thrown through the glass front door. A large amount of vape juice, cigars and cash were stolen during the Break and Enter.

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Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50-$2000