Stolen Boat

June 14, 2018, Tantallon, Nova Scotia … Halifax District RCMP is investigating after a boat was stolen from a wharf on Oakhill Pt. Lane in Tantallon. The owner awoke to discover the boat had been stolen sometime during the early morning on Tuesday.

If you any information regarding this theft you are asked to contact the 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.

Stabbing

At approximately 10:02 pm police responded to the 200 block of Lacewood Drive in Halifax to the report of a male at that location who had been stabbed.  Members attended and located a 22 year old male suffering from multiple injuries which were not life threatening.  The incident is reported to have happened elsewhere and at this time the details are limited.  It is unknown if the suspect and victim are known to each other. 18-87060

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 by using the P3 Tips app.

Robbery

Police are currently investigating a robbery that occurred early this morning in Dartmouth.

At 4:39 a.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Doubletree Hotel located at 101 Wyse Road in Dartmouth. Staff reported that a man entered the hotel lobby through the front door, approached the front desk, produced a knife and demanded cash. The suspect fled the hotel on foot towards Windmill Road with an undisclosed sum of money.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5’9”, with an athletic build. He was wearing a white baseball cap with a Quebec Nordiques logo, black hooded sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call 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.

 

Counterfeit Currency

RCMP warns of counterfeit currency incidents

June 9, 2018, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia…Nova Scotia RCMP would like to advise the public that over the past four weeks, there have been multiple investigations into primarily fifty dollar counterfeit bills circulating in Annapolis, Kings, Lunenburg and Yarmouth counties.  Some cases involve bills with symbols added, or, others that have been defaced. 

Passing counterfeit money is a crime. The RCMP reminds consumers to be diligent when accepting cash to avoid becoming a victim to these types of crimes, especially in light of the fact that if you unknowingly accept a counterfeit bill, you cannot be reimbursed. To learn about the security features on bank notes, visit the Bank of Canada’s website www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes‎.

If you have any information about these incidents or spot currency similar to the bills described, you are asked to contact the RCMP at 902-490-5020 in the Halifax Region or 800-803-RCMP (7267) outside of Halifax‎ Region. 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.

 

Robbery

Police are currently investigating a robbery that occurred early Monday morning at Shoppers Drug Mart in Dartmouth.

At 1:16 a.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 80 Tacoma Drive in Dartmouth. A man entered the store, produced a hammer and demanded cash from an employee. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed sum of money.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5’8” to 6’1” tall, with an athletic build. He was wearing a black and grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a blue mask, dark sunglasses, brown and white checkered flannel pajama pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call 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.

 

Robbery with Violence

Police investigate robbery

Investigators in the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a robbery that occurred in Dartmouth on June 9.

At 11:30 p.m., patrol members responded to the 0-100 block of Albro Lake Road for a report of a man who had broken into a residence and assaulted a woman. The woman awoke when she heard a man inside her residence demanding money. A physical altercation occurred between the two wherein both the man and the woman struck each other with objects. The man fled when a neighbour who heard the disturbance, yelled out to the victim. The woman was treated at the scene by EHS for non-life-threatening injuries.

 

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5’10” tall and 160 lbs. He was wearing a thick hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and drawn tightly around his face. He was last seen running towards Albro Lake Road.

Anyone with information about this incident 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 using the P3 Tips App.

RCMP investigating incident on walking path

June 8, 2018, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia … Halifax District RCMP is asking for public assistance following an incident that occurred last evening in Cole Harbour.

Just before 7:30 p.m. last evening, a 13-year-old girl was walking south on John Stewart Dr. in Cole Harbour when she was grabbed from behind and pulled by her arm in to a walking path towards the woods. The suspect pulled her a short distance down the walking path until the girl was able to run away. The girl was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, early twenties, approximately 5”10, lean build, dark hair, shaved on sides and brush cut on top, wearing black sneakers, blue jeans and a teal coloured 3-button t-shirt.

RCMP is asking anyone who might have been in the area around the time of the incident to contact them. This includes a woman who was observed by the victim walking her German Shepherd dog with a red leash prior to the incident.

If you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact the 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 continue to investigate the 1993 murder of Shelley Connors

It’s been 25 years since 17-year-old Shelley Denise Connors was murdered and investigators are asking anyone with information that can help solve the case to come forward.

Shelley disappeared on the afternoon of May 29, 1993. She was last seen leaving the apartment where she lived with her family in Spryfield. When she hadn’t returned or called the next day, her worried family reported her missing to police. On June 1, officers found Shelley’s body, which had been partially covered with leaves and branches, in a wooded area approximately 182 metres (200 yards) behind the Spryfield Lions Rink at 25 Drysdale Road in Halifax.

Investigators have continued to work the case, following up on leads and applying new technologies to find out who was responsible for murdering Shelley. They believe there are people who have information about Shelly’s death and they need them to do the right thing and come forward with what they know.

If you have information that can help solve this case and bring justice to Shelley and her loved ones, please contact the 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

Sextortion – it’s a thing you need to know about

May 30, 2018, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia . . . Since January 1, 2018, Halifax District RCMP has responded to six incidents of “sextortion” and the RCMP would like to warn the public about this scam.

The term “sextortion” has been used to describe a situation where an online relationship evolves to the point where the suspect, whom the victim has only met online, requests the victim perform a sex act during an online video chat. The suspect then reveals to the victim that they have surreptitiously recorded the act, demands money, and threatens to release the video to the victim’s contacts if they don’t comply.

In five of the six cases the victims were men and the suspect was a woman. The age range of the victims was from 17 to 52. In only one of the incidents, a victim sent money as demanded.

While the videos were never sent to the victim’s contacts as the suspect threatened to do in all six incidents, that doesn’t mean it will never happen.  S/Sgt. Royce MacRae, of Nova Scotia RCMP Tech Crime Unit, says, “If you make a video or take a photo and that device has the ability to connect to the internet, the content can potentially be seen by anyone. One way to protect yourself from this type of scam is to avoid accepting friend requests from strangers.”

Some of the investigations are ongoing and some have been concluded without charges being laid, as the suspects cannot be located or identified.

Halifax District RCMP is asking the public to report any suspicious activity at 902-490-5020. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre can also be contacted for assistance, at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

Police continue to investigate the 2008 murder of Daniel Newman

Police continue to investigate the  homicide of Daniel Martin Newman and investigators are continuing to ask anyone with information to come forward to police.

On June 1, 2008 at approximately 3:30 a.m., Daniel’s body was discovered in a pathway near the former St. Patrick’s-Alexandra School on Maitland Street in Halifax by people who were walking home through the area. The Medical Examiner determined that Daniel, 65, had been stabbed.

Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Daniel’s murder. No matter how insignificant the information may seem, it could be that missing piece of the puzzle that will advance the investigation.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about Daniel’s murder who hasn’t already spoken to police to call 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.

This case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.