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Po­lice in Cum­ber­land County charge three peo­ple for drug of­fences

The Amherst News - - REGIONAL -

Mac­can

Two men and a woman are fac­ing drug charges fol­low­ing a two-month in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Cum­ber­land District Street Crime En­force­ment Unit (SCEU).

The SCEU was as­sisted by Cum­ber­land District RCMP and Amherst Po­lice De­part­ment.

A 20-year-old man, a 53-year-old man, and a 43-year old woman, all from Mac­can, were ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent in Athol on Au­gust 24. Nearly 100 ma­ture mar­i­huana plants were seized, and all three in­di­vid­u­als are fac­ing charges of Pos­ses­sion of Mar­i­huana for the Pur­pose of Traf­fick­ing and Pro­duc­tion of Mar­i­huana. They were re­leased later that day and are sched­uled to ap­pear in Amherst Pro­vin­cial Court on Oc­to­ber 2.

RCMP ar­rest man for armed rob­bery at phar­macy New Ger­many

Lunen­burg District RCMP re­sponded to a call of an armed rob­bery at a phar­macy on Hwy. 10 shortly af­ter 11 a.m. on Aug. 28. About 90 min­utes later, they ar­rested a 48-year-old man with­out in­ci­dent in con­nec­tion with the rob­bery. The man was lo­cated in a ve­hi­cle in New Ger­many. The man en­tered the phar­macy with what ap­peared to be a hand­gun and de­manded money and nar­cotics. There were sev­eral staff mem­bers at the phar­macy, and no other peo­ple in­side the store at the time. No one was hurt dur­ing the rob­bery and the sus­pect did get away on foot with a quan­tity of cash and nar­cotics. Al­though the sus­pect is in cus­tody, Lunen­burg District RCMP is ask­ing for any­one who has in­for­ma­tion or wit­nessed the in­ci­dent to call them at 902 527-5555. In­ver­ness RCMP seek as­sis­tance to lo­cate stolen ex­ca­va­tor

Port Hast­ings

On Aug. 23, In­ver­ness District RCMP re­ceived a re­port of a stolen piece of equip­ment from the park­ing lot of a busi­ness in Port Hast­ings. Video footage was ob­tained from a neigh­bour­ing busi­ness, show­ing a two peo­ple in a pickup truck tak­ing a trailer and ex­ca­va­tor from the busi­ness. A jack­ham­mer was also stolen. Video footage that has been ob­tained from other busi­nesses in the area con­firm that the sus­pects trav­elled on Hwy. 105 to­wards Syd­ney af­ter leav­ing Port Hast­ings. The stolen items are de­scribed as:

2013 Kub­ota Ex­ca­va­tor, or­ange in colour, Model: KX91-3, val­ued at $4,5000

2005 LWL Plat­form Trailer, yel­low in colour, NS li­cence plate T337911-val­ued at $6,000

Cater­pil­lar jack­ham­mer (ac­ces­sory for the ex­ca­va­tor) model HD655, val­ued at $2,0000

In­ver­ness District RCMP is ask­ing any­one who may have wit­nessed this in­ci­dent, or has any in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent, to con­tact the Port Hawkes­bury RCMP De­tach­ment at 902-625-2220. Should you wish to re­main anony­mous, cit­i­zens can also call Nova Sco­tia Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your mes­sage to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by se­cure on­line tips at www. crimestop­pers.ns.ca.

Po­lice ar­rest two peo­ple, seize drugs in traf­fic stop Port Hast­ings

In­ver­ness County District RCMP have ar­rested two men and seized a quan­tity of mar­i­huana and drug para­pher­na­lia dur­ing a traf­fic stop in Port Hast­ings on Aug. 24.

RCMP mem­bers con­ducted a traf­fic stop at 5 p.m. on High­way 105 in Port Hast­ings. As a re­sult, po­lice ar­rested Martin Ju­lian, a 38-year-old male from Paq’tnek First Na­tion and Ivan Isadore, a 30-year-old male from Way­cobah First Na­tion. A quan­tity of mar­i­huana was seized.

Martin Ju­lian was held for court as he was on pro­ba­tion at the time of the of­fence and was later re­leased on an Un­der­tak­ing. Both men are fac­ing charges of Pos­ses­sion of Mar­i­huana for the Pur­pose of Traf­fick­ing. They are sched­uled to ap­pear in Port Hawkes­bury Pro­vin­cial Court on Septem­ber 25, 2017.

Man dies in fa­tal boat­ing Porter’s Lake

On Aug. 27, just be­fore 11:30 p.m., Halifax District RCMP re­ceived a call of a boat go­ing around Porter’s Lake in cir­cles, and the caller stated that some­one had been heard call­ing for help.

Halifax Re­gional Fire and Emer­gency as­sisted at the scene with two boats. Eastern Shore Ground Search and Res­cue was also called. They and sev­eral lo­cal boaters as­sisted with search­ing the area. The boat was lo­cated and con­firmed to be un­oc­cu­pied, and it was taken back to shore. The search con­tin­ued through the night. A he­li­copter and the RCMP Un­der­wa­ter Re­cov­ery Team were called to as­sist with the search in the morn­ing.

At 8:13 a.m. the next day, Halifax District RCMP was con­tacted via 911 by a per­son who found the body of the miss­ing boater in the wa­ter near his home. The in­di­vid­ual who was lo­cated was con­firmed to be the miss­ing boater from the pre­vi­ous evening, a 62-year-old man from West Chezzetcook. The cause of this in­ci­dent is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

Two men charged with hu­man traf­fick­ing Dart­mouth

As the re­sult of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Nova Sco­tia RCMP Fed­eral Se­ri­ous and Or­ga­nized Crime Sec­tion, two On­tario men have been ar­rested and charged in re­la­tion to a na­tional hu­man traf­fick­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion that took place over the course of the last 18 months.

This fol­lows the May 2017 ar­rest of thirty-one year-old Lorenzo Trevor Thomas. Through­out the course of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, nu­mer­ous hu­man traf­fick­ing vic­tims were iden­ti­fied. On Aug. 25, RCMP ar­rested thir­ty­one-year-old Malachi Al­monzo Downey of Vaughn, On­tario, in Up­per Onslow, Colch­ester County. On Aug. 27, RCMP ar­rested 29-yearold San­derico Rekel Beals of Scar­bor­ough, On­tario in Dart­mouth. Downey and Beals are each charged with:

Traf­fick­ing in per­sons Re­ceiv­ing a ma­te­rial ben­e­fit from sex­ual ser­vices

Re­ceiv­ing a ma­te­rial ben­e­fit from traf­fick­ing in per­sons

Laun­der­ing pro­ceeds of crime Downey is also charged with pos­ses­sion of per­co­cet.

Both men were re­manded into cus­tody

“By ar­rest­ing and charg­ing th­ese hu­man traf­fick­ers to­day, we are re­mov­ing them from a po­si­tion to ex­ploit more young women and girls in Nova Sco­tia and across Canada,” says Supt. Al­fredo Ban­gloy, Fed­eral Polic­ing Of­fi­cer. “Our goal is to get vic­tims to safety and link them with re­sources and sup­port to break the cy­cle of vi­o­lence.”

If you sus­pect that you are or have been traf­ficked or be­lieve some­one you know is be­ing traf­ficked, the RCMP has cre­ated a tip line for cit­i­zens to call or text at 902-4492425. The phone will be mon­i­tored 24 hours a day by a mem­ber of the Fed­eral Se­ri­ous and Or­ga­nized Crime Sec­tion. All calls are con­fi­den­tial. How­ever, should you wish to re­main anony­mous, you can also con­tact Nova Sco­tia Crime Stop­pers at 1-800222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your mes­sage to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or sub­mit tips by Se­cure Web Tips at www.crimestop­pers.ns.ca.

Po­lice make ar­rest, seize co­caine Port Hawkes­bury

In­ver­ness County District RCMP have ar­rested a 30-year-old man and seized co­caine dur­ing a tar­geted traf­fic stop in Port Hawkes­bury Aug. 25. RCMP of­fi­cers con­ducted a traf­fic stop on Granville Street in Port Hawkes­bury.

As a re­sult, po­lice seized a quan­tity of co­caine and ar­rested the driver, a 30-year-old male of Port Hawkes­bury. A fe­male pas­sen­ger was re­leased on the scene.

A search war­rant was ex­e­cuted at the male’s res­i­dence as a re­sult of the ar­rest and a small quan­tity of mar­i­juana and other ev­i­dence was seized. The man is fac­ing charges of pos­ses­sion of co­caine and mar­i­juana for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing.

He was re­leased from cus­tody and will ap­pear in Port Hawks­bury Pro­vin­cial Court on Sept. 25.

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