Sus­pect sought for armed rob­bery at Sobeys in Green­wood

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Po­lice are on the look­out for a woman be­hind an armed rob­bery that oc­curred in the phar­macy sec­tion of Sobeys in Green­wood March 21.

“Last night at ap­prox­i­mately 8:10 p.m., a woman en­tered a gro­cery store in Green­wood and handed the phar­ma­cists a note de­mand­ing pre­scrip­tion drugs and money,” said Const. Kelli Gaudet of the Kings District RCMP in a me­dia re­lease March 22.

“She told one phar­ma­cist that she had a knife. The woman fled the scene with an undis­closed amount of con­tin and hy­dro­mor­phone pills.”

The sus­pect has been de­scribed as a white woman, stand­ing at about five feet, six inches tall with a medium build.

“The sus­pect had her face cov­ered. No one was in­jured,” said Gaudet.

The Kings District Gen­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tion Sec­tion (GIS) and is han­dling the case with as­sis­tance from RCMP Po­lice Dog Ser­vice (PDS).

Po­lice are ask­ing for in­for­ma­tion from the public as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues. Tips can be placed by call­ing Kings District RCMP at 902-765-3317. Anony­mous tips can be placed through Nova Sco­tia Crime Stop­pers: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www. crimestop­

“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,” said Gaudet.

Fine, pro­ba­tion for point­ing firearm

Paul Harper, 47, of North Kentville, has been fined and sen­tenced to pro­ba­tion for point­ing a firearm with­out law­ful ex­cuse.

Harper changed his plea to guilty on March 22. Judge Clau­dine MacDonald fined Harper a to­tal of $650 and sen­tenced him to six months of re­port­ing pro­ba­tion. The court im­posed a 10year firearm pro­hi­bi­tion against Harper. He’s been given 30 days to law­fully dis­pose of any firearms in his pos­ses­sion.

Harper com­mit­ted the of­fence in North Kentville on July 23, 2017. A charge of han­dling a firearm in a care­less man­ner by point­ing a loaded firearm was dis­missed, with the Crown of­fer­ing no ev­i­dence.

Sus­pended sen­tence for pro­duc­ing mar­i­juana

Robert Brian Fisher, 47, of Canaan, has been handed a sus­pended sen­tence with pro­ba­tion for un­law­fully pro­duc­ing cannabis mar­i­juana.

Fisher changed his plea to guilty on March 22. Judge Clau­dine MacDonald handed Fisher a sus­pended sen­tence with 12 months of re­port­ing pro­ba­tion. The court im­posed a 10-year firearm pro­hi­bi­tion against Fisher and granted a for­fei­ture or­der for prop­erty seized in re­la­tion to the Con­trolled Drugs and Sub­stances Act charge with con­sent. Fisher was also fined $200 in vic­tim sur­charges.

Fisher com­mit­ted the of­fence in Canaan on Aug. 31, 2017. A charge of re­sist­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer en­gaged in the ex­e­cu­tion of his duty was dis­missed on March 22, with the Crown of­fer­ing no ev­i­dence.

Con­di­tional sen­tence or­der

A Three Mile Plains man has been sen­tenced for counts of as­sault, mis­chief un­der $5,000 and tres­pass­ing at night.

Christo­pher Cody Cor­bett, 32, ap­peared in Wind­sor pro­vin­cial court March 16 for a sen­tenc­ing hear­ing.

The judge im­posed a three­month con­di­tional sen­tence or­der that will be fol­lowed by nine months of pro­ba­tion for each charge. The sen­tences will be served con­cur­rently.

Cor­bett was charged in re­la­tion to in­ci­dents that oc­curred in New­port Sta­tion, start­ing with the as­sault on June 15, 2017.

Ac­cord­ing to court files, the mis­chief and tres­pass­ing charges were the re­sult of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into re­ports that three car tires were dam­aged with a sharp ob­ject on Sept. 10, 2017.

Cu­ra­tive treat­ment dis­charge

Daniel Jonathan Keizer, 23, of Ber­wick, has been handed a cu­ra­tive treat­ment con­di­tional dis­charge for op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle while his blood al­co­hol level ex­ceeded the le­gal limit.

Keizer pleaded guilty to the charge in Novem­ber and the court im­posed a two-year driv­ing pro­hi­bi­tion against him. Keizer will be eli­gi­ble for the ig­ni­tion in­ter­lock pro­gram after six months. The mat­ter was ad­journed to al­low time for a pre­sen­tence re­port to be pre­pared and for sen­tenc­ing.

On March 21, Judge Alan Tufts handed Keizer a cu­ra­tive treat­ment con­di­tional dis­charge with 18 months of pro­ba­tion. Keizer was fined $ 100 in vic­tim sur­charges.

Keizer com­mit­ted the of­fence in Water­ville on April 19, 2017. The le­gal blood al­co­hol level is 80 mg of al­co­hol in 100 ml of blood. Keizer’s blood al­co­hol read­ing was 190.

Breathal­yser of­fence

Thomas Sin­gle­ton, 54, of Wind­sor, has pleaded guilty to one of two charges he was fac­ing for driv­ing while un­der the in­flu­ence.

McCarthy ap­peared in Kentville court March 20, plead­ing guilty to driv­ing with a blood al­co­hol level over 0.8 grams.

His sen­tence in­cludes over $1,600 in fines, a one-year driv­ing pro­hi­bi­tion and one year of pro­ba­tion terms.


Po­lice ve­hi­cles could be seen in the park­ing lot of Sobeys in Green­wood fol­low­ing an armed rob­bery that oc­curred shortly after 8 p.m. March 21.

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