**** RCMP Media Release
RCMP investigating a series of collisions in Lower Sackville
Halifax District RCMP is investigating a series of collisions that started with a school bus colliding with a tree yesterday morning in Lower Sackville.
At approximately 7:50 a.m., RCMP responded to a call that a school bus had slid into a tree on Hillcrest Ave. Following that, another vehicle collided with the bus. An RCMP officer arrived on-scene, parked and exited their cruiser to investigate. While the officer was out of his cruiser, they observed another vehicle approaching the scene and moved everyone to a safe location prior to that vehicle colliding with the parked cruiser.
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency EHS attended. There were no injuries. The road was closed for a short time and has since re-opened.
Search of home results in firearm and ammunition seizure
Yesterday morning, the Special Enforcement Section of the RCMP/HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, with assistance from the RCMP Emergency Response Team searched a home on Glen Arbour Way and seized a firearm and ammunition.
A man and a woman were arrested inside the home without incident. The woman was later released without charges. Benjamin Thomas Dimock, 27, of Hammonds Plains is charged with:
- Careless Storage of a Firearm
- Unsafe Storage Contrary to Regulations
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing it is Unauthorized
- Three counts Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Court Oder
- Two counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance
Dimock attended Halifax Provincial Court on December 18 and is scheduled to return to court on December 20 at 9:30 a.m.
The investigations are ongoing.