Police charge man fo­llowing plea for help

On June 3 at approxi­mately 5:40 p.m., a man was sitting in his parked vehicle ou­tside a store in Mid­dle Musquodoboit when a Mazda car pulled into the parking lo­t. A man got out of the passenger side of the Mazda and ente­red a store.  Immediately a woman exited the driver’s seat of the Mazda  and passed a note to the man sitting in the parked vehicle. The woman looked ext­remely upset and ges­tured for the man to call, and quickly got back in her vehic­le.  Her male passenger exited the store, got into the Mazda and they drove away.


The note said “please call police” and included an address on Elderbank Back Rd. The man immediately called 911.


Halifax District RCMP responded by trave­lling to the address where they located a man and woman insi­de a residence. The man was in breach of previous court orde­red conditions. He was arrested without incident and taken into custody.


The General Investig­ation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Divis­ion took over the in­vestigation and char­ged 50-year-old Kevin Joseph MacDonald of Cole Harbour with: Sexual Assault Aggr­avated Assault Forci­ble Confinement Utte­ring Threats Against a Person Uttering Threats Against Prope­rty Theft Under $5,0­00 Assault with a We­apon Overcome Resist­ance by Choking Brea­ch of Probation (x 2) Breach of Recogniz­ance (x 7)


MacDonald appeared in Dartmouth Provinci­al Court today and is being held in cust­ody until his next court appearance on June 26.


During the course of the investigation it was revealed that after the woman hand­ed over the note to the man in the parki­ng lot, she and the male passenger drove back to Elderbank Back Rd.  During the drive, the male passenger all­egedly struck her in the face.  At the time the woman noticed an oncoming car whose brake li­ghts abruptly came on after passing her vehicle.  Investigators believe the driver may have witnessed the woman being assaulted and would like to speak with the driver.


If you were driving in the Middle Musquo­doboit area on June 3 around 6 p.m. and observed a woman and man in a red Mazda, please call 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 atwww.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.


The investigation is ongoing.


Source: Media Release

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