Police have a man in custody following a reported break and enter in progress in Dartmouth this morning.
At 10:18 a.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a break and enter in-progress in a residential building on Kings Wharf Place. An anonymous caller to Crime Stoppers reported that four men, potentially armed with firearms, were attempting to break into a residence.
Upon arrival, officers determined that the address provided to Crime Stoppers was not valid. Given concern for public safety, patrol officers secured the area and, with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team and K-9, searched three residential buildings. Through the course of the investigation, officers identified and entered a suspect condominium unit. A 31-year-old man was located inside along with a quantity of unsecured firearms.
At 11:27 a.m., officers took the man into custody in relation to the unsecured firearms. The Dartmouth man remains in custody and the investigation is ongoing. A search warrant is being sought to allow officers to search the condo unit.
Police are asking anyone who may have information about this incident 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 texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Media Release