RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in relation to a grave site incident in Cole Harbour.
On Wednesday, October 16th, RCMP received a call from a citizen noticed that a grave site in Lawlor’s Cemetery off of Cole Harbour Road was partially dug up.
The cemetery is located in the woods and has a grave marker of Alex Giles who died in 1916. The hole was approximately two feet wide by two feet deep and nothing appeared to have been removed. No other sites were disturbed. Police do not believe the digging was caused by an animal. The reason for the digging remains a mystery.
Police would like to remind the public that disturbing a grave site can be considered as vandalism and a person could be charged for Mischief. If human remains are disturbed, a person could be charged under Section 182 of the Criminal Code.
Investigators are asking anyone who might have seen suspicious activity in the area to contact them. People can contact any RCMP office, Halifax Regional Police or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS ( 8477 ), texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.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 reward from $50 – $2000.