September 22, 2011, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) . . . Members of Halifax District Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have charged several people after a disturbance in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.
On September 21, 2011 at 7:17 p.m, members of Lower Sackville RCMP were dispatched to a disturbance involving several people at the ballfield near 745 Sackville Drive. Callers stated there was a male with a gun and people were being pepper sprayed. When police arrived, a blue minivan fled the scene. The vehicle was stopped on Beaver Bank Road. Some of the passengers exited the vehicle complaining of being sprayed with an irritant. EHS were called to check on three of the males. Police seized a realistic replica handgun.
A 18-year-old from Sackville faces weapons offenses under the Criminal Code. He is also facing charges of Causing a Disturbance. He will be appearing in Halifax Provincial Youth Court on October 13, 2011.
Police checked on a second group of suspects. The investigation revealed that there were other weapons involved and an irritant spray. A 16-year-old male from Sackville faces charges of Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public under the Criminal Code. He will be appearing in Halifax Provincial Court on October 13, 2011
Police believe that two groups met at the ballfield to settle a dispute. The matter is still under investigation.