Police investigate weapon complaint in Dartmouth / Robbery in Halifax

Weapons Offence/Causing a Disturbance

At 5:45 p.m., Police responded to the 600 block of Portland St. Dartmouth to a report of a male with an axe.

Responding officers located the male in the middle of the road and he was swinging the axe in a threatening manner.

The male resisted officers when they attempted to arrest him but they were able to arrest him without anyone being injured.

The 20-year-old Dartmouth man will appear in court tomorrow to face charges of causing a disturbance, possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.


At 9:30 p.m., Police responded to the Spring Garden Café News Stand located at 5681 Spring Garden Road to a report of a robbery.

A man entered the business, attempted to steal some items and when confronted by staff he produced a knife. No one was hurt and the suspect fled the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid to late twenties, slim build wearing a black hoodie. The incident is being investigated by Integrated General Investigation Section.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. 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

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