Two HRP Media Releases: Police arrest woman for assault / Update charges in break and enter

**** HRP Media Releases

Police arrest woman for assault

Police have charged a woman for an assault on a Halifax Transit driver last night.

At approximately 9:20 p.m. police responded to a disturbance on a Halifax Transit bus that was parked in the 5400 block of Spring Garden Road.

A Halifax Transit driver asked a female passenger to leave the bus after she had caused a disturbance on the bus. The female passenger then assaulted the bus driver.

The woman threatened and assaulted the responding officers. She was taken into custody and held to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today.

Sophia Downey, 29, of Dartmouth has been charged with:

  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Property damage
  • Causing a disturbance
  • Uttering threats to cause bodily harm or death

Update charges in break and enter

Jeffrey Clair Brightman,39, of Indian Brook is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court to face charges of:

Breach of recognizance

Breach of probation order

Break and enter

Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

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Police investigate commercial break and enter.

One man is in custody after police respond to a commercial break and enter in Halifax overnight.

At 2:06 am Halifax Regional Police members responded to a commercial intrusion alarm at a business in the 1100 block of Larry Uteck Boulevard in Halifax.

Responding members discovered the front window damaged and several items stolen from the business.​

Investigators learned of a suspect and vehicle description involved in the incident.

At 2:27 am a RCMP member observed the suspect vehicle travelling along Pockwock Road. The vehicle turned onto a small wooded trail and was eventually discovered abandoned.

A Halifax Regional Police Service dog was deployed and at 2:57 am a 39 year old male was discovered in the woods and taken into custody without incident.​ He remains in police custody at this time.

The stolen property from the business was recovered.

Police believe a second male was involved in this incident.

The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending.

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