Two men and two women face charges after a suspicious person call last night in Dartmouth.
At 10:10 p.m., officers assigned to the East Quick Response Unit (EQRU), responded to an apartment building in the 0-100 block of Parker Street after a report that several people with bandanas covering their face were observed in a common area of the building. As officers arrived on scene, they observed a man and a woman matching the description provided running from the building. They were quickly arrested and a handgun and a prohibited knife were located on the man while a hammer and a knife were located on the woman. Twenty-three-year-old Dale Graton Doyle of Dartmouth is facing charges of attempted robbery, break and enter and nine weapon-related offences. Nineteen-year-old Kassandra Dawne Langile of Dartmouth is facing charges of attempted robbery, break and enter and three weapon-related offences. They were both held in custody overnight and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.
Subsequent investigation led officers to an apartment in the same building where a search warrant was obtained and a quantity of marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia was seized. A man and a woman were arrested at the scene without incident. Twenty-two-year-old Jonathon Belval and 19-year-old Robyn Haley were held in custody overnight and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to each face a charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
Drug activity often involves violence that puts innocent citizens at risk and is detrimental to the overall safety of our communities. The Quick Response Unit is an important part of the Halifax Regional Police crime reduction strategy, with a separate unit for each of our three divisions. The members in these units usually work in a plain clothes capacity and address crime and quality-of-life issues. Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity to police at 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.