At approximately 5:15 p.m., police responded to a report of a fire at the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency had been dispatched to that location to extinguish a wooden playground boat that appeared to have been deliberately set on fire causing extensive damage. Several witnesses reported seeing a group of youths, aged 16 to 17, comprised of four males and one female, fleeing the area. Officers searched the area and quickly located a group of youths fitting the description provided by witnesses. They were questioned and released.
Investigators are requesting anyone with information about this incident to contact police at 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.