Update: On July 12 between midnight and 1 a.m., a 28-year-old male was at Penhorn Beach in Dartmouth (at Penhorn Lake) with two acquaintances when he was approached by three males not known to him. One of the males assaulted the victim with a baseball bat while another took his wallet. The victim sustained injuries that were not life threatening. He received treatment at hospital and was later released. He can only describe the suspects at this time as two white males and a black male. The Integrated General Investigative Section is investigating the incident.
At approximately 7 p.m. on July 12, members of the Halifax Regional Police responded to a weapons complaint in the area of Primrose Street and Victoria Road in Dartmouth. An anonymous caller stated that a male was being assaulted with a baseball bat at that location and provided a description of the attacker. Several units contained the area and began to search for the suspect. Additional information was then received that the same subject may also have been in possession of a knife. While conducting the search, a subject matching the description was located and taken into custody without incident. A subsequent article search was initiated that resulted in the recovery of a knife and a baseball bat. The suspect, a 41-year-old man from the Dartmouth area, has been held in custody and is facing multiple weapons related charges. A victim has not yet come forward in this matter.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident 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 http://www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637