In accordance with the Nova Scotia Release of High Risk Offender Information Protocol, Halifax Regional Police is advising all citizens, particularly those in the Halifax area, that a high risk offender is residing in our community.
Ross Nelson Garland, 57, was released from the Dorchester Penitentiary today, April 7, 2017, after completing a sentence for robbery and forcible confinement. Garland has a history of criminal convictions dating back to 1977 that includes armed robbery, robbery, aggravated assault, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, break and enter, trafficking, theft, impaired driving and other offences. Garland has been assessed as being at a high risk to re-offend. For his most recent conviction for robbery and forcible confinement, his victim was an adult woman whom he did not know.
Garland will be on court-imposed conditions for eight years and will be required to follow a multitude of strict conditions, some of which include:
- Give notice of any address change
- Give notice of change in your normal occupation, including employment, vocation or educational training and volunteer work
- Give notice of any change in your domestic or financial situation
- Give notice of any change that may reasonably be expected to affect your ability to comply with the conditions of your long term supervision
- Not own, possess or have control of any weapons
Garland is a 57-year-old Aboriginal man, 6’3”, 276 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair.
This information is provided to alert members of the public of his presence in our community. Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated.
Note: A photo of Ross Nelson Garland is attached.