Investigators with the Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man following a reported break and enter in progress yesterday in Dartmouth.
At 10:18 a.m. May 17, Halifax Regional Police responded to a break and enter in-progress in a residential building on Kings Wharf Place. An anonymous caller reported that four men, potentially armed with firearms, were attempting to break into a residence.
Upon arrival, officers determined that the address provided was not valid. Given concern for public safety, patrol officers secured the area and, with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team and K-9, searched three residential buildings. Through the course of the investigation, officers identified and entered a suspect condominium unit. A 31-year-old man was located inside along with a quantity of unsecured firearms.
At 11:27 a.m., officers took the man into custody in relation to the unsecured firearms. The Dartmouth man has since been charged with seven counts of unsafe storage of a firearm and one count each of possession of cocaine, possession of MDMA and possession of marihuana. He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on July 28, 2017.