Halifax Regional Police has charged a woman with breaching her release conditions following an incident yesterday in Halifax.
At approximately 3:40 p.m. on April 11, a Community Response Officer observed a woman accessing the Internet on a computer at the Halifax Central Library on Spring Garden Road. He recognized the woman as Melissa Ann Shepard, 80, whom he knew to be on conditions to not access the Internet.
He arrested Shepard without incident and transported her to Police Headquarters. She was subsequently found in possession of a device capable of accessing the Internet which is also a violation of her conditions.
Shepard has been charged with three counts of breaching a recognizance and released on conditions to refrain from visiting any library within Halifax Regional Municipality. She is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on May 24 to answer to these charges.