Police are investigating after four incidents occurred in Dartmouth on the night of May 9.
At 9:40 p.m., HRP responded to the area of Dorothea Drive and Topsail Boulevard in Dartmouth in relation to a suspicious circumstances complaint. A citizen reported that he was driving along Dorothea Drive when a group of four or five people were standing in the roadway, causing him to slow down. As the vehicle slowed, the group ran toward his car and one man grabbed toward the driver’s waistband. The driver reversed his car and fled the area. One of the suspects is described as a biracial man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on the front. This man had his hood up and also had a green bandana or scarf covering his face. The other males were described as wearing hooded sweatshirts with their hoods up.
At 9:53 p.m., HRP responded to the 0-100 block of Cross Road in Dartmouth where a citizen reported that two men forced open a door and assaulted an 83-year-old man, knocking him to the floor. The suspects were not known to the victim. The suspects fled the scene quickly and the man does not believe that anything was taken from him during this assault.
At 9:54 p.m., HRP responded to the 0-100 block of Dorothea Drive in Dartmouth to a report of an assault that had just occurred. A 23-year-old man reported that he had arrived home and was entering his residence when two men he didn’t know approached, then punched him and knocked him to the ground. They continued to assault him until a family member scared them off. The suspects were described as: one white man and one black man, both approximately 26-years-old, both had hoods up and one was wearing a backpack. The victim does not believe anything was taken from him during the assault.
At 10:04 p.m., HRP responded to the 0-100 block of Carlson Court in Dartmouth to a report of an attempted break and enter. A citizen reported that two men had attempted to kick in the front door of a residence before fleeing on foot. One of the suspects was described as being a light complected biracial man in his early 20’s, wearing a black sweatshirt with white writing on it.
Several HRP and Cole Harbour RCMP patrol members responded to the area in an attempt to locate the suspects. A police K9 team conducted a search of the area and arrested two people in the 300 block of Poplar Drive in Cole Harbour. A 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were arrested and are currently being interviewed by members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. The investigation is ongoing and is in the early stages at this time. These incidents occurred within close proximity to one another and police believe they are related.
Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have any knowledge of these incidents and ask that they contact Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020. 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.