Three men and a male youth are facing weapons charges after a traffic stop last night in Dartmouth.
At 10:15 p.m., officers assigned to the East Quick Response Unit and investigators assigned to the HRP/RCMP General Investigation Section conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Portland Street and Alpine Drive. The four occupants of the vehicle were arrested at the scene and a search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a loaded firearm.
A 16-year-old male youth from Shad Bay is facing six weapons-related charges and eight counts of breach of court orders. He was held in custody overnight and will appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court later today.
A 23-year-old Lawrencetown man is facing six weapons-related charges, a 21-year-old Halifax man is facing six weapons-related charges and a breach of court order and a 24-year-old Dartmouth man is facing six weapons-related charges and four counts of breach of court orders. They were held in custody overnight and two of the men will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today while the 24-year-old Dartmouth man will appear tomorrow.
The Quick Response Unit is an important part of the Halifax Regional Police crime reduction strategy, with a separate unit for each of our three divisions. The members in these units usually work in a plain clothes capacity and address crime and quality-of-life issues.