As part of Operation Fall Back, officers have arrested a woman after she provided a false name to officers on several occasions.
On September 1, officers stopped a woman riding a bicycle without a helmet on University Avenue in Halifax. The woman verbally identified herself to police as an out-of-province Dalhousie University student and was warned about the requirement to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle in Nova Scotia. On September 2, officers stopped the same woman for consuming alcohol in public on Jubilee Road. She provided the same name and was issued a ticket for illegally possessing liquor. On September 20, officers stopped the woman on Chestnut Street for riding a bicycle without a helmet. She again provided the same name and was issued a ticket for riding a bicycle without a helmet.
As part of the normal review process, discrepancies were found in the three incidents relating to the name and information provided by the woman. Further investigation revealed that the name and personal information provided by the woman were false. On September 28, officers observed the woman on Coburg Street and arrested her. She was charged criminally with three counts of obstructing police. She was also found in possession of open alcohol and issued a ticket for illegally possessing liquor. The 18-year-old Dalhousie University student from Calgary was released from custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.