Tag Archives: Nova Scotia

39-year-old man found unconscious in an Annapolis County, Travelodge. Murder charge laid

New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a 911 call at approximately 2:40 a.m on September 7th on report of an unresponsive male at a Travelodge on Westville Road.

The 39-year-old male victim was airlifted to a Halifax hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Jason David Bezanson, 33, was charged with second degree murder. Police said the victim and accused were known to each other.

Jamie Lee Bishop, killed in Eastern Passage drive by shooting

RCMP responded to report of a 21-year-old man being shot while walking along Hornes Rd. in Eastern Passage, on June 12th at approximately 12:45am.

Police said a man and a woman were walking down the road when a passing car stopped and opened fire on the victim. Police said the vehicle in question is described as a dark, 4-door, Chevrolet car.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division at (902) 490-5331

Update June 21
Jamie Lee Bishop, of Lunenburg County, has been identified as the victim of a homicide.

Update August 2nd
Rae’heem Downey, 20, has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal drive-by shooting that took the life of Jamie Lee Bishop.

Darren Clyde Reid found dead in a Halifax home. 68 year old man charged with the death.

Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of an injured man inside a residence in the 0-100 block of Portland Street in Dartmouth on April 16th at approximately 8:49pm.

Police located Darren Clyde Reid 52, of Dartmouth suffering from serious injuries. EMP pronounced Reid deceased at the scene.

Joseph Noel Landry 68, of Dartmouth was arrested at the scene without incident and held in police custody. On April 18th Landry was charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Darren Reid.

63 year-old Deborah Irene Yorke found dead in Halifax

Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a suspicious death at 3 Farthington Place, Dartmouth, on January 21st at approximately 4:08 pm.

Police arrived to find 3-year-old Deborah Irene Yorke of Dartmouth, dead at the scene. An autopsy was completed on January 22, and determined the manner of death to be a homicide.

Update January 28th
Brandon Jake Hollohan, 23,  was arrested on January 25th, and has been charged with second-degree murder. Hollohan is scheduled to appear in court on January 29th.

Investigators ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact police by calling 902-490-5020

Update three men charged – Police rule the death of Derek Miles a homicide

Emergency crews responded to an apartment in the 0-100 block of Pinecrest Drive around 4:25p on January 19th on report of a man in medical distress.

Derek Miles, 42, of Dartmouth was found dead at the scene. An autopsy performed on January 20th determined the cause of death to be a homicide.

The death of Derek Miles is the first Halifax homicide of 2018.

Update March 19th
Police have arrested and charged three men in relation to the homicide of Derek Miles. Gregory Maxwell Purvis, 52, George Andrew Purvis, 30, and Murray Robert Timmons, 26, have all been charged with second degree murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020

Body found in East Uniacke identified as missing New Brunswick man Daren Jones of Maquapit Lake

Nova Scotia RCMP responded to a report of human remains found by a hunter in a wooded area off East Uniacke Rd, near Mount Uniacke, N.S on December 2nd, at approximately 9:30am.

The remains have been identified as Daren Jones, 57, of Maquapit Lake, New Brunswick. Daren Jones was reported missing by his family in July 2017. His vehicle was found abandoned by local RCMP in the Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Brunswick RCMP Major Crime Unit at 506-452-3491.

Halifax police investigating after a 70 year old man dies in Clarmar Care Ltd.

Halifax police were called to Clarmar Care Ltd. on November 22nd at 8:45 pm on report of an assault. It was reported that a 64 year old man got into an altercation with a 70 year old man.

The 70 year old man then had a medical episode, and passed away at 9:22 pm.  The suspect was taken into custody for questioning, however no charges have been formally laid.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Nikolas Derrick Salsman charged with second degree murder in New Minas suspicious death

New Minas polce were called to a home on Lockhart Drive on September 24th at approximately 9:25am after the lifeless body of a man was found on the front lawn.

RCMP said the victim was a 34 year old man from New Minas. The cause of death has not been released.

Nikolas Derrick Salsman, 30,  of Lockhart Dr. with second-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on October 18.

Ernie Duggan charged with first degree murder in the death of a 58 year old woman in Bayhead

Colchester District RCMP were called to a home on Clarks Road in Bayhead on September 17th shortly before midnight on report of a deceased female.

A male suspect was located by RCMP shortly after the discovery of the deceased female. The man fled the scene in a vehicle. Police followed the man to the area of Lockerbie Memorial Cemetery on Highway 6, Tatamagouche where gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was wounded.

Ernie “Junior” Ross Duggan was sent to hospital for treatment where he remains in custody. Duggan has been charged with first degree murder of the 58 year old woman and attempted murder for firing at police.

UPDATE: Halifax police investigating a sudden death in Clayton Park

Halifax police were called to 36 Montgomery Crescent in Clayton Park on September 17th at 1:38am on report of an injured man.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 20 year old man in serious condition. The man was rushed to hospital where he died a short time later.

A 27 year old man and a 24 year old woman were taken in for questioning but have since been released.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 902-490-5020.

Update September 29th
The Halifax Medical Examiner has confirmed that Sardar Ajmeer Nawabi death was a homicide. The cause of death has not been released, and no charges have been laid at this time.

The Halifax 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.