Tag Archives: Nova Scotia

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.

Josiah Kaelin Sparks found dead in Lake Loon home

RCMP said 22 year old Josiah Kaelin Sparks was found dead in a home on Cherry Brook Rd in Lake Loon on September 15th at approximately 8pm.

Police have not released any information surrounding the death, only saying that it has been ruled a homicide.

The Halifax 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Sparks between Monday, September 11 and Thursday, September 14 to contact Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020

Larry Stevens charged with manslaughter in relation to a fatal motor vehicle accident

Cape Breton Regional Police Staff Sgt. Phillip Ross said that James Bernard Bonar, 37, of Sydney was walking along the road with Larry Stevens, 34,  when a fight broke out.

Bonar was left in an “incapacitated state” before being struck by the vehicle police said. Stevens was not the operator of the motor vehicle, according to police.

Larry Stevens has been charged with manslaughter in the death of James Bonar.

Police information filed in Sydney provincial court says, Stevens unlawfully killed Bonar by striking him and knocking him to the pavement, rendering him unconscious and vulnerable to traffic, which resulted in his death.

 

Update: James David Matthews found dead in Sydney NS

Cape Breton Police responded to a Prince Street address on August 29th at approximately 11 a.m. after receiving a report of a death.

Police found the body of 54 year old James David Matthews in his apartment. Staff Sgt. Phillip Ross said Thursday he could not release any additional information on the case other than the death of Matthews is being treated as a homicide.

More to come…

Update September 8th
Aaron Shaun Young of New Waterford has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Matthews.

17 year old arrested for the death of 46 year old Daniel Handrahan

Colchester District RCMP responded to report of a disturbance at a home on Friday August 18th, at 216 Main St. E. in Stewiacke.

Police arrived at the home to find Daniel Handrahan 46,  suffering from life threatening injuries. Handrahan was rushed to hospital by paramedics where he died of his injuries.

Cause of death has not been released at this time.

A 17 year old boy was arrested at the scene and placed into police custody, the teen is facing a second degree murder charge for the death of Daniel Handrahan.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact Colchester District RCMP at 902-893-6820

Update:Police say Clam Bay deaths were a murder suicide

Emergency crews were called to a fire at a home nestled in the woods near Clam Harbour Beach on Monday July 24th Just before 9am.

Fire officials said the blaze started in the garage and spread to the attached home. Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire before it spread to the woods.

Two people were found dead in the home.  Police have confirmed that the deceased are both male and female, however their identities will not be released at this time.

Update Aug 4
Police said the 46-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man died as a result of a murder-suicide. The woman was the murder victim. Police are not looking for any other suspects.

 

Kimberly Ann O’Dea facing second degree murder charge in running down and killing her former partner

Sydney Mines police said the incident occurred at 7 a.m. July 14 on Oxford Avenue when a vehicle driven by Kimberly O’Dea 37 struck 28 year old Dana Marie Jessome.

Jessome was airlifted to a Halifax hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

O’Dea was arrested by police, without incident, shortly after the accident and is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of her former partner.

Update: Three charged in the death of Nadia Gonzales

On June 16th at around 7:45 pm Halifax Regional Police, including the Patrol, K-9, Emergency Response and Quick Response Units, responded to report of an assault in progress.

Police arrived at the home, located at the 0-100 block of Hastings Drive in Dartmouth‎ to find an injured male with life threatening injuries, he was rushed to hospital and is expected to survive. Police also located an unresponsive woman at the scene. Nadia Gonzales 35, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Calvin Maynard Sparks 23, has been charged with one count of first degree murder, attempted murder, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of probation. Samanda Rose Ritch 19, has been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of recognizance.

Update August 30th

Police arrested Wayne Andrew Bruce, 60, on August 29th  2017 at a Dartmouth home. Bruce is facing a first degree murder charge in the death of Nadia Gonzales

The Halifax 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.