RCMP charge woman following home invasion


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RCMP charge woman following home invasion

Halifax District RCMP have charged a 52-year-old woman after a recent home invasion in Lower Sackville.

At approximately 9:35 p.m. on June 24, police received a complaint of a home invasion at a residence. Police responded and when they arrived, they located a man who was holding down a woman with a knife in her hand. Officers removed the knife from the woman’s hand and she was taken into custody without incident. Police determined that the man had been visiting a family member when the woman entered the home with the knife and attempted to stab him. Police also learned that the woman had a number of firearms in her home.

At approximately 11:35 a.m. on June 25, police executed a search warrant at a home in Lower Sackville in relation to this investigation. Police searched the home and seized two handguns, ten long-guns, one crossbow and ammunition.​

Karen Joan Goyetche, 52, of Lower Sackville, has been charged with the following:

  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Break and Enter and Commit
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Assault with a Weapon
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Goyetche appeared via teleconference with a Justice of the Peace and was released on conditions. She is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on August 31, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

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