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Halifax Regional Police make arrests related to incidents involving prominent health official
Earlier this evening, Halifax Regional Police members arrested a male and a female in the 300 block of Pleasant Street in Dartmouth in relation to offences that occurred in the RCMP territory involving a prominent health official earlier this week.
HRP members made the arrests related to an ongoing criminal investigation, which was being led by the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. Further questions related to this investigation may be directed to the RCMP, given the location of the original incidents.
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RCMP/HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division charge two people in relation to Covid-19 protests
The RCMP/HRP General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division has charged two people involved in protests against Covid-19 restrictions in Fall River.
On March 20, Halifax District RCMP responded to a complaint of a protest being held outside of a home on Holyrood Close. Police attended and blocked off the area to prevent protestors from interfering with home owners’ property. The protest lasted a few hours and protestors left on their own.
On March 21, police again responded to a complaint of a protest being held outside of the same home on Holyrood Close. Police blocked off the area and the protestors left on their own after a few hours.
On March 22, police responded to another complaint of a protest outside the same home on Holyrood Close. As part of an ongoing investigation into activity associated with the protests, while this protest was occurring, two people were arrested on Pleasant St. in Dartmouth by Halifax Regional Police. The protestors on Holyrood Close were informed that two people had been arrested for offences related to the protests and the protestors left.
These protests were targeted at an individual and their private residence. The evidence collected during the investigation gave investigators reasonable ground to believe that criminal offences had been committed.
Jeremy Mitchell MacKenzie, 36, of Pictou and Morgan May Guptill, 31, of Cole Harbour, have been charged with Criminal Harassment, Mischief, Harassing Phone Calls and Intimidation of a Health Professional. Both MacKenzie and Guptill were held in custody overnight and will be appearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.
The investigation is ongoing.