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Bridgewater Police Service (BPS)
UPDATE (Apx. 10:30 p.m.)
Earlier this afternoon, Bridgewater Police Service and RCMP responded to a possible sighting of Tobias Charles Doucette in the area of Glen Allan Drive in Bridgewater. After Police arrival a second possible sighting was received in the area of Hollingsworth Drive. Police believe these sightings were credible.
Police established a perimeter around the search area and attempted to locate Doucette into the evening hours, but were unable to do so. Bare foot prints were located in the search area adding to the credibility of the tips.
Tobias Doucette is arrestable for Attempted Murder and Assault. He is 6’2”, 220 lbs., brown hair, green eyes, and is 31 years of age. At last confirmed sighting, he was wearing no shirt, no shoes, and black shorts.
Police remind the public to remain aware that Doucette has not been located. We ask anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Doucette to call their local police agency immediately. The public is also reminded not to approach him.
UPDATE (Apx. 9:30 p.m.)
The search for Tobias Charles Doucette continues at this time. There have been no confirmed sightings since the attempt to arrest Doucette near the LaHave River, Lunenburg County, NS, on July 21, 2020. His current whereabouts are unknown.
Police and RCMP have investigated multiple tips and possible sightings throughout Nova Scotia that have been received from members of the community.
Police remind the public to remain aware that Doucette has not been located. Anyone who believes they have witnessed Doucette is asked to call their local police agency and the public is reminded not to approach him.
The search for Tobias Charles Doucette continues at this time, with RCMP currently leading search efforts in an area south of the Town of Bridgewater. Anyone who witnesses suspicious persons or activities possibly related to this case is asked to avoid contact and immediately call police.
Bridgewater Police Service is continuing to conduct a criminal investigation as a result of the incident that took place at the Bridgewater Hotel on High Street on July 20, 2020.
As part of the ongoing investigation, Bridgewater Police Service and RCMP are working cooperatively to follow up on the many tips that have been phoned in by the community. We would like to thank our residents for their continued vigilance and assistance during this time as BPS and RCMP work toward a safe and successful resolution to this case.
Sgt. Matthew Bennett, who was injured while responding to the initial domestic violence complaint, is stable and continues to rest and recover in hospital. Out of respect for the privacy of Sgt. Bennett and his family, we will be providing no additional updates at this time.
As the investigation and search for Tobias Doucette has unfolded over the past number of days, many businesses and individuals in and around the Bridgewater area have sent letters and messages of support and made donations in support of BPS and RCMP members. We are truly overwhelmed and thankful for the support that has been shown by our community during this challenging time.
Tobias Charles Doucette is arrestable for Attempted Murder and Assault. He is described as 6’2”, 220 lbs, with brown hair, green eyes. When last seen, he was wearing no shirt, no shoes, and black shorts.
Update via Bridgewater Police
“Bridgewater Police and RCMP responded earlier this afternoon to possible sightings of Tobias Doucette in the Glen Allan Drive and Hollingsworth areas of Bridgewater.
A thorough search of the area was conducted and police are now departing the scene and the area is open again to regular traffic.
Police remind the public to remain aware that Doucette has not been located. We ask the public to continue to report tips or possible sightings of Doucette to police.
Thank you again for your ongoing assistance and cooperation.”