**** HRP Media Release
Police charge high-risk offender with additional breaches of a long-term supervision order
Police have laid additional charges for breaching a long-term supervision order against a man who has been deemed a high-risk to reoffend.
On February 20, 2020 Halifax Regional Police issued a media release to advise the public that a high-risk offender was residing in the Halifax-area. John Francis Normand Dionne, 53, was released from Dorchester Penitentiary after completing a sentence for kidnapping-unlawful confinement and impersonating of a peace officer.
Dionne is subject to a long-term supervision order that requires him to follow strict conditions. On July 26 at approximately 11 a.m. officers arrested Dionne at a business on Akerley Boulevard in Dartmouth when they found him to be breaching the conditions of the order. Dionne appeared in court on July 27 to face one count of breach of a long-term supervision order and seven counts of breaching the conditions of a recognizance. He has been held at the Central Nova Correctional Facility since appearing in court.
On September 17, investigators charged Dionne with an additional three counts of breaching a long-term supervision order and four counts of breaching the conditions of a recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date to face the charges.