**** HRP Media Release
Assault and attempted robbery – Dartmouth
On August 29, 2020 at 7:58 pm Halifax Regional Police received a call of three people fighting on the street in 30-40 block of Woodlawn Rd, Dartmouth.
When officers arrived all three persons were located. After investigating the incident officers learned that a man and a woman were walking and were approached by the male suspect. The suspect asked for a cigarette and when he was told by the man and woman they didn’t have one he demanded cash from them. They could not provide cash to the man and started to walk away. The man then slapped and punched the other male in the back of the head.
The 18 year old suspect was arrested without incident and will be appearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court to face two counts of Robbery.
The male and female victims were not injured during the incident.
Man arrested for property damage attempted to disarm arresting officer in Halifax
On August 29, 2020 at 8:30 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a man in the 60-70 block of Stratford Way, Halifax that was trying to destroy a structure portion of a building.
When officers arrived they located the man. Officers placed the man under arrest for property damage however he did not comply. The man struggled with officers and during the struggle he attempted to disarm one of the officers of both a firearm and a Conductive Electrical Weapon.
The attempts were unsuccessful and officers were able to take the man into custody.
A 41 year old man will be appearing in Halifax Provincial Court on August 31, 2020 to face two counts of attempting of disarm a police officer, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and property damage.