Halifax police charge man, woman with several weapons offences following search of Dartmouth, N.S. property

A Halifax Regional Police emblem is seen on a police officer in Halifax on July 2, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Halifax Regional Police has charged a man and woman with multiple weapons offences in connection to a search in Dartmouth, N.S. Friday morning.

Police say investigators in the Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Special Enforcement Section, along with members from the Emergency response Team, conducted a search of an address on Albro Lake Road in relation to an ongoing investigation.

Investigators arrested a man and a woman and seized two shotguns and ammunition, according to police.

A 32-year-old woman is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date to face charges of:

  • two counts of unsafe storage of a firearm
  • two counts of improper storage of a firearm
  • two counts of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • two counts of possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
  • possession of a loaded restricted firearm

Police did not release the name of the woman.

Robert Bernard Bailey, 51, was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Friday to face charges of:

  • two counts of careless use of a firearm
  • two counts of improper storage of a firearm
  • two counts of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • two counts of possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
  • possession of a loaded restricted firearm
  • breach of probation

Anyone with information about illegal firearms is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.