-Halifax Regional Police are reminding the public to keep valuables out of sight in their cars after a spree of break-ins.
There have been 15 reports of items being stolen from vehicles since Friday in Clayton Park, Kearney Lake, Bedford, and Spryfield. Police said that in most cases the items had been left in plain sight and the cars unlocked, though in some cases windows had been broken.
The force is reminding residents to take anything of value with you when you exit your vehicle, or if you must leave them in your car, lock them in the trunk.
-Two special constables with Halifax Regional Police have been charged with criminal negligence causing death after a 41-year-old man was found dead in a police station cell last year.
Corey Rogers was found unresponsive in a cell at Halifax police headquarters in the early-morning hours of June 16, 2016. Paramedics were called, but Rogers could not be revived. Rogers had been arrested for public intoxication the night before.
The case was handed to Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT), which investigates serious allegations against police forces. SIRT in turn referred the case to prosecutors in Manitoba because the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service wanted to avoid any appearance of conflict.