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Police arrest man following breach of no contact order

News release

A man was arrested in Dartmouth by Halifax Regional Police (HRP) on the evening of March 6 following a series of incidents in Middle Sackville. Lower Sackville RCMP responded to a report at 8:30 p.m. on March 6, that a person was outside a home on Maywood Dr. in Middle Sackville, and they weren't supposed to be there. The complainant then told police that their basement window had been shot out and three men ran off into the nearby woods. Investigators have since determined that a pellet or BB gun was used to break the window. On March 3, a vehicle that was parked in the driveway of the home was also damaged by a BB or pellet gun. The suspect in both cases is the same person. No one was hurt during the incident.

An HRP K9 team was in the area and responded immediately with RCMP members but the suspects were not located. The suspect, Ryan John MacNeil, a 31-year-old man from Dartmouth, was arrested without incident by HRP members in Dartmouth shortly before 9 p.m. He was taken to cells for overnight custody and appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court on March 7, where he was remanded into custody until March 15th, when he will reappear for a bail hearing. MacNeil has been charged with six counts of breach of probation.

The parties are known to one another and the incidents were not random acts. The RCMP is continuing to investigate the matter. Further charges may be pending.

File # 19-33669, 31977