2017-11-08

Home invasion, gun discharged lead to busy night on South Shore



Lunenburg District RCMP have arrested a man after a home invasion in Dayspring on November 4. RCMP responded to a report of a break-and-enter in progress at a home on Highway 3 in Dayspring just after midnight.

A man and a woman, both 19, were asleep in the home when they awoke to a 21-year-old man assaulting them. The man fled from the home, proceeded to damage a vehicle in the driveway, then left. He was later arrested in Bridgewater.

The investigation also determined that on October 28 around 2 a.m., the same man assaulted the 19-year-old man during an incident that was not reported to police until the morning of November 4. The alleged incident took place at the same home on Highway 3 in Dayspring.

Joseph Kyle Irvine, 21, of Wileville, is facing the following charges: two counts of assault; two counts of mischief; and one count of break and enter.

He has been remanded in to custody and will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 6 to answer to these charges.

This was not a random incident and there is no concern for the safety of the residents in the community.

In a separate incident on November 3, Lunenburg County District RCMP responded to a call of a disturbance involving a firearm having been discharged outside a home on Spruce Dr. in Mill Cove. at 6:30 p.m.

A quick response by RCMP, including assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services, resulted in the arrest of a 57-year-old man from Mill Cove. The investigation determined that the man had accidentally discharged his rifle in a residential area which lead to the disturbance. That subsequently resulted in the 911 call to police.

Several firearms were seized and no one was injured.

The man is facing firearms related offences including careless use of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm. He will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on December 20.

The investigation is continuing.

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