Halifax District RCMP charge man with firearm offences following a vehicle crash

May 25, 2022
Goffs, Nova Scotia

News release


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Halifax District RCMP has charged a man with multiple firearm offences after responding to a vehicle crash on Old Guysborough Rd. in Goffs.

On May 23, at approximately 9 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a vehicle crash on Old Guysborough RD. in Goffs. Officers learned that an Audi A3 left the roadway and came to rest in the ditch.

A witness rendered assistance to the uninjured driver, 28-year-old Aaron Matthew Poole of Waverley.

While exiting the vehicle, Poole placed a firearm in a bag and asked the witness to drive him within cell phone range to make a call. The witness complied and then returned to the scene of the crash with the man. At that time, Poole retrieved a second bag from the Audi.

A search of the bags, completed by officers, resulted in the seizure of over $2,000 cash, cannabis, hash, a 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition.

Poole was safely arrested at the scene and has been charged with the following offences:

  • Careless Use of a Firearm (two counts)
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm while Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Unauthorized Possession in Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession Contrary to Order (two counts)

Poole was held in custody and appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court at 10:30 a.m. yesterday. The investigation is ongoing.

File #: 2022-61310


Contact information

Cst. Guillaume Tremblay
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-830-5695

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