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Man arrested for assaulting conservation officer in Dartmouth

By News Apr 18, 2024 | 11:32 AM

A 39-year-old man is facing a charge for allegedly assaulting a conservation officer in Dartmouth.

It happened last week, as Halifax Police got a call from federal and provincial fisheries officers who were investigating on Alderney Drive.

He’ll appear in court at a later date.

Police did not name the man, but a post on Facebook from James Nevin of Sipekne’katik First Nation says he was the one arrested, and claims he’s innocent.

He says a vehicle pulled in front of his truck, and when he got out he was sprayed in the face with mace.

The investigation involved the elver fishery, which has been shutdown for 2024 by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

We’ve reached out to DFO for comment.