Three charged with firearms offences after disturbance in Timberlea

June 10, 2024
Timberlea, Nova Scotia

News release

RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment has charged three people with firearms offences following a disturbance in Timberlea.

On June 6, just after midnight, members from the RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment responded to an apartment complex on St. Margaret's Bay Rd. after someone reported hearing a man yelling about having a gun.

Through investigation, officers identified a nearby parked vehicle as being involved. The two occupants, a 25-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man, were arrested for having open liquor in the vehicle. Police searched the vehicle and located a modified firearm, ammunition, and a small quantity of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine.

A third suspect, a 31-year-old man, was located nearby and also safely arrested.

Dakoda Foeller, 31, Brian Christmas, 36, and Makayla Augustine, 25, have been charged with multiple weapons offences:

  • Careless Use of a Firearm
  • Unsafe Storage Contrary to Regulations
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing it is Unauthorized
  • Unauthorized Possession in Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of a Restricted or Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of a Firearm Obtained by the Commission of an Offence

Additionally, the following charges have been laid:

Dakoda Foeller

  • Use of a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence
  • Driving While Disqualified
  • Possession Contrary to a Firearm Prohibition Order (two counts)

Brian Christmas

  • Possession Contrary to a Firearm Prohibition Order
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Makayla Augustine

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Foeller and Christmas were remanded into custody, to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on June 10, at 9:30 a.m.

Augustine was released on conditions to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on July 3 at 9:30 a.m.

File # 24-75313


Contact information

Cst. Mitch Thompson
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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