Halifax District RCMP charge man with firearm offences following a vehicle crash in Goffs, Nova Scotia

Goffs, Nova Scotia – 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.

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.
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

Halifax District RCMP

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