Disturbance in Timberlea leads to three charged with firearm offences

An RCMP cruiser at headquarters in Dartmouth. (Healey photo)

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

Const. Mitch Thompson said that on June 6, just after midnight, officers 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,” said Const. Thompson.

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, said Const. Thompson.

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.

The two were to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on June 10.

Augustine was released on conditions.

She is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on July 3.

File # 24-75313