Halifax District RCMP investigates vehicle fire, Porters Lake, N.S.

Halifax District RCMP is investigating a vehicle fire that occurred sometime overnight on a logging road off Alps Rd. in Porters Lake.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., an area resident discovered a vehicle on fire on a logging road off of Alps Rd.

in Porters Lake. The resident immediately contacted Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, who then contacted police.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 1971 Chevrolet C10 Super Cheyenne truck, was the same vehicle that had been reported stolen from the Steak & Stein restaurant parking lot at 6:30 p.m. on Portland St. yesterday in Dartmouth. That theft is currently being investigated by Halifax Regional Police.

If you have any information on this or any other crime, call Halifax District RCMP at 902-244-7208 or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5180. Members of the public can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS ( 8477), or by texting TIP202 +your message to `CRIMES`(274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Note to media: Photo of vehicle attached.

Burnt Stolen Truck - 1

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