Man charged after stealing milk truck

Halifax District RCMP has charged a man who stole a milk truck from a parking lot on Sackville Dr. in Lower Sackville.

On October 17, 2022, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of a milk truck that had been stolen from a parking lot on Sackville Dr. in Lower Sackville. The driver of the milk truck had been making a delivery at the time, when an unknown man stole the vehicle.

An RCMP officer located the milk truck heading towards Halifax on the Bedford Highway. The RCMP officer attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle however, the driver refused to stop. The RCMP officer did not pursue the vehicle.

Numerous RCMP officers began making patrols in the area and the milk truck was located abandoned on the end of Basinview Dr. in Bedford. An RCMP Police Dog Service (PDS) team was called to assist with searching the area for the driver. At approximately 2:50 p.m., the man was located in the woods by the PDS team and was safely arrested.

Mitchell Budd, 25, has been charged with the following:

  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle;
  • Flight from a Peace Officer;
  • Operation of a Conveyance While Prohibited;
  • Failure to Comply with Conditions of a Release Order;
  • Failure to Comply with Probation

Budd was also wanted on arrest warrants out of Annapolis and Kings Counties.

Budd was held in custody overnight and he will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.

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