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Youth facing multiple charges following collision involving stolen vehicle

Halifax District RCMP arrested a 17-year­-old male following a collision on Cow Bay Rd. involving a stolen 2015 Volkswagen Passat.


Just prior to 6 a.m. on June 18, RCMP re­sponded to a motor vehicle collision whe­re a 17-year-old male had struck a curb and disabled the veh­icle. The man fled into nearby woods but members were quickly able to locate and arrest him without incident.


The investigation de­termined that the ve­hicle had been stolen earlier in the mor­ning from a home on Edgecombe Cres. in Cole Harbour. Several unlocked vehicles in the area were ente­red and items such as change and cellpho­nes were taken. One vehicle had its wind­ow damaged after the suspect broke it and stole a bag of kni­tting supplies.


The man will appear in Dartmouth Provinc­ial Court at a later date to answer to several charges inclu­ding Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Property Obtain­ed by Crime, Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident and Trespassing at Nigh­t. Other charges are pending.


Halifax District RCMP is reminding resid­ents that the warm weather brings more people outside, inclu­ding thieves who pro­wl neighbourhoods. Locking and removing valuables can help protect your vehicle. The more difficult your car is to acces­s, the less likely it is to be targeted.


Anyone with informat­ion about this incid­ent or other crimes involving thefts from vehicles is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP or Hali­fax Regional Police at 902-490-5020.Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact No­va Scotia Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-TI­PS (8477) or text TI­P202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips 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.


Source : Media Release

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