A male youth faces multiple charges after vehicle break-in, which leads to charges against multiple youths in relation to stabbing last week in Dartmouth.
At 12:15 p.m. on June 19, a report came into police regarding a male youth that had just smashed a car window with a hammer on Mill Lane, stole a purse from the vehicle and ran away on foot. Officers located the 16-year-old youth in the 0-100 block of Alderney Drive as well as the hammer.
A K9 officer also located property that was confirmed to have come from the damaged vehicle. While being arresting the youth attempted to pull away from and trip one of the officers as well as spit on him. While searching the youth, police located a quantity of marijuana.
The youth was held in custody and appeared in Halifax Provincial Youth Court on June 20 to face one charge each of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of property obtained by crime, theft, possession of marijuana, and two counts of breach of probation.
Through the course of the above noted investigation, information was obtained that this youth may have been involved with the stabbing that occurred Sunday night. At 6:25 p.m. on June 18, police responded to the area of Thistle Street and Wyse Road for a reported stabbing. Police located a 40-year-old man with a stab wound to the lower abdomen.
The victim was transported to hospital by EHS for treatment of non-life-threating injuries. The victim reported that a group of youths surrounded him and asked for cigarettes then one of the males stabbed him with a knife.
At approximately 7:50 p.m. on June 19, officers from the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Divisionexecuted a search warrant at a residence on the 100 block of Prince Albert Road. Evidence associated to the stabbing on June 18 was located and seized.
On June 22 at 9:44 a.m. a 17-year-old male youth from Dartmouth was arrested without incident at a residence on the 100 block of Prince Albert Road. Subsequently, three other youths, a 15 and 17-year-old female, both from Halifax, and a 14-year-old male from Dartmouth, were arrested at Police Head Quarters at 1975 Gottingen Street. All four appeared in Halifax Provincial Youth Court on June 23 to each face charges of robbery. The two male youths have each been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. The 17-year-old male youth has been charged with two counts of breach of probation. The 17-year-old female youth and the 14-year-old male youth have each been charged with breach of an undertaking.
The 16-year-old male youth who had been previously arrested for damaging a vehicle on June 19 was held in custody and will face charges relating to the stabbing as well and will appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court a later date. Please note that this 16-year-old male youth is not the same 16-year-old male youth who was charged last week in relation to a homicide.
Source: Media Release