**** RCMP Media Release
Driving complaint leads to multiple charges, recovery of stolen vehicle
Digby RCMP responded to a driving complaint, which lead to the discovery of a stolen vehicle, three persons arrested and multiple charges.
On March 20, at 9:18 p.m., Digby RCMP responded to a complaint that a vehicle was being driven aggressively. RCMP members quickly located the vehicle, which was parked behind a local restaurant. It was determined that the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the evening from a business in Lockhartville and was also related to a complaint of a theft from a business in New Minas. All three occupants of the vehicle were arrested without incident.
The driver, Anthony Scott Haynes, 49, of Deep Brook, has been charged with the following offences:
- Theft of Motor Vehicle
- Possession of stolen property over $5,000 x2
- Impaired operation of a conveyance
- Driving while Disqualified x2
- Breach of Probation
- Breach of Undertaking X4
Haynes appeared in Digby Provincial Court on March 22 and is being held in custody pending his next court appearance on March 29.
A passenger in the vehicle, a 38-year-old female from Kentville is facing a charge of possession of stolen property over $5,000. A second passenger in the vehicle, a 41-year-old female from Centerville, is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of cocaine.
Both passengers will appear in Digby Provincial Court on May 17, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
Members of the public are asked to call 911 immediately if they see a driver who is driving erratically or unsafely or if they believe someone is driving impaired. Include as many details as possible, such as the location, direction of travel, vehicle description and licence plate number.