Man charged following break, enter and theft

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Man charged following break, enter and theft

Halifax District RCMP have charged a 56-year-old man following a break, enter and theft in Lower Sackville.

On April 9 at approximately 7 p.m., Halifax District RCMP received a report from a towing company that a man had entered their secure tow yard, got into a silver Ford Focus and departed by driving through their gate.

Police arrived on scene and observed damaged to a large metal gate. Police searched for the Ford Focus and it was observed driving on Hwy.102. Police activated their emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop but the car accelerated to speeds in excess of 150km/h and did not stop. The police did not pursue the car.

At 7:10 p.m., a report was received from a gas station in Waverley that a man in a silver Ford had taken fuel and left without paying. The description provided matched the description of the suspect and car.

At approximately 8 p.m. the Ford Focus was located in the parking lot of a park on Hwy. 2 in Grand Lake. When police entered the parking lot, the car’s lights came on and the car drove over some large rocks in an attempt to flee, stopping only due to a steep ditch. The driver was arrested without incident.

The driver, Thomas Arnold Jones from Upper Whitehead is charged with Break and Enter, Mischief Over $5000, Flight from Peace Officer, Dangerous Operation, Theft of Motor Vehicle and Theft under $5000.

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.

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