Police Investigate Break & Enter and Arrest Suspect – Halifax​

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Police Investigate Break & Enter and Arrest Suspect – Halifax

At 5:55 a.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a Break & Enter in progress into a residence in the 3300 block of Romans Avenue Halifax.​ ​ A caller reported being woken by an unknown male attempting to force the rear door open.​ When confronted the suspect moved to the front of the residence and did force the locked door open.​ The suspect briefly entered the residence and was again confronted by the occupants.

Multiple patrol offices and a Police Service Dog responded.​ As the police were arriving the suspect fled on foot toward the 3400 block of St. Andrews Avenue, hiding under a back deck of a residence.​Officers surrounded the property and attempted to the have the suspect surrender.​ The suspect did not comply and the Police Service Dog was deployed and latched onto the suspect’s leg.​ The suspect still refused to comply and resisted arrest and assaulted the Police Service Dog causing it to yelp in pain.​ Multiple officers were eventually able to secure the suspect and place him under arrest.

The suspect sustained non-life-threatening injures as a result of the dog bite that required medical treatment.​ The Police Service Dog sustained minor injuries but, did not require medical treatment.​The suspect is held for court on Monday, and is facing the following charges: Break & Enter, Resist Arrest, Assault Police Officer, Willfully Cause Pain to an Animal, Breach of Probation, Breach of Recognizance and Breach of Undertaking.
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Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5020.​ Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.

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