RCMP arrests man following crime spree

MOUNT UNIACKE: A 24-year-old Mount Uniacke man was arrested by Windsor RCMP for several offences following a crime spree that started in Lower Sackville in the early morning hours of Aug. 27.

The suspect is alleged to have broken into Atlantic Gardens on Sackville Dr., and taken keys to a van in the parking lot. He then allegedly drove the vehicle towards Windsor and is facing charges after he was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Hwy. 101 in Ellershouse. No one else was hurt during the collision and no other vehicles were involved. Witnesses told police that the driver was attempting to drive the vehicle out of the median where it had come to rest, and leave the scene. The collision was reported to Windsor RCMP just before 7 a.m. on August 27.

Windsor District RCMP arrested the man at the scene and he is facing charges of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000, and the investigation into Impaired Driving by Drug is continuing. Resulting from the events that occurred in Lower Sackville, he is also facing charges of Break and Enter, and Theft, as well as Theft over $5000. In addition, Halifax District RCMP received information that the vehicle that the suspect had been driving before stealing the van contained several items of stolen property, resulting in charges of Possession of Stolen Property.

The accused is scheduled to appear in Windsor Provincial Court on January 29, 2018 and in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date. The investigation is ongoing.

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Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!