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Police arrest man for possession of stolen vehicle, other charges

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SALT SPRINGS – A Truro man has been arrested by Pictou District RCMP for

On March 26 at approximately 11 p.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in Salt Springs. The caller told police they thought the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the day from the Pictou area.

RCMP officers on patrol located the vehicle, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver fled from police, but was located shortly afterwards in the Loch Broom area. The driver, a 36-year-old Truro man, was arrested for possession of the stolen vehicle and flight from police.

A short time later, Pictou RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at a home in Westville where several items were stolen. Investigators determined that all of the stolen property from the break and enter were located in the recovered stolen vehicle from earlier. The same suspect was arrested for the additional offences of break and enter and possession of stolen property.

The suspect was also found to be the subject of an arrest warrant from the Truro area in relation to 16 outstanding charges and was in breach of court-imposed release conditions. He is being held in custody and will appear in court on all matters.