Nova Scotia

Serious Incident Response Team investigating Dartmouth arrest

Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) is looking into the arrest of a man police allege broke into two businesses Saturday.

Man who broke into two businesses with a vehicle Saturday has a broken wrist

A van was used to crash into the front entrance of Better Buy Sports on Windmill Road. 1:00

Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) is looking into the arrest of a man police allege broke into two businesses Saturday.

A 38-year-old Dartmouth man was arrested on Magazine Hill at around 6 a.m. Saturday by RCMP.

A spokesperson for SIRT says after the man was in custody, a paramedic examined him and advised he be taken to hospital. At the hospital, it was determined the man had a broken wrist.

Whenever someone in custody is found to have a serious injury that may have been a result of police action, it is standard procedure for SIRT to investigate.

Police say at around 4 a.m. Saturday, the man crashed into Steve's Hydroponics in Lower Sackville, smashing the glass storefront. Police allege he then drove to Dartmouth and crashed into Better Buy Sports, where he then stole five handguns.

The van used in the two break and enters was heavily damaged and found in a nearby Windmill Road parking lot.

The man has been charged with multiple offences, including mischief, break and enter, theft of a vehicle, impaired driving and firearms-related charges.