Nova Scotia

Teens arrested after Dartmouth break-ins

Two teens face a number of charges after they allegedly stole a vehicle and attempted to steal a number of others in Dartmouth.

Two teens face a number of charges after they allegedly stole a vehicle and attempted to steal a number of others in Dartmouth.

Police believe the 17-year-old and 18-year-old males also damaged a motor home in the crime spree that was spread out over several blocks.

"We believe that these individuals stole the motor vehicle first and then went on to try and break in to the motor home and then were stealing another vehicle when we arrested them and we attribute the success of this file to the people who actually called us," said Theresa Rath, spokeswoman for Halifax Regional Police.

They reportedly smashed a hole through a small vent of a camper, but gained access to the inside when they smashed a larger roof top vent.

Motor home owner Ron Smith said one of his neighbours in his apartment building called police to report the break-in.

Although it appeared the camper was rummaged through, nothing was taken.

"They went and ransacked everything looking for something.  All of the cupboards were open, the fridge, because they were all closed.  So what they were looking for I have no idea, they didn't take anything, thank God," Smith said.

While police started checking the area, they found an abandoned stolen car at a gas station just down the street.

A canine team was called in and tracked the two young men to Gaston Road several blocks away.

Police arrested them when they were caught breaking into more vehicles.

The damage done to his camper means Smith will have to get repairs done right away.  But the company that maintains his camper is closed for the season.

"These people that do it, are they accountable? I don't think so," said Smith. "I've got to claim this under insurance, and what do I get, an increase in my insurance because I got to make a claim, I don't know, it's just a piss off that this happens".

 

 

 

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