Nova Scotia

Trespassing suspect sent to hospital

A Dartmouth man accused of trespassing on a south-end Halifax property was sent to hospital after a struggle with police.

A Dartmouth man accused of trespassing on a south-end Halifax property was sent to hospital after a struggle with police.

Halifax police say they observed a male acting suspiciously in the area of Birmingham Street at 4:15 a.m. Saturday. They say he was on a deck at the back of the home near a window.

Officers tried to arrest the man, but he was combative, police say. The man was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The incident came just one day after police released a suspect from custody who was accused of breaking into a woman's apartment while she was sleeping. Police said there was not enough evidence to lay a charge at the time.

Const. Brian Palmeter, spokesman for Halifax Regional Police, said it's too early to say if the two incidents are connected, but investigators will look into it.

"Given light of the incident the other night, we've notified the other investigators who are looking into the other south-end break-ins and make them aware of this arrest," Palmeter said on Saturday.

That incident happened on South Street at about 5 a.m.

In the past few years, several women in the area reported waking up to find a stranger watching or touching them.

The 49-year-old suspect in Saturday's case is expected to be charged with trespass by night and resisting arrest.