Investigators in the Halifax Regional Police/RCMP Integrated General Investigative Section have charged a man in relation to the theft of bells from a Halifax church.
On April 8, police were called to investigate a break and enter at St. John’s United Church at 6225 Willow Street in Halifax. Officers learned that the church had been broken into and three bells had been stolen. Given the size of the bells, it is believed that considerable effort would have been needed to remove them from the premises.
After receiving tips from the public, patrol officers arrested a suspect yesterday at an address in the 100 block of Albro Lake Road in Dartmouth. A 46-year-old Conrod Settlement man faces charges of possession of stolen property, break and enter and trafficking in property obtained by crime. He was released on a promise to appear and undertaking and will be in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.
Officers located portions of the church bells, which had been broken, and they continue to look for the remaining pieces.
The investigation continues and police ask that anyone with information about this incident contacts police at 490-5016 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.