At approximately 4:35 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, Halifax Regional Police responded to an alarm at a business in the 600 block of Windmill Road in Dartmouth. When officers arrived they found the front window smashed out and it appeared several items had been taken. Patrol officers checked the area and a short time later a man was observed walking on Magazine Hill. RCMP members took the male into custody and seized several weapons which appeared to be from the break and enter. Police also located a vehicle in a parking lot on Windmill Road which was used to smash the front of the store. The investigation is currently ongoing, with involvement of forensic identification officers as well as investigators from the Integrated General Investigation Section.
UPDATE (as of 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 11): The 38-year-old man whom RCMP and HRP officers arrested this morning in relation to the break and enter on Windmill Road was brought back to Police Headquarters and later transported to hospital. At the hospital, it was determined that the man had suffered a broken wrist. The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) was contacted and its investigators have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his arrest and injury. Investigators in the General Investigation Section are continuing the investigation into the break and enter. The suspect has returned to Police Headquarters from hospital and charges are pending.
UPDATE (as of 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 12): The 38-year-old man, who is from the Halifax area, has now been charged with multiple criminal offences which include: break and enter, mischief, multiple firearms related charges, breaching court orders, being unlawfully at large, impaired driving, theft of motor vehicle and possession of stolen property. The man will be remanded to the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date.