Hit & run leads to search resulting in numerous charges
A man and woman face numerous theft related charges following a hit and run that occurred in August in Halifax, that resulted in a search warrant being issued.
On August 16 at 5:35 p.m., police received a report of a motor vehicle collision, with no injuries, on St. Margaret’s Bay Road. An SUV driven by a 21-year-old woman was turning right onto Lakelands Boulevard when she was rear-ended by a white rental truck. The truck left the scene without stopping, and was driven by a white man and had a white female passenger. The same vehicle was later seen at 7 p.m. on Herring Cove Road pulling into Green Acres Road.
At 7:26 p.m., members of the West Quick Response Unit, arrested 25-year-old Meghan Elizabeth Anderson of Halifax outside a residence on Green Acres Road. Anderson was arrestable for a previous breach of a recognizance. Upon being arrested, she subsequently assaulted an officer. Anderson was charged with assaulting a police officer, misleading police, and eight counts of breaching a recognizance. She appeared in Halifax Provincial Court on August 17 to face these charges.
Upon searching the residence on Green Acres Road, police located and arrested 24-year-old Donald Patrick Raymond Sabine at 7:46 p.m. Both Sabine and Anderson were on no contact orders. Sabine was charged with two counts of breaching a probation order and one count of breaching a recognizance. Sabine appeared in Halifax Provincial Court on August 17 to face these charges. The hit and run investigation is ongoing.
Also, while searching the residence, officers observed a large quantity of construction type tools in cases. A search warrant was drafted, approved and later executed just before 5 p.m. on August 17. As a result of the search, officers seized a quantity of stolen items including Dewalt tools, Milwaukee tools, levels, hand tools, skill saws, etc… Many of these items have been linked to multiple thefts from construction sites in the area and police have since identified the owners and returned the items.
The investigation progressed to the point where at 10 p.m. on September 7, members of the West Quick Response Unit attended a residence on Green Acres Road and arrested Anderson and Sabine without incident. Both face additional charges of five counts each of possession of property obtained by crime. Sabine was also charged with one count of breaching a probation order and Anderson was charged with two counts of breaching a recognizance. Both were held in police custody overnight and are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial court today.
GO#17-122763/117426/1117456/1174992 & 117499