On January 12 at 1:35 a.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to multiple reports of a break and enter in progress at an apartment building in the 60 block of Highfield Park Drive, Dartmouth. Officers subdued and arrested the suspect when he was found assaulting another tenant.
Officers discovered the suspect, a 43-year-old-man, had damaged several fire equipment cases inside the building and assaulted a woman on another floor. The suspect then forced an apartment open and once inside removed his clothing and in doing so was confronted by the tenant of the apartment. The suspect then assaulted the tenant, a man. This when officers arrived. Paramedics checked both the victims for minor injuries.
Investigators believe the suspect was impaired by an unknown narcotic and the incident was random. The suspect is held for court and will be facing charges of Break & Enter, Property Damage (mischief) and Assault.