A man is facing charges after an incident overnight in Halifax.
At 12:40 a.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of Fenwick Street after a witness observed a man breaking into a car in the area. Officers arrived on scene quickly and arrested a man on Victoria Road without incident. The 25-year-old Halifax man was held in custody overnight. He will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of theft, possession of stolen property and trespass by night.
A total of two vehicles had been broken into, however, the man was found to be in possession of numerous items that had not been taken from either of the vehicles. Officers ask that people living in the area check their vehicles and call police at 902-490-5016 if any items are missing.
Police remind citizens that thefts from vehicles are typically crimes of opportunity, with the sight of items being a temptation for would-be thieves. Citizens should remove all items from their vehicles, lock the doors and close the windows upon exiting. If it is absolutely necessary to leave items in your vehicle, locked them in the trunk out of plain view before arriving at your destination. Anyone observing suspicious activity in or around parked vehicles should report it to police immediately at 902-490-5020.