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Man facing theft charge after stealing from NSLC and breaching his recognizance

Amherst Police Department
Amherst Police Department - Darrell Cole

Amherst Police weekly report

AMHERST, N.S. —

A 27-year-old man was charged with theft after he was seen stealing alcohol from the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission store on South Albion Street.

He was also charged with four counts of breaching his recognizance.

The same male was also arrested and charged for breaking into a Church Street home, where he stole a purse.

He faces a charge of theft and breaching his undertaking.

This was one of 109 complaints officers responded to between April 29 and May 5.

On May 3, an 83-year-old man was charged for running a red light after a collision on South Albion Street near the Town Square Mall.

A summary offence ticket was issued and one vehicle was towed from the scene.

There were no injuries.

A 27-year-old was charged with misuse of a credit card and possession of stolen property after police discovered he had entered into a South Albion Street business and attempted to use several payment cards that were not his.

He was identified by police and later arrested.

During the search of the suspect, police found a knife and he was charged with three breaches of his recognizance and one charge of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

On May 5, a 22-year-old man was charged with a breach after an incident on LaPlanche Street.

He was initially removed from the residence by police after being accused of causing significant damage.

Officers received a call later to say the home was further damaged with several windows and two computer monitors damaged.

He was arrested a short distance from the residence. Officers discovered he had consumed alcohol, contrary to his conditions.

He has been charged with mischief and will appear in court on May 13 for plea.

Earlier in the week, on April 30, police responded to a single-vehicle collision on South Albion Street.

A vehicle hit the island near the South Albion Street exit at Canadian Tire.

The vehicle was significantly damaged and the driver was treated by EHS at the scene.

There were no charged.

A hit and run was reported the same day near the Exon gas bar by the Superstore.

A vehicle was reported to have run a red light and struck another vehicle.

The vehicle continued toward the downtown area.

A witness reported the vehicle’s driver was an elderly female who was driving a grey car, which may have significant damage to its front end.

Officers are investigating.

A 23-year-old woman was arrested for public intoxication at the Amherst Stadium.

She was found to be very intoxicated and taken to hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.

She was eventually lodged in the police department’s cells and issued a summary offence ticket upon her release.

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