On Sunday morning at approximately 10:00am, Charlottetown Police Services responded to a complaint of a vehicle that was stolen from Fitzroy Street.
Through the course of the investigation, Police learned that a witness had observed a company truck being driven by an unknown person in the East Royalty area, when it should have been parked in a locked compound for the weekend. The witness suspected the truck was stolen and proceeded to follow it and provided Police with updates on their location. The driver of the vehicle eventually got out of the truck and fled on foot in the Robinson Road area. Responding Officer located the suspect on Rilla Road attempting to flee Police on a bicycle that he had stolen from a nearby residence. The suspect was arrested without incident.
A short time after this incident, Police learned that the vehicle, while driven by the suspect, had collided with a parked motorcycle on Andrews Court.
A 42 year old Charlottetown male has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, theft of bicycle, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and breach of probation. In addition to these charges, the accused displayed signs of being impaired by drugs and was taken to the hospital to provide blood samples to determine his level of drug intoxication. A charge of driving while impaired by drugs is pending toxicology results.
The accused appeared in court this morning and has been remanded in custody and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.