Shortly before 7:00am yesterday morning (June 7), Charlottetown Police Services responded to a report of a male that had just stolen a vehicle from a residence on Linden Avenue. The vehicle owner and male were known to each other. The male attended the residence and had asked to use the vehicle, when denied, the male grabbed the keys and left with the vehicle. All Officers were made aware of the theft and were on the lookout for the stolen vehicle.
At 8:15, Police responded to a male driving a white SUV and was in a business parking lot on Buchanan Drive stealing a license plate from a parked vehicle and placing it on the white SUV, later determined to be the stolen vehicle.
At 8:30, Police located the stolen SUV at a gas station on Capital Drive. The vehicle fled from Police when they attempted to pull it over. At short time later, Officers were able to intercept the vehicle on Sherwood Road and arrested the driver without incident.
As a result of this investigation, a 31 year old Charlottetown male has been charged with:
- Theft of a motor vehicle
- Break and Enter
- Theft under $5000
- Flight from Police
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Breach of a Recognizance Order
- Fail to comply with a Release Order
The male has been remanded in custody and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.