Police charge man for theft from vehicle



Police have charged a man in relation to a theft from a vehicle that occurred in Halifax last night.

At approximately 7:35 p.m. police responded to a report of an in-progress theft from a vehicle on Mont Blanc Terrace. A man, who had been stealing property from the vehicle, fled when the owner entered the vehicle. Officers arrested the man a short distance away without incident.

Michael Donald Clarke, 39, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face one count each of theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

We encourage anyone whose vehicle has been broken into to file a report by calling 902-490-5016 or through our online crime reporting site. If your license plate or government identification is stolen, it is important to report it to police immediately.

Anyone who observes suspicious activity in or around parked vehicles, such as someone pulling on door handles, should call police immediately at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.