Significant damage was caused to entry way at the Elmsdale Superstore on the early morning hours of Feb. 21. (Submitted photo)

ELMSDALE/FALL RIVER/STEWIACKE: A 44-year-old Middle Sackville man has been charged with various offences involving three different incidents between Stewiacke; Elmsdale; and Fall River.

Cpl. Mark Skinner, with N.S. RCMP, said that police in Colchester, East Hants, and Halifax District are investigating after three incidents involving the same suspect on Feb. 21.

Shortly before 6 a.m., Colchester County District RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision and Break and Enter at a gas station in Stewiacke.

The investigation determined that at 1:49 a.m. a small black car rammed the front doors of the business.


Cpl. Skinner said an unidentified man entered the business, removed the cash register and fled the scene with the cash register.

At 2:24 a.m., East Hants RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision at a business on Hwy. 214 in Elmsdale (the Elmsdale Superstore).

“A small black car had rammed the front of the business, causing significant damage, then fled the scene,” said Cpl. Skinner. “As police were investigating, another call came in.”


Approximately 20 minutes later, Halifax District RCMP responded to a robbery at a gas station on Hwy. 2 in Fall River.

“A male suspect walked into the business after pumping gas and told the employee that no one will get hurt,” said Cpl. Skinner. “The suspect then walked behind the counter and grabbed the cash register before leaving the store.”

The suspect fled the area in a small black car.

Cpl. Skinner said a short time later, police located the suspect vehicle driving along the 700 block of Waverley Rd. and stopped the vehicle. The driver was arrested without incident.


The driver, Chad David Sparkes, 44, from Middle Sackville, has been remanded into custody. 

Sparkes is facing the following charges:

·         Robbery

·         Break and Enter

·         Theft under $5000

·         Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

·         Three counts of Mischief over $5,000

 He was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.

The investigations are ongoing and led by the RCMP/HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

Files:  2020-231386, 2021-230909, 2021-21732