Theft from vehicles heat up in Fall River

FALL RIVER: With the summer weather here, that also leads to an itch for thieves and those in the Fletchers Lake; Lantz, HRM; and Fall River felt their wrath in the past week.

According to HRM Crimemapping website, police are investigating six theft from vehicles throughout the area.

On July 6, RCMP received a report of a theft from vehicle at a residence on Somerset Court in Fall River. Somerset Court is off Arthur Joseph, near the Gordon R. Snow Community Centre.

Also that night there was a second report of a theft from vehicle at a home on Somerset Court.

On July 6, there was a report provided to RCMP from a home on Arthur Joseph Drive of another theft from a vehicle.

Police received a report from a residence on Brook Street in Fletchers Lake off of Holland Road on July 8. It occurred the same night a suspect was apprehended inside a home as he attempted to steal.

The suspect in the break-and-enter, an 18-year-old from the Eastern Passage area, was caught in possession of other stolen items and has been handed a slew of charges in relation to the incidents.

In Lantz HRM, police received two separate reports of theft from vehicles at homes located on Old Trunk Road on July 6.

All of the thefts remain under investigation by Halifax District RCMP. There is no word on whether they are connected.

Crime Mapping is an interactive site which will be updated daily at midnight with incidents of five specific crime types – robberies, assaults, break and enters, thefts of vehicles and thefts from vehicles. These crime types were selected given that people can take steps to protect themselves from becoming a victim if armed with information about what’s happening in our community.

The tool allows you to search crime types by street name or community, and to view the selected crime types one at a time, several at a time or altogether by three different time frames – yesterday, the past four days and the past week. To ensure privacy, the crimes are plotted on the mid-point of the closest block and are not associated with specific civic addresses so as not to identify a person or an address.