Theft of vehicles, break-and-enters keep police on toes

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DUTCH SETTLEMENT: Halifax District RCMP were kept busy during the past couple weeks with crimes in the Antrim, Dutch Settlement, Windsor Junction and Beaver Bank areas.

According to RCMP/Halifax Regional Police Partner in Policing’s Crimemapping website, there were three break-and-enters, two thefts of vehicles, a report of an assault and a theft from a vehicle among the crimes reported between July 19 and 25.

On July 19, RCMP responded to a report of a theft of vehicle on Antrim Road in Antrim.

Police received a report of a theft from vehicle on July 20 on Capilano Drive in Windsor Junction.

RCMP are investigating a break-and-enter into a residence on Duggan Drive in the Woodbine Mobile Home Park in Beaver Bank on July 22.

An alleged assault was reported to police to have occurred on Haddad Drive near Beaver Bank on July 23.

Police responded to a break-and-enter July 23 on Highway 224 in Cooks Brook, Musquodoboit Valley.

RCMP are investigating a theft of vehicle on Highway 277 in Dutch Settlement, near Grono Road, on July 25.

On July 23, police responded to a break-and-enter into a residence on Kinsac Road in Beaver Bank, near Lost Creek Drive.

HRM Crime Mapping is an online crime mapping tool to provide timely information to citizens about various crimes happening in the community. It is an interactive site that is 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 the community.

HRM Crime Mapping 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.

The information on HRM Crime Mapping is based on police reports that are potentially subject to change as an investigation progresses. Further, it only plots only selected crimes and does not represent a complete set of police data. It is a pilot project.