Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate truck thefts

Seek­ing sus­pect, al­leged to have crashed, caus­ing power out­age

The News (New Glasgow) - - FRONT PAGE -

Po­lice are ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help lo­cat­ing a man who stole two trucks and caused sig­nif­i­cant prop­erty dam­age Mon­day into Tues­day.

Westville and Stel­lar­ton po­lice is­sued a re­lease Tues­day stat­ing that they are look­ing for a 2010 grey GMC Sierra that was stolen from AW Leil Cranes on Cowan Street Tues­day morn­ing.

The truck has the com­pany name AW Leil on the side and has a Nova Sco­tia li­cence plate FDW898.

Po­lice be­lieve the male sus­pect in­volved stole a Ford F150 from Park Lane in Westville Mon­day evening and was in­volved in a hit and run in New Glas­gow.

Stel­lar­ton and Westville po­lice chief Don Hussher said the per­son evaded po­lice Mon­day evening in both towns and caused sig­nif­i­cant prop­erty dam­age by driv­ing through yards.

The stolen F150 was in­volved in an ac­ci­dent on Cowan Street in Westville at 3:19 a.m. that caused a power out­age in parts of the town.

The per­son then left the scene on foot and po­lice be­lieve he went to Leil Cranes on Bark­ers Lane where he stole the sec­ond truck.

Around 7:43 a.m. the sus­pect again evaded po­lice on Cowan Street and caused more dam­age to prop­er­ties.

At around 7:58 po­lice stopped fol­low­ing the sus­pect as the ve­hi­cle sped off west to­wards Alma on High­way 4.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact the Westville or Stel­lar­ton po­lice at (902) 752-6160 or Crime Stop­pers.

MARK GOUDGE/SALTWIRE NET­WORK

A por­tion of Cowan Street in Westville was closed early Tues­day morn­ing af­ter a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent at ap­prox­i­mately 3:19 a.m. that po­lice say in­volved a stolen ve­hi­cle. The ac­ci­dent knocked out power for ap­prox­i­mately 2,187 cus­tomers ac­cord­ing to the Nova Sco­tia Power out­age web­site.

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