The Chronicle Herald (Metro)

Man charged in break-ins denied bail


A Dartmouth man who faces 67 charges from a string of break-ins and thefts in the Halifax area over a onemonth period has been denied bail.

Michael Tyrone Lapointe, 25, was one of two men arrested in Dartmouth on July 8.

Lapointe applied for bail in Dartmouth provincial court. The Crown opposed his release.

Following a hearing, Judge Alanna Murphy denied Lapointe bail in a decision Tuesday and revoked his release on earlier charges.

Lapointe and Chad Stephen Clarke, 28, of no fixed address were arrested in an investigat­ion into 23 breakins, thefts from motor vehicles and vehicle thefts in Dartmouth, Halifax, Bedford and Lower Sackville between June 4 and July 8.

The charges against Lapointe include 13 counts of break and enter, 20 each of theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000, five each of property mischief and possession of break-in tools, three of theft of a motor vehicle, and one of possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Clarke faces 92 charges, including 17 counts of break and enter and 25 each of theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000. He's also charged with multiple counts of possessing breakin tools, stealing a motor vehicle, property mischief, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and using a stolen credit card, and single counts of fraud under $5,000, dangerous driving and fleeing from police in a vehicle.

Clarke has not tried to get bail. Both men's charges will be back in court Aug. 5.

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