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Police charge four after vehicle theft

November 18, 2016

Four north side residents will appear in Sydney Provincial Court today to face charges in connection to the theft of a vehicle from Cogan’s Garage in North Sydney.

Cape Breton Regional Police were originally called at approximately 1:30 AM, to reports that someone witnessed two people steal a truck from the Cogan’s lot. Upon arrival, police found the entrance gates damaged, but no one on the premises. While patrolling the area, police spotted a vehicle matching the witness description and activated emergency equipment in attempt to stop the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle instead continued driving on Commercial Street to King Street, Pierce Street, Regent Street, View Street, Beach Street and Park Street, where it finally stopped in a parking lot; the driver jumped out and ran towards Regent Street, followed by three passengers, who police placed under arrest for joyriding. Additional officers responded to the area and quickly located the stolen truck and driver at a residence on Queen Street, also placing him under arrest.

Police seized the vehicle – a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado – for further investigation.

The 31-year-old driver, a Sydney Mines man, is charged with: Flight from Police, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Taking a Motor Vehicle without Consent, Mischief, Trespassing and three Breaches. The 45-year-old male passenger, a resident of North Sydney, is charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Taking a Motor Vehicle without Consent, Mischief, Trespassing and three Breaches. The 25-year-old female passenger, from North Sydney, is charged with Taking a Motor Vehicle without Consent and a Breach, while the 17-eyar-old female passenger of Florence is charged with Taking a Motor Vehicle without Consent, Possession of Marihuana and two Breaches.

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