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Saint John Police Activity Over The Weekend

By Tim Herd Aug 22, 2022 | 6:58 PM

A Saint John Police Force vehicle sits in front of police headquarters at One Peel Plaza. Image: Brad Perry

Saint John police responded to a hit and run in the area of the One Mile Interchange in what was a busy weekend for city officers.

Officials said in a release that the force responded to the call on Friday at approximately 10:43 p.m.

The caller reported that while driving westbound on the interchange, the suspect collided with his car and failed to stop at the scene of the collision.

Later, at around 11 p.m., officers located the suspect and vehicle at a residence in the north end.

A 38-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving and was later released from custody. He will return to court on October 25.

No injuries were reported.

On Saturday, at roughly 2:08 a.m., officers on patrol tried to stop a vehicle on King Street.

It proceeded to drive around King’s Square and onto Union Street, reportedly failing to stop at two stop signs while being pursued by police.

The vehicle continued down Union Street and, according to police, also failed to stop at two flashing red traffic lights.

It eventually stopped on Mount Pleasant Avenue East, where an 18-year-old man was arrested for failing to stop for police.

Four traffic violations were also issued and the vehicle was towed. The accused was later released from custody and will return to court in November.

At around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a theft of a motor vehicle in progress in the area of Duke Street South.

A caller reported that his vehicle was just stolen, but with the assistance of the caller, officers tracked the real-time location of his cell phone left inside of the vehicle.

Officers converged on the area until a 39-year-old man matching the suspect’s description was arrested while walking in the area of Prince Edward Street.

He was found in possession of the caller’s wallet and cell phone. The vehicle was also located and returned.

The accused will appear in court in November.

The police force also responded to a theft in progress on McAllister Drive on Sunday.

Police said a large number of nicotine vaporizers worth several thousand dollars were stolen.

Officers were able to obtain a description and license plate for the suspect vehicle, which was spotted on Rothesay Avenue.

The vehicle proceeded onto the highway before it was eventually stopped on Seely Street.

A 37-year-old woman, a 36-year-old man, and a 32-year-old man were arrested for theft-related charges.

The stolen property was recovered from the vehicle as well as ammunition.

Both men were held in custody pending a court appearance on Monday.

The 37-year-old woman was released and will return to court at a later date.


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