Police charge two over weekend for multiple thefts
December 17, 2018
Two men face charges connected to multiple thefts, after separate weekend arrests by Cape Breton Regional Police.
William Joseph MacLean (31) of Alder Point is charged with Theft x7, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and four Breaches of a Probation Order. Officers arrested MacLean from his vehicle on Prince Street Friday afternoon, after reports from staff at the NSLC on Welton Street that had stolen a bottle and drove away. Officers quickly located the vehicle traveling on Prince Street and pulled it over to make the arrest, locating the stolen bottle of alcohol and also noting several other items of property inside, which matched the description of another theft from Canadian Tire reported minutes earlier. The vehicle was seized for further investigation and MacLean was later remanded to the Cape Breton Correctional Centre.
Later that evening, officers were called to the Mayflower Mall where Security was trying to locate a theft suspect. Officers were flagged down by an employee at Mark’s Work Warehouse who said the suspect had stolen from their store and ran into the woods; they followed tracks in the snow, eventually locating and arresting the suspect on Green Road. Officers seized several items of property, all later confirmed to be stolen from various stores in the Mayflower Mall. A 37-year-old Westmount man was released on a Promise to Appear in Sydney Provincial Court at a later date, charged with Theft x2, Possession of Stolen Property x2 and two Breaches of previous Court-ordered conditions.