Halifax police charge man for three break and enters

Halifax police news

Halifax Regional Police have charged a man for three break and enters that happened in Halifax on the morning of Jan. 31, 2023.

In a release, police say that at around 3:15 a.m., officers responded to a break and enter at The B.P. Corner News at 1903 Barrington Street. A man broke the front window of the location, tried to gain entry, and then fled the scene on foot.

While police were responding to the first incident, they received two additional reports of break and enters in the area. The first incident was at Snaxx, located at 1781 Upper Water Street where a suspect unsuccessfully tried to enter the business after breaking a window and fled on foot. The second incident occurred at Nic Nax General Store at 1701 Hollis Street where a suspect smashed a glass door, stole merchandise, and fled on foot.

The release says officers and a K-9 Unit tracked the suspect to the 1600 block of Hollis Street, where they arrested him without incident.

Charles Dylan Morgan Young, 28, is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court on Jan. 31 to face charges of:
• Attempt break and enter
• Break and enter (X2)
• Possession of break tools
• Theft under $5,000
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
• Mischief (property damage) (x3)

Police say Young is also facing one count of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 in relation to a break and enter that occurred in June of 2021.