Man Arrested After Stealing Several Vehicles

On Saturday RNC received a report of a stolen vehicle at 7:30 pm in St. John’s and then began receiving reports of it driving recklessly.

Police began searching for the vehicle and the operator abandoned that vehicle and stole another one in the Town of Portugal Cove and St. Phillips.

Police were alerted to this and continued the search.

The driver again abandoned that vehicle and stole another in the East end of St. John’s. Police located that stolen vehicle in the Centre city of St. John’s around 11:00pm. The driver attempted to flee, but had to bail out of the vehicle and ran on foot.

He was arrested by the responding officers. The 20 year old male driver was charged with the thefts of the motor vehicles, flight from police, possession of property obtained by crime, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

He was conveyed to St. John’s City Lock-up to appear in Court in the morning.