Shortly before 9:30 a.m. yesterday, Halifax District RCMP responded to a call of a male carrying a baseball bat checking parked vehicles in the area of Havelock Crescent.
RCMP located the youth on Havelock Crescent in Cole Harbour. Following a brief foot chase the youth was taken into custody. He was found to be in possession of a firearm, a small quantity of marihuana and multiple items not belonging to him.
The 16-year-old male from Westphal, is facing the following charges:
- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Obstructing a Peace Officer
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
He was released from custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Youth Court at a later date.
The investigation is ongoing.