Flight from police leads to a search warrant at a residence and an arrest.

May 4, 2023
Tignish, Prince Edward Island

News release

Police saw a stolen car in Tignish; the driver was identified and fled the scene. He was later arrested, and stolen property was recovered.

On May 2, 2023, Prince District JFO officers were in Tignish around 1:00 pm when they saw a car that was stolen on April 30th in Carlton PEI. Officers identified the driver, and the driver fled the scene. Prince District RCMP later executed a search warrant at the driver's residence and recovered the stolen car, a stolen registration sticker and items stolen from the Alberton Community Pantry. Prince District RCMP have charged 37-year-old Justin Lloyd MacDonald with the following in relation to this investigation:

  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 – the stolen car
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 – the stolen registration sticker

MacDonald is also facing charges on other investigations:

  • Possession of property obtained by Crime in relation to a different stolen vehicle, stolen from Badeque between April 18to April 20. This vehicle was recovered in Alberton May 3, 2023
  • Break enter and theft in relation to the Alberton Community Pantry on April 30, 2023, in Alberton
  • Public Mischief (making a false report to police) and possession of a weapon (a bat) for a dangerous purpose in relation to events on February 16, 2023

MacDonald was held in custody and will appear in provincial court on May 4th at 13:30 in Summerside Provincial Court.

The Prince District JFO drug unit is comprised of members of the Prince District RCMP, Summerside Police Services, and Kensington Police Services.


Contact information

Gavin Moore (Cst)
Media Relations Officer / Agent des relations avec les médias

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