Two Saint Johners arrested in weekend vehicle thefts

Police in Saint John arrested two adults over the weekend who were found to allegedly be in possession of stolen vehicles.

Officers got a report on Friday morning of a stolen 2021 Toyota Corolla, taken from a business on Sandy Point Road.

It was spotted later that day ravelling eastbound on Union Street, and officers stopped the vehicle on Germain Street.

“As police approached the driver’s door, the suspect reportedly drove forward, collided with a parked police car and then fled the area,” said force spokesperson Sean Rocca in a statement.

“The stolen vehicle was later located abandoned in the parking lot of a business off Westmorland Road.”

Officers arrested a 19-year-old suspect soon after near Major Brook Drive for possession of stolen property, assault with a weapon, dangerous driving and flight from police.

Following the arrest, the force learned of a 2018 Nissan Murano was reported stolen Saturday from Roberts Court.

Officers then responded to a report the vehicle was driving erratically travelling eastbound on Rothesay Road towards Rothesay.

“The Kennebecasis Regional Police were notified and also responded,” said Rocca.

“Officers located the vehicle, attempted to stop it on Rothesay Road when it lost control and drove off the roadway.”

Police said the 24-year-old driver was arrested.

Both individuals were taken into custody and were scheduled to go before the courts on Monday.

Rocca said no injuries were reported.