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  • Bay Roberts Man Arrested After Makinsons Truck Theft, Crash

    A 27-year-old Bay Roberts man is facing a number of charges after a series of dramatic events in the Makinsons area yesterday morning.

    RCMP say a pickup truck, reported stolen in the overnight hours of Wednesday night, crashed into a utility pole in Makinsons yesterday morning.

    The heavily damaged truck was found abandoned a few km away. There was a small fire inside the truck when police arrived on the scene.

    RCMP say Samuel Mercer was held in custody overnight and is scheduled to appear in court today on a number of charges including theft of a vehicle, arson, theft under $5,000 and obstructing a peace officer.

    RCMP thank the public for tips and social media messages received in helping to identify Mercer after surveillance video images were released publicly yesterday.

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