Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested in Charlottetown

Wayne Thibodeau
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Gary McGuigan, deputy chief of operaitons with Charlottetown Police Services

A 38-year-old man who police say walked away from a halfway house in Nova Scotia was arrested in Charlottetown without incident Wednesday morning.

Hartley Coleman was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

Coleman had a host of criminal code convictions and is known to police in Charlottetown and other jurisdictions across Canada.

Charlottetown Deputy Police Chief Gary McGuigan says Coleman was on day parole. He said he could be considered dangerous.

A tip led police to Coleman. He was arrested near the Sobeys on Allen Street at about 10:45 a.m.

"We received information that he was in our area," said McGuigan.

"He was arrested without incident."

Coleman had been at large for more than a month. He was jailed at the Provincial Correctional Centre in Charlottetown.

Federal officials will decide what to do with him next.

McGuigan said Coleman's hometown is unclear.

However, he said police in Charlottetown have had dealings with the man in the past.


Organizations: Sobeys, Provincial Correctional Centre

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Canada, Nova Scotia Allen Street

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  • m and m
    January 20, 2012 - 15:38

    what about white collar criminals?

  • dm
    January 20, 2012 - 10:19

    Locking people up for non violent crimes doesn't work it only makes it worse your incarcerating the offender as long as applicable by law theory is like beating a dog to train it most of the time it doesn't train the animal and only makes the dog worse that's why they call the jails con collages criminals come out better criminals, so you enjoy the system we have now that doesn't work and Harpers only making it worse.

  • Concerned
    January 19, 2012 - 15:45

    People, the only way to insure the protection of the public, is to incarcerate the offender as long as aplicable by law. Harper has ligislated for tougher sentences, and built more prison cell space in the federal system, but, he cannot legislate for increased cell space in the provincial system. The taxpayers have to vote in a government that will, and then force them to keep thier word; simple. If you believe that our democratic system has failed, and you are content to only comment on these isues, well then enjoy!

  • statler
    January 19, 2012 - 08:42

    i suppose the TORRIES would do everything different eh garth

  • dm
    January 19, 2012 - 02:39

    To Garth Staples: Your a dreamer if your thinking Harpers tough on crime bills any better, look at the money their spending in the sates to change a bad system, up here judges and other legal professionals are saying its a very expensive road to disaster, so why is Harper doing it simple he gets votes from people like you flying around the country saying he's tough on crime and he going to lock more criminals up, little do people like you know its at your own expense, not his he's got a good pension plan according to Kevin Lacey and the mps pension story.

  • Garth Staples
    January 18, 2012 - 18:29

    And LIBERALS still believe that restorative justice is the answer. DREAMERS.

    • frank white
      January 19, 2012 - 07:45

      sigh, this is no more the fault of TODAY's liberal party than it is any one of yours.

  • Jarrod
    January 18, 2012 - 15:25

    "He said he could be considered dangerous." A natural day parole candidate.

    • Janet
      January 18, 2012 - 18:24

      I feel like we should abort the Liberal party.