Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested in Charlottetown

Wayne Thibodeau
Published on January 18, 2012
Gary McGuigan, deputy chief of operaitons with Charlottetown Police Services, holds up a new digital radio now being tested by officers. The new signal cannot be deciphered by scanner radios used by the public.
Guardian photo by Nigel Armstrong

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.