Police Investigate Theft and Vehicle Collision with Police Vehicle
ON January 5, 2019, at 3:15 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a Theft call at Best Buy 119 Gale Terr Dartmouth. The suspects fled in a vehicle – Orange Pontiac Vibe, and while leaving the suspect struck a parked vehicle.
Halifax Regional Police located the suspect vehicle on Main Street Dartmouth and activated emergency lights and siren attempting to stop the vehicle. The suspect vehicle did not stop and fled from police. While fleeing police the suspect vehicle struck a marked police van with two officers, head on with emergency equipment activated. Neither officer was injured. The suspect vehicle continued outbound onto the Waverley Road. The pursuit was called off.
An RCMP patrol member observed the suspect vehicle on Waverley Road. The RCMP car did not attempt to stop the vehicle. However, at 3:45 p.m. the suspect vehicle struck another vehicle near the 1800 block of Waverley Road, injuring an adult female and two children, all non-life threatening injuries.
Three suspects fled on foot. The RCMP member arrested two suspects near the vehicle. RCMP, with a police service dog and HRP members conducted a track for the remaining suspect. At 4:00 p.m. the police service dog located and arrested the remaining suspect in the 60 block of Rolling Hills Drive.
Two adult males and one adult female are held for court and are facing Criminal charges of:
– Theft under $5000,
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000,
– Flight from Police,
– Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle,
– Failing to Stop at Scene of an Accident and
– Assault Police with a Weapon (Vehicle). nd held for court.
Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are currently investigating and the investigation is ongoing.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app