**** HRP Media Release
Police Investigate Flight from Police and Weapons Possession
At 9:30 a.m. Halifax Regional Police officers and a Police Service responding to a vehicle collision at Victoria Road and Highfield Park Drive Dartmouth. A Police Service Dog Handler was requested and responded from Halifax and with emergency equipment activated crossing the MacDonald Bridge.
While on the Bridge a Grey Mazda car in front of the Dog Handler took off at a high rate of speed, passing cars into oncoming traffic and failing to stop or pullover. The Dog Handler attempted to stop the vehicle, but lost sight of it at Wyse Road and Albro Lake Road. The Dog Handler continued to the original collision scene as requested.
Additional Patrol officers responded to the fleeing Mazda and located the vehicle in the 200 block of Windmill Road abandoned and confirmed the license plate is stolen.
Officers located and arrested an adult female (19 yrs.) and a female youth (16 yrs.) nearby and observed a male running from the vehicle. Incidental to arrest officers located a prohibited Conducted Energy Weapon in the possession of the female youth.
The Police Service Dog and Handler attended the location of the abandoned vehicle and started searching for the male. The Police Service Dog located the male (21 yrs.) a short distance away from the vehicle hiding in bushes.
The adult female was released without charges. Both the adult male and female youth are held for court are facing the following Criminal charges:
Adult male: Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Flight from Police, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Breach of Probation.
Female Youth: Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and Breach of Probation.
Police are asking anyone with information about either 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.