**** HRP Media Release
Police charge man and request public assistance
On August 25 at approximately 8:20 p.m., Halifax Regional Police officers responded to a report of a stolen motor vehicle and were following GPS coordinates reported by a caller. Officers followed the vehicle to Waterloo Street and Fraser Street in Halifax when the driver put the vehicle in reverse and struck the police vehicle, which was following close behind.
While Nova Scotia Serious Incident Team (SiRT) is investigating the incident pertaining to HRP officers’ actions, HRP is conducting an investigation into other violations committed by the driver.
Kevin Joseph Brezuk, 30, of Reserve Mines, was arrested and appeared in court today to face the following charges:
- Motor vehicle theft
- Dangerous operation of a conveyance
- Flight from peace officer
- Assault a peace officer x3
- Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
- Assault with a weapon x3
- Mischief endangering life x2
- Operation of a conveyance while prohibited
Police are asking members of the public to come forward who have any information on this dangerous driving incident that occurred on August 25 between 7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. The pick-up truck was driving inbound toward Halifax from the Bedford area. The vehicle drove along the Bedford Highway, Fairview Overpass, Joseph Howe Drive, Kempt Road, Robie Street and in South End Halifax.
The vehicle is described as a large, white Ford F350 truck.
Police are asking anyone with information about the truck or this incident to call police at 902-490-5016. 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.