**** HRP Media Release
Police Investigate Break & Enter – Dartmouth
At 2:03 a.m., on the 15th of April, a Halifax Regional Police officer in a marked police vehicle was conducting a routine patrol of a construction site located at the 300 block of Higney Avenue in Dartmouth, when he came upon two suspects who had broken into a construction trailer and were loading tools from the construction trailer into their vehicle. When the suspects noticed the officer they fled from the scene in their vehicle. The officer followed the suspect vehicle, behind the blacked out area of the commercial building which was under construction, and the suspect vehicle drove into a recently dugout utility trench. The police vehicle also went into the trench striking the suspect vehicle from behind. Other police units arrived on scene and both suspects were taken into custody. Neither the officer or the two suspects were injured.
One suspect a 34 year-old male from Bedford is being held for court and is facing the following Criminal Code charges: Break & Enter, Fleeing Police, Driving while Prohibited and Breaches of Undertaking.
The other suspect a 39 year-old female from Dartmouth is facing the Criminal Code charge of Break and Enter and was released on documents to appear in court at a later date.
Police are asking anyone with information about 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.