Stolen vehicle smashes into police cruiser
Police say a stolen vehicle struck a police car as officers attempted to stop the vehicle.
Published Friday, December 7, 2012 12:08PM AST
Police are investigating a rash of vehicles stolen overnight in the Halifax area. In one incident, a stolen vehicle smashed into a police cruiser.
Stolen vehicle smashes into patrol car
Just before 4:30 a.m. this morning, RCMP in Tantallon responded to a call that two vehicles - a Volkswagen Golf and Kia Rio - had just been stolen from a home on Shankel Road in Hubbards.
Police located the stolen vehicles travelling towards Halifax on Highway 103. They both left the highway at Exit 5.
As police attempted to stop the cars and make an arrest, police say the Volkswagen Golf struck a patrol car.
The second car sped away and continued towards Halifax on Highway 103.
As police approached the Volkswagen Golf, it also fled on Highway 103.
About 20 minutes later, police located the stolen Kia Rio and managed to stop the vehicle just off Exit 3 and Hwy 103.
They arrested the driver, a 21-year-old Halifax man, at the scene.
He remains in custody and charges are pending.
Police locate stolen vehicle on Highway 103
Police also located a Ford Taurus near Exit 5 on Highway 103 this morning that was reported stolen Tuesday.
Police say a 19-year-old Halifax man was found hitchhiking near the vehicle on the highway.
He was arrested for violation of his court conditions and police say the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Truck stolen from driveway of Cole Harbour home
In a third incident, RCMP in Cole Harbour received a report shortly after 6:30 a.m. of a truck stolen overnight from a driveway on Jeep Crescent in Eastern Passage.
They are still searching for the vehicle and are asking anyone with information to contact police.