Halifax Regional Police have arrested two people after an incident in Dartmouth that resulted in a police officer firing a gun at a vehicle.

Police say they were investigating a complaint of a stolen vehicle on Brule Street Tuesday evening and were following two suspects.

"The suspect vehicle collided with police vehicles, nearly striking involved officers," Halifax Regional Police said in a news release. "To stop the vehicle from striking anyone, one of the police officers fired their service pistol at the vehicle. Immediately following that, the two suspects fled in their vehicle from the scene to a location on Ochterloney Street in Dartmouth."

On Wednesday, police received a report of a vehicle that had been stolen from the 500 block of Portland Street in Dartmouth and the suspects were believed to be the same individuals involved in Tuesday night’s incident.

Police say the vehicle was located in the 300 block of Herring Cove Road in Halifax and both suspects were taken into custody without incident.

Both were scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court Thursday to face charges for the two incidents, along with a robbery that occurred in Halifax on April 15, and two other incidents where the individuals failed to meet court-ordered conditions.

Police charged James Harold Scott, 31, of Halifax with the following offences:

  • Theft of vehicle
  • Two counts of theft over $5,000
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Eight counts of breaching a recognizance
  • Dangerous driving.
  • Failing to remain at the scene of a collision
  • Fleeing from police
  • Assaulting a peace officer with a vehicle, and;
  • Mischief.

Police also arrested Jordan Melissa O’Tool, 24, of Halifax. She faces the following charges:

  • Being unlawfully at large
  • Robbery
  • Theft of vehicle
  • Two counts of theft over $5,000
  • Possession of stolen property, and;
  • Four counts of breach of probation.