Just after 9pm, officers responded to the intersection of Wentworth Drive and Eliza Ritchie Crescent for a report of a large excavator being operated by several individuals. Officers located the excavator unoccupied with the bucket resting on a damaged fire hydrant; releasing a large amount of water on the street. Halifax water was able to control the leak and Halifax Fire attended the scene to respond to a number of alarms in the area due to the lack of water pressure.
The area was checked with negative results. The suspects were last seen leaving the area in a small white car.
The investigation into this matter is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact 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 atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Media Release