Man charged with assault on a police officer, theft of a vehicle

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.

Source: Release

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