Man steals car, evades three traffic stops

Southeast RCMP Traffic Services, East Hants District RCMP and Halifax Regional Police worked together to arrest a male who stole a vehicle from a property on Albro Lake Rd. in Dartmouth.

On March 2, at 1:38 p.m., Halifax Regional Police received a complaint of a stolen vehicle on Albro Lake Rd. in Dartmouth. Police quickly located the vehicle on Windmill Rd. and a traffic stop was attempted. The driver of the vehicle, a 31-year-old male from Dartmouth, refused to stop and fled from police. In the interest of public safety, a pursuit was not initiated.

Shortly thereafter, Southeast RCMP Traffic Services located the vehicle driving on Hwy. 118 where another traffic stop was attempted, the driver again refused to stop and fled.

At approximately 3 p.m., East Hants District RCMP located the vehicle driving on Hwy. 2 in Lantz. A third traffic stop was attempted which again resulted in the vehicle failing to stop. The driver then lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. The vehicle came to rest in the ditch and the driver attempted to flee the scene on foot. He was unsuccessful and was arrested without further incident.

The male was later released from custody on an appearance notice and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on April 5, 2022. He will be facing a charges of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property and Flight from Police.

Source: Release

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