A male youth faces charges in connection with a series of hit and run
accidents last month that resulted in power outages in Halifax.
On October 27 at approximately 4:58 a.m., a truck that was later
determined to have been stolen, backed into a police cruiser then fled
striking two power poles as well as a fire hydrant. The truck was
eventually located abandoned on Seaforth Street. The incident resulted
in power outages that significantly affected the morning commute.
On November 6 at 4:30 a.m., police received a call that a male youth,
whom officers were looking for in connection with the accidents, was
observed in the area of the 2100 block of Barrington Street. When
officers arrived, he fled on foot and was located a short distance away
and arrested. As a result of the investigations by Sackville RCMP into
the theft of the truck and by the HRP/RCMP Integrated General
Investigation Section into the hit and runs, a number of charges have
A 16-year-old male youth from Beaver Bank faces charges of theft of
vehicle, possession of stolen property, assault with a weapon, assault
causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and
breaching conditions. He was scheduled to appear in Halifax Youth Court
on November 7.