Teenage girl and man charged after flight from Halifax police

Halifax Regional Police
Halifax police say a 19-year-old woman was released without charges, while a teenage girl and a man are held in court after fleeing police in a vehicle with a reported stolen licence plate. Alexa MacLean/Global Halifax

Halifax police say a vehicle fled from police during a response to a collision at Victoria Road and Highfield Park Drive in Dartmouth on Tuesday morning.

Police say that while a service dog handler was crossing the MacDonald Bridge, a vehicle in front of the dog handler took off at high speed and failed to pull over.

A release says the dog handler attempted to stop the grey Mazda but lost sight of it at Wyse Road and Albro Lake Road.

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When additional officers responded, they located an abandoned vehicle on Windmill Road and confirmed the licence plate was stolen.

Police say a 19-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl were found nearby and arrested.

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In the arrest of the 16-year-old, officers found a prohibited stun gun.

Police say a man was seen running from the vehicle and was later located by a police service dog.

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According to police, the woman was released without charges, while the youth and the man are held in court.

The 21-year-old man is facing charges including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of probation.

The teenage girl is facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited weapon and breach of probation.

Police are investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to call police at 902-490-5020.

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