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Police use spike belt to arrest youth after chase leads to power outages

By Steve MacArthur Dec 27, 2023 | 1:38 PM

Halifax Regional Police have charged a youth in relation to chase and crash that knocked out power to about 4,000 homes in the Herring Cove area.

It began in the afternoon on Boxing Day when officers received a report of a vehicle that had been stolen on Barrington Street in Halifax earlier in the day.

A short time later the vehicle was spotted in Sackville.

The officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver did not pull over and then they attempted to get the driver to stop again near the MacKay Bridge in Halifax.

Police used a spike belt to bust the tires of the vehicle.

The driver continued on for a short distance until the vehicle struck a bus shelter and then a power pole near Shoreham Lane.

Two passengers ran away while the driver was arrested at the crash scene.

A 14-year-old youth is scheduled to appear in provincial youth court on Wednesday to face charges of:

  • Mischief (x2)
  • Mischief over $5000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Dangerous operation of a conveyance
  • Breach of probation