Police are looking for two suspects after a stolen motor vehicle collided with an unmarked police vehicle last night in Dartmouth.
At approximately 11:10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, plain clothes officers assigned to the Quick Response Unit observed a SUV run a stop sign at the intersection of Chappell and Slayter Streets. They followed the SUV, and when it came to a stop at the intersection of Jackson Road and Pinecrest Drive, it rolled back and nearly hit the unmarked police vehicle. It continued northbound on Pinecrest Drive and the officers followed and initiated a traffic stop. The SUV came to a stop in the middle of the road and then rolled backwards into the police vehicle. It drove off northbound on Pinecrest Drive, at which time the male passenger exited and fled on foot heading towards Leaman Drive. The male driver then exited the vehicle, which was then traveling at a low rate of speed, and fled on foot. The vehicle continued along at a slow rate of speed until one of the officers was able to bring it to a stop near the intersection of Crystal and Pinecrest Drives. The officers were not injured during the incident and both vehicles received minor damage.
Through the investigation, it was determined that the SUV had been stolen earlier that that day, unbeknownst to the owner.
The driver of the stolen vehicle is described as a black male, 15-19-years-old, wearing a black hoodie with the hood pulled up. The passenger is described as a white male, 15-19-years-old, also wearing a black hoodie with the hood pulled up.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.