RCMP arrest 3 after police vehicle rammed by stolen truck
15-year-old drivers facing 5 charges including theft and assault of a police officer
A 15-year-old is facing charges after a police vehicle was rammed Friday in the Tantallon area.
Halifax RCMP say around 11 a.m., a K-9 unit happened upon a stolen truck containing three people in or near a driveway on Peggy's Cove Road.
Police say when the RCMP member attempted to arrest the truck's occupants, the vehicle collided with the officer's SUV during an attempt to get away.
The vehicle was found later in the afternoon in West Dover and three people were arrested.
The 15-year-old driver is facing five charges under the Youth Criminal Act: theft under $5000, possession of stolen property, assault of a police officer, flight from police and dangerous driving.
Police say the suspect is also accused of stealing gas from a station in Timberlea.
The vehicle's other two occupants — a 17-year-old male from West Dover and an 18-year-old female from Timberlea were not charged.
The driver was released on a promise to appear in court on March 3.
Police say the truck was stolen from an Elmsdale parking lot the day before.