3 face multiple charges after fleeing police in Dartmouth

Two men and a woman face charges including assault after a vehicle took off from police on Saturday. The suspect vehicle later struck a car on Waverley Road, injuring a woman and two children.

Mother, 2 children injured after being struck by suspect car on Waverley Road

Three suspects in a theft from a Dartmouth store fled Halifax Regional Police on Saturday, leading to two collisions with other vehicles. A man and two children were hurt in one of the crashes. (Robert Short/CBC)

Three people are facing multiple charges, including assaulting a police officer, after an incident involving a theft call at Best Buy and subsequent police pursuit Saturday afternoon in Dartmouth.

Halifax Regional Police were called to Gale Terrace just after 3 p.m. to respond to a theft.

Police say the theft suspects fled the scene in a vehicle that allegedly struck a parked vehicle.

Police located the suspect vehicle on Main Street and attempted to pull it over, but said the suspect vehicle pulled away.

While attempting to flee, the vehicle struck a marked police van head-on. Two police officers inside were not hurt.

Once the suspect vehicle continued outbound on the Waverley Road, police called off the pursuit.

An RCMP patrol member spotted the vehicle on Waverley Road, but did not attempt to stop it.

Suspects arrested on foot

However, the suspect vehicle crashed into another car a few minutes later, leading to minor injuries for the mother and two children.

The suspects fled on foot, police said.

RCMP caught two suspects near the vehicle while a third suspect was tracked to Rolling Hills Drive by a police dog.

A 33-year old woman, who police believe was driving, is charged with theft, dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily harm, two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, flight from police and and two counts of assaulting a police officer. 

Two men, aged 38 and 29, believed to have been in the vehicle, are facing charges including theft under $5,000. The younger man is also charged with resisting arrest and breaching a recognizance. 

They are being held in custody and are expected to attend a bail hearing Sunday.