Halifax man facing charges after fleeing police, climbing tree: RCMP – Halifax

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Halifax man facing charges after fleeing police, climbing tree: RCMP - Halifax

Sunday, just after midnight, a Halifax RCMP officer attempted to pull over a pick-up truck for a burnt out headlight in Beaver Bank, N.S.

But according to a news release, the truck did not stop and instead turned into a driveway. The driver then fled, on foot, into the woods with the truck still running.

Police say drugs were found in the vehicle.

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The Halifax Regional Police K9 unit searched for the suspect but an off-duty officer, who learned about the incident, saw the suspect running and chased him.

The suspect ran up a tree, according to police, and was arrested once he was back on the ground.

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He was later identified to be a 26-year-old man from Middle Sackville.






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He was released from custody and is set to appear in Dartmouth court at a later date.

The man has been charged with flight from police, possession of a controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking and obstruction.




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