Two men and a woman are facing a number of charges after a high-speed chase in a stolen car in the Bridgewater area that saw Lunenburg District RCMP deploy a spike belt.
Shortly after 4 p.m. on Feb. 8, members of the South Shore Integrated Street Crime Unit and the Criminal Intelligence Services of Nova Scotia approached a stolen Jeep Renegade on Pleasant St.
When officers advised the driver and two passengers that they were under arrest, the driver accelerated and fled the area at a high rate of speed. An officer was grazed by the suspect vehicle as the vehicle left the scene.
With assistance from Bridgewater Police Service, RCMP conducted checkpoints and patrolled the area to locate the vehicle. At approximately 4:20 p.m. officers were notified that a speeding Jeep in the Conquerall Mills area had attempted to run a vehicle off the road.
RCMP located the Jeep near Petite Riviere and prepared to deploy a spike belt to slow down the Jeep when the driver turned onto Wentzell Rd. All occupants left the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area nearby.
Officers apprehended the driver of the vehicle and one of the two passengers shortly after.
The driver, Isabel MacDonald, 24, of Conquerall Bank, is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5000 (the Jeep), assaulting a police officer, possession of a controlled substance, flight from police, dangerous driving, and three counts for breach of probation.
Steven Rhodenizer, 26, of Baker Settlement, is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5000 and possession of a controlled substance.
Kyle Rhodenizer, 25, of Lower Sackville, fled from the vehicle and police have been unable to locate him. He is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5000, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance as well as two breaches of a recognizance.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information pertaining to these incidents is asked to contact Lunenburg District RCMP at 902 527-5555. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.
Calls to Crime Stoppers are not tapped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.