Sus­pect ap­pre­hended fol­low­ing flight from po­lice

The Drumheller Mail - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Sub­mit­ted The Drumheller Mail

An RCMP Ca­nine Unit was em­ployed to help lo­cate and ap­pre­hend a man who is now fac­ing charges of flight from po­lice, dan­ger­ous driv­ing, and pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime.

Drumheller RCMP re­sponded to a re­port of an al­leged theft from the Car­bon store on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 31. The sus­pect fled the area in a white Kia com­pact car. Po­lice lo­cated the ve­hi­cle and at­tempted to stop it at which time the driver at­tempted to evade po­lice, driv­ing in a man­ner that was dan­ger­ous to other mo­torists.

Po­lice did not pur­sue the sus­pect but, with as­sis­tance from the pub­lic, were able to lo­cate the sus­pect ve­hi­cle in a ru­ral area. The driver con­tin­ued its at­tempt to evade po­lice, strik­ing a fence and ditch in the process.

The sus­pect fled on foot into a nearby coulee at which time a Po­lice Ser­vice dog at­tended. The sus­pect was lo­cated a short dis- tance from the ve­hi­cle suf­fer­ing from se­ri­ous in­juries sus­tained dur­ing the col­li­sion with the ditch.

The sus­pect ap­peared to be in­tox­i­cated and the ve­hi­cle was found to have been stolen from Oko­toks. The male sus­pect had out­stand­ing ar­rest war­rants from High River and pend­ing charges from an in­ci­dent the pre­vi­ous night where a sep­a­rate ve­hi­cle was re­ported stolen.

Due to his in­juries, the sus­pect was taken to hos­pi­tal for as­sess­ment. The sus­pect suf­fered se­ri­ous, non-life threat­en­ing in­juries and was re­leased to the care of the hos­pi­tal with a court date for Jan­uary 2019. He is fac­ing charges in­clud­ing pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime, dan­ger­ous driv­ing, and flight from po­lice.

If any­one has in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing this in­ci­dent or sus­pect, they are asked to con­tact the Drumheller RCMP De­tach­ment at 403-823-7590 or their lo­cal po­lice. If you wish to re­main anony­mous, you can con­tact Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), on­line at www.P3Tips.com or by us­ing the “P3 Tips” app avail­able through the Ap­ple App or Google Play Store.”

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