High River RCMP re­quest­ing pub­lic help

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Alberta -

High River RCMP are in­ves­ti­gat­ing three re­lated theft com­plaints from the week­end of Oc­to­ber 26-28.

The first com­plaint oc­curred at a lo­cal car wash, where the sus­pect un­suc­cess­fully at­tempted to pry open a coin box.

The fol­low­ing night on Oc­to­ber 27, at 2:30 a.m High River RCMP at­tended an in­tru­sion alarm at a lo­cal busi­ness find­ing the glass of the front door smashed. RCMP re­sponded quickly how­ever the sus­pect had fled the scene. The busi­ness owner at­tended and ver­i­fied noth­ing was stolen.

On Oc­to­ber 28, at 3:25 a.m. High River RCMP at­tended Jaf­fery Op­ti­cal for an in­tru­sion alarm where en­try was gained by the sus­pect smash­ing a glass win­dow ad­ja­cent to the front door. Over a 100 glasses frames were stolen from a dis­play rack and the sus­pect fled out the back door of the busi­ness prior to RCMP ar­rival.

High River RCMP are re­quest­ing the pub­lic’s as­sis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing the fol­low­ing ve­hi­cle, a light coloured Dodge Car­a­van.

If you have any in­for­ma­tion about this crime or any other crime please con­tact the High River RCMP 403652-2356. If you wish to re­main anony­mous, you can con­tact Crime Stop­pers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by in­ter­net at www.tip­sub­mit.com. You do not have to re­veal your iden­tity to Crime Stop­pers and if your in­for­ma­tion leads to an ar­rest, the re­cov­ery of stolen prop­erty and/or the seizure of il­licit drugs you may be el­i­gi­ble for a cash re­ward.

• Sus­pect with High River con­nected ap­pre­hended fol­low­ing flight from po­lice

Drumheller RCMP ap­pre­hended a male fol­low­ing a re­port of a theft from the Car­bon store.

The sus­pect left the area in a white Kia com­pact car. Po­lice lo­cated the ve­hi­cle and at­tempted to stop it at which time the sus­pect 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 sus­pect con­tin­ued his at­tempt to evade po­lice, strik­ing a fence and ditch in the process. The sus­pect fled on foot into a near by coulee at which time a Po­lice Ser­vice dog at­tended. The sus­pect was lo­cated a short dis­tance from the ve­hi­cle suf­fer­ing from se­ri­ous in­juries sus­tained dur­ing the col­li­sion with the ditch. The sus­pect was 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 in which he stole a sep­a­rate ve­hi­cle.

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 for 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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