Suspects charged after theft of ATM, pursuit near Hussar
Three individuals have been charged in connection with a break and enter and police pursuit near Hussar last week.
Hailey Morrison of Drumheller, Shawn Panteluk of Gleichen, and Brett Voytko of Lethbridge have been charged with a total of 28 criminal code charges in relation to a theft of an ATM and police pursuit near Hussar on July 17.
Charges range from break and enter and theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property, dangerous driving, flight from police, and weapons charges. All three offenders were on court imposed conditions from other crimes they were involved with.
The three have made preliminary court appearances in Medicine Hat provincial court and remain in custody. They are scheduled to re-appear in court in the coming weeks.
On July 17, 2018 at approximately 4:30 a.m., Bassano RCMP received a call of an alarm at a business in the hamlet of Hussar. On arrival it was determined that a break and enter had occurred where suspects removed the ATM from the building and fled.
While following the suspects, one suspect had leaned out the window of the moving vehicle and pointed a long gun at the victim. The victim stopped following and was not injured.
Shortly thereafter the vehicle was located by RCMP and a pursuit was initiated when the vehicle failed to stop for police. The pursuit continued through Bassano’s rural area and ended when the suspect’s stolen vehicle got stuck in a field.
With assistance from Brooks RCMP, Drumheller RCMP, Gleichen RCMP, RCMP Emergency Response Team, and the Calgary Police Service HAWCS helicopter, a male and female suspect were arrested at scene. The third suspect fled on foot and was apprehended by RCMP Police Dog Services.