Suspect apprehended following flight from police
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.”