Alert Motorist Leads Innisfail RCMP to Arrest – 47 Charges Laid

 

On Feb. 15, 2018 at approximately 5:55 p.m., Innisfail RCMP received a call of a suspicious vehicle that was stuck in the ditch near the Pine Lake Whispering Pines golf course. A resident in the rural area observed the vehicle and felt it was suspicious and called police to report it. Innisfail RCMP responded and observed a vehicle matching the description given by the resident and confirmed the vehicle as stolen. RCMP attempted to pull it over, however it did not stop. The vehicle continued for some distance and eventually lost control after hitting a tire deflation device and entered the ditch and became stuck.

 

The vehicle had two occupants, a 25-year-old male of Red Deer, Alta., and a 22-year-old female of Leduc County, Alta., who were subsequently arrested without incident. Both have been held for a bail hearing in Red Deer Provincial court on Tuesday Feb. 20 at 9:30 a.m..

The male has been charged with 28 separate charges including but not limited to:

-Possess stolen property over $5,000

-Possess stolen property under $5000 (x3)

-Possess prohibited weapon

-Improper storage of prohibited weapon

-Failing to stop for police

-Dangerous driving

-Possession of weapon while prohibited

The female has been charged with 19 separate charges including but not limited to:

-Possess stolen property over $5000

-Possess stolen property under $5000

-Possess prohibited weapon

-Improper storage of prohibited weapon

-Possession of a rifle knowing the serial number has been altered

-Possession of weapon while prohibited

Cooperation between the RCMP and the public is instrumental to the success of our Crime Reduction efforts. The simple act of reporting any suspicious activity and/or crime provides us with the necessary information by which we gather intelligence. RCMP would like to thank the public for alerting them to this activity.

If you have any information, please call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342. If you want to remain anonymous, you can call 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 you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Innisfail RCMP News release Innisfail, Alberta – February 19, 2018