Two arrested after lengthy rural police chase

Two arrested after lengthy rural police chase
Two suspects arrested after police pursuit ends in collision
Extra RCMP resources were brought in to catch a pair of alleged vehicle thieves Wednesday. Extra members from Spirit River and Dawson Creek, B.C. joined Grande Prairie RCMP, along with an RCMP helicopter and an Emergency Response Team from Edmonton.

The incident started near Webster around 11 a.m., where a suspicious man was reportedly acting erratically around a vehicle stuck in a ditch. Witnesses said he and a woman left the area on a quad, but police weren’t able to stop them.

It turns out the ditched truck and the quad had both been reported stolen, and a few minutes later another truck was reported stolen. RCMP says the man is known to be a dangerous offender, and once the third vehicle was found and wouldn’t pull over, reinforcements were brought in.

Eventually, the chopper found the truck near Bonanza, and it hit two police cruisers before coming to a stop. A 35-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were arrested and remain in police custody. Charges are pending and no injuries have been reported.

October 10 2018With the assistance of air services (Helicopter), RCMP from Grande Prairie City and Rural, Spirit River…

Grande Prairie RCMP arrested a 35-year-old male and a 16-year-old female after a police pursuit that ended with the suspect’s vehicle colliding with two police vehicles Wednesday.

RCMP received a report around 11 a.m. of a suspicious male who had his vehicle stuck in a ditch near Webster, Alta. According to the caller, the male was behaving erratically and left with the female passenger on foot.

“Witnesses then saw the suspects flee the area on a quad. Police attempted to intercept the quad but were unsuccessful,” the RCMP said in a statement.

Both the truck and the quad had been stolen with the police soon receiving a third report of a stolen truck.

“Police quickly located the vehicle and repeatedly attempted to intervene to arrest the suspects,” the press release stated. “The male suspect is known by police to be a dangerous offender.”

The suspects kept evading the police, which resulted in the RCMP enlisting air support, members from the Edmonton RCMP Emergency Response and RCMP members from Spirit River, Alta, and Dawson Creek, B.C.

Air support then located the vehicle, which had collided with two police vehicles and came to a stop near Bonanza, Alta.

The suspects remain in police custody and charges are pending. No one was injured during the incident.