Red Deer, Alberta – In the early hours of April 25, Red Deer RCMP arrested a man in a stolen truck with the help of a tire deflation device, after the driver sped through red lights and nearly struck police officers as they worked to stop the vehicle.
Shortly before 1 am on April 25, RCMP witnessed a dark Ford F350 speeding through red lights on 67 Street. The truck did not stop when police approached; RCMP did not engage in a pursuit for public safety reasons but prepared to set tire deflation devices as they tracked the truck, which continued to drive at high rates of speed, at one point, in the oncoming lane of traffic on Taylor Drive.
RCMP set a tire deflation device at the intersection of Taylor Drive and 67 Street; as the truck attempted to avoid it, the driver narrowly missed striking members who were on foot, and collided with a police vehicle. The truck was disabled by the tire deflation device and drove to a nearby parking lot, where RCMP executed a high-risk takedown of the truck’s four occupants. The three passengers were later released without charge while the driver, Logan Nottal, faces a number of Criminal Code charges. The truck had been stolen out of Springbrook.
19 year old Logan Nottal has been charged with:
- Criminal Code 249(1)(a) – Dangerous operation of motor vehicle
- Criminal Code 249(1)(1) – Dangerous operation while being pursued by police
- Criminal Code 259(4) – Operate vehicle while disqualified
- Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
- TSA 54(1)(a) – Drive uninsured vehicle on highway
Logan Nottal was remanded in custody and will appear in court in Red Deer this morning, April 25 at 9:30 am.
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP