Red Deer, Alberta – A Red Deer woman was arrested Saturday morning as she abandoned the stolen car she had attempted to elude police in.
The blue Honda Civic had been stolen from the Clearview Market area the morning of April 23, and RCMP located it shortly afterward as the suspect drove through the Oriole Park neighbourhood. Police tracked the vehicle throughout north Red Deer but did not activate emergency equipment out of consideration for public safety. They located the Civic a short time later in the Normandeau neighbourhood and arrested the suspect, who police recognized, near the car.
In the stolen car, RCMP located a number of documents that had been stolen from two other vehicles in Red Deer, including registration, insurance, cheques and other personal paperwork that could be used for identity theft and fraud.
24 year old Jessica Brianne Vezina has been charged with:
- Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property X 3
- Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with recognizance X 3
- TSA 94(2) – Drive while unauthorized
- TSA 54(1)(a) – Drive uninsured vehicle on highway
Jessica Vezina 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