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Red Deer RCMP assist Edmonton Police in arresting men in stolen car – Update – Charges laid

July 11, 2016 1:51 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Two men have been charged after fleeing Edmonton Police on July 7 and refusing to stop for police from a number of RCMP detachments along the QEII Highway before being arrested in Red Deer by Red Deer RCMP.

19 year old Lynx Tevin Marcella-Michel of Red Deer has been charged with:

  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation order X 2

23 year old Shawn David Drummond has been charged with:

  • Criminal Code 249.1(1) – Operate motor vehicle while being pursued by police
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000

Both Marcella-Michel and Drummond have been remanded in custody and will appear in Red Deer court on July 20 at 9:30 am.

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Media contact:
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

BACKGROUND:

July 8, 2016

Red Deer RCMP assist Edmonton Police in arresting men in stolen car

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have arrested two men who fled Edmonton Police (EPS) in a stolen car and were tracked by the EPS helicopter as they drove southbound on the QEII Highway to Red Deer last night.

Shortly before 11 pm on July 7, Red Deer RCMP were asked to assist EPS in arresting two men who were driving to Red Deer in a stolen blue Honda Accord after evading Edmonton police officers. Red Deer RCMP located the car as it entered Red Deer on Highway 11A and drove south on Taylor Drive to the Mustang Acres mobile home park. The driver and passenger abandoned the car there and fled on foot into a wooded area. RCMP contained the area and Police Dog Services began to track the suspects. Police located them walking westbound on 67 Street and executed a high-risk takedown because of unconfirmed reports that one of the suspects may have been carrying a firearm. The suspects were taken into custody without incident. Police did not locate a firearm on either man, and continue to investigate.

RCMP officers from Maskwacis, Leduc, Ponoka and Blackfalds all participated in attempts to stop the stolen car as it made its way down the highway. The vehicle struck a tire deflation device laid by Maskwacis RCMP at the junction of Meniak Road and QEII, but continued to Red Deer despite having both passenger tires flattened.

A 23 year old man and a 19 year old man are facing charges thanks to the coordinated efforts of a number of Alberta police forces who prioritized the safety of all citizens on the roads last night. Red Deer RCMP will release an update with names and charges once those charges have been sworn before the courts.

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Media contact:
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

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