Red Deer, Alberta – A 32 year old man faces a charge of leaving the scene of an accident after turning himself in to Red Deer RCMP on Saturday, one day after RCMP reported that a truck had reversed across a parking lot and driven into Papa Baldy’s Pizza restaurant, causing extensive damage and resulting in minor injuries to a female employee who was inside the restaurant.
The suspect contacted Red Deer RCMP the afternoon of February 2 and made arrangements to turn himself in to police at the downtown detachment the same day. RCMP confirmed that his truck matched the description of the suspect truck and had damage consistent with the collision with the building. At this point in the investigation, RCMP believe the collision was unintentional.
The man faces a charge of failing to remain at the scene of an accident in which a person was injured, and RCMP continue to investigate; his name cannot be released at this time as the charge has not yet been sworn before the courts. He is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on March 23 at 8:30 am.
Cst. Sean Morris
Red Deer RCMP
February 2, 2018
Red Deer RCMP investigate truck vs building collision
Red Deer, Alberta – The RCMP are investigating an incident which resulted in a truck reversing across a parking lot and driving into Papa Baldy’s Pizza restaurant. One female employee inside the restaurant sustained minor injuries.
On February 1 at 9:08 p.m., RCMP received a 911 call that a truck reversed across the Westview Shopping Plaza parking lot into the front of the pizza restaurant causing very extensive damage. Three people were either in or near the restaurant at the time of the incident.
Red Deer RCMP along with the General Investigation Section (GIS) is actively investigating this incident and seeking public assistance in identifying the suspect responsible. The truck is described as a black Dodge Ram, loaded with concrete in the rear box. It has sustained damage to the rear end. (A photo of the truck is attached below).
“While preliminary investigation indicates that this occurrence appears to be intentional, we can’t speculate at this time,” says Staff Sergeant Jeff McBeth of the Red Deer RCMP Detachment. “All efforts are being made to solve this crime and we are looking for public tips. As always, public tips can be crucial to our ability to solve and reduce crimes.”
If you have information about this investigation, please call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online, or by SMS.
Corporal Laurel Scott
Media Relations Group