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Red Deer RCMP arrest wanted woman in stolen truck after collision

February 20, 2018 11:30 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – A Red Deer woman appears in court today after RCMP arrested her in a stolen truck on Orr Drive on February 16 and executed numerous outstanding warrants on her.

Shortly before 7 am on February 16, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious truck parked on Orr Drive. As RCMP approached the truck it fled, narrowly missing colliding with the police cruiser and striking a vehicle in the intersection of Orr Drive and Oak Drive. The female driver then abandoned the truck and attempted to flee police on foot but was arrested after a brief foot chase. Several vehicles were damaged as a result of the collision, but, fortunately, no one was injured. The truck driven by the suspect had been reported stolen out of Edmonton.

At the time of her arrest, 27 year old Melissa Marie Bowie was wanted on warrants out of Edmonton for seven charges of possession of stolen property and two for failing to appear in court. She was further wanted on a warrant out of Leduc for failing to comply with court-imposed conditions. 

Bowie now faces the following additional charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • Criminal Code 249(1)(a) – Dangerous driving
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions

Bowie was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer this morning, February 20.

Red Deer RCMP thank the public for your continued engagement in Red Deer crime reduction efforts through reports of suspicious vehicles and suspicious activity.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP