Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP arrested a man early this morning in the Inglewood neighbourhood after the stolen truck he was driving collided with a parked vehicle then got stuck in a fence; when the driver attempted to flee on foot, he was located in a residential yard by a police service dog.
At 4:15 am on December 16, Red Deer RCMP received a report of an erratic driver in an alley behind Ireland Crescent. The stolen truck had collided with a second, parked truck and then caused damage to the alley’s cable fence and an electrical pole. The driver then abandoned the truck and fled on foot. RCMP contained the area between 40 Avenue and Ingersoll Street, and Ironside Street to 19 Street and Police Dog Services tracked the suspect to a yard on Ireland Crescent, where he was taken into custody. The truck had been stolen out of Red Deer.
A 25 year old Red Deer man will face charges for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, obstruction of a peace officer, mischief, possession of stolen property over $5,000, failing to comply with a probation order. His name cannot be released at this time as those charges have not been sworn before the courts.
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP