Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have a Red Deer man in custody after he rolled the stolen truck he was driving in the early morning of July 2, attempted to flee police on foot, and was tracked down by Police Dog Services.
RCMP located the stolen grey Ford F350 as it drove through the Inglewood neighbourhood at approximately 4 am on July 2. Police tracked its movements at a distance as it drove through south Red Deer and set up on 19 Street with a tire deflation device to intercept the truck. The truck, which had been travelling at high speeds, made an abrupt turn, left the road and rolled twice; the driver fled on foot into an adjacent field, where he was soon apprehended by Police Dog Services. EMS attended and checked the driver for injuries on scene and then at the hospital; the accused was released into police custody once it was determined he was not injured. The truck had been reported stolen at 2:30 am the same morning from a home in the Clearview neighbourhood of Red Deer.
23 year old Derek Wesley Lozynsky of Red Deer faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 334(a) – Theft of motor vehicle over $5000
- Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5000
- Criminal Code 249(1)(a) – Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Criminal Code 249.1(1) – Flight from peace officer
- Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist peace officer
- Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Breach of probation
- Criminal Code 259(4) – Drive while disqualified
- TSA s69(1)(a) – Fail to remain at scene of an accident
Derek Lozynsky was remanded in custody and will appear in Alberta Provincial Court in Red Deer on July 4 at 9:30 am.
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP