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Red Deer RCMP arrest man in stolen vehicle after collisions – Update – Charges sworn

October 1, 2018 1:27 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have sworn seven charges against a man after the stolen truck he was driving collided with several vehicles including a Red Deer Transit bus the afternoon of September 20. 

34 year old Jeremy John Terpstra was wanted on multiple warrants at the time of his arrest and now faces the following additional charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 259(4) – Drive while disqualified
  • TSA 69(1)(a) – Fail to remain at scene X 2
  • TSA 52(1)(a) – Drive without registration
  • TSA 54(1)(a) – Drive uninsured motor vehicle
  • RROR 54(1) – Fail to stop at intersection (red light)

 Terpstra made his first appearance in court in Red Deer on September 28; he is scheduled to appear again on October 12 at 9:30 am. 

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Media contact:
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034 

BACKGROUND:

September 21, 2018 

Red Deer RCMP arrest man in stolen vehicle after collisions

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have arrested a man after the stolen truck he was driving collided with several vehicles in north Red Deer yesterday afternoon. 

At 5 pm on September 20, Red Deer RCMP responded to reports that a truck driving at high speed in north Red Deer was involved in a collision after allegedly running a red light at the intersection of 60 Street and Taylor Drive, then colliding with a transit bus that was stopped at Horn Street. The driver of the truck then fled on foot and was pursued by a number of citizens, who restrained him in an alley behind Hewson Avenue until police arrived. 

RCMP continue to investigate and do not believe citizens suffered any serious injuries as a result of the collisions. The truck had been reported stolen out of Red Deer earlier this week after it was left unlocked and running. 

Red Deer RCMP thank the public for their support during this series of potentially dangerous incidents, and remind citizens of the importance of not placing themselves in harm’s way when interacting with criminals. 

The 34 year old male faces numerous charges; his name cannot be released at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. 

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Media contact:
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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