Red Deer, Alberta – Two men and a woman face charges after the stolen truck they were driving rammed a Red Deer RCMP police vehicle the afternoon of October 25; the collision caused damage to a residential fence, a garage and a power transformer, resulting in power outages in the Johnstone area.
RCMP were on patrol in north Red Deer at approximately 5:30 pm on October 25 when they located the stolen truck driving in the area of Jewel Street and James Street. When the truck entered an alley behind James Street, police initiated a traffic stop; the suspect truck, a Ford F150, rammed the police vehicle in an attempt to flee; that collision caused significant structural damage to a fence and garage at one residence. The truck then became stuck on the transformer box, causing the neighbourhood to lose power for several hours while City of Red Deer staff repaired the damage. RCMP arrested two at the truck, and arrested a third suspect after a brief foot pursuit. RCMP continue to investigate the identity of a fourth suspect who fled the scene and was not located.
No police officers or civilians were injured in the collisions; the female suspect sustained minor injuries and was treated at hospital before being released into RCMP custody. RCMP seized fentanyl during the arrests. The truck, a Ford F150, had been reported stolen out of Blackfalds; the license plate on the truck had been reported stolen out of Fort McMurray.
21 year old Nickolas Tweedle was wanted on outstanding warrants for failing to comply with probation and failing to appear in court; he now faces the following additional charges:
- Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
- Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000
- Criminal Code 249.1(1) – Flight from police
- Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation order
- TSA 54(1)(a) – Drive without insurance
- TSA 52(1)(a) – Drive without registration
- TSA 94(1)(a) – Drive while unauthorized
Tweedle made his first appearance in court in Red Deer today and is scheduled to appear next on October 31.
25 year old Trent Tyler Roan faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 127(1) – Breach of court order X 2
Roan made his first appearance in court in Red Deer on Friday and is scheduled to appear next on November 1.
23 year old Shyla Loustel faces the following charges:
- CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance
- Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
Loustel is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 30.
Cst. Sean Morris
Red Deer RCMP