Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is looking to speak with a motorcyclist who was nearly struck by a pick-up truck in west Edmonton early yesterday morning.
On Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at approximately 12:40 a.m., EPS West Division officers noticed a motorcycle being closely followed by a red Ford pick-up truck as both travelled eastbound on 106 Avenue at 142 Street.
The motorcycle and the truck continued eastbound on 106 Avenue to a stop sign at 132 Street, where police observed the truck swerve in what appeared to be an attempt to strike the motorcycle.
The motorcycle proceeded southeast on a walking path to Groat Road. The truck travelled southbound on 132 Street at a high rate of speed, failed to stop at Stony Plain Road and continued to drive in an aggressive manner to the area of 102 Avenue and Wellington Crescent.
A male and a female exited the truck and fled into the ravine. Canine Unit responded and tracked the two individuals; they were taken into custody at approximately 1 a.m. without further incident.
Police are now looking to speak with the male driver of the motorcycle. He was wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and a black, open face helmet at the time of the incident. This individual is asked the contact the Edmonton Police Service to provide further information about the near collision.
The 29-year-old male driver of the truck has been charged with dangerous driving, assault with a weapon, possession of stolen property under $5,000 (stolen licence plate) and a number of breaches. The 35-year-old female passenger was charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000 and she had six outstanding warrants.
Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.
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