Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP arrested a man in a stolen truck Monday afternoon after laying two tire deflation devices to stop the truck as it sped through the city attempting to avoid police.
Shortly after 3 pm on April 17, Blackfalds RCMP received a report of an erratic driver on McKenzie Road in Gasoline Alley. The truck was reported to be swerving through traffic and narrowly avoiding collisions with various vehicles. Red Deer RCMP located the truck as it entered the city and initiated a traffic stop, but the truck fled from police. RCMP officers then set up a tire deflation device on 32 Street, which flattened three of the truck’s tires. The truck sped away from police again, and police officers laid a second tire deflation device as the truck approached 32 Street and Gaetz Avenue, disabling the truck completely. The driver then attempted to flee on foot, and was arrested nearby by RCMP.
Red Deer RCMP were in contact with Innisfail and Blackfalds RCMP throughout, preparing to intercept the truck if it attempted to leave the city again. The truck, a grey Ford F250, had been reported stolen out of Sylvan Lake earlier the same morning. Fortunately, no one was injured and no traffic collisions occurred during this series of close calls.
RCMP will issue an update with the name of the accused and the charges he faces once those charges have been sworn before the courts.
Police File #2017450865
Red Deer RCMP