RCMP Arrest Edmonton Male Driving Stolen Vehicle; Stop Stix Deployed

Fort McMurray, Alberta – On June 29th, 2017 at 6:30 pm, a vehicle was stolen from the Timberlea area of Fort McMurray. The vehicle owner was only a few steps away from the vehicle when the suspect got into the vehicle and drove away. Wood Buffalo RCMP located the vehicle and attempted to stop it; however, the driver did not comply. Police did not continue with attempts to stop the vehicle due to concerns of public safety.

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Wood Buffalo RCMP were able to coordinate with the Boyle RCMP, and the vehicle was stopped with a spike belt on Highway 63, near kilometre marker 56. A lone male was arrested from inside the vehicle.

Ricky Larocque, a 23 year old man from Edmonton, has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime, over $5000.
  • Drive while disqualified.
  • Operate a motor vehicle while being pursued by police
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

Larocque will appear in Fort McMurray Provincial Court on July 10th, 2017.

Wood Buffalo RCMP


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