Canmore, Alberta – On Jan. 11, 2018 at approximately 11:00 a.m., Canmore RCMP investigated a report of a stolen vehicle from Exshaw, Alberta. The vehicle was later located in the Canmore area.
The driver fled from police when attempts were made to stop the vehicle but was immobilized shortly afterwards with the assistance of On-Star. The driver then exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Cochrane RCMP, RCMP Traffic Services, and Police Dog Services (PDS) assisted and the driver was located and arrested nearby without incident.
As a result of the arrest, additional charges were laid on the male driver in relation to a number of other stolen vehicle incidents in the Canmore area since Jan. 1, 2018.
25-year-old Tylane Edward Hunter of Morley, Alberta has been charged with the following offences:
- Flight from Police (x2)
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle (x2)
- Theft of Motor Vehicle (x7)
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (x6)
- Mischief (x3)
- Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime
- Possession of Methamphetamine
- Operate a Motor Vehicle without a driver’s license
- Operate a Motor Vehicle without insurance
He remains in custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Calgary Provincial Court on Jan. 16, 2018.
“Multiple charges from different RCMP detachment areas are now before the courts” says Corporal Phil Duguay, Canmore RCMP. “We will continue to focus our crime reduction strategies on repeat offenders.”
Canmore RCMP would like to remind vehicle owners of the risk of leaving their vehicles unlocked and running. These thefts are often a crime of opportunity and can occur in a matter of seconds.
If you have information about this incident, please call the Canmore RCMP at 403-678-5519 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).