Didsbury, Alberta – Charges have been laid against two youths after a police cruiser was rammed by a stolen vehicle.
On March 15, 2018 at approximately 8:00 pm, members from the Didsbury RCMP attempted a traffic stop with a suspected stolen truck. The driver of the truck allegedly rammed the police cruiser and pushed it out of the way, almost hitting another police cruiser in the process. Didsbury RCMP pursued the suspect vehicle to the town of Innisfail where, the two occupants abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. With the help of Olds RCMP, Innisfail RCMP, Innisfail Traffic Services and Red Deer RCMP Police Dog Services, two suspects were arrested and taken into custody.
One 17-year-old male youth, who’s name cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces nine charges;
- Assault on a police officer with a weapon
- flight from police
- dangerous driving
- resist arrest
- possession of stolen property over $5000
- fail to comply with a recognizance
- fail to comply with a probation order x2
The passenger of the vehicle, a 17-year-old female youth, who’s name cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces 5 charges;
- possession of a weapon dangerous to the public
- possession of break in tools
- possession of a prohibited weapon
- possession of Methamphetamine
- possession of Cocaine
Both of the accused have been released from custody. The male is scheduled to appear on March 26 and the female on April 30th in Didsbury Provincial court.
Didsbury RCMP are continuing to investigate and are reminding citizens that the public plays a vital role in crime reduction. Residents are encouraged to be observant and call police immediately if you spot something or someone suspicious.
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