Barrhead, Alberta – On July 11, 2018 a Westlock RCMP member who was assisting in Barrhead was at an intersection in downtown when a truck drove through a red light.
Police activated the emergency lights and followed the truck a short distance to an apartment parking lot where a male driver exited the vehicle and ran inside the complex. The male then exited the complex and was quickly arrested without incident.
The male was believed to be a suspect in a previous theft of vehicle investigation that occurred at Barrhead Ford on June 25, 2018.
The truck that was driven on the day of arrest was a separate vehicle that was reported stolen out of St. Albert on June 29, 2018. Further information led police to the Rotary Park in Barrhead where a camper that was previously reported stolen from Sherwood Park on June 30, 2018 was recovered.
Rodney Wade Salter (39), from Hythe, Alberta was charged with multiple Criminal Code offences which include:
- Dangerous driving
- Flight from police
- Driving while disqualified
- Fail to comply with a Recognizance
- Theft over $5000
- Possession of stolen property (X2)
He was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Edmonton Provincial Court on July 16, 2018.
Both the truck and camper have since been returned to their rightful owners. The stolen truck from Barrhead Ford has still not been located and maybe in the Edmonton area. A photo of the truck is attached.
If you have information about this incident or the stolen truck, please call the Barrhead RCMP at 780-674-4848 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).
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