Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit arrest males after vehicle speeds off

Eastern, Alberta – “Our intelligence led policing allows us to target repeat offenders throughout various communities,” says Constable Guillaume Wilson, Eastern Alberta Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU). “We are able to focus on hotpsots in hopes of taking the offenders who cause the most crimes off the street and stopping further offences from being committed.”

On Nov. 1, 2018, members of EADRCRU, Elk Point RCMP, and Cold Lake Police Dog Services (PDS) conducted an intelligence driven “hotspot” patrol in the Fishing Lake area with the help of RCMP Air Services. During this operation, an RCMP member spotted a truck believed to be associated with a wanted male.

Police attempted to stop the truck but it fled at high speed. Our eyes in sky were able to track and follow the fleeing truck throughout Fishing Lake and Frog Lake as it drove through fields, back trails, and highways.

Police then utilized co-ordinated efforts to intercept and stop the truck as it ran over a spike belt and eventually pulled into the driveway of a residence with deflated tires.

The driver of the truck accelerated towards police members and rammed a police vehicle but was boxed in. The passenger of the vehicle was quickly arrested without further incident and the driver was arrested with the assistance of PDS. The truck was found to be stolen from Bonnyville.

Further observation by RCMP Air Services led to members on the ground recovering another stolen truck from Elk Point.

Photo by RCMP
Photo by RCMP
Photo by RCMP

The driver, Fergus Brosseau (42) of Fishing Lake who was prohibited from driving Canada-wide, was charged with several Criminal Code offences which include:

  • Assault on a police officer with a weapon
  • Flight from police
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Driving while disqualified

He was treated at a hospital for minor injuries stemming from this incident and was subsequently released into RCMP custody. He was then remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Nov. 8, 2018.

The passenger, a 39-year-old male from Fishing Lake, was charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Flight from police
  • Possession of property obtained by crime

His name cannot be released at this time pending swearing of an Information. He was released and is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Dec. 13, 2018.

Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit



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