Lloydminster, Alberta – On Jul. 17, 2019 Lloydminster RCMP were dispatched to a vehicle that was stolen from the 4700 block of 13 street. A short time later, a second call was received to the Detachment advising a collision had just occurred in the 2700 block of 45 avenue involving the stolen vehicle, and the driver was fleeing the scene on foot. Lloydminster Police Dog Services were deployed to the area, and after a short track the driver was located and arrested. A female in the other vehicle was treated by Emergency Medical Services on scene.
Corey Blaine Graver (26) of Lloydminster, Alta, is charged with seven counts under the Criminal Code including:
• Dangerous operation of a conveyance contrary to Section 320.13 of the Criminal Code of Canada
• Theft of motor vehicle contrary to Section 333.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada
• Resisting arrest contrary to Section 129 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Additionally, a friend of the registered owner of the stolen vehicle was issued a violation ticket for driving without reasonable consideration for others contrary to section 213 of the Traffic Safety Act.
“We are lucky nobody was seriously injured in this collision,” says S/Sgt Sarah Knelsen of the Lloydminster RCMP Detachment. “Don’t take matters into your own hands; let the police do their work. Vigilantism will not be accepted.”
Lloydminster RCMP would like to remind the public to not leave keys in their vehicles. “Vehicle thefts are generally not targeted,” according to Const. Michael Hagel. “They are a crime of opportunity, and its because they are at right place at the right time. Always remove your valuables from your vehicle when you are parking it for a long period of time.”
Vehicle thefts and property crime are a priority of the Lloydminster RCMP Detachment. Citizens are requested to be vigilant and report things that seem out of place to the Lloydminster Detachment.
Graver has been remanded in custody and will appear in Lloydminster Provincial Court on Jul. 29, 2019.
Lloydminster RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact Lloydminster RCMP at 780-808-8400 or your local police if you have any information. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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