Clyde, Alberta – On Aug. 13, 2019 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Westlock RCMP responded to the report of a side by side (UTV) being stolen in the Village of Clyde.
A male suspect stole the side by side from a yard and proceeded to flee the area. Local residents worked together to contain the vehicle to a section of land until police arrived. While police were patrolling the area the male was spotted walking on Highway 18 and arrested without incident. RCMP Police Dog Services was also utilized for tracking purposes.
Michael Bratko (28) from Fort Saskatchewan was charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
• Theft of a motor vehicle
• Possession of stolen property
• Mischief over $5000 (x3)
• Fail to comply with Recognizance (x2)
• Possession of methamphetamine
He was released after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Westlock Provincial Court on Sept. 4, 2019.
Westlock RCMP would like to thank all the civilians that assisted. “This is a great example of neighbours looking out for one another and civilians assisting police,” says Corporal Filipe Vicente, Westlock RCMP. “Without their help the suspect may have been able to flee the area.”
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