Parkland RCMP thwart suspect’s plans; police vehicle rammed

Spruce Grove, Alberta – On Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 members of Parkland RCMP observed a car being driven by a suspended driver who is known to police. The car entered the parking lot of the Westland Market Mall in Spruce Grove where it parked to drop off a male passenger. The car then drove around the parking lot and parked the car in a handicap stall.

RCMP pulled in behind the suspect vehicle to initiate a traffic stop for the offence of being a suspended driver and for parking in a handicap stall. The suspect put the car in reverse and rammed the marked police vehicle. The suspect then exited the car and attempted to flee on foot. RCMP were quickly able to apprehend the suspect, who had placed a mask over his face. The RCMP attempted to locate the second male suspect with negative results. Further investigation revealed the car driven by the suspect was stolen from the Spruce Grove area.

Kalob Kochanowsky (20) of Spruce Grove has been charged with:

• Obstruct a peace officer

• Possession of break and enter tools

• Possession of stolen property

• Operate a motor vehicle while prohibited

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Kochanowsky did not speak to bail and was remanded into custody. He will be appearing in St Albert Provincial Court on September 26, 2019.

The investigation is ongoing.

RCMP believe that the suspect wasto be a get away driver for a potential crime at Westland Market Mall. RCMP are attempting to locate the second male. If you have any information in relation to this incident, please contact Parkland RCMP at 780-968-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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