Olds and Innisfail RCMP Arrest Male Located Hiding in a Hay Stack after Fleeing from a Stolen Jeep

Olds, Alberta – On Friday, December 6th, 2019, at approximately 6:00 PM, the Olds RCMP received a report of a sighting of a Jeep that had been stolen from the Olds area on the previous day. The complainant had observed the Jeep enter a ditch on Highway 587 about two miles west of Bowden. Information was also received that the suspect may have been in possession of a firearm.

File Photo – Arrested

Officers from the Olds and Innisfail Detachments attended the area, as well as two Alberta Sheriffs. As footprints were observed in the snow leading away from the Jeep, Police Dog Services were contacted but were unavailable to immediately attend. Police contained the area and a foot search was conducted. After approximately an hour of searching, officers located the male suspect hiding under a hay stack in a barn approximately two miles northwest of Bowden. The male was arrested without incident. No firearm was located as a result of the arrest or search.

A 20 year old male from Calgary is facing a charge of Possession of Stolen Property. He was released from custody to appear on February 3, 2019, in Didsbury Provincial Court.

Olds RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information related to this incident. If you have information, please contact the Olds RCMP at 403-556-3323 or your local police service. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), onlne at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play store.


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