Redcliff, Alberta — On Jan. 1, 2020, at 5 a.m., Redcliff RCMP Traffic Services attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle seen driving around an industrial area without its lights on. The vehicle did not stop and fled from police. No pursuit was initiated. The abandoned vehicle was located approximately 20 minutes later as it was driven to the end of a rural road and became stuck in the snow.
A search of the vehicle revealed a number of break-in instruments and a small quantity of stolen property from a theft from motor vehicle which had occurred earlier that morning. Police located a partially consumed, still frozen Slushee within the vehicle which led them to search surveillance footage at local stores. The investigation resulted in locating surveillance footage of the vehicle and its occupants purchasing the Slushee shortly before the attempted vehicle stop. This evidence was instrumental and resulted in the identification of the vehicle occupants.
Benjamin Gregory Boyd (26) of Medicine Hat, Alta., was charged with the following:
• Flight from peace officer
• Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
• Operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited
Tony Curtis Bear (34) of Medicine Hat, Alta., was charged with the following:
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x2)
• Possession of break-in instruments
On Jan. 29, 2020, Redcliff RCMP Traffic Services obtained arrest warrants for both subjects. RCMP located Boyd at Drumheller Institution as he had been arrested on an unrelated parole violation on Jan. 24, 2020. RCMP located Bear at the Calgary Remand Centre as he had been arrested on unrelated matters on Jan. 24, 2020. Court dates for Boyd and Bear have not yet been scheduled.
Southern Alberta District RCMP
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