Medicine Hat, Alberta – On March 8, 2021, at approximately 6:45 PM the Medicine Hat 911 Communications received a call from a Calgary resident who advised that his vehicle had been stolen from Calgary earlier in that morning. He further stated he was live monitoring the vehicle GPS system which was displaying the vehicle’s current location in Medicine Hat.
Members of the Medicine Hat Police Service were dispatched to the area, located the vehicle, and attempted to conduct a vehicle stop. The driver would not stop for the responding officers. The vehicle owner continued to provide real time GPS updates, and as a result police were able to safely follow the vehicle at a distance until it stopped in the 200 block of 7 Street NE.
Patrol members blocked the vehicle into a dead end close in the zero hundred block of 7 Street NE. In an attempt to flee the driver then proceeded to drive the vehicle over the seven foot retaining wall crashing onto Division Avenue below, severely damaging, and disabling the vehicle. The driver was uninjured, exited the vehicle, and took off running from the area on foot. Patrol officers apprehended the driver a short distance away.
A 27-year-old Calgary resident is in custody facing charges of; Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000, Possession of Identify documents, Obstruction, Resist Arrest, and multiple bail violations.
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