Hinton, Alberta – On Nov. 22, 2021, at 10:07 p.m., while conducting patrols, Hinton RCMP located a stolen vehicle at Hardisty Creek Village. Police attempted to stop the vehicle which subsequently fled, and in the process damaged a fence on the property. Hinton RCMP recovered the stolen vehicle a short distance away, however the individual had fled the area and was not immediately located.
Approximately two hours later, in the early hours of Nov. 23, 2021, Hinton RCMP received reports of a male wanted on warrants. Police located and arrested the subject near a residence.
The investigation determined that the male arrested on outstanding warrants was the same male who had fled from police in the stolen vehicle.
Lucas Dave Beaulieu (30) of Hinton is charged with the following offences from this incident:
· Flight from Peace Officer
· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
· Mischief under $5000
· Fail to comply with an undertaking condition
· Possession of methamphetamine
Hinton RCMP have also charged Beaulieu for numerous property related offences in the Hinton and Yellowhead County area from September to November including:
· Flight from peace officer
· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
· Fail to comply with an undertaking condition (x2)
· Theft over $5000
· Theft under $5000
Beaulieu further had an outstanding warrant for arrest from the Edmonton Police Service for:
· Fail to attend court (x2)
· Fail to provide proof of insurance
Following a judicial hearing, Beaulieu was released on conditions and is next scheduled to appear in Hinton Provincial Court on December 1, 2021.
As these matters are now before the courts, no further details can be released.
Hinton RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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