Leduc RCMP charge male for theft of truck, assaulting a police officer, in Calmar, Alberta

Calmar, Alberta – On Jan. 19, 2022 at approximately 3:56 a.m., Leduc RCMP responded to a report of a theft of vehicle in progress in the area of 49 Street in Calmar.

Leduc RCMP attended the area and observed a truck with a broken rear window and an unknown suspect inside attempting to steal the vehicle. During the arrest, the suspect resisted resulting in the deployment of a Conducted Energy Weapon to gain compliance of the male suspect.

Emergency Medical Services attended the scene to assess the suspect who was released into police custody. Two officers required treatment for their injuries at a medical facility. “This is a clear example of the extent that criminals will undergo to avoid being arrested” says Inspector Jeff McBeth, Officer in Charge of the Leduc RCMP. “Our members will not be deterred from doing their duties in keeping Albertans Safe. And I am grateful they both will recover from their injuries.”

As officer’s continued their investigation, they located two additional suspects in another truck. While approaching the suspects, they fled the area in the grey truck with a broken rear window and in the process struck three parked police cars causing extensive damages. No officers were injured as a result.

File Photo - Arrested
File Photo – Arrested

Morgan Bud Hansen (27) from Winfield, Alta. has been charged with the following:

· Assault police officer (x2)

· Resist arrest

· Mischief over $5,000

· Theft of truck

· Fail to comply with condition of release (x4)

· Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

Hansen was also arrested on six outstanding warrants on unrelated matters out of Camrose, Alta., Winfield, Alta. and Drayton Valley, Alta.

Following a judicial hearing, Hansen was released to appear in Leduc Provincial court on Jan. 26, 2022.

Leduc RCMP continues the search for the two suspects. The vehicle they fled in has been located and seized for further investigation.

Leduc RCMP are asking anyone with information in relation to this investigation to contact Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267.

Leduc 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.

Leduc RCMP

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