Edmonton Police pursue stolen vehicle; male suspect to face several charges

Edmonton, Alberta – A 32-year-old man is facing charges after police pursued a stolen vehicle in northeast Edmonton.

On Sunday, April 3, 2022, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Northeast Branch Patrol officers responded to a call for service in relation to a suspicious vehicle in the Evergreen Trailer Park. Upon arrival, the responding officer located a truck with a trailer blocking several driveways and the vehicle’s license plate did not match the make or model of the truck. It was reported that the officer attempted to speak with the 32-year-old male driver of the truck, at which time the driver allegedly fled the scene erratically and struck a police vehicle, just missing the officer.

As a result of the driver’s actions, and the concern for public safety given the truck’s dangerous driving pattern, police pursued the vehicle through north Edmonton. Police observed the truck travelling at excessive speeds, driving into oncoming traffic and over residential lawns, and striking personal property. The driver eventually reached the area of 66 Street and 118 Avenue where additional police resources were able to successfully stop the vehicle. The suspect then got out of the truck and attempted to steal an SUV that was waiting at the intersection before he was taken into custody.

Edmonton Police Pursuit
Edmonton Police Pursuit

Multiple civilian and police vehicles, both occupied and unoccupied, were struck by the truck during the incident. Two civilian vehicle occupants and the male suspect were subsequently treated and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two responding police officers also sustained non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released from hospital.

Detectives continue to investigate and have determined the truck was reported stolen. Speed and impairment are considered factors in this incident.

The 32-year-old male is currently facing several charges, including flight from peace officer, assault police officer with a weapon (x3), failing to stop after accident, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, theft of motor vehicle and possession of stolen property over $5000.00.

Investigators are asking anyone with dash camera, doorbell, or home security video footage of the incident to please contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: 22R029

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