Thursday, 16 August 2018

Airdrie and Beiseker RCMP Catch Truck Thief with Help of Good Samaritan

RCMP Alberta - Airdrie RCMP have arrested and charged a 41-year old male from Olds, Alberta after a lengthy pursuit of a stolen vehicle which involved the Calgary Police Service, Airdrie, Beiseker, and Three Hills RCMP.

On August 14, 2018, at approximately 9:45 pm, Airdrie RCMP were alerted by CPS HAWCS helicopter to a stolen Ford F-350 being driven northbound on Highway #2 into Airdrie’s area. The truck was being driven in an extremely dangerous manner on highways and through fields and rural properties. It eventually turned eastbound through Rocky View County and into the Beiseker area. Airdrie RCMP were able to disable the truck using three separate spike belts and it came to rest in a creek just northwest of Acme. The lone suspect quickly exited the vehicle and fled on foot. RCMP Police Dog Services made attempts to track the suspect through the rough, wet terrain but, the suspect was able to get away from Police.

The next morning at approximately 10:00 am, Beiseker RCMP began to receive several calls about a suspicious male covered in mud, wandering around the rural areas, asking for directions and a ride. Callers also explained to RCMP that it looked like he had slept outside all night. A good Samaritan even picked up the male whom began to explain that he had driven his truck into a creek. The male was eventually dropped off at a restaurant in Linden where he was conveniently located by Beiseker RCMP.
The 41-year old male from Olds has been remanded into custody and will appear in Provincial Court in Airdrie on August 23, 2018.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

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