Monday, 20 August 2018

Grande Prairie RCMP Pursuit ends in arrest

RCMP Alberta – An adult male is facing several charges after driving dangerously and leading RCMP on a pursuit.

On August 18, 2018 at approximately 8:54 p.m. Grande Prairie RCMP received several complaints of a bobtail semi truck driving in an erratic manner. Grande Prairie RCMP members responded and located the suspect vehicle, later determined to be stolen, in the area of 71 Ave. A vehicle stop was attempted however the suspect vehicle evaded police by driving through a playground and then through a field. RCMP continued to receive complaints of the suspect vehicle driving dangerously through residential areas causing damage to several fences.

RCMP then located the suspect vehicle in the area of 92 St. and 158 Ave. A second vehicle stop was attempted, however it again evaded police and refused to stop. Out of concern for safety of the public, the RCMP initiated a pursuit with the suspect vehicle.

After a short pursuit through the Hamlet of Clairmont, the suspect vehicle drove through a fence into a field East of Clairmont becoming immobilized. The driver fled on foot, but was quickly apprehended by Police Dog Services along with Grande Prairie Rural and City RCMP members.

Scott MCKAY (36) of Grande Prairie, Alberta has been charged with numerous offences including:

· Dangerous Driving x 3

· Flight from police x 2

· Assault Peace Officer x 2

· Resist Arrest

· Possess weapon for a dangerous purpose

· Break and Enter

· Theft of Motor Vehicle

· Possession of a controlled substance

· Operate motor vehicle while disqualified

· Mischief under $5000 x 4

· Fail to comply with probation order x 3


MCKAY has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance August 22, 2018 in Grande Prairie Provincial Court.

Police continue to investigate and are attempting to identify all victims that had damage to their property related to this incident.

If you have any information, which you believe may assist police in their investigation, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at (780) 830-5700. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by Internet atwww.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crimes Stoppers, www.crimestoppers.ab.ca, for instructions.

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