Red Deer, Blackfalds, Innisfail RCMP combine to arrest suspect driving car with three flat tires

Three RCMP detachments coordinated to locate and arrest a woman they say was in a stolen vehicle and fled from police.

Blackfalds, Innisfail and Red Deer RCMP joined up to make the arrest south of Red Deer as the suspect fled towards Innisfail on the C & E Trail Monday night.

Red Deer RCMP patrolled the Edgar Industrial Area just after 11:30 p.m. that evening. They located a stolen SUV and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle refused to stop for police.

Police laid a spike belt that punctured a tire. The SUV continued to drive with a flattened tire and police did not pursue it. It was located again at Taylor Drive and 32nd Street as it made its way onto C & E Trail heading towards Innisfail.

Leaving Red Deer City Limits, Blackfalds and Innisfail RCMP joined Red Deer members. Innisfail members laid a second spike belt, which flattened two more tires on the vehicle.

The vehicle was located abandoned at an Innisfail convenience store and the female driver was arrested after a brief foot pursuit. Innisfail, Blackfalds and Red Deer RCMP set up containment while Police Dog Services attempted to locate the male passenger. The male passenger wasn’t found.

A 19-year-old woman faces possession of stolen property and traffic offence charges from the incident.

No public property or police vehicles were damaged as the stolen vehicle attempted to evade police.

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