A 31-year-old Red Deer man was captured late Thursday night after extensive search by RCMP that included the Hawk1 police helicopter and dogs. At about 1 p.m.

Helicopter and dogs used in arrest of Red Deer man

A 31-year-old Red Deer man was captured late Thursday night after extensive search by RCMP that included the Hawk1 police helicopter and dogs.

A 31-year-old Red Deer man was captured late Thursday night after extensive search by RCMP that included the Hawk1 police helicopter and dogs.

At about 1 p.m., Stettler RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Hwy 594.

The driver, who seemed disorientated and unable to produce identification, fled when police told him to turn off his truck.

When the driver sped off, one of the investigating members had to jump away from the truck for his own safety, resulting in minor injuries.

A spike belt was deployed by Three Hills RCMP and disabled the vehicle, but the suspect fled on foot.

Neither Hawk1 nor the police dogs were initially able to locate the suspect.

After a long track and search, dogs found the suspect at about 11 p.m.

The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, sustained a dog bite during his arrest.

The man has numerous outstanding warrants in Alberta and Saskatchewan for possession of stolen property, possession of drugs, possession of break-in tools, fail to comply with release documents, fail to appear in court, and obstruction of a police officer.

During the pursuit, the suspect was driving a pickup stolen from Rosetown, Sask.

Items stolen from the truck were located in Kindersley, Sask. possibly to make room for copper wire that was stolen from Kindersley.

In the truck, police recovered a large amount of copper wire, galvanized steel, break-in tools including a chop saw, and numerous keys for ATVs, holiday trailers and pickup trucks.

Two firearms were also found and seized.

Three Hills RCMP, with assistance from Stettler RCMP, were holding a judicial interim release hearing later today.

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