Police arrest man suspected in theft of vehicle, guns, goods

An Edmonton man suspected of breaking into vehicles and stealing guns among other goods will appear in Red Deer court Tuesday. Red Deer city RCMP arrested David Labelle, 26, Saturday morning following a pursuit of an alleged stolen vehicle.

An Edmonton man suspected of breaking into vehicles and stealing guns among other goods will appear in Red Deer court Tuesday.

Red Deer city RCMP arrested David Labelle, 26, Saturday morning following a pursuit of an alleged stolen vehicle.

Const. Chris Kosack said a man is suspected of breaking into vehicles in Red Deer and fleeing from police in the West Park area.

Police determined that most of the merchandise found inside the vehicle, including firearms, were stolen.

Police said that on Dec. 3 around 6:06 a.m. they responded to a complaint of suspicious activity in the West Park area.

When police arrived the suspect fled into an alley.

Police attempted to set up a stop but the vehicle fled but soon crashed into a hedge.

The male suspect fled on foot but was located a few minutes later and arrested.

Calgary Police Services have also laid a charge against Labelle of stealing the vehicle.

Labelle faces three counts of possession of stolen property valued at less than $5,000, mischief, fleeing police, two counts of possession of a weapon obtained in the commission of an offence, driving while unauthorized and driving without insurance.