Fourth suspect in Tuesday vehicle crash arrested

Alberta Sheriffs and RCMP from three detachments involved in arrest

A team effort by Alberta Sheriffs and RCMP from three detachments led to the arrest of a fourth suspect in a stolen vehicle crash in Red Deer on Tuesday.

“This arrest is a great example the importance of working closely with Alberta Sheriffs and our Priority Crimes Task Force partners,” said Blackfalds RCMP Staff Sgt Ken Morrison on Thursday.

“Criminals cross jurisdictions all the time, and the best way to ensure quick responses and successful arrests is through constant communication, shared intelligence and support for each other’s policing efforts.”

Police had been looking since Tuesday for the last remaining suspect involved in a collision about 1 p.m. with two other vehicles. Three others were nabbed by police shortly after the collision. The vehicle, had been reported stolen on Feb. 16.

RCMP allege the same suspects were involved in a gas and dash about an hour earlier.

Red Deer RCMP identified the fourth suspect early in the investigation and warrants were out for his arrest.

About 10:30 pm on Wednesday, an Alberta Sheriffs located a suspicious vehicle in the area of Hwy 11 and Range Road 285, and determined the driver was the wanted man.

The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended with assistance from a second sheriff. Sylvan Lake RCMP arrived at the scene and took custody of the suspect until Blackfalds RCMP arrived to take over the investigation.

A 33-year-old man is facing two counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000, theft under $5,000, one count of failing to appear in court and five counts of disobeying court orders.

Two men aged 30 and 31, and a 30-year-old woman are also facing various stolen property charges. Two were also charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.

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