Lacombe police arrest Stettler man in stolen vehicle

Lacombe police have arrested a 40-year-old Stettler man who was allegedly in possession of break and enter instruments while driving a stolen vehicle.

Police say a suspicious truck was observed Tuesday in a back alley off 49th Street in Lacombe.

Officers spoke with the driver, who fled on foot down the back alley and through a neighbouring yard.

After a short foot chase, the suspect was arrested. Police say the man advised police that he fled because he knew “he was wanted.”

The vehicle was later found to be stolen out of Mirror.

Police discovered break and enter instruments in the vehicle, including bolt cutters, pry bars, screw drivers and vice grips. Methamphetamine was discovered as well.

James Brian Hall is facing a number of charges, including possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of break-in instruments.

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