Police helicopter, dog help Red Deer RCMP arrest suspect

Stolen truck involved in hit and run

A hit and run suspect was arrested with the help of a police helicopter and dog on Tuesday evening in Red Deer.

RCMP received a report of the hit and run in the Normandeau neighbourhood at 8:20 p.m. No one was injured in the collision but the occupants of the truck fled the scene on foot. The truck had been reported stolen out of Red Deer earlier the same day.

Police attended and began an immediate search for the suspects. The RCMP helicopter was in the area and assisted.

Within minutes, RCMP received a report of a suspicious male in a residential yard on Northey Avenue. Police Dog Services located the suspect and took him into custody without incident.

The stolen truck was further linked to a gas and dash and shoplifting incident at a gas station earlier the same day. A staff member had confronted the suspects and was able to retrieve stolen property, but the truck fled with over $100 worth of unpaid fuel.

A 33-year-old Red Deer man has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000,

possession of counterfeit currency (Canadian $100), assault and theft of fuel

He was also wanted on an outstanding warrant at the time of his arrest and was to appear in court in Red Deer on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about this series of events is asked to please contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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