Red Deer Mounties and their dog capture stolen vehicle suspects

A stolen vehicle in Red Deer was in a collision with a police vehicle before RCMP and a police dog were able to catch up with two suspects.

Red Deer RCMP said in a statement that at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, a blue Ford Edge was stolen from a West Park residence after the owner left it unlocked and idling briefly while running back into their home.

At about 2 p.m., RCMP located the stolen vehicle as it was driven by a male suspect through the South Hill neighbourhood in the area of 51st Street. Police initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect vehicle refused to stop, and collided with the police vehicle causing minor damage to it before fleeing the scene.

RCMP did not pursue the vehicle due to public safety concerns, but located it again in the Riverlands neighbourhood where it had been abandoned. The area was contained and the male suspect was apprehended with the help of Police Dog Services. The female passenger was arrested soon afterward in the West Park neighbourhood.

A 31-year-old man, wanted on 10 outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest. and will face additional charges as a result of the incident. Charges are also pending against the female passenger.

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