Red Deer RCMP deploy spike belt to stop stolen vehicle

Red Deer RCMP used a spike belt on Saturday to stop a man reported to be driving a stolen vehicle.

Red Deer RCMP used a spike belt on Saturday to stop a man reported to be driving a stolen vehicle.

A vehicle that had been reported stolen was seen in Riverside Meadows at 3:45 p.m. Police tracked the vehicle despite the driver’s efforts to evade them.

While westbound on 77th Street, the driver drove the vehicle over the spike belt, deflating its tires The driver continued onto Taylor Drive before he was unable to drive the vehicle. The suspect fled on foot down Hwy 11A and attempted to enter another truck. At that point, police arrested the man without incident.

A 23-year-old Red Deer man is charged with possession of stolen property, uttering threats, failing to stop for police, and failing to comply with an undertaking. He was to appear in Red Deer provincial court today.