A 28-year-old Red Deer man is charged with numerous offences after fleeing police on Saturday in a stolen vehicle and crashing it.
At 7:20 a.m.RCMP responded to a report of trespassing at the CP Rail yard on Edgar Industrial Drive after an employee encountered a suspicious red truck on the grounds. The truck struck the employee vehicle and fled the scene.
RCMP said in a statement they located the truck shortly afterward in the area of Golden West Avenue and 67th Street, at which point the truck fled police by running a red light, narrowly avoiding collisions with the police cruiser and several other vehicles.
RCMP did not pursue due to public safety concerns but located the truck again. It had collided with a parked truck and power pole, and broken through a gate at NAPA Auto Parts before being abandoned on Overdown Drive.
RCMP contained the area and Police Dog Services tracked the male driver and female passenger as they attempted to leave the area on foot. They were located walking on Ottawa Street and were arrested without further incident.
No one was injured during this series of collisions. The truck was reported stolen out of Red Deer on Thursday; originally white, it had been painted red after being stolen. The female passenger was subsequently released without charges.