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Spike belt deployed to stop stolen pickup in central Alberta

Red Deer suspect faces several charges
Red Deer RCMP Crime Reduction Team were involved in recovering a stolen pickup truck on March 14, 2023. (Advocate file photo)

A 20-year-old Red Deer woman was charged after RCMP used a spike belt in Ponoka to stop a stolen vehicle on Wednesday evening.

RCMP say at about 7:06 p.m. the Red Deer RCMP Crime Reduction Team were conducting patrols when they observed a stolen Chevrolet Colorado.

The driver lost control of the pickup truck in Ponoka when police used a tire deflation device. The suspect then fled on foot and was located nearby and arrested with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Service.

The suspect was remanded into custody and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, obstructing a peace officer, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and additional offences under the Traffic Safety Act.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-406-2200. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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Susan Zielinski

About the Author: Susan Zielinski

Susan has been with the Red Deer Advocate since 2001. Her reporting has focused on education, social and health issues.
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