Lacombe Police Service found a stolen vehicle that was set on fire in Lacombe County. (Photo contributed)

Stolen truck set on fire in Lacombe County

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lacombe Police Service

A stolen truck was found on fire in Lacombe County on Tuesday after it was seen speeding.

Lacombe Police Service said officers observed the Ford F250 pickup in the area of 46th Avenue and 46th Street.

The truck was determined to be stolen from the Red Deer area and the driver sped away. Police did not pursue the vehicle due to public safety concerns.

The truck was later found on fire in the area of Range Road 410 in Lacombe County.

Christopher Nwaribe, 30, of Red Deer has been charged with arson, possession of property over $5,000, flight from police and dangerous driving.

Nwaribe was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on June 21.

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