Innisfail RCMP recovered a stolen truck and weapons thanks to a tip from the public. (Photo contributed by Innisfail RCMP)

Stolen vehicle found thanks to tip from motorist

Charges laid against Red Deer man and Leduc County woman

RCMP credit an alert motorist with the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the confiscation of weapons.

On Feb. 15 Innisfail RCMP received a call about a suspicious vehicle stuck in the ditch near Pine Lake Whispering Pines Golf Course.

When police attempted to pull the vehicle over it did not stop, but eventually lost control after hitting a spike belt and entering a ditch before getting stuck.

A 25-year-old Red Deer man faces 28 charges that include possession of stolen property over $5,000, three counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of a prohibited weapon, improper storage of a prohibited weapon, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, and possession of a weapon while prohibited.

A 22-year-old Leduc County woman faces 19 charges that include possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of a prohibited weapon, improper storage of a prohibited weapon, possession of a rifle knowing the serial number had been altered, and possession of a weapon while prohibited.

Both were held for bail hearings in Red Deer provincial court on Feb. 20.

RCMP say co-operation between police and the public is instrumental to the success of crime reduction efforts. The simple act of reporting any suspicious activity or crime provides police with the necessary information to gather intelligence. RCMP would like to thank the public for alerting them to this suspicious vehicle.

If anyone has information for police they are asked to contact Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If information leads to an arrest there could be a cash reward up to $2,000.



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