Three people were charged after RCMP tracked down two stolen vehicles in central Alberta, in a Feb. 13, 2020 story. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Stolen vehicles recovered in central Alberta

Three people charged

Three people were charged in connection to two stolen vehicles tracked down early Wednesday morning by central Alberta RCMP.

Innisfail RCMP said that at about 12:40 a.m., they received a report about a suspicious pickup truck in Penhold.

Officers located the truck on Highway 2A, south of Penhold. It was stopped next to another pickup.

When officers attempted a traffic stop, the vehicles took off and were dangerously driven. At one point, at least one of the stolen trucks was headed north in the southbound lanes of Highway 2.

Innisfail RCMP were assisted by Blackfalds, Three Hills and Red Deer RCMP. The trucks were seen driving down Range Road 261, which is a dead end road, and officers found one truck stuck in a ditch. Two people were arrested.

The other truck was found unoccupied further down the road. Red Deer police dog service helped find a man who had fled from the vehicle.

Christopher Suderman, 29, of Red Deer, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of break-in tools, flight from a peace officer, driving while prohibited, failing to comply with conditions, and multiple provincial offences.

Mickala Schultz, 28, of Red Deer, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of break-in tools, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, seven counts of failing to comply with conditions, and multiple provincial offences.

Khristian Stach, 21, of Calgary, was charged with flight from a peace officer, possession of property obtained by crime, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of break-in tools and driving while prohibited.

Stach was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on March 25.

Suderman and Schultz were remanded in custody to appear in court March 21.

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