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Three suspects arrested in stolen truck after long police chase

Vehicle damaged private property in Olds

Two men and a woman were arrested by Olds RCMP after a truck fled from police in four jurisdictions, including Innisfail and Sundre.

On June 1, Chestermere RCMP tried to stop a vehicle on Highway 9, but suspects in the truck sped away.

Later that morning, RCMP received complaints about an erratic driver in the Airdrie area. The description matched the earlier truck, and police officers determined it was a stolen pickup.

Again, the suspects refused to stop for police, this time at a traffic stop near the Carstairs exit of Highway 2.

As the truck was spotted leaving the Airdrie area, the RCMP police dog service was asked to join the effort, along with Olds RCMP.

The suspect vehicle was seen going northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 2. Innisfail RCMP stopped southbound traffic to maintain public safety, while a police helicopter monitored the vehicle’s progress.

As the truck drove through Olds and damaged private property, RCMP laid down a tire deflation device, which caused the truck to become stuck in a field, 12 kilometres northwest of Olds.

A male suspect got out of the truck, and after a brief chase, he was arrested with the assistance of a police dog. The other male and female suspects were arrested at the truck without incident.

Dustin Edward Watetch, 30, of Regina, faces 10 criminal charges, including fleeing from an officer, resisting arrest, stolen property and possessing a dangerous weapon. He is in custody and will appear in Calgary provincial court Wednesday.

Richard Mulvihill, 27, of Strathmore, faces eight criminal charges, including possessing fentanyl, theft and resisting arrest. He is in custody and will also appear in Calgary court Wednesday.

Hannah Grace-Marie Davidson, 18, of Calgary, faces four criminal charges, including theft. She will make her first appearance July 9 in Didsbury provincial court.

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