Bail hearing set for man accused of trying to kill Lacombe police officers

A bail hearing has been set for a Red Deer man accused of trying to kill Lacombe police officers.

A bail hearing has been set for a Red Deer man accused of trying to kill Lacombe police officers.

Weston Kleigh Pickford, 22, faces numerous charges, including two counts each of attempted murder, assaulting a police officer, flight from police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He is also charged with possession of break-in instruments and breach of probation.

A bail hearing will take place in Red Deer provincial court on Oct. 10.

Lacombe Police Service says two officers narrowly escaped injury after trying to arrest a suspect at a Lacombe residence about 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 4.

As three officers approached the home, a suspect got behind the wheel and allegedly aimed the vehicle at two of them.

The suspect raced away from Lacombe at a high speed towards Red Deer, where a spike belt was used to blow out the vehicle’s tires as it entered the city. The vehicle then hit a tree and caught fire.

The driver was arrested without incident.

The officers had gone to the Lacombe residence after getting information that a man was there who allegedly assaulted a Red Deer city traffic enforcement officer earlier in the day after being pulled over during a traffic stop.

Just Posted

Springbrook Skate Park gets financial boost

Province approves $125,000 grant for proposed skate park

ReThink Red Deer gets thumbs up from city on pollinator barn structure

Group is hoping to get a $40,000 building grant

Driver who backed into Red Deer pizzeria sentenced

David Andrew Amstutz sentenced for failing to remain at the crash scene

Team Alberta athletes arrive in Red Deer on Saturday for pre-games orientation

Excitement is building with less than a month to go, says Team Alberta spokesperson

UPDATED: STARS Lottery is back

Lacombe STARS patient tells his story

Trudeau says politicians shouldn’t prey on Canadians’ fears

The Prime Minister was speaking at a townhall in Ontario

Olympian snowboarder Max Parrot diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Each year in Canada, approximately 900 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery accused of sexual assault, harassment

Emery denied the allegations, but a Toronto woman says she is not the only one speaking out

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

The team counted 29 craters that were no older than 290 million years

Canada’s arrest of Huawei exec an act of ‘backstabbing,’ Chinese ambassador says

China has called Canada’s arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou ‘politically motivated’

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and other couples struggle with tough decisions

Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from ‘Bird Box’

At least two shows on Netflix’s Canadian platform briefly use actual footage of the 2013 tragedy

Teen vaping is an epidemic: US government

E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, outpacing cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana

‘I never said there was no collusion,’ Trump lawyer says

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he has ‘never said there was no collusion’

Most Read