Wetaskiwin RCMP say suspect tried to ram police vehicle

Wetaskiwin respond to a theft in progress and two males arrested

Cooperation between a rural resident and Wetaskiwin RCMP resulted in two men being arrested and charged with a dozen offences over the weekend.

According to a press release from Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Shaun Marchand, “In the early morning hours of April 14, 2019 Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to a theft in progress in rural Wetaskiwin County. The complainant was able to provide a detailed account of where the accused had travelled and as such members of the RCMP were able to successfully spike belt the vehicle in which the accused were driving.

“A short pursuit ensued and the driver of the stolen vehicle attempted to ram a police vehicle. A short distance later both the driver and passenger of the vehicle were arrested.

“As a result the following charges have been laid:

Guy Roasting (21) of Pigeon Lake, Alta:

· Possession of stolen vehicle

· Possession of break-in tools

· Assault on Police Officer (X2)

· Flight from Police

· Prohibited Driving

· Dangerous operation of motor vehicle

· Operate motor vehicle with no insurance

“Patrick Hurley (40) of Leduc County, Alta:

· Possession of stolen vehicle

· Possession of break-in tools

· Breach of release conditions (X2)

“Working directly with the community has greatly assisted the Wetaskiwin RCMP in arresting the two accused.

“If anyone has information regarding these suspects, they are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment at 780-312-7267 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Just Posted

Happy Easter everyone!

Youngsters are excited for the holiday

UCP candidate Nate Horner triumphs in Drumheller-Stettler riding

Horner looking forward to moving ahead with UCP policies in the coming months

Kenney talks pipelines with Trudeau after election win, calls it cordial

Almost a year ago Kenney dismissed Trudeau as a dilettante and a lightweight

Trade show fun!

Annual Stettler Trade Show proves a hit with local residents

Stettler residents cast their votes

Polling station closes at 8 p.m.

‘Open for business:’ Jason Kenney’s UCP wins majority in Alberta election

The UCP was leading or elected in 63 of 87 seats Tuesday night

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

The fire burned through the lattice of oak beams supporting the monument’s vaulted stone ceiling

Undercover cops don’t need warrant to email, text suspected child lurers: court

High court decision came Thursday in the case of Sean Patrick Mills of Newfoundland

VIDEO: Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday

Alberta RCMP reminds Albertans how to be ‘egg-stra’ safe this Easter

Put away phone while driving, plan for a designated driver

B.C. awaits Kenney’s ‘turn off taps,’ threat; Quebec rejects Alberta pipelines

B.C. Premier John Horgan said he spoke with Kenney Wednesday and the tone was cordial

Most Read