Grande Prairie, Alberta – On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at approximately 11:00 AM, RCMP were called to a report of a suspicious male whose vehicle was stuck in a ditch near Webster, AB.
The caller reported the male was behaving erratically and left on foot with a female passenger. Witnesses then saw the suspects flee the area on a quad.Police attempted to intercept the quad but were unsuccessful.
Investigation revealed that the truck in the ditch was stolen and the quad was reported stolen soon after police encountered the suspects. Within moments a third report of a stolen truck was relayed to police. Police quickly located the vehicle and repeatedly attempted to intervene to arrest the suspects.
The male suspect is known by police to be a dangerous offender. The suspects continued to evade police and RCMP enlisted air support in addition to RCMP Emergency Response Team Edmonton members and members from Spirit River, AB and Dawson Creek, BC. The vehicle was located from the sky and collided with two police vehicles before coming to a stop near Rycroft, AB.
A 35-year-old male and a 16-year-old female were arrested and remain in police custody. Nobody was injured as a result of the incident.
Charges were pending at press time.