The RCMP have laid charges against two females following several incidents that began with a complaint of suspicious females in Sylvan Lake and finished with a collision in Red Deer.
On October 23 at 8:48 a.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to a rural complaint that two females, believed to be intoxicated, were in a ditch. They were allegedly dropped off by a male driving a truck and that truck had driven through a fence. Property representatives in the area were taking steps to identify and detain the females. The truck, later identified as a 1997 Ford F150, was abandoned on fire in a nearby field. Eckville Fire Department attended and assisted with extinguishing the vehicle fire.
Sylvan Lake RCMP received a further update that one female property representative had been assaulted and had her vehicle, a Dodge Durango, stolen. RCMP Police Dog Services, Rocky Mountain House RCMP, and RCMP Air Services were deployed to the location to assist.
A short time later, the Dodge Durango was observed travelling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Highway 11. The vehicle entered Red Deer. (see background media release).
Sylvan Lake RCMP later recovered the Ford F150, which had been stolen out of the Rocky Mountain House area. Two prohibited firearms were located, abandoned, in the area.
A second vehicle, a 2007 grey Chevrolet Silverado was stolen from a nearby residence and remains outstanding. The RCMP believe that the male who dropped off the suspect females stole the Silverado from an area property.
Sylvan Lake RCMP have charged a 27-year-old female and a 20-year old female with the following offences:
- Two counts of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
- Two counts of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
- Tow counts of Possession of Weapon without holding a licence
- Two counts of Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- One count of Robbery
The 27-year-old female faces an additional five counts of Breach of Recognizance. Both females are scheduled for a Judicial Interim Release hearing on October 28.
Investigation into the circumstances of the recovered Ford F150 and the theft of the 2007 grey Chevrolet Silverado continues. The Silverado is described as grey, with black rims, a small push bar on the front and small dents.
If you have any information about these incidents, or information on the location of the stolen Chevrolet Silverado please contact the Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-858-7200. 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.
October 23, 2019
Red Deer RCMP arrest two following robbery
Two females are facing charges after a stolen vehicle from Sylvan Lake was involved in multiple collisions.
At approximately 9 a.m. on October 23, Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to a call for a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was observed entering Red Deer and driving erratically on Highway 2. An initial pursuit was initiated by Red Deer RCMP but was terminated quickly in the interest of public safety.
A short time later, the vehicle was involved in a collision, striking two vehicles at 51 Avenue and 48 Street. The vehicle continued driving northbound in the southbound lanes of 51 Avenue, then turning west on 59 Avenue.
Travelling into oncoming traffic, the vehicle struck a van. Two female occupants then exited the vehicle and attempted to steal the van. At that time, police detained and arrested both females.
No injuries were reported during this incident.