Western Alberta District RCMP Rural Crime Reduction Unit makes arrest after two-day crime spree

June 10, 2019
Grande Prairie, Alberta

News release

On June 1, 2019, members of the Western Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit arrested a 31-year-old male of Grande Prairie after an alleged two-day crime spree in the city and county of Grande Prairie.

On May 31 at approximately 3 a.m., Grande Prairie RCMP located him at a residence in the Hillside neighbourhood as he was loading items into a stolen cargo trailer. When police approached, he fled in a stolen pickup truck driving in an extremely dangerous manner. Police located the truck abandoned in Clairmont a short time later, and learned a second truck had just been stolen from the area. Later in the morning, Grande Prairie Rural RCMP located him in that stolen vehicle east of the city towing a stolen travel trailer. He fled from police who did not pursue due to public safety concerns. The suspect then struck a civilian vehicle causing minor damage in the process of fleeing police.

On June 1 at 3:20 a.m., members of the Rural Crime Reduction Unit and Police Dog Services located him and attempted to apprehend him. Driving the stolen pickup, he struck three police vehicles and fled the area at a high rate of speed. At approximately 8 p.m., the Rural Crime Reduction Unit members located him at a residence in Grande Prairie and arrested him without incident. No police officers or members of the public were injured as a result of these incidents.

He has been charged with the following:

  • Five counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Three counts of Flight from Police
  • Six counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance
  • Four counts of Failing to Remain at the Scene of a Collision
  • Two counts of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • One count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • One count of Mischief Under $5000
  • One count of Fraudulent Concealment
  • One count of Resist Arrest
  • One count of Assault Police Officer with a Weapon
  • One count of Possession of Methamphetamine

He has been remanded to appear in Grande Prairie provincial court on June 19, 2019.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.

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Contact information

Cpl. Chris Warren
Media Relations Group
780-831-2347

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