On Nov. 20 at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Grande Prairie Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) attended a complaint of a stolen truck at a gas station in Clairmont.
On arrival, RCMP located the truck and activated their emergency equipment. While attempting to flee, the suspect truck made contact with one of the police vehicles. The suspect truck continued north from the gas station, swerved to avoid another police vehicle and lost control. The truck hit the ditch, struck a fire hydrant and several trees before coming to a stop. The driver and passenger were arrested without further incident.
A 36-year-old male and a 27-year-old male are facing multiple charges, including: Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 x2, and Possession of break-in instruments. The 36-year-old male is also facing charges of Mischief over $5,000, Mischief under $5000, Flight from police, Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and fail to comply with Recognizance x2.
Both males are to appear in Grande Prairie provincial court on December 9, 2019.
Police are continuing their investigation and are requesting anyone with information regarding this matter to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5701. Should 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."