Red Deer RCMP arrest driver of stolen truck in multijurisdictional collaboration

19-year-old woman facing charges as a result of incident

  • Apr. 4, 2017 7:01 p.m.

Thanks to assistance from Blackfalds and Innisfail RCMP, Red Deer RCMP were able to locate and arrest a woman in a stolen vehicle after she fled from police the night of April 3rd.

As Red Deer RCMP were patrolling the Edgar Industrial Area shortly after 11:30 p.m. on April 4th, police officers located a stolen GMC Acadia and initiated a traffic stop.

The SUV refused to stop for police, who then successfully laid a tire deflation device. The suspect SUV continued to drive with a flattened tire and police did not pursue it, but located it again at Taylor Drive and 32nd St. as it made its way onto C&E Trail heading toward Innisfail.

As the stolen vehicle left Red Deer City limits, Blackfalds and Innisfail RCMP joined Red Deer members; Innisfail members were able to lay a second tire deflation device, which flattened two more tires on the vehicle.

Police then located the vehicle abandoned at an Innisfail convenience store and arrested the female driver after a brief foot pursuit.

Innisfail, Blackfalds and Red Deer RCMP set up containment while Police Dog Services attempted to locate the male passenger without success.

Angel Judith Marie Sears, 19, has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and numerous traffic offences.

RCMP continue to investigate, and thank Blackfalds and Innisfail RCMP for their support in making the arrest; no public property or police vehicles were damaged as the stolen vehicle attempted to evade police.

“Property crimes and the risks associated with attempting to stop stolen vehicles are everyone’s concern, and we’re grateful for the close collaboration we enjoy with our neighbouring detachments,” said Insp. Gerald Grobmeier of the Red Deer RCMP. “That continuing support and sharing of intelligence is crucial to our success in combatting property crimes.”

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