Arrest warrant issued following dangerous pursuit through town

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who led police on a dangerous pursuit through Sylvan Lake on Saturday night.

Lance James Peters is wanted on a number of charges after evading police Saturday night.

Lance James Peters is wanted on a number of charges after evading police Saturday night.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who led police on a dangerous pursuit through Sylvan Lake on Saturday night.

Lance James Peters, 24, of no fixed address, is wanted on several charges following a routine traffic stop near CP Blakely School at 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

At that time, police stopped a Dodge Ram truck, whose driver was eventually determined to have lied about his identity. After confirming the driver’s identity, police attempted to arrest him for outstanding warrants. The driver then fled in the truck, ramming a police vehicle in the process. Police say he also narrowly missed an officer who was on foot.

A pursuit through Sylvan Lake resulted, and was led north on Highway 20 toward Bentley. Police eventually called off the pursuit as they felt the public’s safety was at risk.

Police say Peters has committed numerous crimes over the past two weeks in the Rocky Mountain House and Sylvan Lake areas, where they say he’s stolen vehicles and broken into houses.

He’s considered armed and dangerous, with police noting he’s “not afraid to use violence to commit his crimes,” in a release issued Sunday.

Peters has ties to Sylvan Lake, Red Deer, Rimbey and Rocky Mountain House, and was last seen driving a stolen 2011 blue Dodge Ram truck. That vehicle has since been recovered, police say.

Following Saturday’s incident, Peters was charged with Obstructing a Police Officer, Theft of a Truck, Resisting Arrest, Flight from Police, Fail to Remain at Accident and Dangerous Driving. He also faces charges in Rocky Mountain House.

Anyone with information on Peters’ whereabouts is asked to contact Sylvan Lake or Rocky Mountain House RCMP detachments at 403-858-3333 or 403-845-2881, respectively, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Police say he should not be approached.