Man arrested after getting stolen vehicle stuck in back alley

A vehicle theft in Sylvan Lake resulted in the arrest of a Red Deer man on Dec. 6.

A vehicle theft in Sylvan Lake resulted in the arrest of a Red Deer man on Dec. 6.

Police received a call around 11 a.m., when they were setting up their annual Charity Checkstop along 47 Ave. At that time, it was reported that a Chevrolet truck had been stolen from a Sylvan Lake driveway.

Police say the vehicle had been idling and was left unlocked.

Following their immediate response, police learned that the truck had gotten stuck in a Hewlett Park back alley, and that the suspect fled on foot.

The suspect was chased by a witness before responding RCMP members arrived on scene. The suspect was eventually cornered in a nearby residential area and arrested without further incident.

Following his arrest, police found a set of keys belonging to a different stolen vehicle, which was eventually recovered by RCMP in Blackfalds.

Kevin Gallagher, 30, was charged with theft of a truck, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

At the time of his arrest, it was discovered that he had outstanding warrants in his name. He was scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Dec. 9.

Police are using the incident as a reminder to the public to ensure their vehicles remain locked while unattended, and that valuables are either removed or kept out of sight.

 

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