HIT & RUN - On Tuesday evening Sylvan Lake RCMP and Sylvan Lake Fire responded to an incident on 50 Ave. in which a male suspect driving a stolen vehicle struck a parked car. Witnesses reported the male exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Stolen vehicle recovered after Tuesday night crash, RCMP search for suspect

At approximately 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Sylvan Lake RCMP along with the Sylvan Lake Fire Department responded to an incident

At approximately 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Sylvan Lake RCMP along with the Sylvan Lake Fire Department, responded to a two vehicle collision on 50th Avenue near 35th Street.Reports were received that a GMC Sierra that had been travelling south west had struck an unoccupied parked Dodge Ram. The driver of the GMC truck fled on foot prior to emergency services arrival. Police quickly learned that the GMC Sierra was a stolen truck taken from Red Deer earlier in the day.

A Police Dog Service member attended from Red Deer but was unsuccessful in tracking the suspect. Many witnesses remained on scene and provided police with excellent suspect descriptions.

A short time later, police received a complaint of a theft of a truck from behind the Open Range Saloon. During the course of that investigation, video surveillance was obtained and the suspect was confirmed to be the same man from the earlier collision. Quickly, police identified the suspect and have since laid charges and issued a warrant for his arrest.

The suspect is a 17 year old male who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Police can say he is well known to local police and stems from the Rimbey area although is currently on conditions of release stating he must live in Calgary.

The 17 year old male has been charged with dangerous driving, possession of stolen property over $5000, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, breach of undertaking, four counts of breach of youth court undertaking, theft of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle contrary to licence conditions.

Police would like to thank all the witnesses who assisted in this investigation.

Editor@sylvanlakenews.com

 

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