Police say a truck reported stolen from Sylvan Lake last month turned up as the subject of a high-speed chase in Red Deer a day later.
Red Deer RCMP on July 31 set up a checkstop around 2 a.m. in the city’s McKenzie Trails Recreation Area, where a noisy party was said to have been taking place.
At that time, a black truck allegedly refused to stop for several police vehicles, despite their emergency equipment being activated. It continued to flee even after running over two tire-deflation devices.
With its tires deflated, the truck was followed by police as it drove at a high speed south on 45 Avenue in Red Deer. It then made its way through several residential areas before heading east on Ross Street and eventually stopping near the Erickson Drive intersection.
At that point, its driver and a passenger fled on foot, running south in separate directions toward a bushed area.The driver was eventually located following a search by RCMP and Police Dog Services and arrested without further incident.
At press time, the passenger of the truck — which police say was stolen from Sylvan Lake July 30 — remained at large.
Logan Nottal, 18, of Red Deer, is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, resisting/obstructing a peace officer, and failing to comply with an undertaking.
A court appearance has been set for Aug. 26 in Red Deer.