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LPS charge two Red Deerians

LACOMBE, ALTA. - 

Two Red Deerians have been charged by the Lacombe Police Service for theft and dangerous driving following an incident Oct. 30.

A member of LPS saw a black Dodge Ram 1500 and grey Kia Soul travelling soutbound in the4600 block of 58 St. in Lacombe on Oct. 30, around 12:30 a.m. The member noticed the Kia Soul did not have its headlights on and activated emergency equipment on the police vehicle in efforts to pull the vehicle over and inform them their headlights were not on.

Rather than pulling over, however, both the Dodge truck and Kia Soul accelerated in attempt to evade police. The Kia Soul turned sharply to the left in an attempt to pass the truck, while the truck also began turning left at a high rate of speed, and collided with the Kia Soul, causing it to spin out and strike a traffic sign on the side of the road. The truck continued southbound on 58 St. while the Kia Soul was rendered inoperable.

LPS discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen to Innisfail RCMP on Oct.29, following a check of the licence plate, and took the lone female occupant and driver into custody.

Members then located the Dodge truck abandoned at the intersection of 45 Ave. and C&E Trail. The truck had also sustained damage from the collision. Investigation determined the truck had just been stolen from a residence in Lacombe, and with the assistance of a K-9 member of the Red Deer City RCMP, a track was conducted, where a backpack was found with a sawed off shot gun. Police then located and arrested a male hiding in a backyard shed of a residence.

Brianna Carroll, 22, of Red Deer is charged with four criminal code offences including dangerous driving, operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of break in instruments.

Daniel Buehler, 21, of Red Deer is charged with 11 criminal code offences including two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of a prohibited weapon, two counts of possession of weapons contrary to an order, operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police, unsafe/careless storage of a firearm, possession of break in instruments, dangerous driving and carrying a concealed weapon.

Carroll was scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Nov. 10. Buehler was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Nov. 17.

 -BARRETT



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