An alleged truck theft that started in Edmonton and ended in Plamondon last Wednesday afternoon remains under investigation, with charges pending.
Edmonton Police Service officials tell Lakeland This Week that a vehicle reportedly stolen from a construction area on Edmonton's south-side during Wednesday's lunch-hour was tracked to the Plamondon area later that day.
Edmonton police say members of their Southwest Branch Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle theft from a construction zone near Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue just before 1pm on Wednesday. Police say that when a construction worker attempted to stop the vehicle, he was struck by the truck. The victim was treated by EMS and taken to hospital for precautionary care.
In the hours that followed — as police searched for the truck — residents in the Plamondon area, 250 kilometres to the north, reported a large police presence on area highways and in the community.
Edmonton Police Service officials are releasing few more details of the event, saying only that occupants of the suspected vehicle were arrested late Wednesday afternoon in Plamondon. Charges are pending against two people.
Lac La Biche RCMP Const. Cassandra Calverley says that despite the large police presence, the general public were not at risk during the operation.
"Although there was a heavy police presence there was no risk to the public," she told Lakeland This Week.
More information on the incident will be updated as it becomes available. Check www.lakelandtoday.ca for updates.