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Officer sustains minor injuries after suspect's vehicle rams cruiser

Twenty-year-old woman facing a number of charges including assault with a weapon on a police officer
ST. PAUL - A St. Paul RCMP officer sustained minor injuries after a suspect fled the scene during a traffic stop in the community early Sunday morning, hitting two police vehicles during the attempted escape.

In a police report issued this afternoon, RCMP indicated they observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a local business. Police conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle and the female driver allegedly refused to identify herself or provide any documentation. The license plate did not a match the vehicle and when notified she was under arrest, the female suspect fled sideswiping a police vehicle. A pursuit was initiated which resulted in the another ramming of a police vehicle which caused minor injuries to a police officer.

A tire deflation device was used to stop the vehicle and resulted in the suspect pulling into a farmyard where she attempted to hide but was arrested without further incident. The suspect was not injured during these incidents.

Madison Houle, 20, of Edmonton is now facing a number of charges including: obstruction, resisting arrest, assault with a weapon on a police officer, dangerous driving, flight from police, possession of property obtained by crime, two counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and impaired driving. She was released after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Nov. 19.

If you have information about this incident, please call the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.