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RCMP windshield smashed as suspects flee in stolen truck

Tire deflation device used to stop truck
RCMP. File

FROG LAKE - The window of an Elk Point RCMP cruiser was smashed as four suspects attempting to flee from police in a stolen truck on Dec. 2 threw items out of the vehicle during a pursuit. Three adults and a young offender are now facing multiple charges.

RCMP were completing a warrant roundup for accused person(s) in Frog Lake on Dec. 2, when a stolen truck was spotted with occupants inside, according to a media release. With assistance from the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit, Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit, RCMP Air Services, Police Dog Services (PDS) and multiple detachments in the surrounding area, the truck was followed.

A tire deflation device was deployed after the vehicle failed to stop near Cold Lake and two females and a male were arrested without incident while a fourth male youth occupant fled the scene on foot. The youth was later apprehended by PDS and suffered minor injuries as a result of interactions with police and the dog. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and released into police custody a short time later.

During the pursuit, several items were thrown from the truck which resulted in the windshield of a police vehicle being damaged.

The truck that was recovered was reported stolen from Lloydminster on Dec.1.

Sara Mcgillis, 22, of Fishing Lake, Geneva Williams, 25, of Fishing Lake, Colton Moyah,18 of Kehewin Cree Nation, and a 16-year-old male youth of Elizabeth Metis Settlement were charged with various offences including: assaulting a police officer, flight from police, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and mischief.

Moyah was remanded into custody following a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Dec. 17.

After judicial hearings, McGillis and Williams were released and both are scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Jan. 7.

The 16-year-old youth, who cannot be named in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Dec. 16.