Drumheller RCMP has arrested a woman after she stole a vehicle.

On Monday, police received a complaint from a Rosedale resident saying that a woman had just stolen his white 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck from his house.

RCMP members went to the area and searched for the stolen vehicle and woman.

Later that evening, the stolen truck was found traveling east on Highway 564 south of Drumheller.

An RCMP officer attempted to stop the vehicle; however, the vehicle drove off, lost control at an intersection, hit the ditch and stopped in a field near Highway 56. 

The driver was not injured and was taken into custody.

The investigation found that the woman was bound by a Release Order and Undertaking with multiple conditions.

33-year-old Trina Murphy of Calgary was charged with six offenses:

  • Flight from a Peace Officer While Being Pursued.
  • Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance.
  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle.
  • Fail to Comply with an Undertaking.
  • Fail to Comply with a Release Order – 2 Counts.

Murphy is subject to a Judicial Interim Release Hearing and was brought into custody.

She will appear in Cochrane court for a hearing later today. 

“In this case, the vehicle keys were left in the vehicle, making it an easy target for theft; we strongly urge all vehicle owners to remove the keys and lock the vehicle when not in use. Unfortunately, this vehicle sustained major damage during the incident, and we are fortunate that no persons were injured during this occurrence," says Staff Sergeant Robert Harms of the Drumheller detachment.

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