On March 5 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Chestermere RCMP was alerted by Calgary Police Service (CPS) HAWCS that a vehicle with a stolen license plate attached was traveling toward Chestermere.
Chestermere RCMP coordinated with HAWCS and positioned a traffic stop on Highway 1 and Range Road 284.
The vehicle fled in response. HAWCS monitored the vehicle. It ran red lights at intersections, and reached speeds of 150 km/h. The vehicle drove into Calgary, and looped back into Chestermere on Highway 1A where it stopped in the Springmere Close area. Three occupants exited the vehicle, and entered a nearby residence.
RCMP members responded immediately, with assistance of CPS Police Dog Service. All three suspects were arrested in the residence.
Two Calgary youth were released to face charges.
The first youth has been charged with flight from police, break and enter committing mischief, possession of property obtained by crime, careless driving, and operating a vehicle without insurance.
The second youth has been charged with break and enter committing and mischief.
The third occupant of the vehicle, a 22 year old Calgary man is facing charges of break and enter committing, mischief, resisting arrest, obstruction, personation, three counts of failing to comply with recognizance, and four counts of failing to comply with probation.
All individuals will be appearing in Strathmore Provincial Court.
According to Detachment Commander of Chestermere RCMP, Sgt. Mark Wielgosz, “This incident highlights both the dangerous driving patterns of offender who attempt to evade police and the cooperative efforts between police agencies to safely apprehend them to preserve public safety.”