One in custody, two others charged after pursuit in stolen vehicle

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Prince Albert police have a 20-year-old man in custody after a chase involving a stolen vehicle early Tuesday morning.

At approximately 4:39 a.m., police observed a dark-coloured vehicle travelling in the 1200 block of 14th Street West without its lights on. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle evaded them.

Minutes later, they re-located the vehicle travelling eastbound in the 800 block of 15th Street West. Police tried to stop the vehicle by activating their siren, but the vehicle did not stop and a criminal pursuit ensued.

The car proceeded south on Second Avenue West, then turned westbound on Marquis Road, where it lost control and struck a street sign.

The driver left the vehicle and fled on foot. Police arrested two passengers, a 19-year-old male and 17-year-old female, at the accident scene.

Police service dog Jagger was called to the scene and began to track the suspect. Patrol officers set up containment in the area and successfully took the 20-year-old male driver into custody. The suspects in the vehicle were uninjured.

A 20-year-old man now faces charges of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evading police, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, exceeding .08, obstructing a peace officer and two counts of breach of probation.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of breach of probation.

A 17-year-old female has been charged with possession of stolen property.

Organizations: Prince Albert

Geographic location: Marquis Road

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