Ponoka RCMP arrest male with stolen vehicle and property

Ponoka RCMP arrest male with stolen vehicle and property

Christopher Hannah makes his first court appearance Oct. 25 in Ponoka

By Ponoka News Staff

Christopher Hannah of Innisfail, 43, was arrested for theft and a number of other charges by Ponoka RCMP on Oct. 19 after attempting to flee from police.

At 9:55 a.m., Ponoka RCMP responded to a 911 call of a suspicious SUV stuck in a field and a male loading generators and an air compressor.

When members arrived at the scene, Hannah fled from the vehicle, which was determined to be stolen.

Police Dog Services was called in and assisted with locating Hannah who was found and arresting without further incident.

Further investigation revealed that the male was in possession of a hand held taser along of numerous other stolen items.

Hannah is charged with possession of property over $5,000, six counts of possession of property under $5,000, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to a prohibition order.

Hannah was subject to a judicial interim release hearing. He was released for a first court appearance on Oct. 25, 2019 in Ponoka.

The Ponoka RCMP would like to remind the public that if you see something suspicious, say something and report it to your local police.