BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO

Man with stolen vehicle charged with impaired driving

Ponoka RCMP helped locate a suspect driving a stolen vehicle on the QE2

RCMP’s central crime reduction crews assisted several detachments in a stolen vehicle file.

The joint effort on Nov. 20 helped nab 30-year-old man who faces several criminal charges including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation (by a drug) of a motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x6).

Ponoka and Wetaskiwin RCMP notified the crime reduction team that a Dodge Ram, stolen out of Blackfalds had been found.

“The Ponoka RCMP had earlier located and attempted to stop the truck but it fled at high speed to avoid apprehension,” states the release.

Police allege that Matthew Alec Edward Burton was driving the pickup where it was found northbound on Highway 2 through Leduc and into Edmonton. Police say it was being driven in a dangerous manner.

“Once the truck was stationary and the situation was safe to affect an arrest, the male driver, and lone occupant of the vehicle, was apprehended, following a short foot chase,” state RCMP.

RCMP state that Burton was allegedly in possession of a forged cheque, along with a large amount of stolen documents, vehicle keys, stolen credit cards and identification.

”The RCMP continue to investigate and sort through evidence in relation to this incident,” say RCMP. “It is believed that several different offences are tied to the stolen identifications, from multiple jurisdictions throughout Alberta.”

Burton is remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on Nov. 29.

“We believe that our involvement in this apprehension stopped ongoing offences from being committed in relation to the stolen credit cards and identification” says Cpl. Will Hiscock of the CAD CRU. “Being able to help so many different detachments and stop the activities of repeat offenders reinforces our ongoing mandate in crime reduction.”

Just Posted

Get where you need to this holiday season

Ponoka bus service information

Ponoka Right to Farm Society seeking appeal

The Ponoka Right to Farm Society issued a release Dec. 12 in… Continue reading

Black Elk Hockey camp may return to Ponoka next year

A popular hockey camp may be returning to Ponoka next year. Erin… Continue reading

Red Deer-Lacombe MP, other Conservative MPs meet with AB justice minister

Calkins said the justice system is a revolving door for criminals targeting rural areas

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Rebels win two straight heading into Christmas break

Two third period goals give Red Deer 3-1 win over Swift Current

Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers

Some marching orders come from the Liberal Party’s campaign, while others are new additions

Scheer’s resignation tips party into internal war over school tuition payments

The Conservatives have a Toronto convention already scheduled for April

Two adults, two youths from Maskwacis charged in ATV, gun theft

Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Break, Enter & Theft and Weapons Offences - Arrests

Blackfalds RCMP officer’s firearm discharged in struggle

Red Deer and Sylvan Lake RCMP assist after police vehicle stolen

Two adults, two youths from Maskwacis charged in ATV, gun theft

Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Break, Enter & Theft and Weapons Offences - Arrests

Indigenous mother wins $20,000 racial discrimination case against Vancouver police

Vancouver Police Board ordered to pay $20,000 and create Indigenous-sensitivity training

‘He was good for the West:’ Sadness, surprise in Saskatchewan over Scheer

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and his predecessor, Brad Wall, both thanked Andrew Scheer

Most Read