Truck theft: Amanda Rau, 30, made an appearance at Ponoka Provincial Court via CCTV May 3. She was arrested for the theft of this rail maintenance truck while it was still being fuelled up on Sept. 23, 2018. The hose was ripped off the pump and remained on the truck where it was located north of Ponoka. File photo

UPDATED: Pre-sentencing hearing delayed for Amanda Rau

Rau is charged with stealing a truck and driving impaired

UPDATE: Amanda Rau’s case was put off until May 24, 2019, at the request of her lawyer, May 3 at Ponoka Provincial Court.

Amanda Rau, 30 years old, appeared briefly in Ponoka Provincial Court May 3 via CCTV.

On Sept. 23, 2018, Rau was eventually arrested after a police pursuit for stealing a railroad maintenance truck from a Ponoka gas station while it was fuelling up.

Rau was charged with two counts of theft of a vehicle, assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a vehicle, impaired operation of a vehicle, flight from police, driving while disqualified and mischief.

The chase ended with the woman attempting to hide from police in a tree.

READ MORE: Woman steals truck from Ponoka gas station while being fueled

Rau first appeared in court on Nov. 2, 2018 and pleaded guilty to several of the charges against her.

Her sentencing was delayed by six months to allow her to start a one-year drug rehabilitation program.

READ MORE: Woman in theft of CN truck from Ponoka pleads guilty

Rau has matters pending in Edmonton as well, but arrangements were made to handle all the matters in Ponoka.

Rau’s lawyer stated he was unprepared to handle both the Edmonton matters with the Ponoka charges. He’d understood that Edmonton defence lawyer Jason Leung would be coming to speak on the Edmonton matters, but wasn’t present.

Hon. Judge C. Purvis agreed to push the pre-sentencing hearing back one week to allow Rau’s lawyer time to prepare.

Purvis stated he’d reviewed Rau’s file and told her it was, “for sure in your best interest to deal with all these things together,” adding Rau had been “working hard.”

Rau responded, saying “Thank you, your honour.”

She will appear again in Ponoka Provincial Court on May 10.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Ponoka County agrees to next step for Rimbey Agrim

Full time manager will help Rimbey Agrim Centre’s financial stability

Ponoka County grader lease program will continue

Bridge tender awarded, gravel work extended until September

Over 1,000 barrel racers pouring into Ponoka next week for ABRA Finals

Over a thousand barrel racers will be converging on Ponoka next week… Continue reading

Downhill Derby deadline due directly

Ponoka’s annual soapbox race slated for Sept. 7

Fashion Fridays: How to dress and feel powerful

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network


RCMP looking for whereabouts of 15-year-old girl missing since June 25

Central Alberta Buccaneers punch ticket to AFL Final

28-20 win over Fort Mac sets up likely date against Calgary Wolf Pack

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

Discussion on grief and loss between Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper goes viral

The exchange includes emotional question from Cooper, and outlook on grief as a child

Toronto activist calling on federal parties to nominate more black candidates

Fewer than 20 black Canadians have been nominated so far, including some Liberal MPs seeking re-election

First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act: Bennett

Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action thanked the feds

‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dies at 79

Actor and writer was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the 1969 psychedelic road trip movie

What could be next? Five questions in the SNC-Lavalin saga

Will police lay charges? Will report resonate with voters? Will Jody Wilson-Raybould get re-elected?

Most Read