Elk Point RCMP Arrest Two after Ramming of Police Vehicles

On Jan. 15, 2018 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Elk Point RCMP were on patrol and located a suspicious car and truck in Frog Lake at a gas station.

Officers in two separate police vehicles activated their emergency lights while approaching the vehicles. The truck then rammed one police vehicle head on and proceeded to collide with the second police vehicle while it fled from the gas station. The car also fled the area while the collisions occurred. No one was injured.

Police located the truck nearby as it lost control and hit a stop sign. Two occupants of the truck then fled of foot but were later located and arrested without incident. The car was later located abandoned and the suspect(s) in that vehicle are still being sought by police as the investigation continues. Both vehicles were previously reported stolen.

Kannan Desjarlais, a 21-year-old male from Cold Lake was charged with:

  • Flight from police
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000.00
  • Mischief (x3)
  • Fail to comply with court order (x2)

At the time of his arrest, Kannan Desjarlais was wanted for failing to attend court from a previous charge in Vermilion, Alberta. He was also charged with several offences under the Traffic Safety Act and remanded into custody. He will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on Feb. 1, 2018.

Billie Wheaton, an 18-year-old female from Cold Lake was charged with:

  • Flight from police
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000.00
  • Mischief (x3)
  • Fail to comply with court order (x2)

She was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Jan. 24, 2018.

 

If you have information about this incident, please call the Elk Point RCMP at 780-724-3829 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).