An 18 year old Saddle Lake man and three youths have been arrested after travelling at over 170 km/hr and failing to stop for St. Paul police. The vehicle they were traveling in was later discovered to be stolen out of Cold Lake.
On Sept. 10, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m., St. Paul RCMP were conducting traffic enforcement in the County of St. Paul on Highway 29 near Range Road 101 when a vehicle travelling 177 km/hr drove by.
Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle did not stop when emergency lights were activated. A pursuit was not initiated due to safety concerns. A short time later the vehicle with four occupants was located near Range Road 112 and all occupants were arrested.
Further investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen from Edmonton and the license plate was stolen from Cold Lake. A search of the vehicle and suspects was conducted and drugs and aweapon were located.
Taylor Omeasoo (18) of Saddle Lake, Alberta along with three youths ages 13, 15 and 17 who cannot be named as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act were charged.
Taylor Omeasoo was charged with several Criminal Code offences some of which include:
- Possession of stolen property (X2)
- Fail to comply recognizance (X3)
He was remanded into custody will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court today.
The youths were charged separately with a variety Criminal Code offences which included:
- Possession of stolen property
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Resist peace officer
- Fail to stop for peace officer
- Failing to comply
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Possession of methamphetamine
They were released after judicial hearings with conditions and will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on Sept. 13 and 27, 2018.
As the matter is now before the court, no further information will be released.