Five people arrested following police pursuit of stolen vehicle

Five people have been arrested after a tip of a stolen vehicle traveling in the Lakeland area came into police.

On February 25th, 2019, in early morning hours the Elk Point, Bonnyville and Cold Lake RCMP Detachments were alerted by the public of a stolen vehicle traveling toward Cold Lake. Police were able to locate the vehicle but it failed to stop and fled from police.

During an attempt to deploy a Tire Deflation Device (Spike Belt), the driver drove toward an officer causing him to jump over a snowbank to avoid being struck by the suspect vehicle. The vehicle eventually came to a stop in the village of Ardmore. The occupants of the stolen vehicle attempted to flee to a waiting “get away” vehicle. Police were able to intercept both vehicles and arrest all occupants.

“This was an excellent display of communication and coordination between Detachments in our area. We were able to safely apprehend suspects while minimizing risk to our community members.” Sgt Ryan Howrish – Cold Lake Detachment.

Police arrested 3 young persons and two adults.

Jason Nunweiller a 43 year old male from Cold Lake is charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000
  • Obstructing a Police Officer

Tasha Marten, a 36 year old female of Cold Lake is charged with:

  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000
  • Unlawfully Resist Arrest
  • Obstructing a Police Officer

A 15 year old Young Person is charged with:

  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Flight from Police
  • Obstructing a Police Officer
  • Fail to Comply with an Undertaking
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance A 16 year old Young Person is charged with:
  • Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Fail to Comply with a Probation Order
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Flight from Police

 

  • Obstructing a Police Officer

A 14 year old Young Person is charged with:

  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Flight from Police
  • Obstructing a Police Officer
  • Resisting Arrest

 

As this matter is now before the courts, there will be no further updates in relation to this investigation.

 

“This was an excellent display of communication and coordination between Detachments in our area. We were able to safely apprehend suspects while minimizing risk to our community members.” Sgt Ryan Howrish – Cold Lake Detachment.