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Tuesday , 22 June 2021

Man charged with stolen property possession after running from police

Bonnyville RCMP charged a 29-year-old man with stolen property possession and flight from police on Tuesday.

Police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Township Road 604 and Highway 657, where they found a male driving who they knew was on a suspended license and was breaching release conditions.

The male fled and Police Dog Services tracked him to his residence, RCMP said.

A warrant was obtained to enter and arrest the male.

While on the property, police saw items that matched items from a previously reported theft.

A second warrant was obtained and multiple stolen items were recovered.

Christopher Olszowka, 29-year-old, has been charged with multiple offences, including flight from peace officer, dangerous operation of motor vehicle, resist/obstruct peace officer as well as possession of stolen property over $5000.

He has been remanded into custody.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.