Saturday , 15 May 2021

Two arrested after dangerous chase in Cold Lake

On Sept. 21, 2020 at approximately 7:50 p.m., Cold Lake RCMP responded to several calls regarding a vehicle that was dangerously driving into on coming traffic on Highway 28.

Police located the vehicle and it fled on Highway 28 in Cold Lake running several red lights. A pursuit was initiated which went into Cold Lake First Nation and then back into the city of Cold Lake. An attempt was made to stop the vehicle by utilizing a tire deflation device which was unsuccessful. Due to safety concerns the pursuit was stopped.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., a RCMP Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit officer with assistance from RCMP Air Services and RCMP Police Dog Services located the vehicle parked near a residence on 47th Ave. The vehicle fled from police and rammed a marked police car. The officer was not injured.

The vehicle was later found abandoned near 54 Ave., and 51st St. Further investigation led officers to a residence on Cold Lake First Nation where two suspects were arrested, an additional vehicle and flat deck trailer were recovered.

The vehicle and flat deck trailer were reported stolen from Smoky Lake, Alta. on Sept. 21, 2020.

The suspects remain in police custody awaiting judicial hearings. An update will be provided once available.

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.