Saturday , 24 July 2021

RCMP chase leads to arrest in St. Paul

St. Paul RCMP arrested an Edmonton woman this weekend after a chase which police say resulted in the suspect sideswiping two RCMP vehicles.

In the early morning on Sunday while making patrols, St. Paul RCMP say they observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a local business.

Police conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle and the female driver refused to identify herself or provide any documentation, RCMP said.

Police discovered the license plate did not match the vehicle, and when notified she was under arrest, the female suspect fled sideswiping a police vehicle.

A pursuit was initiated which resulted in another ramming of a police vehicle, causing minor injuries to a police officer.

Police were able to deploy a tire deflation device successfully and the suspect pulled into a farmyard and attempted to hide but was arrested without further incident.

The suspect was not injured during these incidents.

Madison Houle (20) of Edmonton was charged with:

  • Obstruction
  • Resist arrest
  • Assault with a weapon on a police officer
  • Dangerous driving
  • Flight from police officer
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public (x2)
  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle (drugs)

She was released after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Nov. 19, 2020.

If you have information about this incident, please call the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


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.