Multi-jurisdictional pursuit ends in arrests
Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 06:00 am
A multi-jurisdictional pursuit that started in Bragg Creek and ended in the parking lot of CrossIron Mills mall July 19 has resulted in the arrest of a Calgary man and woman.
At approximately 11:15 a.m., Cochrane RCMP received a “gas and dash” report from Bragg Creek involving a previously stolen Ford F-350, according to an RCMP media release issued July 20.
An hour later, the same vehicle was reported to Turner Valley RCMP because it was allegedly chasing cattle in a Priddis area farmer’s pasture.
When Turner Valley RCMP attended the scene, the suspect vehicle took off into the Tsuu T’ina First Nation.
“Tsuu T’ina First Nation police attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle did not stop and fled into the city of Calgary,” stated the release.
“While in Calgary, the suspects stole another F-350 from a dealership as the truck was being off-loaded from a semi.”
Calgary Police Services HAWCS helicopter aided the pursuit as the suspect vehicles travelled east.
According to the release, Strathmore and Airdrie RCMP detachments were notified of the situation.
A Strathmore member located the vehicles at Venue Avenue and 100th Street in Rocky View County and activated their emergency lights before blocking the path of the suspect trucks with a police car.
“The male suspect drove a truck into the police vehicle, then fled once again,” stated to the release. “Shortly after, the male abandoned the truck stolen from the dealership and got into the other stolen truck, which was being driven by the female.”
The vehicle drove in “a reckless manner” toward CrossIron Mills mall, periodically driving toward oncoming traffic and even losing a tire, according to the release.
HAWCS monitored as the suspects drove to the mall entrance by SilverCity CrossIron Mills Cinema.
“Both suspects fled into the mall and out another door where they were taken into custody,” stated the release. “In total, officers from six different police jurisdictions were involved in the response.”
Shaylene Mccauley, 18, of Calgary has been charged with possession of stolen property, flight from police, assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assaulting a peace officer and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.
Kacy Savoie, 30, of Calgary has been charged with possession of stolen property, assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assaulting a peace officer, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, flight from police, driving while disqualified, failing to comply with a recognizance and mischief.
Mccauley and Savoie are scheduled to appear in Calgary Provincial Court July 31 for election and plea.
Emergency crews responded July 22 to reports of a pre-school aged child falling from a two-story window of an Airdrie home at approximately 12:30 p.m.
The boy was transported to Alberta Children’s Hospital in serious but stable and non-life threatening condition at that time, according to Alberta EMS Public Education Officer Adam Loria.
Seeing numerous cases of children falling out of windows already this year, Loria said EMS is encouraging parents or caregivers to take precautionary measures to prevent any incidents from occurring.
Children, especially toddlers, can get out of sight quickly and he said it is crucial to ensure there is not a climbable path to any window. In the summer, windows are usually open to keep the house cool, but screens can be easily removed, Loria said.
“Just a little bit of force will disengage that window screen and obviously that child will take a tumble,” he said.