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RCMP cruiser rammed by stolen vehicle downtown

A police vehicle was rammed when they attempted to pull a stolen vehicle over in a hotel parking lot. Police spotted the vehicle just before 1:00 a.m. February 26 when they say the driver “quickly and intentionally reversed into the police vehicle.”

The cruiser suffered significant damage but no one was injured in the crash. RCMP say they believe the Ford truck had been stolen earlier that night and later found it on the south side of the city. Police dog services were called in and were able to locate and arrest the female passenger.

Investigation revealed that the Ford F350 had been stolen in Grande Prairie at some point earlier in the evening. It was later located abandoned in the south part of town. The area was contained and after a search assisted by Police Dog Services the female passenger was located and arrested. The 26 year-old from Slave Lake has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime and resisting/obstructing a police officer.

The driver of the vehicle remains at large. RCMP ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of the driver or who may have more information to contact the detachment or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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