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Grande Prairie man arrested following alleged crime spree

A man has been arrested following what the RCMP is calling a two-day crime spree in the City and County of Grande Prairie.

On May 31st, police found the man at a house in the Hillside neighbourhood as he was loading items into an allegedly stolen cargo trailer. When they arrived they say the man drove off in a stolen truck that was later abandoned in Clairmont. Another truck was later reported stolen from that area.

Later on that morning, police found the man in that stolen vehicle pulling a stolen trailer. He hit another vehicle while trying to get away from the police.

On June 1st at 3:20 a.m. the Rural Crime Reduction Unit and police dog services tried to stop the driver but he left the scene again. Around 8 p.m. that day, he was found and arrested at a home in Grande Prairie without incident.

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31-year-old Robert Wade Stewart has been charged with numerous offences including possession of stolen property both under and over $5000, fleeing from police, failure to remain at the scene of an accident, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possession of meth.

Stewart is now set to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on June 19th, 2019.

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