Peace Regional RCMP lay charges after stolen vehicle recovery
(supplied by Alberta RCMP)
One person is facing charges after Peace Regional RCMP recovered a vehicle reported stolen from Manning.
Police say they got a tip from the public around 9 a.m. on February 12 about a pick-up truck that had previously been reported stolen from the Manning, travelling southbound on Highway 35. Authorities caught up with the truck after which turned off the highway and onto a township road near the hamlet of Dixonville, after allegedly speeding past several residences, the truck was then turned onto a set of train tracks.
Mounties say they then located the vehicle abandoned in a field after it had apparently left the rail line and become stuck in the snow. After tracking footprints leading from the scene, police located the suspect a few kilometres away near a tree line and he was arrested without incident.
Subsequently, 31-year-old Michael Loonskin from Paddle Prairie was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, among other things.
Loonskin was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on February 18th.