January 21, 2016 2:04 pm

Police dogs help Red Deer RCMP find car theft suspect

Two people charged in Red Deer after RCMP find them in stolen vehicle.

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Two people have been charged after police found them in a stolen vehicle on Tuesday morning.

The vehicle was reported stolen Jan. 4, but wasn’t spotted until more than two weeks later in the area of 59 Avenue and 67 Street in Red Deer.

Police found a man and a woman in the vehicle. The male driver fled the scene on foot, and the female, who was wanted on warrants, was arrested.  RCMP brought in Police Dog Services to search for the male, who was found in a home several hours later.

Thirty-three-year-old Darren Christopher Ray of Penhold, Alta. has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000; escape from lawful custody and failure to comply with recognizance.

Ray is set to appear in Red Deer court Feb. 17.

Ninteen-year-old Kierra Mercedes Saddleback of Red Deer faces one charge of obstruction of a peace officer in relation to the Jan. 19 incident. Saddleback was also wanted on a number of warrants, most of which have been addressed by the courts. She has one outstanding charge of assault with a weapon that will be discussed in Red Deer court Jan. 21.

 

 

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