August 18, 2014 2:48 pm
Updated: August 18, 2014 2:50 pm

Charges laid after Red Deer RCMP cruiser rammed by truck

File: A photo of an RCMP cruiser

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RED DEER, Ab – RCMP have arrested two people accused of ramming a police cruiser with a truck in Red Deer over the weekend.

Officers were called to the neighbourhood of Highland Green around 1 a.m. on Sunday over reports of suspicious activity.

Witnesses reported seeing someone in a truck exiting their vehicle in an attempt to get into other cars parked in a parking lot.

When police arrived at the scene, they discovered the truck in question had a stolen license plate.

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One officer positioned a police cruiser behind the truck and approached the driver’s side.

At that point, police say the truck reversed and repeatedly rammed the police vehicle before speeding from the parking lot.

As the truck raced off, it struck several parked vehicles as well as a moving one, before colliding with a tree.

At that point, a male driver and female passenger ran from the truck.

Red Deer RCMP say they located the female suspect a short time later, hiding in the backyard of a residential home.

Meanwhile, an RCMP dog tracked the male suspect to a wooded area off a walking path.

The RCMP officer whose cruiser was rammed by the suspects was not injured.

RCMP have charged 35-year-old Daniel Edward Apetrea of Red Deer with a handful of offences including assaulting a police officer with a weapon and Dangerous operation of motor vehicle.

Police have also laid several charges against 25-year-old Jessica Lynn Masyk of Red Deer, including assaulting a police officer with a weapon and flight from police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.

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