Two people suspected of trying to use stolen credit cards were arrested west of Edmonton, but not before going to great lengths to avoid police.
On Monday afternoon at 1:17 p.m., Spruce Grove RCMP responded to a complaint that a man and a women from Edmonton were trying to use stolen credit cards at the local Reddi-Mart.
Police arrived and tried to arrest the pair, but Mounties said the man pushed the woman at an officer, and then the pair allegedly fought the officer in an attempt to resist arrest.
While a Mountie was trying to get the man under control, the woman ran to the back of the store attempting to escape.
“The female suspect climbed a ladder in the back room into the ceiling panels to try and evade police.
“As other RCMP members arrived on scene, the female suspect fell through the ceiling, landing on some shelving in the store,” a news release said.
Police said the woman was then arrested without further incident.
RCMP said the convenience store owner helped the responding officer with arresting both suspects, and thankfully nobody involved received any significant injuries.
Richard Pariseau, 28, was charged with 11 offences, including using a stolen credit card, resisting arrest from the police, resisting arrest from someone aiding the police (store owner), assaulting a police officer, attempting to disarm a police officer, possession of stolen property under $5000, mischief under $5,000 and breaching probation.
Brittany Burke, 29, was charged with obstructing a police officer, fail to comply with undertaking and mischief under $5,000.
The pair remain in police custody and will make their first court appearance in Stony Plain on Wednesday.