July 13, 2018 12:19 pm
Updated: July 17, 2018 12:59 pm

Alberta RCMP arrest 1 suspect after break and enter, flight from police

RCMP in northern Alberta were looking for two men after a break and enter and brief police chase on July 12, 2018.

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RCMP in northern Alberta are still looking for one suspect after a man was arrested in relation to a break and enter and a short police chase.

Boyle RCMP were called at around 11 a.m. on July 12 after someone reported their cell phone was stolen out of their vehicle. The two suspects before police arrived. Then, at around 5 p.m. Thursday evening, police were called to a break and enter just outside of the village where they determined the suspects’ vehicle was the same from the theft earlier in the day.

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The pair fled when police attempted to stop them.

Police said the suspects tried to ram a police vehicle before the officers began a short chase. It was quickly called off due to public safety concerns.

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Despite assistance from St. Paul Police Dog Services and RCMP Air Services, the suspects weren’t located during a lengthy search of the area.

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On Tuesday, police said they had arrested Jason Eastwood, 47, of Edmonton. He is facing 13 charges, including flight from police, assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving while prohibited.

He’s also facing one charge of possession of a radio jammer under the Radiocommunication Act.

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Boyle Provincial Court on July 24 at 10 a.m.

Police are still looking for the second suspect.

Anyone with information on these men is asked to contact the Boyle RCMP at 780-689-40814 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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