January 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Updated: January 21, 2019 9:05 pm

1 in custody after police vehicle stolen in Calgary

WATCH: Calgary police were kept busy Monday tracking down a couple of stolen vehicles. As Lauren Pullen reports, one had a six-month-old child inside, and the other one of their own cruisers.


Calgary police say one person is in custody after a police cruiser was stolen on Monday afternoon.

Investigators were called at about 1:25 p.m. after the vehicle was stolen from the area of 28 Avenue and 14 Street S.W.

Police said an officer responding to a suspicious persons call had stopped on the side of the road near a group of people and got out to speak with the people.

READ MORE: Calgary police officer’s badge still missing after break-in, man charged

One of the people reportedly got into the car and drove away. Police did not say whether the police vehicle was left running.

Police said the HAWCS helicopter as well as “covert resources” were used track the vehicle, which investigators determined had no firearms inside.

A half hour later, the vehicle was stopped at a parkade at the SAIT campus in northwest Calgary, police said, and a person was taken into custody.

Police said charges were pending against the individual arrested.

Calgary police outside a parkade at SAIT in Calgary after a stolen police vehicle was stopped there.

Global News

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error


Comments closed.

Due to the sensitive and/or legal subject matter of some of the content on globalnews.ca, we reserve the ability to disable comments from time to time.

Please see our Commenting Policy for more.