Charges laid in Airdrie stolen garbage truck getaway

Airdrie RCMP have laid charges after a garbage truck was stolen from a local business Dec. 5, 2022. Global News

It’s not exactly a typical getaway vehicle.

Airdrie RCMP have laid charges after a break-in at a commercial business, where the culprits stole a garbage truck to avoid arrest.

Police were called to the business in the East Lake area around 1:30 a.m. Monday, where they said a man and woman had broken in, in order to take keys to two vehicles parked outside.

The suspects fled in the vehicles — one of which was the garbage truck. They eventually ditched it near Crossfield and continued north on the QEII Highway.

Officers managed to deploy a spike belt near Innisfail and took the pair into custody.

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Juan David Gomez, 27, and Tash-Leigh Maceachern, 32, both from Red Deer are facing multiple charges each, including break and enter, theft and mischief.

They’re expected in Airdrie court on Thursday.

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