Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit Make Arrest

On Nov. 1, members of Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit, Elk Point RCMP, and Cold Lake Police Dog Services conducted an intelligence driven "hotspot" patrol in the Fishing Lake area with the help of RCMP Air Services

On Nov. 1, 2018, members of Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit, Elk Point RCMP, and Cold Lake Police Dog Services (PDS) conducted an intelligence driven "hotspot" patrol in the Fishing Lake area with the help of RCMP Air Services. During this operation, an RCMP member spotted a truck believed to be associated with a wanted male.

Police attempted to stop the truck but it fled at high speed. Helicopters were able to track and follow the fleeing truck throughout Fishing Lake and Frog Lake as it drove through fields, back trails, and highways.

Police then utilized co-ordinated efforts to intercept and stop the truck as it ran over a spike belt and eventually pulled into the driveway of a residence with deflated tires.

The driver of the truck accelerated towards police members and rammed a police vehicle but was boxed in. The passenger of the vehicle was quickly arrested without further incident and the driver was arrested with the assistance of PDS. The truck was found to be stolen from Bonnyville.

Further observation by RCMP Air Services led to members on the ground recovering another stolen truck from Elk Point.

The driver, 42 year old Fergus Brosseau of Fishing Lake who was prohibited from driving Canada-wide, was charged with several Criminal Code offences which include:

  •          Assault on a police officer with a weapon
  •          Flight from police
  •          Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  •          Possession of property obtained by crime
  •          Driving while disqualified

He is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court tomorrow.

The passenger, a 39-year-old male from Fishing Lake, was charged with:

  •          Flight from police
  •          Possession of property obtained by crime

His name is not being released. He is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Dec. 13, 2018.

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