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RCMP Cochrane Weekend – Assault on Officer and Traffic Accident

Cochrane RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit appealing to witnesses to come forward

Cochrane, Alta. – Cochrane RCMP and Integrated Traffic Unit members are investigating a dangerous driving incident which turned into an assault on a police officer.  Early (Saturday April 16th) at approximately 2:20 a.m., Cochrane Integrated Traffic Unit members were called to assist a Sheriff with the Integrated Traffic Unit who had a suspicious vehicle stopped on Quigley Drive and Highway 22.  The RCMP member was assisting in the traffic stop when the suspect vehicle drove forward and dragged the RCMP member on the road.

The RCMP member was transported to a local hospital via EMS, where he was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and released.  The Sheriff was not injured.

The suspect vehicle, a white GMC Sierra pickup truck, drove into the city of Calgary where Calgary Police Service assisted.  The police were unable to further locate it.  It was not pursued by the RCMP.  The driver of the truck was a male and there was a female passenger.  No further description is available at this time.

The RCMP are appealing to any witnesses to, or people involved in, this incident to come forward and report to Cochrane RCMP at  403-932-2211  or to contact their local police agency.   If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

RCMP Cochrane – Serious Motor Vehicle Collision

At approximately 14:40 hrs on Sunday, April 17, 2016, a single vehicle rollover occurred eastbound on Highway 1, just west of the intersection with Highway 40.  There were two occupants in the vehicle, a male and female, both of whom were wearing seatbelts.  One occupant suffered a serious injury and the other suffered a minor injury.  No alcohol is believed to be involved.  Due to the investigation, traffic was diverted to Highway 1x for just over an hour.  The investigation is ongoing.

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