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High River RCMP Traffic Services Recover Stolen Vehicle and Two Suspects Facing Multiple Charges

High River, Alta—On Jan. 25, 2020, at 1:00 a.m., High River RCMP Traffic Services attempted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle in a rural area outside High River, Alta. The vehicle did not stop and fled from police. No pursuit was initiated. The stolen vehicle was located approximately 20 minutes later, as it was driven off the road and became stuck in the snow. Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested without incident.

Further investigation led to the recovery of stolen property in addition to the stolen vehicle. High River RCMP Traffic Services were able to identify the owners of the majority of the stolen property and return the items.

Mark Duthie (38) of Calgary is charged with the following, including charges under the Traffic Safety Act (TSA):

·         Flight from peace officer

·         Possession of weapon contrary to prohibition order

·         Possession of a concealed weapon

·         Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

·         Possession of break-in instruments

·         Fail to comply with release conditions (x 6)

·         Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

·         Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x 6)

·         Drive while unauthorized (TSA)

·         Operate motor vehicle with no insurance (TSA)

Following a judicial hearing, Duthie was released on $200 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Okotoks Provincial Court on Feb. 14, 2020.

Angela Dalton (31) of Okotoks, Alta. is charged with:

·         Possession of break-in instruments

·         Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

·         Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x 6)

·         Fail to comply with release conditions

Angela DALTON was released on an Undertaking to appear in Okotoks Provincial Court on Feb. 21, 2020.

High River RCMP are asking the public to report suspicious persons, vehicles, and activities in their neighbourhoods. If you have information regarding crime or suspicious activity, please contact the High River RCMP at 403-652-2357 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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