RCMP from Beiseker have arrested two suspects following a complaint of a suspicious vehicle and a lengthy foot chase.
At 1:40 am on June 15, Beiseker RCMP responded to a complaint from a rural resident reporting a suspicious vehicle near Highway 566. When officers located the white Ford truck, it fled into a field where the occupants abandoned it and ran away on foot. The Ford was found to have been reported stolen out of Calgary a few days earlier.
RCMP police dog services from Airdrie as well as Airdrie Rural members attended to assist. The police dog tracked the suspects for two hours before locating them hiding in a wooded area.
Joshua METHOT, (28) from Whitecourt, AB, has been charged with assaulting a peace officer, resist arrest and possession of stolen property. He has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear on June 22 in Airdrie provincial court by CCTV.
A 16-year-old female who cannot be named has also been charged with assaulting a peace officer, possession of methamphetamine and possession of stolen property. She was released to the custody of her parents and is scheduled to appear on July 20 in Airdrie Youth Court.
The Beiseker RCMP continue to request that any suspicious vehicles or activity be reported and wishes to extend a thank you for the tips already received.