A man and a woman from Red Deer are in custody and are facing charges following an attempted vehicle theft and pursuit in the Carbon area.
On Thursday, November 21, Drumheller RCMP was notified that a vehicle had just been stolen from Carbon, Alberta. A suspect male driving another stolen vehicle used violence by driving his vehicle repeatedly toward a witness who was trying to intervene with the theft.
The male suspect was aiding a female who was stealing the vehicle.
Drumheller RCMP was able to locate the male and female in the stolen vehicle shortly after and entered into a pursuit when the vehicle fled from police. With the assistance of Beiseker RCMP, the pursuit continued until the vehicle came to a stop near Carbon where both occupants were arrested by RCMP.
Kevin Leo Gallagher, 35, of Red Deer was wanted on warrants out of Lacombe, Alberta. He was prohibited from driving, bound by previous court-imposed conditions, and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from peace officer, robbery, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, three counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, theft of a motor vehicle, identity theft, improper use of a licence plate, driving while prohibited, possession of ammunition while prohibited and three breaches of recognizance.
Courtney Darlene Reid, 22, of Red Deer was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from peace officer, robbery, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, Three counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, theft of a motor vehicle, identity theft and improper use of a licence plate.
Gallagher and Reid were held for a judicial interim release hearing and subsequently remanded into custody.
With the cold weather upon us, Drumheller RCMP would like to remind the public not to leave their vehicles idling unattended.