Two in custody after pursuit with peace officer | DrumhellerMail
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Last updateMon, 06 Feb 2023 11am

Two in custody after pursuit with peace officer

    Two subjects from Hanna were arrested after evading Wheatland County peace officers.     Wednesday afternoon, at about 3 p.m.  Wheatland County peace officers attempted to stop a Black Nissan Ultima on Highway 564 north of Hussar.  The driver of the Nissan would not stop and a brief pursuit ensued, reaching speeds in excess of 180 kilometres per hour.
    The driver of this vehicle turned into a farmyard to evade the police and got stuck.  Two persons were observed exiting the vehicle and moving into the buildings.
    The Drumheller RCMP were requested to assist.  Numerous officers as well as a police service dog and handler attended to the area.
    After searching the buildings at that farm, it was determined that the two suspects had left the farm yard heading north into the coulees. Patrols through the area were made while advising residents of the two persons.  
    At 7:25 p.m. the two suspects were located hiding in an unoccupied farm house north of where they abandoned their vehicle. The two subjects were arrested and the investigation is ongoing.
    The two subjects are 49 and 16 years of age and reside in Hanna.  Both subjects have extensive criminal records. 
    Several automotive batteries were located in the back of the car.   Residents in the area are asked to check their vehicles and farm equipment for missing batteries, tools or other items. 
    Should anyone have observed this vehicle in the area they are asked to contact the Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-7590.

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