Calgary, AB,

Charges laid after truck stolen and crashed…twice

The Calgary Police Service has charged a woman after a vehicle was stolen twice in the community of Cranston.

In the early hours of Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, a Ford F350 truck was stolen along Cranfield Manor S.E. After getting the vehicle started, the suspects attempted to drive it away, but collided with another vehicle parked a few feet away. The suspects fled the scene immediately after the collision.

When the vehicle owner discovered the attempted theft at approximately 7:30 a.m., he contacted police, but was unable to shut the vehicle off due to damage caused to the ignition by the suspects.

While the owner was waiting inside his residence for police, a woman got into the running truck and started driving away. The owner chased after the truck and witnessed it lose control on the snowy roads, spin out and get stuck in a neighbour’s driveway. It is unknown whether this suspect was connected to the first attempted theft or just came upon the running truck.

The suspect fled from the truck, but police arrived and saw a young woman matching the description of the suspect jump into a nearby running vehicle and attempt to drive away in it. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested her.

Kayla Lynn-Ann RUSSELL, 28, of Calgary, is charged with one count of theft of a motor vehicle, one count of driving without a licence, one count of driving without insurance, two counts of being unlawfully at large and a number of other unrelated charges.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case# 15499362 & 15499434/4980