Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in Blackfoot Truck Stop incident

The Calgary Police Service has charged one man in relation to an incident that occurred at the Blackfoot Truck Stop on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

At approximately 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, two officers were attempting to conduct a traffic stop near the Blackfoot Truck Stop located at the 1800 block of 9 Avenue S.E. When an officer approached the vehicle, the male driver was acting suspiciously. The officer noticed a rifle on the seat beside the male. The male was told not to move, however he put the vehicle into reverse and attempted to flee the scene. The situation escalated and the officer discharged a firearm.

The vehicle travelled 40 metres and hit a gas meter, resulting in a gas leak in the area. The vehicle traveled for a short while before hitting a power pole and coming to a stop.

The male fled on foot followed by another officer who took him into custody.

The suspect was taken to hospital with minor injuries to his left forearm believed to be from broken glass. He has since been released and taken into custody. A female that was also in the vehicle was taken into custody.

The male, Dakota William CASEY, 23, of Calgary, is charged with:

Two counts of:

  • Assault of a peace officer
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Unrelated warrants for his arrest

One count each of:

  • Criminal hit and run
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Breach of a probation order

His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

The female was released without charges.

The Blackfoot Truck Stop was evacuated due to the gas leak and road closures were temporarily put into place.

As is protocol in these incidents, ASIRT has been notified. A news release was issued by ASIRT yesterday.

The Calgary Police Service will have no further comment at this time in order to protect the integrity of the investigation being carried out by ASIRT.

CASE # 16408389