Five people facing dozens of charges after fleeing from police
Three men and two women are facing more than 50 charges after they fled from police in multiple stolen vehicles before they were arrested, resulting in the seizure of two firearms and drugs.
On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at approximately 12:35 a.m., police observed a white 2014 Ford Explorer SUV bearing a stolen license plate in the area of Elbow Drive S.W. and 75 Avenue S.W. As police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver fled at a high rate of speed.
HAWCS was engaged and police followed the vehicle until the suspects exited the vehicle in an underground parkade located at 2020 4 St. S.W. The suspects then entered a white 2023 Audi A3 and exited the parkade. It is believed one of the suspects rented the Audi through a car rental company.
At approximately 1:45 a.m., police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the suspects fled from police again at a high rate of speed.
HAWCS continued to follow the Audi and at approximately 2:25 a.m., police observed a bag that was thrown from the car near an alley located in the 600 block of McIntosh Road N.E. Police seized the bag which included a loaded firearm, ammunition, binoculars and duct tape.
A short time later, police observed a man and a woman exit the Audi in a parking lot located at 5125 126 Ave. S.E. Police observed a parked white Ford F150 truck in the parking lot, also believed to be stolen, occupied by two men and a woman.
After the woman and one of the men exited the truck, police arrested them while the driver of the truck fled with the male suspect from the Audi at a high rate of speed.
As a result, police seized a loaded firearm, a stolen passport, a stolen license plate and other stolen documents located in the Audi.
A short time later, police located the truck unoccupied in the Ogden area. The two suspects were observed entering into another stolen vehicle, a silver 2008 Pontiac Torrent, and they continued to flee from police until the driver eventually stopped in an alleyway near Erin Woods Drive S.E., where the driver was arrested.
The male passenger moved into the driver’s seat and continued to flee from police heading toward Buffalo Run Boulevard S.W. when Tsuu T’ina police successfully deployed a spike belt. The suspect was ultimately arrested near the 4500 block of 37 Street S.W. Police seized a small amount of drugs and a weapon.
As a result, three men and two women are facing a combined total of 52 charges.
Andrew George FEGLER, 51, is charged with one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000, one count of possession of proceeds of crime, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, one count of flight from a police officer and six counts of failing to comply with a court order.
FEGLER will next appear in court on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024.
Kenneth Dean JACOBS, 41, is charged with one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000.
JACOBS will appear in court today, Friday, Feb. 2, 2024.
Juanita Jane MORRISSEY, 47, is charged with one count of possession of proceeds of crime and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
MORRISSEY will next appear in court on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024.
Jesse Kaelin STRONGEAGLE, 29, is charged with one count of possession of proceeds of crime, one count of knowingly possessing a prohibited device or ammunition, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, one count of flight from a police officer, two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, one count of possession of methamphetamine, seven counts of failing to comply with a probation order, 12 counts of failing to comply with a release order and six counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order.
STRONGEAGLE will next appear in court on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024.
Samantha Mary O’BRIEN, 33, is charged with two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, one count of flight from a police officer, one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and one count of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking.
O’BRIEN will next appear in court on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.
The Calgary Police Service would like to thank our partners at the Tsuu T’ina Nation Police Service for their assistance in this investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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Case # CA24039133/5528