Calgary, AB,
22
September
2017
|
23:37
America/Denver

Man charged after ramming police vehicle

A man has been charged following an incident where a police vehicle was rammed earlier this week.

At approximately 2:15 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, officers on routine patrol observed a suspicious truck in the alley of the 2200 block of 39 Street S.E. While the officers made enquiries into the licence plate of the vehicle, a man entered the driver’s seat. Officers engaged their emergency lights and approached the truck.

Officers noticed a woman in the front passenger seat, and a man in the rear passenger seat. While the officers were checking details of the vehicle, the back passenger abruptly exited the truck and began walking away. One officer exited the police vehicle to speak with the passenger, however, at the same time the driver of the suspicious vehicle placed it into reverse and subsequently rammed the police vehicle.

The officer managed to jump back into the police vehicle as the suspect continued to ram the police vehicle at what was believed to be full throttle in an attempt to flee. The suspect drove through a short wooden fence and sped northbound through the alley before exiting westbound on to 21 Avenue S.E.

The officers were not injured during this incident. The police vehicle, a truck, sustained minor damages.

Officers later observed the truck on Peigan Trail travelling at approximated speeds upwards of 160 km/h, through red lights.

Just before 2 p.m., that same day, police were called to a store in the 3300 block of 20 Avenue N.E. for reports of a theft. A man was arrested at the store and his vehicle was seized. It is believed the man and the truck he had at the time of the arrest were involved in the earlier incident.

TJ Keith BRADLEY, 22, of Calgary is charged with:

  • two counts of assault on a peace officer with a weapon; and
  • one count each of hit and run from an accident,
  • driving while suspended,
  • dangerous driving,
  • breach of probation,
  • operating an unregistered motor vehicle on a highway, and
  • drive uninsured motor vehicle on a highway.

He will next appear in court on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.

The investigation into the involvement of the two passengers who were in the truck at the time of the initial incident continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Anonymous tips can be left through Crime Stoppers:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case #17403314/4602