Calgary, AB,

Police vehicle rammed with stolen truck

The Calgary Police Service is investigating after a stolen truck was used to ram a marked police car late Monday night in community of Huntington Hills.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, two officers were proactively patrolling the northern end of North Haven when they noticed a suspicious black 2005 Dodge Ram truck in the 500 block of 64 Avenue N.W.

The officers followed the vehicle as the driver drove in a loop through the northern tip of the community and then turned onto Hunts Crescent N.W., in the neighbouring community of Huntington Hills. The suspicious vehicle then stopped unexpectedly in the 600 block of Hunts Crescent N.W., and accelerated in reverse for approximately 30 feet before ramming the police vehicle, which had not yet attempted a traffic stop.

The officers were able to move the police vehicle so the collision occurred along the side of their car instead of directly to the front, however, the damage made the police car not drivable. The officers were not injured.

The suspicious vehicle then fled the scene and was located a short time later several blocks away in the 7100 block of 5 Street N.W. The driver had abandoned the vehicle and efforts to track the suspect were unsuccessful. Officers on scene were able to confirm that it was a stolen vehicle.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

Case #17357105/3965