Calgary, AB,

Suspicious vehicle from McKenzie Towne located

The driver of a vehicle that fled from police was located early this morning near Edmonton.

At approximately 11 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, a patrol officer in a marked police vehicle spotted a dirty, blue Dodge truck stopped in the McKenzie Towne roundabout. The officer pulled over to offer his assistance, activating his lights to alert traffic in the area.

The officer approached the vehicle and noticed a young girl inside who appeared visibly upset. As the officer instructed the driver to roll down a window, the truck drove away. The driver travelled north on Deerfoot Trail before it struck another vehicle at the 130 Avenue S.E. off ramp, then fled.

At approximately 3 a.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, the RCMP stopped the same vehicle near Edmonton on an unrelated matter. The Calgary Police Service was notified late this morning.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending against the driver for fleeing police, driving dangerously and committing a hit and run. No further information is available at this time.

The child and driver were both in good condition.

The Calgary Police Service would like to thank the media and the public for their help with locating the vehicle. While public tips did not lead to an arrest in this case, information provided by citizens often plays a crucial role in moving investigations forward, and the public’s willingness to help keep Calgarians safe is always appreciated.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 267463

CASE #16617337/4703