Update – Charges laid in police ramming incident
Charges have now been officially laid in last night's police ramming incident.
On Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., police were driving through a parking lot, located in the 1200 block of 37 Street S.W., when they spotted a suspicious Ford F-350 truck. As the officers approached the vehicle, they observed a citizen waving for assistance approximately 30 feet away from the vehicle. Officers drove towards the citizen and engaged in conversation.
As they were speaking with the citizen, the suspicious truck began driving towards the police car. When it became clear that the truck was going to collide with the police car, officers told the citizen to get away from their car. Once the citizen moved away, officers attempted to drive forward, however their vehicle was struck on the driver’s side back door. The truck came to a stop a short distance away.
Officers made sure the citizen was safe and then contained the vehicle and called for assistance. Members from the CPS Tactical Team arrived on scene and arrested the suspect without incident.
Joshua Alexander WYLLIE, 21, of Calgary, has since been charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and one count each of possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assault with a weapon, driving while disqualified, possession of methamphetamine, failing to comply with a probation order, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with an unauthorized licence plate.
WYLLIE remains in custody and will next appear in court on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.