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Pass Herald Close July 1-2

 

 
Drivers on Highway 3 through the Crowsnest Pass were witness to a high speed police chase through the community on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 23, as RCMP from BC and Alberta pursued a stolen vehicle from the Elk Valley all the way to the Oldman River Dam.
Elk Valley RCMP attempted to stop a 2007 Ford F-350, which had been reported stolen out of Calgary. The vehicle failed to stop, and drove east on Highway 3 at a very high rate of speed. Members of the RCMP's Roving Traffic Section were contacted, along with members from the Crowsnest Pass detachment.
The vehicle continued east, refusing to stop when ordered. The RCMP deployed two spike belts on the highway near Crowsnest Lake, on the Alberta side of the border. The fleeing truck struck both belts, and the front tires completely deflated. However, the vehicle continued east, refusing to stop.
Driving on its rims, the truck was pursued by police through Crowsnest Pass and further east.
 
Sergeant Duncan MacInnis, with Redcliff Traffic Services, says that the number of vehicles on the highway made the continuation of the pursuit too dangerous, and the pursuit was terminated just west of the Highway 22 turn-off. Police in Pincher Creek were put on alert for the vehicle, and members of the public called police to report the vehicle's location as it continued east.
The suspect vehicle eventually turned off the Highway at the Oldman River Dam, and Pincher Creek RCMP called for members to assist. Police located the vehicle and arrested both individuals within, a male and a female.
Both Ryan Laveck of no fixed address and Carry-Ann Edgar of Calgary face numerous criminal and provincial charges from British Columbia and the Calgary Police Service, including possession of stolen property over $5000, dangerous driving, and causing a police pursuit, among other charges.
If anyone has further information regarding this matter, they are requested to contact either the Crowsnest Pass or Pincher Creek detachment of the RCMP.
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