Maskwacis youth charged with criminal code offenses after carjacking

RCMP says Wetaskiwin carjacking victim was thrown from vehicle box, in critical condition

A 17-year-old youth from Maskwacis has been charged with numerous offenses after a carjacking right in front of Wetaskiwin’s city hall Saturday, July 15.

“The registered owner who was thrown from the fleeing truck is now in critical condition and was transported by STARS to an Edmonton hospital,” stated S/Sgt. Jeremie Landry in a press release.

On July 15th, 2017, at approximately 4:05 p.m. a stolen white Chevrolet GMT-400 pickup truck was traveling east on Main Street in the City of Wetaskiwin approaching the traffic circle on 47 Street, while the registered owner was inside the bed of the truck attempting to stop it.

The stolen truck drove around a red Ford Windsor van causing minor damage to it and then drove into a blue Dodge Journey pushing it back into the traffic circle. The registered owner of the pickup truck was thrown from the bed of the truck and was injured. The stolen truck then sped through the traffic circle into the parking lot of the Manluk Center coming to a stop on the east side of the parking lot.

Numerous citizens including a large number of children were in the area at the time. The suspect fled on foot, however a suspect was located and arrested by the RCMP within minutes.

A 17-year-old male from Maskwacis allegedly involved in Saturday’s incident has been remanded into custody with a first appearance court date of July 20, 2017. The accused, who cannot be named as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with the following:

Sec 221 CC – Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm x 2, Sec 255(2.1) CC – Operation with over 80 mgs. of Alcohol Causing Bodily Harm x 2, Sec 249(3) CC – Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm x 2, Sec 255(2) CC – Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm x 2, Sec 252(1.2) CC – Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident Causing Bodily Harm x 2, Sec 253(1)(a) CC – Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Sec 253(1)(b) CC – Operation Over 80 mgs. of Alcohol, Sec 249(1)(A) CC – Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Sec 252(1.1) CC – Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident, Sec 333.1 CC – Theft of truck, Sec 51(A) CC – Operate Motor Vehicle Without Valid Drivers License and Sec 54(1)(A) CC – Operate Motor Vehicle Without Insurance.

If you have information about this incident, please attend the Wetaskiwin Detachment or call the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7267 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Just Posted

Wetaskiwin liquor store robbed Feb. 21

Two suspects arrested after store employee threatened with bear spray

Vehicle and oversize load collide near South Cooking Lake turnoff

Strathcona County RCMP respond to serious injury collision on Hwy#14

Questionable reffing is becoming the NHL norm

Perhaps mandatory eye tests would help boost officials’ capabilities

Wetaskiwin Friendship Center gains momentum

Wetaskiwin city council reinforces its support behind Friendship Center

Just stop the political correctness stupidity

Seriously, stop ‘peoplekind,’ leave the anthem alone

WATCH: Red Deer celebrates one year out from 2019 Canada Games

Community gathers at Great Chief Park to commemorate Games milestone

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Suspected serial killer targeting Toronto gay community now faces six murder charges

Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

Trump suggests more guns in schools to combat shootings

Trump floats two-step plan for gun control: More guns, more control

Second Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

Russian Bobsled Federation states a drug-test sample that pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva gave on Sunday was positive.

Indigenous leaders call for change after ‘system fails’ Tina Fontaine

‘All of us should be ashamed’: Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty

Atwal fiasco dogs Trudeau; PM pledges a ‘conversation’ with MP responsible

Trudeau is being peppered with questions about the lingering controversy

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Canadian support split on Trans Mountain pipeline debate: Poll

Angus Reid poll surveying Canadians on pipeline stance finds no clear winner

Most Read