UPDATE Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest two in Camrose after report of suspicious persons

UPDATE Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest two in Camrose after report of suspicious persons

UPDATE Fugitives try to flee on ATVS, one allegedly steals police car

UPDATED

RCMP have charged two suspects in this incident.

Following an incident on August 17 in Camrose involving Camrose Police Service, RCMP Police Dog Services and RCMP Air Services, charges have been laid.

Two males have been charged as follows:

39-year-old Jason James Sarasin was arrested on outstanding warrants and is facing one charge under the Petty Trespass Act.

35-year-old Cody John King was also wanted on warrants, and is charged with:

– Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle (x2)

– Flight from peace officer

– Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

– Escape custody

– Theft of truck

and one charge under the Petty Trespass Act.

Both accused have had a judicial interim hearing. Sarasin was released on cash bail for court in Camrose on August 21, 2019. King was remanded for court in Camrose on August 21, 2019.

ORIGINAL STORY

The Wetaskiwin RCMP arrested two fugitives trying to flee on ATVs on the weekend.

According to a press release from RCMP K Division, “This morning Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious person and stolen property near a rural property in Camrose at approximately 5:30 a.m.

“Two suspects were identified as being wanted from various RCMP jurisdictions. Police responded to the area and were able to locate the suspects with public assistance several hours later.

“The suspects were able to flee on ATV’s and drive them into the City of Camrose. RCMP along with Camrose Police Service were able to track the suspects to a residence on 51 Avenue.

“A search warrant was executed and the adult male suspects were arrested. While in custody one of the suspects was able to escape in a RCMP vehicle. The police vehicle was located several blocks away while the suspect attempted to flee on foot.

“RCMP Police Dog Services and RCMP Air Services were utilized and the suspect was again taken into custody with minor injuries.

“No members of the public or police were injured during these incidents. Multiple charges are pending for both suspects and they remain in police custody.

“At this time police continue to investigate and no further information can be released. An update will be provided when available.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca