Male in custody after K9 deployment

On January 24th police received a report of a 1990 Chev truck that was stolen from the Medicine Hat Mall between 6am and 8:30am. At approximately 12 noon police located this vehicle being driven in the Southridge area of the city. A traffic stop was attempted but the driver fled in an attempt to evade police. Police did not engage in a pursuit but rather set a large containment zone around the south end of the city. The stolen truck came upon a police check point at which time a spike belt was deployed.

The driver swerved to avoid the spike belt and spun off into a ditch on South Boundary road. The driver continued to try and exit the ditch with the truck while police ordered him to stop and turn himself over to police. Police service dog: Flint, was deployed and the K9 made positive contact with the male suspect thus ending the suspects active attempts to flee again in the vehicle.

The adult male from Calgary is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing on the following charges:

-Possess stolen property, evade police, dangerous driving, possess break-in tools and possession of identity documents belonging to another.

S/Sgt Fraser

Patrol Division