Hanna RCMP investigate stolen vehicles and flight from police

Jesse James Den Hollander (36) of Sherwood Park, Ab., Jimmy Delane Morsette (30) of Red Deer, Ab. and Angela Lewis (19) of Ponoka, Ab., have been charged following several thefts in the area.

On Jan. 17, 2019, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Hanna RCMP were advised of a truck that refused to stop for Brooks RCMP members and was last seen coming into Hanna Detachment’s area near Pollockville, Ab.

Hanna Detachment then began receiving complaints about the same vehicle attempting to steal fuel at rural locations.

The last location was in the Scapa, Ab. area where a second truck was stolen out of a garage.

Residents tracked the stolen vehicles to a rural location where one truck was attempting to pull the other out of the snow.

Before police arrived, two shots were fired into the air by a resident in an attempt to stop an altercation with the suspects.

No one was injured.

Police arrived on scene shortly after, at which time two males and one female were arrested.

Both trucks were located at the scene and several property items believed to be stolen were also recovered.

The three were charged with theft, possession of stolen property and break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Both males were also charged with breaching court imposed conditions.

Morsette has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Provincial Court in Hanna on Feb. 8, 2019.

Den Hollander has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Provincial Court in Hanna on Apr. 23, 2019.

Lewis was released from custody and is set to appear in Hanna Provincial Court on Feb. 27, 2019.


Drumheller RCMP officer dragged by vehicle, shots fired

Drumheller RCMP attempted to arrest a male driver of a stolen vehicle near Morrin, Ab. on Jan. 23 at approximately 5:45 p.m.

Police attempted to arrest the male driver when an altercation occurred.

During the altercation a silver car driven by a female approached and the male suspect was able to jump into the vehicle.

The officer attempted to stop the fleeing male and was dragged by the car.

While being dragged the officer discharged his firearm at the vehicle and was able to break free while the car fled the area.

The male suspect is described as caucasian, dark winter jacket with a hood, ball cap with light or tan coloured visor.

The female suspect is described as caucasian, dark hair, tan-coloured jacket with fur-lined hood.

The officer sustained minor injuries. It is not known if any of the suspects were injured.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-7590 or your local police detachment.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

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