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Police chase leads to Edmonton man being arrested in Brooks, Alta.
An Edmonton man is facing charges after a Jeep was reported stolen near Brooks.
CALGARY -- Taking a friend's vehicle without permission led to an Edmonton man being arrested in Brooks, Alta. for drug possession, assault and fleeing police.
A woman called RCMP about 3 p.m. on Thursday and said a man who was known to her had taken her 2018 Jeep Cherokee.
Officers went to the woman's home on the northern outskirts of the town of Brooks – about two hours southeast of Calgary – and while investigating, saw the Jeep on Township Road 191.
The driver of the Jeep saw police too, as a release says the Jeep turned around and drove toward two police cars at a high rate of speed "in an apparent attempt to ram them."
Officers avoided a collisions and the suspect vehicle fled into Brooks at high speed.
Police called off the chase, but minutes later the vehicle and a suspect were spotted in an alley in the 400 block of 4th Street W.
The driver was arrested and found to be suspended. Cocaine was seized during a search.
Riley Mraz, is facing charges, including:
- Dangerous operation of a conveyance
- Assault with a weapon (X2)
- Flight from police
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Driving a motor vehicle while unauthorized
Police say more charges are pending.
Mraz was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court next on July 22.