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Stolen vehicle stopped with spike belt
RCMP and Calgary Police stop stolen vehicle
Published Monday, October 17, 2016 9:35PM MDT
RCMP and the Calgary Police Service worked together to bring an end to an incident that began in Calgary and found its way to Airdrie before ending in Didsbury.
A 26 year old Didsbury man faces several charges.
It all began around 10:00 a.m. Monday morning when mounties in Didsbury and Olds were alerted to a stolen vehicle which was allegedly involved in collisions with two Calgary Police Service vehicles.
This vehicle then left Calgary and headed to Airdrie where it was reportedly involved in a “gas and dash” at a local gas station.
While on its way to Didsbury, RCMP officers located the vehicle using its own GPS system but when the vehicle spotted a marked police cruiser at a gas station, it kept going.
Police deployed a spike belt near a stop sign which the stolen vehicle slowly drove over.
The driver and lone occupant in the vehicle fled on foot but was apprehended by police a short time later and turned over to Calgary police.
No court date for Jesse James Hoffman has been announced.