Blackfalds RCMP arrest three in stolen truck

On Boxing Day (December 26) at approx 12:45 p.m. the owner of a stolen Ford F-350 spotted his truck traveling on Hwy. 21.

  • Dec. 30, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Blackfalds RCMP arrested two men and one woman in a stolen truck, which attempted to flee from police.

On Boxing Day (December 26) at approximately 12:45 p.m. the owner of a stolen Ford F-350 spotted his truck traveling on Hwy. 21.

An initial attempt was made by Bashaw RCMP to stop the truck, however, it fled from police. Ponoka RCMP later located and followed the truck, providing updates on its location.

The Blackfalds RCMP along with the Lacombe Police Service were able to position themselves on Hwy. 2. As the driver of the truck approached the police vehicles, he attempted to flee from the police by driving in the ditch. At that time, the police were able to stop the truck and arrest the two men and one woman inside.

The driver was identified as 22-year-old Jake Terry Pinder of Red Deer. Pinder’s next court date is Jan. 12 at Red Deer Provincial Court. He has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, flight from a police officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possession of break-in instruments.

The other man was identified as 21-year-old Logan Lane Mitchell of Penhold.  Mitchell’s next court date is Jan. 15 at Red Deer Provincial Court. He has been charged with being found in motor vehicle without consent and failure to comply.

The woman was identified as 26-year-old Brandy Lynn Desjarlais of Red Deer.  Desjarlais remains in custody and her next court date is Jan. 8 at Red Deer Provincial Court.  She has been charged with being found in motor vehicle without consent and failure to comply.