Innisfail RCMP arrest man after lengthy police dog search

RED DEER COUNTY – The Innisfail RCMP made an arrest of a man on Nov. 19 following a lengthy pursuit through the rural area, which culminated in the vehicle crashing in a ravine and Police Dog Services being deployed.

Shortly after midnight, Innisfail RCMP were alerted to a suspect vehicle which had evaded earlier apprehension by Sundre RCMP members.  The vehicle was located in the Dickson Dam area by a patrolling Innisfail member, and it again failed to stop.  A pursuit followed. At the intersection of Range Road 21 and Township Road 360 the vehicle crashed through a fence and drove over a steep embankment. The driver fled on foot.  Assistance came from Sundre, Olds and Red Deer RCMP members, along with Police Dog Services.

Despite efforts by Police Dog Services for over three hours, the man was not initially located.  Neighbourhood inquiries were conducted and properties were searched.  At 8:45 a.m., the RCMP received a call of a suspicious man near Range Road 15, and the RCMP located and arrested him. He was released later in the day.

The investigation continues by Innisfail RCMP and supporting units to determine the man’s connection to the vehicle, and the vehicle’s possible connection to an earlier incident in Rocky Mountain House.