You just can’t outrun a dog.
Hopefully that was a lesson well-learned when a suspect wanted for numerous crimes tried to outrun the cops.
On Feb. 2 RCMP was told to be on the lookout for a black Ford truck — that had been involved in several different crimes in Saskatchewan — that was heading towards Lloydminster.
Police found the vehicle in the College Park area and attempted to stop it.
The chase was short, however, and ended when the suspect truck crashed into another vehicle.
The driver and a passenger fled the truck, with police in hot pursuit.
The passenger — who we can only surmise was not fast on his feet as his pal — was quickly arrested. The driver, however, broke into a nearby home in an attempt to hide.
With the assistance of the Lloydminster RCMP Police Dog Section, the man was located and arrested inside the home.
The Lloydminster RCMP Forensic Identification Unit initiated its investigation for analysis of the pickup truck which is believed to have been used in several other crimes in Saskatchewan.
Tanner Burkart, 32, of Lloydminster, is facing numerous charges, including four counts of possession of property obtained by crime, possession of break-in tools, and breach of probation.
Matthew McAllister, 29, also of Lloydminster, is facing charges that include four counts of possession of property obtained by crime, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for the police, assault with a weapon, break and enter, resisting arrest, possession of break-in tools, failing to remain at the scene of a collision and failing to comply with probation.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges are anticipated.
Both men are in custody pending an appearance Feb. 9 in Alberta Provincial court.
Bonnie and Clyde investigation leads to more charges
Last week we told the story of Chereise Morris and Jimmy-Lee Maclean, a delightful couple that was arrested and charged with 21 charges for various offences, including possession of stolen property, different drug offences and possession of a silenced handgun.
Well, turns out Lloydminster RCMP got another search warrant — at a different address — connected to the same investigation.
That warrant executed Jan. 29, turned up more stolen property, including a stolen truck which was partially chopped, parts of other stolen vehicles, crystal methamphetamine, ammunition and an AK-47-style assault rifle.
Devon Carter, 29, of Lloydminster, was arrested at the residence and faces 19 charges including; altering a Vehicle Identification Number, careless use of a firearm, six counts of failing to comply, mischief, possession of a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number, and unauthorized possession of a weapon.
Carter appeared before a justice of the peace, and was remanded in custody.
At the time of the search warrant, Carter was out on court conditions for two previous firearms possession offences.
“Individuals such as this repeatedly come to the attention of police, and police continue to work to remove these individuals from the street in order to provide a safer community,” said Const. Grant Kirzinger.
Cops nab alleged cheque scammer
On Jan. 18, Lloydminster RCMP received a report of a fraud from a local furniture company.
The company told police a female had purchased a piece of furniture then canceled payment.
The investigation revealed the furniture was then posted on a local buy and sell website for sale.
Police quickly got a search warrant and searched a home in the 4800 block of 18 Street.
Police found a bunch of stuff that was obtained by fraud and theft.
Some of these items seized included a sectional sofa, a fuel card and other household goods.
The sofa was returned to the furniture company and the investigation is continuing.
Camree Parenteau, 21, of Lloydminster, is facing 17 charges including; possession of property obtained by crime, fraud, forgery, and passing a bad cheque, assault, take motor vehicle without consent.
Police ask anyone who’s had dealings with Camree and suspect they may have been conned to contact the Lloydminster RCMP at 780-808-8300.
Camree appeared before a justice of the peace and was released.
She will appear Feb., 15 in Alberta court, and in March, 14 Saskatchewan Provincial Court.
“This file shows the diverse nature of investigations facing the officers at the detachment,” said Const. Grant Kirzinger.
“No matter what type of investigation, we are able to apply great investigative skill to hold those who commit crime in Lloydminster accountable.”