Man charged with more than a dozen offences

By Lloydminster Source staff

June 2, 2016 12:00 AM

A Lloydminster man will cool his lead heels in the lockup for a few more days after he was charged with more than a dozen offences, including high-speed chases with the cops and several stolen property offences.
During the past two weeks the Lloydminster RCMP have attempted to stop several different vehicles—some of which had been reported stolen—that took off when the driver saw police.
On May 17, the Lloydminster RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) say they saw 21-year-old Brandon David Ryall operating a stolen pickup, which fled from police at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle was later located on the northwest side of Lloydminster.
The next day, Ryall again fleeing from cops in a stolen vehicle.
Onion Lake RCMP were able to locate and arrest Ryall a couple hours later in a stolen truck where Mounties recovered more than $7,300 of swiped, brand-name clothing with tags still attached.
RCMP charged Ryall with a total of 15 offences, including three counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, three counts of flight from police, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of break-in instruments, and four counts of failing to comply with an undertaking.
Ryall appeared before a justice of the peace and was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Alberta Provincial court on June 7.
Several other investigations are ongoing by multiple members of Lloydminster RCMP as other suspects have been identified as fleeing from cops.
“People who flee from police selfishly put themselves and the public at great risk”, said Const. Edwin Smith, of the Lloydminster RCMP CRU.
“We want to caution drivers to pay extra attention as these individuals have no regard for other motorists and do not follow traffic control devices.”
Keys left inside vehicles contribute to a significant increase in crime as the hot vehicles are often used in other crimes. The recent increase in vehicle thefts has also contributed to a 212 per cent increase in fuel thefts.
Police have also tied the stolen vehicles to a number of break and enters in the Elk Point area.
Police are asking the public to assist in reducing the number of stolen vehicles by not leaving keys inside their vehicles anytime they’re unoccupied.

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