What's Up Now: RCMP Alert

Date: March 8, 2018

Man Arrested on Multiple Charges

Files: 2018–230049 / 232324 / 230530

St. Albert, AB – After the collision in the parking lot of Paul Kane High School between a stolen Mercedes SUV and several vehicles, including a police car, St. Albert RCMP have laid charges and obtained a warrant to arrest the person alleged to be responsible for these events. On February 28, 2018 at approximately 3:30 a.m., one man was arrested and is now facing charges.

Dylan Andres, age 19, of Edmonton, AB is charged with:

He has been remanded by a Justice of the Peace into custody until court in St. Albert on March 26, 2018.

Original Release on February 26, 2018:

Idling Vehicle Stolen and Crashed

St. Albert, AB – At approximately 6:45 a.m., on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, St. Albert RCMP received a report of an idling silver 2009 Mercedes Benz SUV being stolen from Foxborough Gardens in St. Albert.

At approximately 8:55 a.m., on the same date, St. Albert RCMP received a report of a stolen 2009 Brown Ford F150 truck that had been parked idling on Sheridan Drive in St. Albert.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. on February 21, 2018, as St. Albert RCMP were actively trying to locate the stolen vehicles and to prevent further thefts from city streets, they noticed the stolen Mercedes SUV in the parking lot of Paul Kane High School. As the parking lot was empty of people at that time, St. Albert RCMP activated their emergency lights and attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, but the driver of the Mercedes accelerated into the police car instead. The Mercedes damaged the police car and then also hit several other parked cars as it pushed past them and left the parking lot. There was no pursuit by RCMP of this suspect or the vehicle due to the dangerous behaviour shown by the suspect.

On February 22, 2018, the brown Ford truck was found parked in an underground parking lot on Grange Drive. The silver Mercedes SUV which has front end damage has not been recovered.

Crime prevention is a shared responsibility. Members of the community are reminded of their role in preventing criminal activity. All city residents are asked to lock their vehicles when they are warming them up - even if it if only for a few minutes.

Nearly half of the vehicle thefts in Alberta over the past year have had the keys left inside.

Anyone who has any information as to the identity of the party or parties responsible is asked to call St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000.00 for information about this crime OR ANY OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENCE. All information is strictly confidential and you do not have to reveal your identity.

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