Beisker RCMP have arrested two people following a complaint of a suspicious vehicle and a lengthy foot chase.
At 1:40 am on June 15, police responded to a complaint from a rural resident about a suspicious vehicle near Highway 566. When officers located the white Ford truck, it fled into a field where the occupants abandoned it and ran away on foot. The truck was found to have been stolen in Calgary a few days earlier.
An RCMP service dog tracked the suspects for two hours before locating them hiding in a wooded area.
28 year old Joshua Methot from Whitecourt, AB is charged with assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property. He is remanded into custody until a court appearance in Airdire this Thursday, June 22.
A 16 year old female who cannot be named is also charged with assaulting a peace officer, possession of methamphetamine and possession of stolen property. She was released to the custody of her parents and is scheduled to appear on July 20 in Airdrie Youth Court.