Mounties arrest woman on crime spree

By Keanna Nelson (B94 Newsroom)
July 28, 2017 - 4:46pm Updated: July 30, 2017 - 4:40pm

A central Alberta woman who went on a lengthy crime spree faces a long list of charges. 

On July 27, Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to a complaint of a Ford F350 on fire near Caroline. The truck was determined to have been recently stolen from Swift Current, Saskatchewan. 

Upon arrival, RCMP were unable to locate the driver who had fled into the woods. The K9 service was called and they immediately caught the scent of the culprit. After a brief search in the darkness, RCMP were able to apprehend the fleeing 36-year-old suspect. 

Joanne Henke, who is from Ponoka, was arrested and charged for multiple crimes spanning across central and southern Alberta, including Rocky Mountain House, Consort and Brooks. 

Charges against her include possession of stolen property, resisting a peace officer, possession of property obtained by crime, and theft of a motor vehicle. 

Hanke will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Monday, July 31. Police continue to investigate with further charges out of Saskatchewan still pending.

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