Jail time for Red Deer man in Rimbey truck theft attempt, Innisfail gas and dash

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
September 11, 2017 - 10:00am

A Red Deer man charged in an attempted truck theft near Rimbey and a gas and dash in Innisfail has been sentenced to nearly two years behind bars.

The owner of a rural property near Rimbey recorded video of the attempted truck theft on the morning of April 3, and then yelled at the suspects, causing a man and woman to flee.

The pair was driving a white Ford F250 suspected to be involved in property crime in the Red Deer area.  

It was on April 25 when a male and female in a stolen truck stole some fuel from a gas station in Innisfail. Stolen credit cards were also used to purchase fuel in Didsbury later that day. When police located the stolen truck they turned up numerous pieces of stolen property and “other items of concern to police.” A male and female were arrested.

Peterson was sentenced in Red Deer court on Sept. 1 on counts including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, theft and possession of property obtained by crime.

Peterson was sentenced to 630 days in jail, minus 190 days of credit for pretrial custody. 

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