Two men are in custody after crime spree in Clearwater County

By Jessie Weisner (Twitter: @Jessie__Weisner)
August 9, 2018 - 3:56pm

Two men are in custody after an incident involving a car chase, break and enter and two crashed vehicles.  

On August 8 around 1:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain House RCMP were patrolling an area in town known for crime and located a stolen vehicle with two suspects inside. 

After attempting to ram the police vehicle, the suspects fled the scene, resulting in a pursuit that ended after a short distance due to public safety issues.

Around 2:30 p.m., a citizen located the stolen car crashed in a rural area southeast of Rocky. 

The two suspects fled on foot and one of them forced entry into a residence armed with a knife. The suspect left after a verbal confrontation with the homeowner, who was left unharmed.

The man then ran to a nearby rural property and stole another vehicle which resulted in another police pursuit. He eventually rolled the vehicle after driving at a high rate of speed through a field.

He was then arrested and transported to Rocky Mountain House Hospital by Emergency Medical Services, where he was treated for minor injuries and released into police custody. 

The second suspect was arrested later in the evening by police without incident. 

Residents of Clearwater County living in the area where the events occurred provided valuable information which assisted in apprehending the two suspects, RCMP say in a release. 

Shayden Werner, 22, of Red Deer is charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats, several counts of break and enter, possession of a weapon for purpose dangerous to public peace, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, dangerous driving, and multiple charges of breach of recognizance.

Bradley Reurink, 22, of Rocky Mountain House is charged with possession of stolen property, dangerous driving and possession of a controlled substance.

Werner is scheduled to appear in court on August 22 and Reurink is scheduled to appear on August 29, both in Rocky Mountain House Provincial Court.

 

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