Police arrested two people early Saturday morning after witnessing what appeared to be a deliberate attempt at hitting a motorcycle.
It was about 12:40 a.m. when officers saw a pickup closely following a motorcycle in the area of 106 Avenue at 142 Street. As the two approached the stop sign on 106 Avenue and 132 Street, police say the truck swerved at the motorcycle in “what appeared to be an attempt to strike the motorcycle.”
The rider took off down a walking path toward Groat Road, and the truck sped off southbound down 132 Street, failed to stop at Stony Plain Road, and continued to drive in an “aggressive manner” to the area of 102 Avenue and Wellington Crescent.
There the driver and a female passenger jumped out and fled into the ravine. Canine was called in and took the two into custody around 1:00 a.m. without further incident.
The driver is facing dangerous driving and assault charges, among others, while the passenger is facing theft charges. She was wanted on six outstanding warrants.
The 29-year-old male driver of the truck has been charged with dangerous driving, assault with a weapon, possession of stolen property under $5,000 (stolen license plate) and a number of breaches. The 35-year-old female passenger was charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000 and she had six outstanding warrants.
Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.
The police hope to speak with the driver of the motorcycle. He was wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans, and a black, open face helmet at the time. (kb)