On March 21, 2022 at 02:41 a.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle theft that just occurred in Eckville. A few minutes later, RCMP were able to locate the victim’s vehicle as well as a second suspect vehicle on Highway 11. When RCMP attempted to stop the vehicles both fled. A short time later police located the victim’s vehicle on Range Road 30 stuck in the snow. The driver was arrested.
The second vehicle was later located also stuck in the snow on Range Road 31. Sylvan Lake RCMP with the assistance of Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail, and Red Deer RCMP and utilizing a police dog successfully located a second suspect.
Sylvan Lake RCMP have charged 29-year-old Tyler Alexander Scott of no fixed address with:
- Possession of stolen property
- Flight from police
- Fail to comply with release condition (x3)
- Fail to comply with Probation order
Scott has been released from custody with his next appearance set for May 19, 2022 at Red Deer Provincial Court.
The second suspect has charges pending.
“This is a good example of neighbouring detachments coming together to successfully and safely locate these individuals.” says S/Sgt Jay Peden of the Sylvan Lake RCMP.