RCMP News Release
On Jan. 27, 2015, at approximately 3 a.m., Lloydminster RCMP officers responded to a call of a break-and-enter in progress to a liquor store near 50 Avenue and 18 Street in Lloydminster. Two pickup trucks were soon identified as being connected to this break-and-enter.
A spike belt was deployed at the intersection of 44 Street and 40 Avenue in order to stop the first suspect vehicle. An incident occurred at the spike belt deployment location, which caused an officer to discharge their service pistol.
This first vehicle was eventually recovered by police, and officers arrested its two occupants just outside the Lloydminster city limits. Arrested was a 20-year-old man from Lloydminster and a 29-year-old man from Onion Lake. Neither arrested suspects nor officers were injured during this occurrence.
The second vehicle was not found and is described as: a pickup truck, dark grey 1993 Chevrolet CK2500 with a GMC grill and tailgate with chrome side panels. The back window of the truck has white tape in a Union Jack design. The truck was last seen heading north on 75 Avenue past 67 Street and was later reported as stolen by the registered owner. It is to be noted that the truck is equipped with a green under-glow light and may or may not be activated.
The RCMP is asking for anyone who may have information about the break-and-enter, the incident at the intersection of 44 Street and 40 Avenue or the whereabouts of the 1993 Chevrolet truck, to contact the Lloydminster detachment at 780-808-8400 or Crime Stoppers. If the second vehicle is located by the public they are asked not to approach it, but to call 911 or their local police.
The RCMP Lloydminster General Investigation Section unit is investigating the break-and-enter and theft of vehicle.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the discharge of the RCMP officers pistol in accordance with their mandate to effectively, independently, and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person as well as sensitive allegations of police misconduct.