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Police chase ends with arrest of wanted man

St. Paul mounties are saying a coordinated effort between officers in the Lakeland has led to the arrest of a wanted man. Mounties originally put the word out July 19th that they were looking for 32-year-old Tyrone Shirt of Saddle Lake.

On July 29th Shirt was spotted by police leaving a St. Paul apartment. Mounties followed his vehicle down Highway 29 where they tried to pull him over but he fled. Police from Elk Point and Bonnyville joined in on the chase and were eventually able to stop the car using a spike strip near Highway 41.

Shirt now faces new charges on top of what he was wanted for in the first place. He’ll stay with police and make his first court appearance on August 1st in St. Paul.

“Once again, teamwork was absolutely the key to our success in apprehending this offender”, said Cst. Guillaume Wilson (EADRCRU). “I’d like to also thank members of the public who ensured to pull over on the highway and give space to emergency vehicles involved in the pursuit. This was a great example of the community coming together to help the police stop a dangerous offender.”

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