On February 7th, at 3:37 PM, St. Paul RCMP responded to a report of a theft from a motor vehicle at a local business. The owner provided CCTV footage and a suspect vehicle description.
At 5:54 PM, the RCMP received another complaint that the same stolen truck had rammed the original complainant, who had located the suspect. The suspect truck, attempting to flee, drove recklessly through the Town of St. Paul, causing a collision with another vehicle.
While actively patrolling for the suspect vehicle, RCMP found it abandoned at a local apartment complex. Setting up containment, they located the suspect inside an apartment unit, leading to the arrest of 25-year-old Jaden Scanie of Cold Lake First Nations.
Further investigation revealed that the truck Scanie was driving had been reported stolen from the City of Edmonton. It was also determined that Scanie has stolen an enclosed trailer from a residence in the Town of St. Paul which was later recovered.
Scanie faces charges including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000, operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited and assault with a weapon. Following a Judicial Interim Release hearing Scanie was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on February 15th.