It was a joint effort in tracking down a stolen vehicle.

On Monday (Nov.26), a carjacking in St. Paul led to a vehicle chase across northeastern Alberta.

Police used spike belts north of Redwater along Highway 831 to stop the vehicle near the Highway 28 intersection. Curtis Nichols from Lac La Biche was driving the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, but was caught nearby.
The 25-year-old is facing charges of assault, driving while unauthorized, robbery, five counts of failing to comply with conditions, resisting a peace officer, dangerous driving and flight from police.

The Redwater and Boyle Integrated Traffic Unit, Lac La Biche RCMP, Boyle RCMP, Smoky Lake RCMP and Cold Lake Police Dog Services were all involved in tracking down the vehicle.

“Communication between the different RCMP Detachments and specialized units was crucial in the successful resolution of this incident,” said Constable Guillaume Wilson of the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit.

Nichols will remain in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday (Nov.29). He is also subject to a 28 day remand for a mental health evaluation.

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