Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Arrest Suspect in Alberta after Chase That Included Snowmobiles, Helicopter

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Arrest Suspect in Alberta after Chase That Included Snowmobiles, Helicopter

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RCMP arrest suspect in Alberta after snowmobile chase

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VULCAN, Alta. - RCMP in southern Alberta have arrested a suspected thief following a chase that included a helicopter, snowmobiles, a police dog team and the suspect's Labrador retriever.

Mounties say an officer responded to reports of a stolen snowmobile and stopped a truck towing the machine on a highway.

Police say the two got into a fight and the suspect fled in the truck, almost hitting the Mountie.

RCMP from nearby detachments rushed to help their comrade and chased the truck until it became stuck in snow.

The suspect then took off on the snowmobile with his Labrador as Mounties on snowmobiles followed in pursuit.

The Calgary police helicopter then located the suspect and Mounties, including an RCMP dog team, made the arrest. …

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