Two people are facing charges relating to property crimes following a police chase.

At around 9:21 p.m. on Nov. 21, Fort Macleod RCMP got a complaint of a break-and-enter in progress at a local business.

Members from the Fort Macleod detachment, with help from Nanton RCMP, Coaldale Traffic Services, and the South District Police Dog Services eventually located the vehicle that had fled the scene. 

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, which fled.

It was located soon after, and the suspects fled on foot. 

The vehicle was later found to have been stolen from Medicine Hat.

Both suspects were taken into custody after a chase from several officers with help from a police dog named Monty.

After the arrests, an investigation revealed that both suspects were involved in several other property crimes across Southern Alberta, and stolen property was found in their possession.

Both suspects, 50-year-old David Archibald Hearn of Fort Macleod and 31-year-old Kristy Leanne Miller of Redcliff, are facing the following charges:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

  • Break and enter to a business with intent

  • Flight from police

They were held for a Judicial Interim Release hearing and are scheduled to appear in court today (Nov. 23).

RCMP are continuing to investigate, as they believe one or more other suspects were involved in the other property crimes.