Several police departments and the HAWCS helicopter dealt with an incident that involved a stolen truck, two spike belts, a grass fire, a vehicle fire, and ultimately three arrests Friday morning.
At 2:30 a.m. on August 11, Calgary police notified Okotoks RCMP that a stolen ford F-350 was seen heading south towards Okotoks.
A spike belt was deployed which flattened two of the vehicle tires just north of High River.
The vehicle then turned off of Highway 2 towards the Town of High River where two passengers in the vehicle exited and attempted to hide from police.
HAWCS helicopter was able to locate the two people and police arrested a man and a woman without incident.
The stolen truck then headed east on Hwy. 23 towards Vulcan where a second spike belt was used leaving all four tires flat. The sparks from the rims caused a grass fire near Champion.
The stolen truck eventually stopped after it caught fire and was unable to continue on the rims.
The driver, a 35-year-old male from Calgary was arrested he was on statutory release and has been returned to the custody of correctional services Canada.
The driver is facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and flight from police are pending.
The two passengers who jumped from the vehicle near High River, a 26-year-old female and 25-year-old male, both from Calgary, face a charge of possession of stolen property over $5000. They have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Okotoks Provincial Court on September 8, 2017.
The names of those arrested cannot be released as charges have yet to be sworn.