On the morning of Sunday, April 22 High River RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of a suspicious Dodge Ram.

The truck was located in a ditch with a male unloading items from the truck into a BMW SUV.  

As officers closed in, the man jumped into the SUV, ramming a police vehicle in an attempt to flee the area.  

Police chased the vehicle through a rural area before coming to a stop near Highway 547 and Range Road 192.

The lone occupant was arrested without incident.

A search of the BMW found two stolen rifles, a prohibited sawed off shotgun and a loaded 9mm handgun.

Both the Dodge Ram and the BMW were stolen.

Multiple tools and other related items were recovered from the vehicles.

High River RCMP are still investigating this incident.

Neither the officer or the suspect involved in the collision were injured.

27 year old Mitchell Koteles, is facing 14 charges including, assault with a weapon, flight from a peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, six counts of possession of property obtained by crime, as well as various weapons charges, breaching prohibition and probation orders.

Koteles was remanded into custody with his next appearance set for Wednesday, April 25 in the Provincial Court in Calgary.


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