On Wednesday November 28, RCMP officers from across the Foothills were involved in a car chase, ending with the recovery of over $100,000 worth of stolen items, including $20,000 worth of maple syrup.

Around 9:00 a.m. that day, Nanton and High River RCMP were conducting rural patrols and noticed a truck and trailer that had been reported stolen from Chestermere earlier that morning.

When they approached to investigate the driver jumped out of the truck and into a silver car waiting nearby.

Members of the High River, Nanton, Claresholm and Turner Valley detachments worked togther to safely bring the fleeing vehicle to a stop, by deploying a spike strip just south of Black Diamond.

The three suspects, including two adult females and one adult male are now facing numerous charges and are scheduled to appear in court in the next couple of days.

Shelby Isabel Kalman from Claresholm is facing the following charges:

  • Operating a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public
  • Operating a motor vehicle while being pursuit
  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Fail to comply with recognizance (x4)

Shawn Evan Mclaughlin from Lyalta is facing the following charges:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Fail to comply with recognizance (x4)

Char-lee Jane Fernell from High River is facing the following charges:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Possession of a controlled substance

After a judicial hearing both Kalman and Mclaughlin have been remanded into custody.

Mclaughlin will be in the Lethbridge Provincial Court on November 30 and Kalman will face that same court on Monday, December 3.

Fernell has been released from custody on the condition that she appears in the Lethbridge provincial court on Monday, December 3.

Longview resident Sam Leak caught some footage of the chase:

 

 

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