The Calgary Police Service has laid numerous charges against two people after a vehicle was reported stolen to the service by OnStar.
On Dec. 13, Calgary police were notified that a vehicle had been reported stolen from Okotoks, and was being tracked in real-time by the in-vehicle security system.
Police were able to recover the vehicle in a Calgary parking lot, after OnStar was able to remotely trigger the hazard lights.
A brief foot chase occurred, during which time a sawed-off shotgun was allegedly thrown into a snowbank by the suspects. That loaded firearm was recovered by officers.
“We would like to thank the many units from across the service, as well as our partner agencies that worked quickly and efficiently to successfully locate and arrest the suspects,” said Calgary Police Service Inspector Shannon Scott.
Additional rounds of ammunition, stolen credit cards, and stolen identification were seized by police.
“By working together, we took another crime gun and several rounds of ammunition off the streets.”
Adrienne Elizabeth Visser, 25, and Dalton Bennett Winnipeg-Darling, 23, have been charged with a number of charges, including motor vehicle theft, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of body armour, possession of break-in instruments, possession of stolen credit cards, and numerous outstanding warrants.
Visser is facing 22 charges from the arrest, and had 22 outstanding warrants. Winnipeg-Darling is facing 23 charges, and had seven outstanding warrants.