Calgary Police HAWCS helicopter helps police catch suspect
AIRDRIE – An Airdrie RCMP officer was injured when his police car was rammed by the driver of a stolen vehicle.
Alin Alexander Daoud, 39, of Airdrie was charged with 11 offences including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, assault a police officer while resisting arrest, flight from a police officer in a vehicle and possession of stolen property over $5,000.
At about 4:35 p.m. on October 17, 2019, RCMP located a parked stolen F-250 pickup in the parking lot of No Frills, located in Airdrie. When the driver saw police behind him he put the truck into drive, drove between two police cars and rear-ended a third.
The suspect then drove over a median at a high rate of speed and headed south on the QEII.
Calgary Police Service HAWCS was in the area and was able to follow the stolen vehicle. Once inside city limits, Calgary Police Service members attempted to stop the truck and when the driver exited the truck, officers were able to apprehend him and take him safely into custody.
Daoud was remanded in custody and appears at Airdrie provincial court on Nov. 7. He also appears in Calgary provincial court on Nov. 6 to answer to numerous charges by the Calgary Police.
The injured RCMP officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is home recovering.
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