HIGH PRAIRIE – After receiving tips from the public, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 26, 2020, High Prairie RCMP began to plan the execution of a Canada Wide Warrant for Dustin Tyler John St. Laurent.
When police approached a residence approximately 25 kilometres north of High Prairie, two individuals, a man and a woman, fled from police.
High Prairie RCMP, Grande Prairie RCMP Police Dog Services and RCMP Air Services, were contacted to collaborate their efforts in order to keep the public safe and complete these arrests.
At about 5:30 p.m., a 36-year old woman was taken into custody, approximately three kms from the residence with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services. As she was bit by a police dog, she was treated by Alberta Emergency Medical Services and remains in police custody awaiting an in-custody hearing. Her name cannot be released as the information has yet to be sworn.
RCMP continued an authorized police pursuit of St. Laurent who was wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for Breach of Statutory Release and on another Warrant out of Alberta for Failing to Appear. St. Laurent had initially fled on foot and continued flight from police on an All Terrain Vehicle. RCMP officers were able to close the distance and contain the area in order to safely make the arrest approximately 3 kms northwest of High Prairie in a remote location.
Dustin Tyler John St. Laurent, 34, of no fixed address was arrested for his warrants and is being held in police custody facing additional charges.
Cooperation between the RCMP and the public is instrumental to the success of our crime reduction efforts. High Prairie RCMP would like to thank the public for their cooperation during the police efforts taken in the process of apprehending St. Laurent.
Police say the simple act of reporting any suspicious activity and/or crime provides police with the necessary information to gather intelligence. If you suspect criminal activity please call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”