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Local taxi driver assaulted, cab stolen

Local taxi driver assaulted, cab stolen


On 2024-02-08 at 2141 hrs, police responded to the 1000 block of 18th Avenue as a taxi driver reported his fare had assaulted him and stolen his taxi.  Police investigation resulted in studying that the motive force had initially picked up the fare from a residence within the 700 block of 11th Avenue.  Whereas driving the suspect started to assault the motive force, whereby the motive force pulled into a close-by parking zone and deserted the automobile within the 1000 block of 18th Avenue.  The suspect then proceeded to get into the motive force’s seat and drove away.  No accidents have been sustained by the cab driver and a automobile GPS system throughout the cab guided police to the 300 block of 15th Avenue the place the stolen automobile was discovered unoccupied. Footprints within the snow main away from the automobile resulted in finding a 43-year-old male suspect hiding in a yard close by. The accused was arrested with out incident for Theft with Violence, Theft of Motor Car and Drive whereas Disqualified.  A verify of police information additionally revealed that the suspect was chargeable for an armed theft of a person on the night of 2024-01-30.  On this event two suspects carrying masks, got here to the door of an residence within the 200 block of 15th Avenue.  The door was answered by the resident, whereby the sufferer was struck within the head with a machete.  The 49-year-old male sufferer was transported to the hospital and obtained remedy for his accidents.  On 2024-01-21.  A 17-year-old feminine co-accused was arrested and held for court docket.

The 43-year-old male suspect will seem in court docket 2024-02-09 for expenses stemming from each incidents for the offences of Theft with Violence X2, Theft of Motor Car, and Drive Whereas Disqualified.



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