Three Alberta residents were taken into police custody for various criminal charges on Oct. 24. The individuals were charged after a short vehicle chase led authorities to a home in Whitecourt. Before the chase, police in Edmonton had reportedly alerted RCMP to the presence of a white Dodge truck that was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery.
While RCMP was pursuing the truck, they determined its location using tips from the public. Eventually, officers were led to a rural location close to the Blue Ridge Highway. At the property, officers found the vehicle they were looking for along with three men. Officers also found one loaded firearm, one replica firearm and unreported amounts of suspected cocaine and heroin. All three of the individuals received weapons charges.