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Cochrane RCMP charge man after abandoned vehicle reported

RCMP officials are thanking the public for reporting the abandoned vehicle, which lead to the arrest on Tuesday (Dec. 3)

COCHRANE – Report of an abandoned vehicle in Stoney Nakoda has lead to 15 charges, including possession of methamphetamine after a fleeing suspect was tracked with help from police dog services on Tuesday (Dec. 3).

According to an RCMP press release, Cochrane RCMP responded to reports of an abandoned vehicle in the ditch near Morley.

After locating the vehicle, officers also found an adult male nearby, who then fled from police into a wooded area. RCMP were assisted by police dogs to track the suspect to a nearby residence, where he surrendered.

"At the time of his arrest, the offender was on probation and subject to a number of release conditions. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, cash, and break-in tools," Cochrane RCMP Staff Sgt. Tom Kalis wrote in the release.

MacKenzie Twoyongmen, 26, from Stoney Nakoda was charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, three charges of failure to comply with conditions of recognizance, eight charges of failure to comply with a probation order, possession of break-in instruments, and operating an unregistered vehicle without insurance.

Twoyoungmen was taken into custody and is scheduled to appear in Calgary Provincial Court on Dec. 6.

In the press release, RCMP officials thanked the public for reporting the abandoned vehicle, leading to the arrest.

If anyone notices any suspicious activity, they are encouraged to contact their local RCMP detachment. 

Jenna Dulewich

About the Author: Jenna Dulewich

Jenna Dulewich is a national and provincial award-winning multi-media journalist. Joining the Rocky Mountain Outlook in 2019, she covers Stoney Nakoda, MD of Bighorn, Canmore and court.
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