Suspect bites officer during lengthy struggle to make arrest south of Edmonton

DEVON, Alta. -- An Edmonton man faces half a dozen charges after a routine RCMP patrol ended in a foot chase, a fight and a bite.

See Full Article

Two members of the Devon detachment southwest of the city were patrolling the quiet community's streets Tuesday night when they spotted a vehicle by a gas station that had been reported stolen from Rocky Mountain House.

The officers tried to arrest a man who was driving the vehicle, but he slipped free.

"The male fled. After a short foot pursuit, he was apprehended by members a short distance away and a lengthy struggle ensued," said Cpl. Hal Turnbull.

"The officers were trying to gain control of the suspect and during the struggle the accused bit one of the officers."

The man was eventually constrained, arrested and taken to the detachment. He remains in custody.

The Mountie, said Turnbull, was treated for the bite.

"Having been bitten myself in the past while making arrests, I would assume that it was more than just a passing nip."

Victor Snell, 33, has been charged with obstruction, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer, possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon and possession of stolen property.

He is to appear in Leduc provincial court Jan. 7.

A man suspected of stealing a vehicle is facing several charges, but it took Mounties southwest of Edmonton a bit of effort to arrest him.

RCMP in Devon say one of their officers was bitten by a man during a lengthy struggle to take him into custody.

Police say a vehicle believed to have been stolen in Rocky Mountain House was seen in front of a Devon gas station on Tuesday night.

The driver attempted to flee on foot, but was caught a short distance away.

Mounties say the suspect put up a fight and sank his teeth into one of the officers, but the bite wasn't serious.

Victor Snell, who is 33 and from Edmonton, faces charges that include possession of stolen property, obstruction, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

He remains in custody and is to appear in Leduc provincial court Jan. 7.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Relief, anger for members of Toronto LGBTQ community after arrest

    Canada News CTV News
    TORONTO -- Some members of Toronto's LGBTQ community are expressing relief that an arrest had been made in the presumed deaths of two men who went missing from the city's gay village last year, but say they're also angry police didn't heed their concerns over a possible serial killer earlier. Source
  • House blocks Democrat from seeking to impeach Trump

    World News CTV News
    In this March 10, 2011 file photo, Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Source
  • New York unveils plan to charge car drivers in Midtown, Lower Manhattan

    World News CBC News
    Motorists would have to shell out $11.52 US to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a new proposal commissioned by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ease traffic congestion and raise vital funds for mass transit. Source
  • Powerful waves prompt warnings, beach closures on west coast of Vancouver Island

    Canada News CTV News
    TOFINO, B.C. -- Long-time residents of Vancouver Island's west coast admit to being awestruck by the latest storm that has prompted an extreme wave hazard advisory for the region, including Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino and Ucluelet. Source
  • Four N.S. fishing village fire victims remembered as happy, adventurous

    Canada News CTV News
    PUBNICO, N.S. -- They are being remembered for their mischievous smiles, boundless senses of humour, love of the outdoors and happy giggles. The descriptions are included in separate obituaries for four young children who died in a tragic house fire almost two weeks ago in the small fishing village of Pubnico Head in southern Nova Scotia. Source
  • Quebec teen fires off cease and desist letter to school board over smartphone rules

    Canada News CTV News
    SAGUENAY, Que. -- A 15-year-old Quebec boy is challenging his school's policy of confiscating a smartphone for 24 hours if it is used during class. A school board in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region confirms it received a letter from Vincent Duguay this week. Source
  • Canadians vacationing in Jamaica's Montego Bay warned to stay within resorts

    Canada News CBC News
    The Canadian government is warning tourists in the popular Jamaican destination of Montego Bay to remain in their resorts due to an increase in violent crime. Travel Canada issued the warning after the Jamaican government declared a state of emergency and deployed military forces to the island's St. Source
  • He said-he said: 10 times that Trump has contradicted Trump

    World News CTV News
    WASHINGTON -- It's a he said-he said thing. U.S. President Donald Trump once promised to be "very restrained" on Twitter -- "if I use it at all." He thought campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was an "excellent guy" -- until Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Source
  • Lac-Mégantic jury asks 3rd question as deliberations stretch on

    Canada News CBC News
    The jury in the Lac-Mégantic trial of three men charged in connection with 2013 rail disaster had another question Friday morning, as they embarked on their ninth day of deliberations. The jurors asked clarification on determining how the actions and decisions made by the three accused differed from what another employee would have done in the situation. Source
  • Palestinian family says it killed relative suspected of spying for Israel

    World News CBC News
    A Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip said it has killed a relative who allegedly helped Israel track down and kill three senior Hamas militants, including one of the man's own kinsmen. In a statement, the family of Ahmed Barhoum said it had shot him in the city of Rafah after being told by a militant group that Barhoum had provided information to Israel. Source