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Airdrie Rural RCMP Make Arrest after Civilian Vehicle was Rammed by Suspect


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Rocky View County, Alberta – The Airdrie Rural RCMP, along with assistance from the Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Service and Calgary Hawks, arrested a male and female involved in a hit and run and break and enter into a rural residence.

On October 22nd, 2018, a local man recognized a vehicle which was involved in a theft of gas from his rural property the day before. He began following the suspect vehicle, at which time it quickly turned around and rammed into the victim’s truck. This collision rendered the suspect vehicle inoperable. The male and female suspect then fled the scene on foot and were observed breaking into a residence.

RCMP attended and set up containment around the property. After some time, members of the Emergency Response Team entered the residence and located the suspects hiding in the attic. The arrest was made without incident.

31 year old Alexandru SARIU of Beaverlodge, Alberta is currently charged with 15 offences, including:

–          Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

–          Assault with a Weapon

–          Break and Enter to a Residence

34 year old Shelby SLEITH of Beaverlodge, Alberta is charged with 7 offences, including:

–          Break and Enter to a Residence

–          Mischief under $5000

Both have been remanded into custody.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267 or call your local police.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).

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