Crowbar rampage after truck rams into house nets Calgary man charges

A domestic dispute is believed to have spurred a man to ram his truck into a garage, attack a home with a crowbar and assault three police officers, says Calgary police Insp. Keith Cain.

Police believe domestic dispute led to attack that ended in man facing 13 charges

Calgary police Insp. Keith Cain told a news conference Tuesday that police believe the rampage was spurred by a domestic dispute. (Justin Pennell/CBC)

Calgary police believe a domestic dispute spurred a man to ram his truck into a garage, attack a home with a crowbar and assault three police officers.

A 28-year-old Calgary man appeared in court Tuesday on 13 charges, including assault, hit-and-run and mischief causing danger to life. 

Police were called to a home in the southeast community of McKenzie Towne on Sunday night.

They say a man plowed his truck into the detached garage then got out and used a crowbar to smash the walls and windows, and destroy several appliances throughout the home. 

Everyone inside the house made it out safely.

Police followed the truck to an area near Deerfoot Trail and Barlow Trail southeast, and tried to stop the driver. He reversed into a police cruiser before driving off again.

The truck was then tracked down at a gas station in Huntington Hills. Officers and police dogs followed the suspect to a home in the 1000 block of Berkley Drive N.W. 

He assaulted and spat in the face of two police officers and assaulted a paramedic in the arrest. All injuries were minor.

A hunting knife believed to belong to the suspect was also found nearby.

"Certainly, it's concerning when an offender shows up in a fit of violent rage and does this type of damage to the residence," said Insp. Keith Cain.

Cain said police believe the incident is a case of domestic violence. The suspect used to be in a relationship with a person who was inside the home at the time it was vandalized.


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