Stolen semi-truck smashes into Lloydminster home
No one was injured in crash late Saturday
UPDATE: A 37-year-old man from Lloydminster has been charged with 20 offences, RCMP said Monday, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
The suspect is in custody and is scheduled to appear in Alberta provincial court on Tuesday and Saskatchewan provincial court on June 22.
One person was arrested after a semi-truck crashed into a home in Lloydminster late Saturday.
No one was injured, and charges are pending against the driver, RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters said Sunday.
Peters said the stolen truck was spotted on Highway 17 headed into the city that straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, but that police held off starting a pursuit in the interest of public safety.
"They were monitoring it and hoping for an opportunity to intercept without causing a pursuit," he said.
But then, shortly after 10:30 p.m., a call came in reporting that the truck had crashed into a house.
"There was no police intervention being done on the vehicle when it happened," Peters said.
Photographs taken by witnesses show there was no trailer attached to the truck at the time.
After crashing into the home near 23rd Street and 46th Avenue, Peters said the suspect fled on foot into a nearby apartment building, where, with the co-operation of the building's residents, he was taken into custody.