Social media post leads to stolen truck arrest and multiple charges
Photo of stolen truck posted online after involvement in gas-and-dash
It was a whole bunch of bad decisions.
A 31-year-old Edmonton man and a 28-year-old Moose Jaw woman are in custody in Saskatoon today facing a raft of charges. The allegations begin with a truck reported stolen in Edmonton earlier this month.
"Just after 5:30 p.m. CST police received a call from a citizen reporting a suspicious truck parked on a parking lot at Faithfull Ave and 42nd A St E," police said in a news release.
"The caller indicated that he had seen a picture of the truck posted on a social media site with a caption indicating that the operator of the truck had left a service station without paying for fuel. The incident apparently occurred in a town west of Saskatoon."
Police arrived and detained the man and woman.
Inside the truck, they discovered fake ID, a printer and 200 grams of cannabis resin.
The pair are charged with drug trafficking, possessing stolen property and breaching existing court conditions.