Police seeking assistance to identify hit and run suspect

Lethbridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a male suspect involved in a hit and run collision.

On August 7, 2016 at 6:55 p.m. police responded to a report of a hit and run collision in the roundabout at Garry Drive and Highlands Boulevard West. A black Chevrolet Equinox had been southbound on Highlands Blvd at a high rate of speed when the vehicle hit the curb entering the roundabout, sheared off two signs and drove into the raised centre portion of the roundabout, collided with two large landscaping rocks and became high centered. An aboriginal male and female were inside the vehicle and fled from the area on foot. The subjects were followed by several witnesses and one witness took a cell phone video of the subjects leaving the area.  One bystander tried to stop the male but he brandished a collapsible baton to prevent himself from being detained.

Police K9 attended and the adult female was found hiding at a nearby park where she was arrested.  The male was not located.  Further investigation determined the Chevrolet Equinox had been stolen from Taber earlier in the week and was identified as the same vehicle involved in a theft of gas from the Park Meadows 7-11 the night before where it also fled from police.

At the time of this release the female had not been formally charged but she is expected to appear in court later this morning.

Anyone with information on the identity of the male suspect is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.tipsubmit.com