By Lethbridge Herald on May 19, 2015.
Two people from Manitoba face a number of charges each after a police pursuit on the weekend on the Blood Reserve.
On Sunday, the Blood Tribe Police Service was notified by the Lethbridge Regional Police Service after the city police engaged in a vehicle pursuit with a dark-coloured Toyota truck with three occupants (two men and a woman). LRPS terminated the pursuit and advised Blood police there was a firearm inside the vehicle.
The suspect vehicle was located by Blood Tribe Police, entering the Blood Reserve through Highway 505 East. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but the truck averted a deployed spike belt and continued westbound. Due to the erratic driving of the vehicle, police terminated the pursuit.
At approximately 7 a.m., a resident of the Blood Reserve contacted police and advised there was a man and a woman brought to Standoff after their vehicle became stuck in a field.
Police located a woman in Standoff, who was found to be in possession of a loaded .22 calibre rifle and several other items later found to be stolen out of Lethbridge.
Police later located a man in the townsite of Standoff, and while arresting and detaining the man, the suspect began resisting arrest by fighting, according to police. The officer gained control of the man with the use of a taser.
Police later located the stolen Toyota Tacoma truck. The vehicle was found to be stolen out of Lethbridge and it was confirmed it was the same vehicle both police agencies pursued earlier, the Blood Tribe Police added.
A third man was later located by RCMP after he was involved in other matters in another jurisdiction.
Gary Dominic Abigosis of Dauphin, Manitoba has been formally charged with a number offences stemming from separate incidents in Lethbridge, and on the Blood Indian Reserve on Sunday. He’s charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, resisting arrest, assault with a weapon, dangerous driving, flight from police and uttering death threats.
Angela Elaine Quewezance, also of Dauphin, Manitoba, has been formally charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of a weapon obtained by commission of offence, carrying a concealed weapon and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
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