Two men have been charged following an incident on Aug. 22, 2020 which required a large police response to Mountview School.

Logan Nottal, 23, of Red Deer was observed driving a stolen car and was quickly placed under arrest. He faces six counts, including the following:

·         Theft under $5,000

·         Flight from a Peace Officer

·         Operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm

·         And a number of other driving offences

Nottal will appear in court today, Aug. 25.

28-year-old Tyler Dejonge of Red Deer, was also apprehended after attempting to escape from police through a vent in the Mountview School. Dejonge has been charged with 10 counts, including:

·         Break and entering

·         Resisting arrest

·         Assaulting a police officer

·         And a number of driving offences

Dejonge is scheduled to appear in court September 15, 2020.

Red Deer RCMP wishes to thank the public for their patience and cooperation as this event unfolded.

Earlier Story…

On Aug. 22, at approximately 12:45 p.m., a member of Red Deer City RCMP was on patrol when a car with a stolen license plate was observed with a male driver that was known to police. Police followed the car and it accelerated and fled; however, due to public safety reasons, the car was not pursued by police.

A short time later Red Deer City RCMP queried a vehicle for a license plate that did not match the vehicle, a pick-up truck. This pick-up was located in a back alley in the Mountview area. Upon approaching the pick-up truck, RCMP observed the male driver, a 23-year old male from Red Deer, of the stolen car from earlier in the area and placed him under arrest. A second male, a 28-year-old male from Red Deer, was detained by police. The stolen car from earlier at 12:45 p.m., was observed nearby by RCMP.

The second male fled the area and RCMP pursued on foot. The second male climbed onto the roof of Mountview School. Police contained the school and surrounding area and waited for the RCMP Police Dog Service (PDS) to assist.

While waiting for RCMP PDS, police learned that there were two employees inside the school and they were evacuated. Before RCMP PDS’ arrival, the second male attempted to break into the school by going down a vent in the ceiling; however, he became stuck in the vent for a period of time until he was located by RCMP PDS. The male surrendered, exited the vent and was taken into police custody. 

The 28-year-old male who became stuck in the vent sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries that required he be taken to hospital for emergency medical treatment.

The 23-year-old male remains in police custody pending a judicial hearing.

Red Deer City RCMP’s investigation into this incident continues and charges are pending against both males.

Further updates will be provided when additional information becomes available.

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