Drayton Valley RCMP arrested four suspects after an armed home invasion and a four-and-a-half-hour search and standoff in the Moon Lake Hall area last Tuesday.
The incident on July 28 saw a pursuit, a vehicle fire, and the deployment of the RCMP Emergency Response Team. The resulting capture and arrests led to charges laid against the four accused subjects, said RCMP Cpl. Laurel Scott in a release.
“At 8:32 a.m., Drayton Valley RCMP were dispatched to a home invasion that had just occurred. The suspects fled the house prior to police arrival,” Scott detailed.
“The suspect vehicle was initially spotted on Highway 759 by an Alberta Sheriff, but an attempt to stop it was not successful. The driver of the vehicle continued to flee. The vehicle was spotted by a homeowner on Range Road 72 near Highway 624. The driver fled that property and was located by members in a field off of Range Road 73 near Moon Lake Hall. The RCMP set up containment when the vehicle was spotted on a field. The vehicle caught fire in the field, and the attending RCMP members contained the area.”