Lloydminster RCMP has charged a 26-year-old man after a stolen vehicle was involved in a collision. Police responded on Wednesday, July 17, to reports of a stolen vehicle from the 4700 block of 13 street. A short time later, a second call was received about a collision that just happened with the stolen vehicle on the 2700 of 45 avenue.
It was found the suspect was fleeing on foot, and the Lloydminster Police Dog Services were deployed. A short track found the driver who was arrested. Police say a female in the other vehicle involved in the collision was treated by EMS. Corey Blaine Graver faces seven charges, including dangerous operation of a conveyance, theft of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.
Additionally, a friend of the registered owner of the stolen vehicle was issued a violation ticket for driving without reasonable consideration for others. Staff Sgt. Sarah Knelsen of the Lloydminster RCMP is thankful the incident didn’t get any worse but has a stern warning for vigilantes.
“We are lucky nobody was seriously injured in this collision,” says Staff Sgt. Knelsen. “Don’t take matters into your own hands; let the police do their work. Vigilantism will not be accepted.”
The Lloydminster RCMP would like to remind the public to not leave keys in their vehicles. Const. Michael Hagel. says that vehicle thefts are often unplanned and can be prevented with the right measures.
“Vehicle thefts are generally not targeted,” according to Const. Hagel. “They are a crime of opportunity, and its because they are at the right place at the right time. Always remove your valuables from your vehicle when you are parking it for a long period of time.”
Vehicle thefts and property crime are a priority of the Lloydminster RCMP Detachment. Citizens are requested to be vigilant and report things that seem out of place to the Lloydminster RCMP Detachment. Graver has been remanded in custody and will appear in Lloydminster Provincial Court on Monday, July 29.
Mounties are asking for the public’s help for any information in relation to this incident. They ask that anyone with more details please contact Lloydminster RCMP at (780) 808-8400 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).