Man to appear in two courts to answer to multiple charges

by Morinville News Staff

A man is to appear in Morinville and Westlock provincial courts after police say he went on a jaunt on an ATV, bicycle and his feet Saturday morning.

Morinville RCMP responded to a request from Westlock RCMP Saturday morning to assist with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) believed to be stolen and involved with other property related crimes.

After abandoning the ATV the suspect attempted to flee police on a stolen bicycle, but after encountering mechanical problems with the bike he tried continuing his escape on foot. Police apprehended the suspect after a brief foot chase in Morinville.

Through the joint investigation, Jay Evan Carifelle of no fixed address has been charged with two counts of break[-and-enter] from the Town of Westlock, and two counts of breaching his recognizance after being released from custody for similar offences in the City of Edmonton two days prior. Additional charges arising from the incident in the Town of Morinville include three counts possession of stolen property (including the stolen ATV), resisting arrest, fleeing police, and driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle on a highway.

Carifielle is to appear in Westlock Provincial Court Apr. 27 and Morinville Provincial Court Apr. 28th.

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