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Canadian police chase: Mounties commandeer snowmobile to chase stolen tractor

Blackfalds Royal Canadian Mounted Police commandeered a snowmobile to chase stolen John Deere tractor.
By Evan Bleier   |   April 7, 2014 at 10:11 AM   |   Comments

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RED DEER, Alberta, April 7 (UPI) -- Canadian Mounties were able to commandeer a snowmobile in order to track down a suspect who allegedly stole firearms and other items and then took off on a John Deere 6400 tractor.

"Blackfalds RCMP began following the movements of the tractor along the fields and secondary roads," the RCMP said in a release. "The tractor was crashing through farmers’ fences and stands of trees on their properties."

According to RCMP officers, Jesse Cecka was not “an experienced tractor driver, by any stretch of the imagination.”

“It was just tractor speed across the fields and secondary roads,” Cpl. Barry Ledoux told the Edmonton Journal.

The 25-year-old was captured after he rolled the tractor after it stalled while going up a hill.

“It certainly had some unique nuances to it that we don’t experience everyday,” Ledoux said. “It was unique, but at the end of the day, the citizens of the area were happy we got the guy.”

Cecka was charged with break and entry, theft, theft over $5,000 for the tractor, breach of existing court documents and multiple counts of mischief.


[Edmonton Journal]
[Toronto Sun]

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