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Three Arrested in Chase Near Whitecourt

RCMP arrested three individuals involved in an alleged armed robbery and pursuit. RCMP received information from the Edmonton Police Service of a white Dodge truck that was involved in a recent armed robbery. RCMP located the suspect vehicle near Mayerthorpe, but the vehicle fled when police tried to stop it. Police initiated a pursuit but terminated it after a short distance. A perimeter was established and information received from members of the public led police to a rural property near the old Blue Ridge Highway.

The Whitecourt RCMP, with the assistance of the General Investigations Section, the Integrated Traffic Unit, the Police Dog Service, the Emergency Response Team, and Air Services located the three individuals, as well as the suspect vehicle, a quantity of cocaine and heroin, a loaded shotgun, and a replica firearm.

Christopher Warren Pollard, 32, of Clairmont faces the following charges:
Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle
Resisting Arrest
Possession of a weapon for a Dangerous purpose
Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
Possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking
plus 6 additional charges from Edmonton, including robbery with a firearm, attempted kidnaping, and firearms offences
Trevor Douglas Watson, 23, of Grande Prairie faces the following charges:
Resisting Arrest
Possession of a weapon for a Dangerous purpose
Watson also had 6 outstanding warrants for his arrest out of Grande Prairie
Keri Margaret Parisen, 19, of Grande Prairie faces the following charges:
Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
Possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking
Possession of a weapon for a Dangerous purpose
All three are scheduled to appear in Whitecourt Provincial Court on November 25th, 2014 On the Whitecourt matters. Chris Pollard is also scheduled to appear in Edmonton Provincial Court on October 29th, 2014 on the Edmonton matters.

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