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Motorhome joyride suspects arrive in court

Two suspects were in court yesterday after Grande Prairie RCMP were ledon a merry 20-minute chase over the weekend by a vehicle that was toughto miss — a hulking $100,000 motorhome.

Two suspects were in court yesterday after Grande Prairie RCMP were led on a merry 20-minute chase over the weekend by a vehicle that was tough to miss — a hulking $100,000 motorhome.


Needless to say, the Mounties got their man … and woman.


Two suspects were arrested Saturday night after the 40-foot recreational vehicle, valued at $100,000, was stolen near a golf course.


Patrol officers, who were following up on a tip, noticed the runaway RV near the community of Wembley — about 20 kilometres west of Grande Prairie.


They tried to get it to stop.


The driver of the stolen motorhome continued to cruise through a number of rural roads before it ended at a dead end when the driver and a passenger took off on foot through “adverse terrain,” Mounties said.


Police, however, were able to track down the pair a few hours later with the help of a police dog.


Hythe, Alta., residents Derek Pedersen, 35, and Bridgette Horseman, 35, are charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, operating a vehicle while evading police and mischief over $5,000. Both appeared in a provincial courtroom in Grande Prairie yesterday.


 
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