Man charged with theft, mischief in rural Grande Prairie

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CLAIRMONT, A.B. — A Fort Saskatchewan man is now facing multiple charges for theft and assaulting a Peace Officer.

On Tuesday night, Grande Prairie Rural RCMP received a report indicating a man had been seen running from a vehicle, after stealing a wallet. With the help of the public, the police located and arrested the suspect. He faced minor injuries and was treated in hospital before being released.

24-year-old Jesse Banner  has been charged with theft and mischief under $5,000, resisting and assaulting a Peace Officer, as well as two counts for failing to comply with probation order. He is currently in custody, and will make an appearance in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Jan. 25, 2016.

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Cst. Melanie Skidmore of the Grande Prairie RCMP asks people who find themselves witnessing a criminal offence should listen to police instructions, and avoid engaging in physical confrontation with any suspects.

“You are responsible for your own actions,” she says. “Civilians who engage in vigilantism can be held criminally responsible for their behaviour. ”

Grande Prairie Rural RCMP is now asking any witnesses who saw this event unfold to come forward and make a statement.

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