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Two arrested after several police vehicles rammed

Prince George RCMP arrested two people Saturday morning after confrontations which saw police vehicles rammed.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on October 22, officers located a vehicle driving near the 7600-block of Gladstone Drive. The vehicle is associated to a known offender, who has ties to the illicit drug trade, says police. Police officers attempted a traffic stop with the vehicle as the licence plate was expired, however, the vehicle did not stop. The vehicle was located a second time on Simon Fraser Avenue and fled from police once again, striking a police car as it fled the area.

“Police officers subsequently attempted to stop the vehicle due to the dangerous driving behaviour observed,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “They located the vehicle a third time in a cul-de-sac on the 8000-block of St John Place and attempted to arrest the driver, who then rammed an unoccupied police vehicle hard enough to set off the airbags, nearly pushing the vehicle into a nearby police officer with the force of the impact. The suspect vehicle then left the area, striking an additional police car as it drove away.”

Police successfully deployed a spike belt on Domano Boulevard and the suspect vehicle came to a stop on Moriarty Drive. Police arrested the driver and single passenger without further incident, identifying them as Brent Morgan and Angeline Hammerstrom, both of whom are known to police.

The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following charges in this matter:
Brent Morgan:

  • Aggravated assault of a police officer
  • Flight while pursued by a police officer
  • Dangerous operation of a conveyance
  • Fail to stop at the scene of an accident

Angeline Hammerstrom:

  • Fail to comply with release order

Morgan will remain in custody until his next court appearance; Hammerstrom was released back into the community on a release order.

None of the police officers involved in this investigation were seriously injured, though damages to the police vehicles involved was substantial. The suspects were given appropriate medical attention before being released back to police custody.

The file remains under investigation.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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