RCMP searching for wanted man
A warrant has been issued for 32-year-old Daniel McDonald.
On Friday evening the RCMP attempted a traffic stop on route 230, near the Irving Midway, with a truck being driven by McDonald. It had an enclosed trailer attached that had been reported as stolen.
McDonald was recognized by one of the police officers and departed at a high rate of speed. A second occupant of the vehicle was seen crawling from the back window into the pan of the truck, attempting to unhook the trailer.
McDonald drove around a roadblock, continuing to speed and swerve.
It was at that point that officers ended the pursuit in the interest of public safety.
The trailer did detach from the vehicle entering Port Union and crashed into a telephone pole, breaking it off.
The trailer contained stolen items, including two ATVs.
McDonald is wanted for flight from a peace officer, assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, dangerous operation, common nuisance, mischief, and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime.
He is 6’ 2” tall, weighs 218 pounds, has a tattoo of a skull on his left forearm, a scar near his eyes and a birthmark that looks like a brown rash on his abdomen. He was last seen driving a red 2014 four-door Ford F150 with a sunroof, the word “security” on the side of the truck, and Alberta license plate # CKZ6705. The front grill, rear taillights and the Ford symbol on the rear tailgate are all blacked out.
McDonald is also anted in Alberta for unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession for the purpose of trafficking and failure to appear in court.
The public is cautioned not to approach McDonald. He is known to carry firearms in his vehicle.
If spotted contact RCMP at 709-468-7333 or Crime Stoppers.