Tire slasher caught red handed
Crime: Tires cut on three bylaw vehicles, one RCMP
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 11:43 am
A 28-year-old man was caught red handed slashing tires on RCMP and Okotoks Municipal Enforcement vehicles over the weekend.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 24, an Okotoks RCMP member walked out of the detachment to find an individual in the process of slashing the tires on a RCMP vehicle.
The male fled on foot and was arrested by RCMP nearby.
ďThe member exiting the office observed him in the act, so other members came out and they were able to coral him,Ē said Okotoks RCMP Staff Sgt. Jim Ross.
The male slashed the tires on three municipal enforcement vehicles and one RCMP vehicle.
Ross said the damage to the tires didnít affect RCMPís work.
ďWe have extra vehicles and weíre equipped for vehicles to be down for various states of repair, so it did not affect, that Iím aware of,Ē he said.
Okotoks Municipal Enforcement manager Tim Stobbs said the tire damage didnít negatively affect his officerís operations.
He said they were able to put spare tires on two vehicles right away. They only had a small spare tire for the third and had to wait until Monday morning to get a new tire.
ďIt didnít work out too bad for us because our staffing was such that we only required two vehicles when we were down,Ē said Stobbs.
Stobbs said repairs were completed and six new tires were installed first thing Monday morning.
Tyler Schatschneider, 28, of no fixed address, is facing a number of charges, including four counts of mischief, identity fraud, breaching a recognizance and obstructing a peace officer. He is scheduled to appear in Okotoks Provincial Court on Jan. 30, 2015.