Calgary police are trying to find a young man believed to be involved in a hit-and-run involving a police officer in the northwest community of Huntington Hills.
On Thursday, October 27 at approximately 3:30 a.m., a woman reported that her 15-year-old daughter was missing along with the woman’s vehicle. Police said the woman used a tracking app on a cell phone to track the girl to the Huntington Hills area.
The Calgary Police Service said officers located the vehicle in the 0 to 100 block of Hunterhorn Drive NE with two occupants inside. While one officer was speaking with the driver, the driver pulled away from the curb and struck the officer’s leg. The vehicle then fled the area.
Last month, the CPS charged a 15-year-old girl with one count of theft of a motor vehicle in connection with the incident.
Officers are now trying to locate a 17-year-old boy who is believed to be the driver. He is wanted for:
- One count of failure to stop after an accident
- One count of criminal flight from police
- One count of possession of stolen property over $5,000
- One count of failure to comply with a judgment or intent
“As police it is our duty to protect the public from incredibly reckless acts like this. Individuals who show no regard for the safety of our officers, or citizens, must be held accountable for their actions,” Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm said in a statement.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers.