RAYMOND/MAGRATH -- An incident than began just after 5:00-pm on Thursday (Dec 27), wirh a man using a stolen truck to ram a civilian vehicle in Magrath, deteriorated into an assault on a police officer.
Raymond RCMP arrived on the scene only to have the suspect ram the police cruiser, before fleeing the area. The vehicle was again located a short time later and another officer attempted to take the suspect into custody. However, the male suspect confronted the officer, hitting him in the head with a fire extinguisher, before he was taken into custody.
The offficer was treated in hospital for his injuries, and later released.
Rex McCall Siemens, aged 23, of Magrath, has been charged with Assaulting a police officer, Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, Uttering threats, Impaired operation of a motor vehicle, Resisting arrest, Possession of stolen property and Failing to comply with recognizance.
Siemens is remanded in custody, to appear in Fort Macleod Provincial Court, on January 2nd, 2019.
If you have any information regarding these incidents, or any other incidents, please contact the Raymond RCMP at 403-752-4747 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store."
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