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Edmonton man facing charges after police car stolen, crashed into tree

10/31/2014 09:12 EDT | Updated 12/31/2014 05:59 EST
EDMONTON - A 27-year-old man is facing charges after a police vehicle was stolen in north Edmonton.

Police say they responded to a call from a female motorist who reported she'd been approached and threatened by a man on foot.

A police dog found the suspect, but the man was able to get away and fled in a police service vehicle.

Some time later, the vehicle tried to make a left-hand turn and struck a tree on the corner of the intersection.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Ian Trevor Ball is charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, assaulting a peace officer, theft of motor vehicle, flight from a peace officer, dangerous driving and resisting a peace officer.

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