RCMP search for man wanted in Alberta and Newfoundland after fleeing officers


Newfoundland police have issued an arrest warrant for a man also wanted in Alberta on charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Bonavista, Newfoundland RCMP allege 32-year-old Daniel McDonald fled police after being arrested during a routine traffic stop Friday while driving a red Ford pickup truck that was towing a trailer.

A news release issued Sunday by the RCMP says McDonald quickly left when an officer recognized him and someone climbed out the back window of his truck to unhook the trailer.

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RCMP say the trailer broke loose and crashed into a telephone pole, later found to contain two stolen all-terrain vehicles.

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RCMP say they have issued a warrant for his arrest on charges including assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, and he is also wanted on Alberta warrants for three crimes , including possession for the purpose of trafficking.

McDonald is described as 6-foot-2, 218 pounds, with a tattoo of a skull on his left forearm and a scar near his eyes. He was last seen driving a red 2014 Ford F150 four-door with a sunroof, the word « safety » on the side of the truck, with an Alberta license plate. The front grille, taillights and Ford symbol on the rear hatch were all blacked out.

They say McDonald’s has been known to carry guns in his truck and people shouldn’t approach him.

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