February 10, 2017


 Beaverlodge Alberta – Male Arrested After Run-In with RCMP

Beaverlodge, Alberta:  Beaverlodge RCMP responded to several complaints on February 8th and 9th which resulted in the arrest of a male.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on February 8th, RCMP received information of a male suspect driving a stolen vehicle in the Beaverlodge area.  Patrols in the area had been conducted and at that time, the suspect nor the vehicle were located.  RCMP received a complaint around 11:10 p.m. of a male demanding vehicle keys from residents at a rural address.  Upon police arrival, a male suspect was seen getting into the vehicle and then struck the police car.  The suspect was able to flee the area and then had an unsuccessful attempt to enter a residence and damaged a fence at a local business.  Just after midnight on February 9th, RCMP received a complaint of break and enter at another rural residence.  The suspect had got stuck in the ditch and fled on foot.  Police were able then to locate and apprehend the suspect.

Chad WIWCHAR (43) of Hythe, Alberta has 41 charges pending, including:

  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000
  • 7 Counts of Theft Under $5000
  • 7 Counts of Mischief Over $5000
  • 5 Counts of Mischief Under $5000
  • 3 Counts of Dangerous Driving
  • 5 Counts of Obstructing a Peace Officer
  • 1 Count of Assaulting a Peace Officer


WIWCHAR is remanded for court on Monday, February 13th in Grande Prairie.

If you have information about this investigation, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at (780)830-5701, or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS.




Media Contact:

Cpl. Shawn Graham

NCO i/c Community Policing

RCMP Grande Prairie Detachment

(780) 830-5734


2017-158834 et al.