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A vehicle prowling and home break-in suspect found himself literally in the doghouse prior to his arrest Friday morning.

RCMP were called to a location in Turner Valley early Friday morning after residents were stirred awake by the sound of two people breaking into vehicles and into a home.

Officers spotted the suspects as the pair sped away in a vehicle.

The vehicle description was shared with neighbouring RCMP detachments and, a short time later, Cochrane RCMP members witnessed the vehicle travelling at "an extremely high rate of speed" on Highway 22, near Bragg Creek.

The vehicle eventually stopped at a location in Springbank after running out of gas. Officers and RCMP Police Dog Services responded to the area and apprehended one male on scene. The second suspect, also a male of undisclosed age, was found hiding in a nearby doghouse.

Investigators determined the fuel-less vehicle had been reported stolen out of Banff earlier this month.

Charges are pending against the two Calgary males including:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Flight from police
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Breaching conditions of release
  • Theft
  • Attempted theft of a motor vehicle
  • Breaking and entering into a residence

On Saturday, Feb. 1, police said Matthew Steele and Travis Quinlan were held for a judicial interim release hearing and remanded into custody until Feb. 4. They are scheduled to appear in court that day.