For Immediate Release
Beaumont, Alberta – Following a traffic stop on February 28 at 5:00 p.m., 28-year-old Bienvenido Bongato, of Edmonton, is wanted on an arrest warrant after he fled from the Beaumont RCMP.
Bongato was driving a red 2014 Ford Mustang convertible with a black roof cover, bearing Alberta license plate BWH 6738 when the RCMP initiated a traffic stop as a result of a driving complaint. The vehicle was found to be unregistered and uninsured and a tow truck was called. When the tow truck arrived on scene, Bongato took off from the traffic stop and nearly struck a police officer.
He was last seen to be speeding through a residential area before taking a curb to evade another police vehicle. He fled traveling east on 30 Avenue from 64 Street, in Beaumont.
As a result of this incident, Bongato is facing an arrest warrant charging him criminally with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, and obstruction, as well as three warrants for charges laid under the Traffic Safety Act.
Bienvenido Bongato is described as:
- 5’10” tall
- 165 lbs
- Brown hair / brown eyes
The Beaumont RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Bongato. If you have any knowledge of his whereabouts or have seen this vehicle, please contact the Beaumont RCMP at 780-929-7410 or call your local police department. . If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.
Sergeant Harp Dhaliwal
Beaumont RCMP Detachment
**Photos of Bongato and the red Mustang attached