Police identify suspect in fatal hit-and-run involving stolen truck
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The Future is Binary © – The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the individual believed responsible for last week’s fatal hit-and-run of Adam John Groves, 33.
Jonathan Jake Cardinal, 31, of no fixed address, is wanted on Canada-wide warrants for Manslaughter,Criminal Negligence Causing Death, Failing to Stop at the Scene of an Accident, and Theft Over $5000. Cardinal is described as an Aboriginal male, approximately 5’10” in height, weighing 180 lbs., with a medium build, and medium length brown/black hair.
Cardinal is believed to be in Edmonton. He is not to be approached, and is considered to be a danger to the public as well as himself.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cardinal is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.
At approximately 8 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, EPS Downtown Division Patrol officers attempted to stop a stolen Ford F-150 truck in the area of 82 Street and 120 Avenue. The truck fled at a high rate of speed northbound on 82 Street, then westbound on 120 Avenue. The Patrol unit did not enter into a criminal flight pursuit, however, all EPS units were provided with a description of this vehicle. Later the same morning at approximately 9 a.m., EPS Northeast Division Neighbourhood Foot Patrol officers located the stolen Ford F-150 in a parking lot in the area of 32 Street and 113 Avenue. A male and female had just left the parked vehicle and were running away northbound. The officers apprehended the female with the male stealing a nearby running 2006 Dodge Ram to try and escape. The vehicle was parked in the laneway at approximately 29 Street and 116 A Avenue. The owner attempted to prevent the theft and ultimately ended up being struck by the vehicle and dying on scene. The victim was identified by family members as 33-year-old Adam John Groves. The stolen truck was last seen fleeing southbound on 29 Street into Rundle Park, then exiting onto 102 Avenue. At approximately 6:30 p.m. later that same day, police received a call from a resident who saw the stolen truck parked in a laneway in the area of 112 Avenue and 94 Street. The vehicle was recovered by police, however, the suspect was not located. Video surveillance of the suspect at a liquor store and driving the stolen truck through traffic was released to the public in the hopes of identifying the man. The EPS Homicide Section continues to investigate due to the circumstances surrounding the death, and is being assisted by the EPS Major Collision Investigation Unit, and the EPS Northeast and Downtown Divisions. The Edmonton Police Service has also notified the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT), which will be conducting an independent investigation of the police pursuit of the suspect.