Calgary, Alberta – On March 11, 2017, just after midnight, an off duty Calgary Police Service member recognized who he believed to be the suspect involved in the insulin pump theft at the Stew Hendry Arena in NE, Calgary. The suspect was also linked to thefts from arenas in the Calgary area.
The man was subsequently arrested and identified as 51 year old Kevin Roggeveen (51) of Alberta, and charged with Theft over $5000 in relation to the theft of the insulin pump. In additional, Roggeveen was charged with to two counts of Theft Under $5000 from a Motor Vehicle and one count of Theft Under $5000, for recent Calgary Police Service cases.
The Airdrie RCMP would like to thank the Canadian public and police services, loss prevention officers, and many more for all their assistance in this case. Numerous helpful tips were received, as well as offers for assistance for the family effected by this crime.
March 7, 2017
Airdrie RCMP Needs Help Identifying Thief of Child’s Insulin Pump
Airdrie, Alberta – On Thursday, March 2, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a suspect male entered the Ron Ebbesen Arena on East Lake Crescent NE, Airdrie, and stole a child’s medical insulin pump from a change room while he was playing hockey. The child’s mother confirmed the pump is a lifeline for her son who is affected by Type 1 Diabetes, and estimates it is valued at over $5000.00.
RCMP have obtained video surveillance from the arena, and a photograph of the suspect has been obtained.
RCMP are asking anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Cst. Jennifer Weedmark at the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200. Should you wish 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 (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.
Police file: 2017-266180