Rocky Mountain House RCMP traffic stops result in arrests and seized firearms

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta – The RCMP conducted several traffic stops over the last week, four of which resulted in arrests and property seizures. In one stop, a stolen Honda Civic was recovered. Some of the people arrested were breaching court imposed conditions.

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April 6
Members of the Rocky Mountain House RCMP detachment located a suspect vehicle that was believed to be involved in recent property thefts around the area. A traffic stop was completed and the driver arrested. Seven stolen firearms were located and seized from inside the vehicle along with other items that had been recently stolen from a residence in the County.

34 year old Mac Ronald Smith has been charged with 25 offences that include possession of stolen firearms, unsafe storage of firearms and possession of stolen property. Smith is currently remanded into custody pending a court appearance on April 10, 2017 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

April 6
RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious person and stolen vehicle in the Nordegg area. Police located the suspect vehicle driving on Highway 11 and conducted a traffic stop. The male driver was arrested, the Honda Civic he was driving had been stolen out of Calgary.

22 year old Craig CORLETT has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5000 and remanded into custody pending a court appearance on April 10, 2017 in Rocky Mountain House.

April 6
RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in rural Clearwater County and located a Ford F350 that was found to be stolen two days earlier out of Drayton Valley. Two people were located inside of the vehicle and arrested.

32 year old Justin POTTS has been charged with numerous charges that include possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, possession of break in instruments, failing to stop for a police officer, driving while prohibited and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He was remanded into custody pending court appearance on April 10, 2017 in Rocky Mountain House.

April 2
Rocky Mountain House RCMP conducted a traffic stop and the driver of the vehicle was subsequently arrested for violating conditions of his parole.

An adult male has been released on charges of 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance and 1 count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He is set to appear in Provincial court in Rocky Mountain House. RCMP cannot name this Accused as charges have not been sworn yet.

The Rocky Mountain House RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance in both helping to identify suspicious activity within the community, and the assistance that was provided in locating one of the suspicious vehicles.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP


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