Camrose Police Respond to Calls for Impaired Driving, Theft and Drugs

Camrose, Alberta – July 29th, 2017 – While on patrol, Police recognized a female suspect that was responsible for stealing items from a west end business on July 12th. Police arrested the 41 year old woman and charged her with theft under $5000 and possession of stolen property under $5000. She was released on an appearance notice.

Police were conducting a check stop on 48 Avenue in the 7300 Block when a 55 year old motorcyclist showed visible signs of impairment. He failed the roadside screening test and was arrested for impaired driving. The man provided breath samples of 160 mg % and 150 mg %. He was charged with impaired driving and driving while over 80 mg % then released on a promise to appear.

While conducting patrols, Police conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation and noted a strong odour of raw cannabis marihuana coming from inside of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle located 5 grams of cannabis. The 18 year old man was charged for possession of a controlled substance and two counts of breaching his probation order.

July 28th, 2017

One year ago, on July 17th, 2016 a very serious two vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of 48th avenue and 65th street. A vehicle with four occupants was stopped at a red light facing west when it was violently rear-ended by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The impact was so significant that officers inside Police headquarters heard the collision which was then followed by multiple 911 calls from witnesses. All four occupants of the vehicle that was struck received significant injuries. The rear passenger had to be extracted from the vehicle by Camrose Fire Department using the jaws of life and he was then airlifted to the U of A hospital by Star’s air ambulance which had landed directly beside the collision scene. On July 12th, 2017 the 29 year old female driver from Camrose was convicted of Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm and sentenced to four months in jail, a one year probation term and is prohibited from operating a motor vehicle for a period of three years.

An unlocked Ford F350 that was reported stolen earlier in the week from the parking lot of Duggan mall was recovered by Didsbury RCMP. The vehicle had significant damage and the keys for the vehicle were still in the ignition.

A Loss Prevention Officer from a west end business contacted Police after apprehending a shoplifter. Police attended and the 59 year old woman was charged with theft and possession of stolen property. Later in the day Police received another phone call from the same business after they witnessed a male stealing two boxes of diapers and fled from the store. The male has been identified and a warrant is being issued for his arrest.

Police received a 911 call of a vehicle which was being driven erratically. When Police located the vehicle they observed the driver fail to stop for a red light. A traffic stop was initiated and the 36 year old female driver was charged with careless driving and failing to stop for a red light. The driver also had a small child in a child seat which was not properly secured. The 36 year old was additionally charged with operating a vehicle with a child restraint system not properly installed.

A vehicle was reported stolen overnight while parked along 38th Avenue in the 6800 block. The white 2014 Dodge truck was parked outside the owner’s residence and was unlocked and the keys were left in the vehicle! Also inside the unsecured vehicle was the owner’s wallet containing his driver’s license, credit cards and other personal information and property. Police are currently working on potential leads to identify the suspect.

Camrose Police Service

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