Busy Week for Camrose Police Service

Camrose, Alberta – August 4th, 2017 – Police received a complaint of a bicycle which was stolen while left unsecured at a residence. Unlocked bikes are a frequent and easy target for criminals! Police would also like to remind bike owners that Camrose City Bylaws state that all bikes within the city must be registered. Simply attend the Camrose Police Service with $2.00, the make, model, color, speed and serial number to have your bike registered! The registration enables Police to match stolen or found bikes with their actual owners.

Police were notified that several signs around Mirror Lake had been spray painted. If you have any information regarding this needless mischief, please contact the Police.

A local bank reported that a couple days earlier a male exchanged a counterfeit $50 American bill for Canadian Funds. As Police were at the bank investigating, the same male entered the bank but quickly returned to his vehicle once he seen Police. The male was arrested before driving away and stolen property was located in his vehicle. Police are continuing their investigation and charges are pending.

A possible impaired driver complaint was received and Police were able to conduct a traffic stop. The 25 year old male driver was sober but Police located open liquor inside the vehicle. The four passengers received violation tickets for the offence.

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle that had failed to stop at a stop sign and then almost collided with a tour bus. Police noticed an odor of cannabis marijuana within the vehicle and the female driver also showed signs of drug use. The 42 year old from Edmonton was issued a 24 hour driving suspension, charged with possession of a controlled substance, failing to obey a stop sign as well as operating an uninsured motor vehicle. She was released on an appearance notice and her vehicle was towed.

A youth called 911 when he and his friend heard someone enter the house while they were downstairs playing video games. Police did not locate a subject in the residence or in the area. Evidence on scene determined that it was likely an intoxicated subject who had fallen in the flower garden outside and then entered the wrong residence leaving dirt and debris in the entry and part way down the stairs before turning around and exiting the home. Lock your doors!

August 3rd, 2017 A break & enter was reported at a residence on 62 street in the 4100 block. The property owner returned home from holidays and discovered that someone had gained entry into his residence. It was evident the suspect had moved items within the home and some property was stolen including a Gadway laptop computer and a red suit case. Police are attempting to identify the person responsible.

August 2nd, 2017 At 4:30 AM on August 1st, a Ford F350 and a fifth wheel holiday trailer were stolen from a residence in the Valleyview subdivision. The suspects became nervous and abandoned the vehicle in the Parkridge area. Police are continuing to investigate the theft.

On the same morning, Police received two separate complaints from residents in the Valleyview area after having property stolen from within their vehicle. In both cases the garage door openers inside the vehicles were used to gain access to the owner’s garages. Also in both cases the vehicles were unlocked allowing the suspect(s) easy access to the vehicle and to the garages.

A complaint was made of an aggressive vacuum cleaner salesman on 47th street in the 4800 block. Police were unable to locate the male to confirm if he had a legitimate business or if he possessed a city business license.

Camrose Police Service

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