Camrose, Alberta – October 11, 2018 – Sometime over the weekend a business in the east-end industrial area had approximately $10,000 of copper wire stolen from their compound. The suspect(s) gained entry by cutting through the fence. Police are reviewing video surveillance in attempts to identify the suspect(s).
A homeowner reported that a male attended his residence indicating that he was from Reliance heating and wanted to inspect his furnace. The homeowner allowed the male to enter his home and inspect the furnace. The homeowner who was making payments on the recently upgraded furnace was advised by the male that he was overpaying. The male had the homeowner sign a new contract and then obtained a void check. A few weeks later the homeowner contacted Reliance heating who indicated that they had no knowledge of the service call. The homeowner contacted his bank and flagged his account.
Police received a phone call from a west end restaurant indicating that 20 minutes earlier a male, two females and a child had left without paying for their meals. A short time later a business reported that a male had left their store with shoes and clothing without making payment. The description of the involved male was provided and Police located him in the parking lot entering a vehicle along with two females and a child. A 36 year old male and a 36 year old female both from Fort Saskatchewan were arrested. The other female was not involved in the thefts. Police searched their vehicle and located stolen property from four additional stores. The couple was charged with five counts of theft and possession of stolen property and one count of obtaining food by fraud. The stolen property was returned to all the businesses.
An east end business reported that on October 7th unknown persons stole approximately $25,000 worth of copper wire from their business. Police are investigating.
An ongoing investigation into thefts of approximately $700 worth of merchandise from two clothing businesses, resulted in a youth being identified and charged with theft and possession of stolen property. The youth was released on a promise to appear.
A female reported that between 9PM and 11PM someone used a railroad tie to lift her vehicle and then steal one of her tires.
October 10, 2018
Eyes on Camrose. Police received a report of two males who appeared to be stealing bikes at a school bike rack. Police attended and a male who was known to Police was questioned. The 58 year old was in possession of a bicycle that did not belong to him and was subsequently charged with possession of stolen property. The second male is yet to be identified.
Police were contacted regarding a male who was breaking into a garage. The male entered an unlocked vehicle and used the garage door opener to gain access. The home owner confronted the male who then quickly left on a bicycle. The male was not located but Police have a description of the suspect and are making attempts to identify him.
On October 3rd, the Camrose RCMP received a complaint of an incident in Hay Lakes where a suspicious male driving a dark, smaller truck had approached two female students on separate occasions asking them to get into his vehicle to help him find the nearest gas station. In the days following this occurrence Police in Camrose have received reports of a suspicious vehicle whose driver may have been approaching students. Social media has indicated that this person has been spotted lurking around our schools. Police take these reports seriously and would like to advise that to date these reports in Camrose are all unsubstantiated. Police would like to encourage the public to continue to keep their Eyes on Camrose and report suspicious activity directly to Police.
October 9, 2018
A vehicle was reported stolen from a business in the industrial area. The white 2010 flat deck truck was later recovered in Camrose. Police are investigating the theft.
A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle which had failed to stop at a stop sign. The female driver was issued the applicable violation ticket and a small amount of cannabis marihuana was seized for destruction.
October 8, 2018
Police conducted a vehicle stop after observing the vehicle swerving. It was determined the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol. The driver refused to provide a sample of breath into the approved screening device and he was charged with dangerous driving, refusing to provide a sample of breath to an approved screening device and having alcohol within reach of the occupant. He was released to attend court.
Members responded to a collision at the intersection of Exhibition Drive and Highway 13 where traffic was rerouted for a significant period of time. Investigation determined that the driver of an eastbound vehicle failed to stop for a red light and collided with a vehicle proceeding through the intersection. The occupants were not seriously injured and the driver of the eastbound vehicle was charged with failing to stop at a red light.
Police received a complaint of a collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle near 43 Avenue and 64 Street. The operator of the motorcycle was injured and transported to an Edmonton hospital. Police are continuing their investigation and charges are pending.
October 7, 2018
Police recovered a stolen vehicle abandoned south of the city. The vehicle was seized for examination and determined to be stolen from a business on the east end of Camrose. The investigation is ongoing.
Members responded to an assault complaint where a man had assaulted a woman inside of a residence. The man was arrested and charged for two counts of assault. He was brought before a Justice of the Peace and released on a no cash recognizance.
Police were conducting a checkstop and stopped a motor vehicle coming through the checkstop. An odour of cannabis marihuana was noted coming within the vehicle and the driver was arrested. Police seized 58.5 grams of cannabis marihuana and the man was charged with possession of a controlled substance and released on an appearance notice.
Camrose Police Service
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