Coaldale, Alberta – Coaldale RCMP, after receiving a complaint of a robbery this past weekend at a rural residence on the outskirts of Coaldale, today at around 4:00 p.m. located and arrested a male suspect.
Coaldale RCMP spent the afternoon today searching for this suspect with tips from the public who assisted directing them to his location and eventual arrest. The 37 year old man from Coaldale, AB was arrested after a short foot pursuit in the southeast area of Coaldale. The man evaded police for a short period by jumping over fences and running through several residential back yards. No persons were injured incident to this arrest. The public was not put in harms way.
The weekend robbery consisted of the suspect entering a garage and taking items. When the home owner confronted him a weapon was produced and the suspect fled the area. There were no injuries resulting in this incident.
A number of stolen items including bicycles have been recovered incident to this arrest.
This suspect will be charged with the following offences:
• Resist arrest
• Possession of Stolen Property under $5000
This arrested man will be held in custody pending a Judicial Interim Release Hearing. His name will not be released as charges have yet to be laid.
Staff Sergeant Glenn HENRY, Coaldale RCMP Detachment Commander said, “The assistance of the residents of Coaldale is greatly appreciated and an excellent example of community based policing. Police working with the public to detect and deter crime.”
If anyone has any information in this crime or any other please contact the Coaldale Rural RCMP at (403) 329-5080/ Coaldale Municipal RCMP at (403) 345-5552 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or through the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. Crime stoppers will pay cash rewards up to $2000.00 for information that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property or seizure of illegal drugs. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.
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