Strathmore RCMP collaborate with Calgary Police Service to recover 1961 Impala

Strathmore, Alberta – A classic car owner has been happily reunited with his Impala as a result of a joint investigation between the Strathmore RCMP and the Calgary Police Service Auto Theft Team. As a result of this investigation, one male has been charged and is currently wanted on arrest warrants.

At 4:54 p.m. on July 4, 2019 a citizen in Strathmore reported his Impala stolen from a storage facility. Several tips and leads were followed up on, and the Forensic Identification Section became involved in the investigation.

By July 10, the vehicle was recovered in Calgary by Calgary Police Service patrol officers. A suspect was identified.

Impala stolen from a storage facility.
Impala stolen from a storage facility.

On July 30, charges were sworn against 34-year-old Sean Russell Jansen by the RCMP. He is charged with theft of vehicle and break and enter. An arrest warrant has been issued as the RCMP have not located him.

Calgary Police Service charged Jansen with possession of stolen property over $5,000, and also have an arrest warrant for him.

Jansen is described as:

– 6’2” tall, 250 lbs.

– Brown hair / blue eyes

34-year-old Sean Russell Jansen - WANTED
34-year-old Sean Russell Jansen – WANTED

The RCMP and Calgary Police Service remind the public to be cautious when having unknown people test drive a vehicle. It is a good practice to get their name, supported by a photo of their driver’s license. Remember, if a person doesn’t have an active driver’s license they shouldn’t be driving your car. As well, note any license plate of a vehicle they may be driving. In this case, the owner of the Impala was very alert to assisting the RCMP and CPS with this investigation.

If you know the whereabouts of Sean Russell Jansen of no fixed address, please call the Strathmore RCMP at 403-934-6549 or Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234. Or call your local police department. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Strathmore RCMP
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