Parkland RCMP charge male porch pirate, from Edmonton, with theft

Spruce Grove, Alberta – On Mar. 24, 2020 at 8:15 a.m., Parkland RCMP were advised of a theft of a parcel from the complainant’s porch in the area of Spruce Grove. Community involvement combined with diligent police work resulted in the identification of a suspect who was stealing parcels delivered to resident’s front steps.

Porch Pirate
(File Photo) Porch Pirate

On Mar. 25, 2020, David Brown (35) of Edmonton, AB was charged with theft under $5000. Brown’s first appearance is June 10, 2020 at Stony Plain Provincial Court.

Parkland RCMP would like to thank the community for their assistance. It is important to watch for suspicious activity in your neighborhood. The use of video surveillance equipment, like doorbell cameras, aids police in identifying those responsible for crime in our community.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, you are asked to contact Parkland RCMP at 825-220-7267 or your local police. 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.

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