Parkland RCMP investigate suspicious vehicle and make an arrest

Spruce Grove, Alberta – On Dec. 5, 2020 at 3:08 a.m. Parkland RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Westridge. The complainant advised that the vehicle had been cruising the neighborhood for approximately 45 minutes.

Between Dec. 1 and Dec. 4, 2020, residents of Westridge worked collaboratively to provide Parkland RCMP with a detailed description of the vehicle and suspect. As a result, the police officer that attended was able to quickly identify the suspect vehicle. A male suspect was located in the vehicle with a controlled substance in plain view. Break in tools were located inside the vehicle as well as a concealed weapon near the driver’s seat.

Police Arrest
Police Arrest

Gunther Schwarten (34) of Sturgeon County, Alta. was charged with:

Possession of break-in instruments

Possession of GHB

Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

Gunter Schwarten is scheduled to appear in Stony Plain Provincial Court on Jan. 6, 2021.

Parkland RCMP

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