Peace Regional RCMP lay charges following traffic stop; “knife was located on the suspect at the time of his arrest and suspected methamphetamine”

Grimshaw, Alberta – (Aug 26, 2021, 4:21 PM) On Aug. 25, at approximately 2:40 a.m., while on patrol in the town of Grimshaw, Peace Regional RCMP detachment members encountered a motorcycle that sped across their police vehicle’s path near highway 2 and 50 avenue. As a traffic stop was attempted, the motorcycle accelerated to a high rate of speed, but stalled a short distance away. As police officers exited their police vehicle and approached the driver, he threw the motorcycle and his helmet at them and fled on foot. The suspect ran into the yard of a nearby residence and attempted to conceal himself under a deck, but was ultimately apprehended safely and without further incident.

A knife was located on the suspect at the time of his arrest and suspected methamphetamine and other evidence was located where he’d been concealing himself. Investigation also revealed the motorcycle to have been stolen. As a result of the investigation, Clifford William CARIFELLE, a 32 year old Grimshaw resident has been charged with the following offences:

· Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

· Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime

· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

· Assault of a peace officer (2 counts)

· Flight from peace officer

· Failure to comply with condition of a release order (6 counts)

File Photo - Arrested
File Photo – Arrested

CARIFELLE has additionally been charged with five contraventions of the Traffic Safety Act. CARIFELLE remains in custody at this time and is scheduled to appear in Peace River provincial court on Sept. 13, 2021, for the purpose of a judicial interim release (bail) hearing.

If you have any information about a crime in our community, please contact the Peace Regional RCMP at 780-624-6611 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.

Peace Regional RCMP

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