Western Alberta District RCMP Rural Crime Reduction Unit arrest male with dozens of warrants

Berwyn, Alberta – (8-Sept-2021 11:56 AM) On Sept. 2, 2021, Western Alberta District RCMP Rural Crime Reduction Unit executed a warrant at a residence in Berwyn, Alta. A warrant was obtained by RCMP as Stephen Taylor is alleged to have fled from police several times during attempts to apprehend him.

Stephen Douglas Taylor, 38-years-old, of Hines Creek, Alta., was arrested on 37 outstanding warrants for a variety of property and person related crimes which reportedly occurred throughout the Peace Region area. Stephen Taylor is facing multiple additional charges including:

· several counts of failing to comply with previously set bail conditions,

· possession of a reportedly stolen property over $5000,

· possession of a prohibited weapon, and

· possession of controlled drugs and substances: suspected methamphetamine.

File Photo - Arrested
File Photo – Arrested

After an in-custody judicial hearing, Stephen Taylor has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear on Sept. 8, 2021, in Peace River Provincial Court.

“The sheer volume of Mr. Taylor’s warrants and new charges speak to the impact that one individual can have with respect to rural crime within the region” says Corporal Chris Power of the Western Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit. “Our unit is dedicated to providing support to detachments by deploying specialized investigational tactics to identify, locate and arrest individuals who are preying upon rural Albertans in the commission of criminal acts”.

RCMP Crime Reduction Units encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to your local police. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Western Alberta District RCMP Rural Crime Reduction Unit



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