Didsbury RCMP, Sundre RCMP and Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Team arrest two for property crime offences

Sundre, Alberta – (9-Sept-2021 12:56 PM) On Sept. 2, 2021, members from the Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Team, Didsbury RCMP and Sundre RCMP located a truck that had fled from Didsbury RCMP the previous day at a motel in Sundre, Alta. Investigation determined a female and male associated to the truck had used a stolen Alberta Drivers Licence to check into the motel. The male and female were arrested upon exiting the motel without incident.

Police executed a search warrant on the motel room and located stolen identification, a stolen credit card, ammunition and a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

Ashley Zielke (36) of Red Deer, Alta. has been charged with:

Flight from police

Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

Theft of credit card

Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

Fail to comply with probation order (x2)

Possess weapon for a dangerous purpose

Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Possess firearm with tampered serial number

Unsafe storage of firearm

Ashley Zielke was released from custody following a Judicial Interim Hearing and is scheduled to appear in Cochrane Provincial Court on Sept. 21, 2021.

Derik McCorriston (30) of no fixed address has been charged with:

Possess weapon for a dangerous purpose

Possess firearm with a tampered serial number

Unauthorized possession of firearm

Unsafe storage of firearm

Derik McCorriston was released from custody following a Judicial Interim Hearing and is scheduled to appear in Didsbury Provincial Court on Oct 4. 2021.

RCMP 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.

Didsbury RCMP, Sundre RCMP and Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Team

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