Fort Macleod RCMP lay charges related to property crime investigations

Fort Macleod, Alberta – On Nov. 21, 2022., at 9:21 p.m., Fort Macleod RCMP received a complaint of break and enter in progress at a local business. Fort Macleod RCMP, with assistance from surrounding detachments and RCMP resources including; Nanton RCMP, Coaldale Traffic Services and the South District Police Dog Services, were able to locate a vehicle that was fleeing the scene. A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle fled from police. A short time later the same vehicle was located and several occupants fled on foot. With the assistance of several RCMP members, along with PDS canine Monty, two suspects were taken into custody.

RCMP SUV
(File Photo) RCMP SUV

Upon arrest, it was learned that the 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 that was used in the offence was reported stolen from Medicine Hat. Further investigation revealed that the suspects were involved in several other property crimes within Southern Alberta and were in possession of a large amount of stolen property. The investigation continues as police believe that one or more other suspects were involved.

David Archibald Hearn (50), a resident of Fort Macleod, Alta., has been charged with:

· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

· Break and enter to a business with intent

· Flight from police

Kristy Leanne Miller (31), a resident of Redcliff, Alta., has been charged with:

· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

· Break and enter to a business with intent

· Flight from police

Both accused were held for a Judicial Interim Release hearing and released for court on Nov. 23, 2022, in Fort Macleod Provincial Court.

Fort Macleod A/Sgt. Paul Bedard would like to thank the members of the public for reporting suspicious activity. Fort Macleod RCMP are committed to investigating and prosecuting those that participate in property crime. If anyone has information on illegal activity, they are encouraged to reach out to the Fort Macleod RCMP to help work toward a safer community,” says A/Sgt. Paul Bedard of the Fort Macleod RCMP. If you witness anything suspicious in your neighborhood, contact the Fort Macleod RCMP at (403) 553-7220 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can 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.

Fort Macleod RCMP

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