Edson RCMP Crime Reduction Unit arrest a male on 36 outstanding charges from 4 different jurisdictions

Edson, Alberta – On Mar. 2, 2023, around 2 a.m., Edson RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) observed a car travelling the wrong direction on a one way road through town. After conducting a traffic stop with the vehicle, the RCMP CRU officer felt something was suspicious and conducted surveillance on the vehicle. The vehicle was observed picking someone up at a local hotel who was wanted on multiple warrants from four separate jurisdictions. The RCMP CRU officer was able to arrest the wanted male.

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Melody Velasquez (38), a resident of Calgary, Alta., was arrested on 36 outstanding warrants, including:


Theft (x11)

Driving uninsured motor vehicle

Fail to attend court (x6)

Break and Enter

Fraud (x2)

Make or possess a seal

Possession of a forged document (x2)

Possession of break-in instruments

Identity theft (x4)

Unauthorized possession of a weapon

Identity Fraud (x2)

Resisting a Peace Officer

Mischief (x2)

Velasquez was brought before a Justice of the Peace for a Judicial Interim Release Hearing and was remanded into custody. He will be appearing in Canmore Provincial Court on March 15, Strathmore Provincial Court on March 21 and Calgary Provincial Court on March 22, 2023.

Edson RCMP

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