Vermilion RCMP charge male with numerous property offences

Vermilion, Alberta – On May 30, 2023, at approximately 9:55 p.m., Vermilion RCMP received a tip regarding the location of a stolen bicycle, along with a suspect. Officers attended the location of the sighting, however, the bicycle was no longer there. Officers then patrolled to other known locations where the suspect was known to frequent, located the bicycle and then entered into a possession of stolen property investigation. A male was identified and arrested at the scene and was found to be also breaching conditions and in possession of a stolen identity document.

(File Photo)

As a result of the investigation, Andrew James “AJ” Prill (37), a resident of Vermilion, was charged with the following offences:

Possession of stolen property under $5000

Fail to comply with probation order (2 counts)

Fail to comply with release order (2 counts)

Fail to comply with recognizance

Possession of identity document

Possession of suspected cocaine

Prill was held in custody pending a Judicial Interim Release hearing. Following the hearing, Prill was remanded to appear on June 5, 2023, at Alberta Court of Justice in Vermilion.

Subsequent to this investigation, sufficient information was gathered to draft and obtain a search warrant for Prill’s property. The search warrant was executed and additional stolen items were recovered. Additional charges are pending.

“Another great example of residents providing police with additional “eyes” in the community and then reporting that information to police in a timely fashion. This allowed officers to follow-up on the tip and then use their local knowledge and experience to locate the stolen item and apprehend the individual in possession. Overall an excellent outcome that will now be before the courts,” says Sgt. Corey Buckingham of Vermilion RCMP.

Vermilion RCMP

Social Media Sharing Centre
Please support us by "sharing".