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February 18, 2020

Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle reported circling a business. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. The male driver was determined to be a suspended driver and the vehicle was uninsured and unregistered. The male was charged accordingly and the vehicle was seized for 30 days.

Police received a report of a robbery at the ABC lounge. A male suspect presented a knife demanding money and left with the cash from the till. The male was believed to be working with another suspect who both left in an unknown direction after the robbery. Police are reviewing video surveillance in attempts to identify the suspect(s).

February 17, 2020

A vehicle parked in front of 140 Mount Pleasant Drive was struck by another vehicle which then fled the scene. Hours later a male attended the Police station to report that his vehicle had also been involved in a hit & run collision while parked at his friend’s house. The damage to his vehicle was inconsistent with his explanation of the events but when further questioned by Police he was adamant that his vehicle had been hit by another vehicle. The next day the male re-attended the Police station and admitted to being the driver responsible for damaging the parked vehicle on Mount Pleasant Drive. The male was charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

A witness reported seeing a male sneaking behind the construction plastic at Lakeside Villas. The male was located by Police who was not dressed for the weather. The male was issued a trespass notice and transported to St. Mary’s hospital to be checked by a doctor.

A female contacted Police to have someone removed from her residence. While Police were in the home a male was identified with conditions not to have contact with a female inside the residence. The male was arrested and released on an appearance notice.

St. Mary’s hospital contacted Police requesting assistance with a very intoxicated patient. The male who was in no condition to care for himself was insistent that he was going to leave while refusing staff to provide a contact for someone to look after him. The male was arrested for public intoxication and later released without charges when he was sober.

February 16, 2020

A senior reported that he was the victim of an on-line computer scam. The senior advised that he paid $1800 for someone to repair his computer on-line.

A female advised she had been victimized by the CRA scam. Over the past few months she had sent $8300 to various locations.

A male advised that overnight someone had stolen his red 2007 Dodge pick-up truck. The suspect had entered the owner’s unlocked garage where he obtained the keys to the vehicle.

Police conducted follow-up on a previous incident involving a domestic assault where a female partner had received injuries. Police were unable to locate the male and a warrant is being obtained for his arrest.

February 15, 2020

A business in the east end industrial area reported that unknown suspect(s) entered their fenced compound and had stolen electrical cables. The value of the cables is estimated at $4000.

A west end business reported the theft of a television. Four males were observed loading the television into a black Dodge truck. Staff provided the license plate of the vehicle and Police are continuing the investigation.

February 14, 2020

A traffic stop resulted in a male driver being arrested for operating a motor vehicle while prohibited. The male had been previously been convicted of impaired driving. The male was charged accordingly and later released on an appearance notice.

Police are investigating a fraud where a male requested another person to cash a cheque for him. When the cheque did not clear it was determined that the cheque had been stolen. Police are investigating.

While on patrols late at night Police observed a male riding a bicycle. When the male observed Police he abandoned the bike and ran through residential yards. Police arrested the male and the bicycle he was riding had been repainted with the serial numbers removed and the backpack he was carrying contained break-in tools. The male was also responsible for a theft of a power tool earlier in the week from a local business. The male was charged with theft, possession of break-in tools and later released on an undertaking.

February 12, 2020

Police are investigating the theft of a power tool from a business. Video surveillance was utilized to identify the male suspect who is facing charges.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after recognizing a female who was in the store contrary to a trespass notice. Police attended and charged the female with trespassing. The female also had a warrant out of Red Deer and was arrested and later released on an undertaking.

February 11, 2020

An investigation into a theft of wallet from a vehicle and use of credit cards resulted in two males being identified as suspects. One of the males was located by Police and charged with theft, possession of stolen property, use of a stolen credit card, proceeds of crime and a breach of probation. A warrant is being issued for the second male who is facing similar charges. A female who later became involved in the use of the credit cards is also facing charges.

A female contacted Police to report two suspicious males who attended her residence trying to sell and install Smart Home equipment. Police were unable to locate the men to determine if they had a valid business.

Police received a 911 call regarding a disturbance coming from a residence in the downtown area. Police attended and determined two men and a female were having a verbal argument which also woke two small children in the residence. The situation was mediated and one of the males was removed from the home.

February 10, 2020

A Police investigation resulted in a male being arrested and charged with two counts of assault involving his children whom he no longer lives with. The male was released on an undertaking with conditions.

Curb the Danger. A motorist contacted Police to report that he was following a snow plow truck that was driving dangerously and nearly colliding with oncoming traffic. A traffic stop was conducted by Police and the male driver provided a sample of his breath that resulting in a fail reading. The male was arrested a while at Police headquarters provided two samples of his breath which were over the legal limit. The male was charged with impaired driving.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and the male driver did not have a valid driver’s license. Further checks indicated that the vehicle was not insured or registered and the validation sticker on the license plate had been stolen from another vehicle. The male was charged with driving while disqualified, driving and uninsured, unregistered vehicle as well as possession of stolen property.

February 9, 2020

A female advised Police that her keys were stolen from her unlocked locker while she was at a fitness center. A second complainant also contacted Police that her purse & credit cards were stolen from her locked locker at the same gym. The credit cards had been used at various locations in Camrose before the cards were cancelled. Police have images of the suspect and are attempting to identify the female.

A traffic stop was conducted resulting in a male driver providing a mandatory alcohol screening test resulting in a caution reading The 20 year old was issued a driver’s license suspension and his vehicle was towed. During the traffic stop the intoxicated female passenger became belligerent with Police and would not follow direct. The 22 year old was arrested for public intoxication and later released from custody.

February 8, 2020

Police attended a residence on Marler Drive after a male reported that his girlfriend was causing issues. The verbal dispute was mediated and the couple were separated for the evening.

Loss prevention at a west end business apprehended two shoplifters and then contacted Police. Discretion was used with both individuals being issued trespass notice. One of the shoplifters was arrested on an outstanding warrant and remains in custody.

A male was arrested for theft after he failed to return a rental vehicle according to the terms of his agreement. The male was charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

February 7, 2020

Police were contacted by staff at St. Mary’s after a male assaulted a hospital security guard. Police attended and several witnesses confirmed that the male attacked security when he was told that he couldn’t enter a room to visit a patient. The 23 year old was arrested for assault and breaching his conditions. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

An intoxicated 30 year old male attended the Police station demanding members drive him to Spruce Grove. When the male didn’t receive the answer he was hoping for he became belligerent with members and was subsequently arrested for public intoxication. The male was later released without charges.

February 6, 2020

A pedestrian reported that he was struck by a burgundy van while using the crosswalk on main street. The pedestrian was not injured and Police are investigating.

Loss prevention at a west end business contacted Police after apprehending a shoplifter. The 58 year old female was charged with theft and possession of stolen property and released on an appearance notice.

Police were contacted by a homeowner after he scared off a male trying to get into his house with a crowbar. Police were able to track the suspect’s footprints which had cut through several yards and also led to several locked doors. The footprints ended at an apartment building where Police located the male inside the utility room. The male who was high on drugs was arrested and found to be in possession of a stolen electronic device and a quantity of methamphetamine. The male was charged with trespass at night, Break & Enter, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Breaching his Conditions. The 39 year old is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

Lock it or Lose it. A female reported that her wallet had been stolen from her unlocked vehicle while parked at the curling rink. Four transactions had been made utilizing her cards since the theft. Police are investigating.

February 5, 2020

A witness contacted Police from a fast food restaurant to report that a young male was waving around a knife. Police attended and the male was arrested without further incident. The 18 year old who was high on illicit drugs was charged with possession of a weapon and breaching his probation.

February 4, 2020

A male who was issued a trespass notice on February 2nd was charged the following day with trespassing when he returned to the business.

Police received two complaints from separate downtown businesses regarding a male who appeared to be under the influence of drugs and staff were concerned for their safety. The male was cooperative with Police and left when directed to do so.

February 3, 2020

Police are investigating a fraud involving the sale of airline tickets. Two individuals purchased round-trip airline tickets to India during Christmas and when they attempted to return home discovered that the tickets were only one-way. The vacationers contacted the seller in Toronto who advised he would refund them the $2500 value of the return flights but he had yet to compensate them.

A complaint was received regarding an elderly female in the middle of the road who appeared disoriented. Police located the 78 year old female who was transported to St. Mary’s hospital and a family member was contacted.

Police observed a vehicle entering the east end Tim Horton’s parking lot and checks indicated that the vehicle was reported stolen from Leduc. A traffic stop was conducted and the female driver from Cold Lake was arrested. The 26 year old was charged with possession of stolen property, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and driving without a license. The female was later released.

February 2, 2020

The owner of a downtown business reported a break & enter and theft which had occurred overnight. It is believed that the suspect may have hid inside the business until closing as there were no signs of forced entry.

Police attended a residence to mediate a property dispute and located a male who was responsible for an assault in January. The male was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Police received a complaint of a male who was slumped over in a vehicle in the COOP card-lock parking lot. The vehicle was occupied by the male driver along with two young children. It was determined that the male was extremely fatigued so a friend attended to retrieve the vehicle and children.

A helpline contacted Police after receiving a call from a female who was in distress. Police attended a residence where the 19 year old had earlier taken several pills. The female was transferred to St. Mary’s hospital.

February 1, 2020

The loss prevention officer at a west end business reported two fraud suspects were in the store. There was not sufficient evidence to proceed with fraud charges and the two were issued trespass notices not to return to the business. The female who had warrants out of Okotoks and Leduc was arrested and later released.

January 31, 2020

Police received a complaint of a woman who had stolen items from a west end business and was last seen traveling west out of Camrose. Police were able to catch up to the vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted. After initially lying about her name the 47 year old was identified and determined to have warrants out of Leduc. The female was arrested and had $1200 worth of stolen merchandise in her possession along with a small quantity of methamphetamine. The female was charged with theft, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and breaching her conditions. The female is waiting on a bail hearing.

St. Mary’s hospital advised that a male came into emergency without any shoes and then left. The 39 year old was located by the Police and clearly under the influence of drugs. The male was arrested for public intoxication and lodged until sober.

Police attended the public library after receiving a complaint of an intoxicated female. The 30 year old was arrested for public intoxication and later released from custody without charges.

January 30, 2020

A 911 call was received from a residence in the Northside trailer park. Police attended a youth who was uncontrollable was smashing and throwing items in the home. The youth was arrested for breaching the peace and once calmed down was left in the care of other family members.

Police were advised by a female that she and her partner had gotten into an altercation. Both individuals were intoxicated and although there were indications that a physical altercation had occurred, neither party wished to proceed with an investigation. There were children in the home and the involved male was taken to a friend’s house for the day.

Loss prevention at a west end business contacted Police after apprehending a male and female who were shoplifting. The small item that was stolen was returned and both individuals were issued trespass notices.

January 29, 2020

A car rental company advised that a customer failed to return a vehicle on the agreed upon date and could no longer contact the individual. Police are investigating.

A bank contacted Police when a male attempted to cash a cheque that had been issued to someone else. Further checks determined that the cheque was in fact stolen. Police are continuing the investigation.

Police were dispatched to the Windsor Hotel where a male was attempting to break into an ATM. Upon Police arrival the male was observed running from the scene and after being caught by Police he then resisted his arrest. The 18 year old was later released on charges of attempted theft, resist arrest and breach of a recognizance.

Police received a 911 call at 3:00 AM regarding a reoccurring disturbance at a residence on 65 street in the 4300 block. The husband and wife who were both intoxicated were in a verbal argument while their three children were awake and crying. The children were taken to a relative’s home for the night and follow-up will be conducted with the family.

January 28, 2020

Police were dispatched to a liquor store where a male and female who were in the process of stealing alcohol were confronted by the store owner. The male and female both fled from the business and after a short foot pursuit the suspects were arrested by Police. A 23 year old male and an 18 year old female were both charged with theft and the male was additionally charged with resisting arrest. Both individuals were later released on appearance notices.

January 27, 2020

Police are investigating a hit & run collision where a motorhome parked in the North side trailer court had been struck by another vehicle.

A male called 911 to report that his truck had just been stolen from the Ramada hotel. The male had left his vehicle idling, unlocked for just a minute while he went back inside his hotel room. The stolen vehicle is a bright blue 2015 Ford F150 crew cab. Police are continuing to investigate the theft.

January 26, 2020

A male contacted Police to report that his vehicle had been stolen overnight while parked at the Casino. The 2019 GMC Denali was later located in the Fort Saskatchewan area where it had been fully burnt. Police are continuing their investigation.

A male reported that sometime overnight the front bumper and light bar from his truck had been stolen. The vehicle was parked on 47 street in the 5200 block.

A liquor store reported that a male stole of bottle of alcohol but their video surveillance was not working and staff were unable to provide any type of description of the suspect.

A male contacted Police advising that his mother was grossly intoxicated and had left their house walking in an unknown direction. Police located the 41 year old who was bound by conditions not to consume alcohol. The female was arrested and was later released on charges of public intoxication and breaching her conditions.

Curb the Danger. Police received a complaint of a vehicle swerving on the roadway and hitting curbs. A traffic stop was conducted and the male driver admitted that he may have been texting. There were no grounds to substantiate a diving while distracted charged but the male was charged with failing to produce his driver’s license.

Police received a complaint of a suspicious male on Mount Pleasant Drive. The male was located and determined to have an outstanding warrant. The male was arrested and later released on an appearance notice.

A male known to have an outstanding warrant was observed by Police and arrested. During his arrest Police located a quantity of methamphetamine on his person. The male was lodged until he was sober and released on an appearance notice.

January 25, 2020

A female advised that she had been bit by a black & white pitbull while at the dog park. Camrose city bylaw is investigating.

Scam alert! A 76 year old woman received a phone call from a male stating that her bank accounts had been breached. The woman then followed the caller’s instructions and purchased $600 worth of gift cards and provided the caller with the activation codes.

A loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after detaining a shoplifter who had stolen various merchandise valued at $65.00. The 48 year old female was charged with theft and released on an appearance notice.

A liquor store reported a theft of 3 bottles of liquor. The unknown female had a hood over her head when she committed the theft. Police are reviewing video surveillance to identify the suspect.

At about 4:00 Police received two separate 911 calls stating that their friend had been assaulted. Police attended a residence on 74 street in the 4400 block and located a distraught female with significant injuries. An intoxicated male located in another room was arrested for assault and sexual assault. The female was taken to St. Mary’s hospital and Police are continuing their investigation.

January 24, 2020

Police received a 911 call regarding an altercation inside a residence on 49 street in the 4700 block. It was determined that a couple had been arguing which had led to physical violence. The involved intoxicated male had left prior to Police arrival but later returned to the residence. The male was charged with assault with a weapon and is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

Police received a 911 call regarding a train derailment at Hwy 13 east of Exhibition drive. Police attended and the train had not been derailed but rather a vehicle was wedged between the tracks and the signaling tower. It was determined that the 20 year old male driver failed to stop for the flashing lights and was struck by the train. The driver was charged with failing to obey a railway crossing signal.

Police attended a residence on 57 street in the 5200 block where a male who was high on drugs was on the roof of the house. The male was talked down and arrested on outstanding warrants from both Wetaskiwin and Provost. The male is waiting on a bail hearing.

A shed in the area of 45 street in the 4600 block was broken into and a bike was stolen. A shed in the same area was broken into the day prior.

January 23, 2020

A female advised that someone had entered her shed overnight and stole a red and white Specialized mountain bike. The incident occurred at a residence on 45 street in the 4600 block.

Staff from St. Mary’s hospital contacted Police after a patient walked out of the hospital after being committed. Police located the patient and returned him to St. Mary’s.

A grocery store reported that a male entered their store and stole approximately $800 worth of electric toothbrushes and then left in a 2 door black Acura car. Police are reviewing video surveillance to identify the suspect.

A mandatory alcohol screening test was conducted at a traffic stop resulting in the 66 year old male driver receiving an immediate roadside suspension.

Staff at a local bar contacted Police regarding four females who were causing problems and it was believed one of the females had punched another patron. The involved parties were intoxicated and Police are following up on the legitimacy of the allegations.

January 22, 2020

Police were requested to attend a residence in the southside trailer park to assist with a female who was acting irrational. The female was willingly transported to St. Mary’s hospital for assessment.

While on patrols Police observed a male who was known to have outstanding warrants. The male was arrested and later released on an appearance notice.

Staff at a local restaurant contacted Police regarding three youth who were causing problems. The youth were served trespass notices prohibiting them from returning to the business.

Police were made aware of a sexual assault which had occurred over the weekend. Police are gathering evidence and are continuing their investigation.

January 21, 2020

A female reported that someone had withdrawn money out of her bank account. Police are investigating.

A west end business contacted Police to report a theft where a male left through the emergency exit. Staff obtained a license plate number of the vehicle of the suspect vehicle. Police are waiting on video surveillance and are continuing the investigation.

A female contacted Police to report that her ex-husband was banging on her back door. Police were in the area and the male, who was bound by a peace bond not to have contact with her, was arrested. The male was charged with trespass by night and breaching his peace bond. The male was later released on an appearance notice.

January 20, 2020

A female called 911 at the request of her neighbor. Police attended the residence where a couple were having a heated argument. The situation was mediated.

Police attended a residence where a male was arrested on a Form 21 warrant. The male who was also a suspect in a hit & run collision was interviewed where he admitted to being responsible. The male was also charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

January 19, 2020

Police received a 911 call from a male stating that his wife who had been drinking and was about to leave a hotel in their vehicle. Police attended and the female was simple sitting in their vehicle to get away from her husband who had assaulted her. The female did not want any Police involvement and arrangements were made for her to stay at another hotel for the night.

January 18, 2020

A business owner reported that she was contacted by a credit card company who stated that four separate transactions made prior to Christmas were fraudulent. The purchases were made by a male and female which totaled approximately $3000. Police are attempting to identify the suspects.

A female contacted Police from St. Mary’s hospital after her boyfriend was beat up at a local bar. Police are investigating the assault and charges are pending.

A male who was identified as the suspect in a theft from a grocery store on December 27th was located by Police and charged. The male was released on an appearance notice.

January 17, 2020

A grocery store reported that a male & female had tried to purchase gift cards and other items with a $1600 cheque. The purchase was denied and the couple left the business. Police are trying to identify the suspects.

Police responded to a holdup alarm at a local business. It was determined that the employee activated the panic button after a male and female were aggressively arguing with staff. The couple had left the store prior to Police arrival.

Police attended a three vehicle collision at the intersection of 48th ave and 73rd street. There were no injuries in the collision and a female driver was charged with conducting an unsafe left hand turn.

January 16, 2020

A female received a phone call from a male stating he worked for Google and stated that her Visa had been used to make $3100 worth of purchases on Ebay and Google. The male stated that if she purchased $1000 worth of Google cards and provided him with the activation codes, that Google would refund her both the $1000 and the $3100. The female followed his instructions and is now out $1000. Police are investigating the fraud.

Police attended to a three vehicle collision at the intersection of 48th ave and 68th street. It was determined that the vehicle which caused the collision was traveling south through the intersection and had proceeded through a red light. There were no injuries in the collision.

Police attended a residence on 75 street in the 4500 block after receiving a 911 hang-up call. While at the home Police identified two males who were both on curfew conditions to reside at other residences. Both males were arrested for breaching their conditions and are in custody waiting on bail hearings.

January 15, 2020

Police assisted staff at a long term care facility with a male patient who was being aggressive with staff. The situation was mediated.

A male contacted Police to advise that his vehicle had been stolen while left idling and unattended. The vehicle was located parked a block away.

January 14, 2020

Eyes on Camrose. A male reported that a male and female were trying to steal a catalytic converter off of his neighbors Ford F-350. The witness provided a license plate of the suspects vehicle which was determined to have been stolen out of Spruce Grove.

Lock it or Lose it. A female contacted Police to report that her 2001 Jeep Cherokee had been stolen from the parking lot at Duggan mall. The owner had started her vehicle at 4:30 PM and left it running and unlocked.

Police received notification from the Edmonton Police Service of a 2008 Ford Escape which had been stolen and may be traveling to Camrose. Police located the vehicle driving downtown where a traffic stop was conducted and a male and female were arrested. The male was charged with possession of stolen property, driving while unauthorized, operating a motor vehicle without insurance along with breaching his conditions. The female was charged with theft over $5000, possession of stolen property and breaching her conditions. Both individuals are in custody waiting on bail hearings.

January 13, 2020

Police received a complaint from a residence regarding a disturbance between a father and son. The two men were seperated for the night with the son agreeing to spend the night at a hotel.

Police responded to a fire alarm at Bethany Meadows and discovered that a large sprinkler head was pouring water in the Maple lodge. Residents had to be woken and relocated in another wing of the building until Camrose Fire Department addressed the problem. No fire had occurred and the faulty sprinkler caused the alarm along with water damage.

A female call 911 looking for assistance in getting to Edmonton in the extremely cold weather. The female was uncooperative and then disconnected before giving any additional information. The female was located near Speedy laying in the snow behind a vehicle and was not dressed for the weather. Police determind that the female had a verbal argument with a friend and had left the residence. The female was returned to the home where the situation was mediated and mutually agreed that she could stay for the night.

January 12, 2020

A 50 year old man was pulled over and arrested for impaired driving. The man was brought back to the police service where he provided samples of 280mg% and 270mg%. The man was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance and traffic violations.

Police attended a residence and mediated a family arguments between a 26 year old woman and a 20 year old man.

A 911 call was received from a woman advising her 40 year old ex common-law just assaulted her inside of the residence. The man was located, arrested and charged with several criminal charges including break and enter, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Police received a complaint of a woman that was operating her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. A 28 year old woman was located and issued a three day driving suspension.

A manager of an apartment complex on Mount Pleasant Drive advised a male walked by the main entrance and smashed out the window with an object.

January 11, 2020

With assistance from the public, police recovered a stolen bicycle outside of a residence.  The bicycle was returned to the owner and charges are pending.

Police responded to a complaint of a hit and run where the suspect vehicle had struck a fence at a residence.  Police are investigating.

January 9, 2020

A traffic stop was conducted on a driver for a cell phone violation and was determined to have a suspended license. The male was charged with distracted driving, driving while suspended and his vehicle was siezed.

Police attended a residence in the southside trailer park regarding a disturbance. It was determined that a verbal argument between a male and his step son had escalated to a physical occurrence. No charges were laid in the incident and the parties were seperated for the night.

January 8, 2020

At 6:30 AM a male contacted Police to advise that his green 2004 Ford pick-up truck had been stolen from outside his residence where he had left it idling and unattended. Police further learned that two firearms had been left inside the unlocked vehicle. A short time later a resident from east of Camrose came across the same vehicle stuck in a ditch and offered the male driver a ride. While enroute into Camrose the resident became suspicous of the male and after dropping him off at Tim Horton’s, the witness attended the Police station to report the incident. Police immediately attended the area and although the suspect was gone, members were able to trace the individual back to a residence on 51 ave in the 5600 block. Outside the residence Police observed two males approaching a vehicle with a stolen license plate. While arresting both men for possession of stolen property, a third male exited the building that matched the description of the suspect of the stolen truck and he was subsequently arrested for theft.

* Byron Grant CARDINAL (27) from Saddle Lake who was responsible for the theft of the truck, was charged with theft, possession of stolen property, two counts of failing to comply with his probation order, operating a motor vehilce while prohibited and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. A bail hearing was conducted and CARDINAL was released by a justice of the peace on a $2500 no cash release order.
* Leslie Gerald WUTTUNEE (30) from Camrose, was found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl. WUTTUNEE was charged with 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property and failing to comply with his conditions. He was later released on an appearance notice.
* Nikki Lee BAPTISTE (28) from Saddle Lake who had two outstanding warrants, was charged with possession of stolen property. BAPTISTE was remanded into custody after failing to pay the outstanding fine on his Form 21 warrant.
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Later the same morning Police were advised of a grey Ford F250 which had been stolen from the Casino and was last believed to be heading westbound into Camrose. Police members were able to locate and follow the vehicle from a distance while additional members positioned themselves to conduct a traffic stop. When the vehicle conducted a left hand turn from 48th avenue onto 73rd street Police activated their emergency lights. The driver stopped the vehicle and fled on foot but was quickly arrested by Police. The investigation further determined that the male had stolen another pick-up truck from Penhold prior to swapping that vehicle with the truck he stole in Camrose.
* Jessie PROULX (24) from the Red Deer area is a prolific property offender in central Alberta with previous convictions of theft of vehicles. PROULX faces 22 charges which include two counts of theft of vehicle, four counts of possession of stolen property, two counts of mischief, two counts of resisting arrest, two counts of driving an uninsured vehicle, operating a motor vehicle while prohibited, possession of break-in tools, and eight counts of failing to comply with his conditions. PROULX remains in custody with a first appearance in Camrose provincial court on January 15th, 2020.

January 5, 2020

A female contacted 911 to report that her neighbour was yelling at her for parking in the wrong spot. The situation was mediated.

Police located a male who was residing at a hotel room and arrested him on outstanding warrants. During his arrest Police located a quantity of methamphetamine and cocaine. The male was released on charges of theft and possession two counts of a controlled substance.

A female called 911 regarding a disturbance inside her residence. Police mediated the situation and another female and male left without further incident.

January 4, 2020

A male who left his Ford F350 idling in a parking lot in the east-end industrial area contacted Police after his vehicle had been stolen. Later that same morning his vehicle was recovered after it had been abandoned near New Norway.

Police assisted Edmonton Police and the RCMP in arresting four individuals who were in possession of a stolen GMC truck. The suspects were transported to Edmonton.

A male reported that someone had attempted to steal his pick up truck while parked in the east end industrial area. The suspect stole a 308 Winchester 88 rifle from inside the vehicle along with 2 magazines.

A west end business reported that two suspects had stolen merchandise and left through an emergency exit. Police are investigating the theft.

January 3, 2020

A residence was attended by the police after receiving information that a male, who was on court ordered conditions not to attend the residence, was inside. The male was located and charged with three counts of breaching his court order. The adult male had a release hearing and was subsequently released by a Justice of the Peace.

January 1, 2020

Police received a complaint of a male who stole from a local business. Members attended and identified the male through video surveillance. The male was located and charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

Complaint from a citizen that a male attended her residence and damaged the door by kicking it. The male suspect has been identified, charges pending.

December 31, 2019

Police received a complaint of an argument occurring between a man and a woman at a residence. Police attended and mediated the situation.

A youth turned himself in on outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was released on an appearance notice to appear in court.

December 30, 2019

Police received a report that sometime over the past couple of days a 2002 gold Dodge Ram was stolen near 65 Street in the 4600 Block. The matter is under investigation.

A resident reported that over the past two weeks their shed was entered suspects stole a gas weed eater, a miter saw and garden tools.

A man reported that his bicycle was stolen during the night. The bike is described as a Giant brand, WARP style, polished aluminum frame with yellow front forks and the back of the frame is yellow. Police are investigating.

December 29, 2019

Police conducted a vehicle stop with a youth who was speeding. The youth failed to provide his name to police as he did not hold a drivers licence. The youth was under the influence of alcohol and arrested. He was later released to an adult and given a release document to appear in court.

A 37 year old man called stating a relative was attempting to enter his residence to retrieve property. Both parties were spoken to and agreed to exchange the property at a later date.

A woman attended the police service advising her common-law husband has assaulted her numerous times in their relationship. A 42 year old man was arrested for assault, uttering threats and mischief. He is scheduled to appear before a Justice of the Peace for release conditions and a court date.

December 24, 2019

Two businesses in the west-end of Camrose reported thefts which had occurred earlier in the day. Police are reviewing video surveillance to identify the suspects.

Police received twelve 911 hang up calls from a cell phone. Police were able to trace where the calls were originating from and located a grossly intoxicated male. A family member attended and drove the male home.

December 23, 2019

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after apprehending a male who had stolen nearly $300 worth of merchandise. The male was charged with theft and possession of stolen property and released on an appearance notice.

Police received a 911 call from a residence on 48 street in the 4800 block regarding an assault. A 21 year old male was arrested and the other involved male was transported to St. Mary’s hospital. The intoxicated male remains in custody as Police continue their investigation.

December 22, 2019

A witness contacted Police to report a vehicle that was driving erratically in the Duggan mall parking lot and was observed throwing beer cans out the window. Police located the vehicle and the 18 year old male driver was issued the appropriate traffic safety and gaming and liquor act violations.

Police attended a residence on 56 street in the 4600 block after receiving a complaint of a disturbance. The verbal argument was mediated after confirming that no physical violence had taken place.

December 21, 2019

Police were advised of a rebate cheque issued to a male who then altered the payment to a larger amount before depositing it into his account. Police are investigating the fraud.

Police received a complaint from a third party that a female had been assaulted and was at St. Mary’s hospital. Police attended and the female was not initially cooperative with any type of investigation. Police are continuing to investigate the assault.

Police responded to a fight outside a local bar involving two males. Both combatants were issued fighting in public bylaw tickets and one of the males was arrested on a warrant out of Edmonton. The male was released when his outstanding fine was paid.

December 20, 2019

Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that was westbound into Camrose on highway 13 traveling at approximately 150km/hr. The three occupants were arrested when Police observed a bottle containing GHB at the feet of a passenger. While conducting a further search Police also located a small quantity of methamphetamine. A 29 year old male and a 41 year old female were charged with possession of a controlled substance.

A male reported that his storage unit had been broken into sometime since August. The male is providing Police with a list of his property that was stolen.

December 19, 2019

A 7:00 AM on Wednesday December 18th a male reported that his 2008 Ford F350 pick-up truck had been stolen. The vehicle was stolen while the male was having breakfast inside the Smitty’s restaurant. The owner had left his keys in the unlocked vehicle. Police then received a complaint from Smitty’s that a lone male had left the restaurant without paying for his meal. Police are reviewing video surveillance to identify the suspect.

The owner of a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 reported that sometime over the last 3 weeks someone had punched the locks out and damaged his steering column.

A male reported that his wallet and keys were stolen from his locker at the Rose City curling rink. Police are investigating the theft.

A bank contacted Police to investigate two fraudulent accounts that had been opened in the name of one of their customers.

An investigation into the internal theft of medications from a local pharmacy resulted in a female being charged with theft and released on an appearance notice.

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Dustin Dale BATEMAN (22) of Ponoka was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. Police conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle that BATEMAN was operating and a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation resulted in Police locating 115 grams of Cocaine, 142 grams of cannabis marijuana and 16 grams of hash. A bail hearing was conducted and BATEMAN was issued a release order with a first appearance date of January 8th, 2020.

December 18, 2019

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after it drove through a red light. The 30 year old male was also a suspended driver and his vehicle was seized for 30 days and he was charged accordingly.

Police are investigating a theft of a cell phone stolen from a cashier at a west-end business.

December 17, 2019

A detached garage was entered on 50 ave in the 5300 block and a jerry can full of fuel was stolen.

A 34 year old male was arrested on a form 21 no insurance warrant. The male was remanded into custody and will either serve time or pay his outstanding fine.

At 3:00 AM Police were contacted by a local hotel regarding a suspicious female. The 25 year old had been dropped off in Camrose and was making her way to Saskatchewan. The female was provided with a place to stay for the night through neighbor aid.

December 16, 2019

Police received a 911 hang up call from a residence on 49 street in the 4700 block. A male and female were inside the residence and it was determined that the female starting calling 911 as a threat when she accidently completed the call. The male had a small cut on his lip but both individuals were uncooperative with Police as to what had occurred in the home.

A male who was wanted for a mischief was observed by an off-duty member. The male was located by Police, charged accordingly and later released on a promise to appear.

December 15, 2019

Police received a complaint of a broken window on an apartment building on 46 street in the 4700 block. Multiple witnesses were spoken to and a male suspect is arrestable for mischief and breaching his conditions.

A traffic stop was conducted on a 19 year old female who was driving while using her cell phone. Police further determined that the female was also a suspended driver. She was charged accordingly and her vehicle was seized for 30 days.

Police attended a residence after receiving a 911 call. It was not clear as to what the emergency was but upon arrival Police located a grossly intoxicated female. EMS attended and transported the woman to St. Mary’s hospital.

Police attended a fast food restaurant regarding two men who were in a pushing match. While leaving the restaurant one of the males punched the glass on the door causing it to break. The 22 year old was located by Police and charged with mischief.

December 13, 2019

A male in distress called 911 stating that he needed medical assistance. Police and EMS attended and determined that the 20 year old got into an argument with his roommate and in anger cut himself with a knife. The male was transported to St. Mary’s hospital.

A witness contacted Police regarding an intoxicated female that was stumbling and falling on the ground. Police located the grossly intoxicated female and arrested her for public intoxication. She was transported to Police headquarters and released when sober.

December 12, 2019

A male who was the suspect in a criminal harassment investigation was located by Police and during his arrest a small quantity of methamphetamine was located. The male was charged with harassing communication, criminal harassment and possession of a controlled substance. The 39 year old is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

Police received a complaint of a male who was causing issues inside a residence. Police attended and arrested the male on an outstanding warrant form 21 warrant. The male later paid his outstanding fine and was released from custody.

December 11, 2019

A female attended the Police station and advised that she is being harassed by a male. The female had helped the male as she believed that he was homeless and down on his luck. The male was now continually contacting her including making sexual references. Police are investigating.

A male reported that someone had broken into his RV which was stored in a fenced compound. The RV had minor damage and some hunting knives were stolen from within.

Police received a complaint of a disturbance on 43a ave in the 6300 block which turned out to be a dispute between a teenage daughter and her mother. The situation was mediated.

December 10, 2019

At 4:22 PM Police responded to the downtown area regarding an armed robbery at a drug store. The female who fled into the alley was described as heavier set Caucasian, about 5’9” in height and wearing a black hoodie and black scarf. The female was carrying a knife and used the weapon to threaten staff as she stole a large quantity of narcotics. Police are continuing to investigate.

Staff at a west end business reported the theft of over $1100 of merchandise. The theft had occurred on November 29th, 2019 by two unknown males.

December 9, 2019

Police received a complaint of a female with an odor of alcohol just leave a business and get inside a vehicle. Police located the vehicle and spoke with the female and although she was not impaired she was a suspended driver. The 61 year old was charged with driving while suspended.

A gas powered Ariens snow sweeper was stolen from the yard of a residence on 52A street in the 4200 block.

December 8, 2019

A male contacted Police concerned for his girlfriend as he believed she may cause harm to herself. The female wanted to speak to a mental health professional and was taken to St. Mary’s hospital.

The Camrose Casino requested assistance with an intoxicated male who was refusing to leave. The male was uncooperative with Police and was arrested for public intoxication. He was transported to St. Mary’s hospital due to his level of intoxication.

A female contacted Police to report that there was an unknown male banging on the patio window. Police located an intoxicated 23 year old male who was looking for a friend but was at the wrong apartment. The male was driven to his home.

December 7, 2019

A female contacted Police when she observed a suspicious male looking into a backpack in the field behind Baby Love. Police attended and the male was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The male was later released on a promise to appear.

The owner of vehicle called Police stating that overnight someone had stolen his older black Dodge pickup truck. A short time later Police were advised of a similar vehicle that was in the ditch at a rural location near Roundhill and the suspect had abandoned the vehicle. Police attended the area and the suspect was tracked to a farm yard where it was determined that he had stolen a side by side. Police are continuing their investigation to identify the suspect.

December 6, 2019

Police are investigating the theft of a pair of expensive sunglasses from a business. Video surveillance is being reviewed to identify the female.

A traffic stop resulted in a male being charged with possession of a controlled substance after Police located small quantities of methamphetamine, GHB and heroine. The male was later released on a promise to appear.

Police are investigating the theft of a computer from the Augustana campus.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and the male driver presented signs of drug intoxication. The male then failed a series of tests conducted by a drug recognition expert. A sample of the male’s blood was obtained and charges of impaired driving are pending the results of the laboratory tests.

December 4, 2019

Police were contacted by an auto dealership to report a possible fraud in progress. A 67 year old female wanted to rent a car from them after selling her own vehicle to another dealership. When she was asked for a reason for her actions she stated that she was meeting her new online boyfriend and he needed the money. Police attended and spoke to the female who had been scammed likely by the same male on several previous occasions despite being warned by Police, family and friends. Members once again advised the woman that she was being scammed and contacted the original dealership who will hold her vehicle for her.

Eyes on Camrose. At 4:15 AM a female reported a suspicious vehicle which was backed up to the Speedy gas station doors. While Police were responding the alarm company advised of a break & enter to the same business. The suspects fled the scene and were last seen traveling north on highway 833 and then east on Township Road 474. Video surveillance was reviewed which showed an older model white GMC extended cab truck with side decals back into the front doors, smashing the glass and then attempt to hook up tow straps to the ATM. Pictures of the vehicle and suspects can be viewed on the Camrose Police Service Facebook page. If you recognize the vehicle or suspects, please contact Police.

December 3, 2019

Police received multiple complaints of loud music coming from a residence on 49a avenue in the 7000 block. Police were also advised that the intoxicated male was yelling at his neighbours. The male was charged under the city the bylaw for excessive noise.

While conducting patrols Police observed a male who was wanted on charges of possession of stolen property. The male was arrested at which time a small quantity of methamphetamine was located. The male was charged with both possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. He was later released on a promise to appear.

December 2, 2019

A resident from an apartment building contacted Police regarding a male who was yelling in the hallways and she believed that he was intoxicated. Police attending and determined that male was having a diabetic episode. EMS attended and dealt with his health issues.

Police received a call from a female on Marler Drive stating that a male in her residence was high on illicit drugs and was threatening her with a baton. The female had fled for help to the upstairs neighbour at which time the male followed. Once upstairs the male then grabbed the neighbours keys and stole her SUV. Police located the vehicle and a traffic stop was initiated but the male drove away in the opposite direction. The vehicle was then located abandoned with the baton still inside the vehicle. The male is facing multiple charges and a warrant is being sought for his arrest.

Eyes on Camrose. A female witnessed two subjects trying to steal her neighbours 2001 Dodge truck on 42 street in the 5200 block. The female activated her own car alarm which scared off the suspects. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects who were believed to have been driving an older dark colored Ford pick-up truck.

December 1, 2019

A blue 1997 Chevrolet pick-up was stolen overnight from outside a residence on Elliott Drive.

A west end business contacted Police to report that a male had just stolen numerous tools. At the same time another west end business reported a female who left their store with stolen cosmetics and she was accompanied by two other people. Police located and arrested all three suspects who were in possession of stolen property from both businesses. Two of the suspects were also arrested on outstanding warrants out of Edmonton. All three were charged with theft and possession of stolen property and later released on a promise to appear.

A west end business reported a theft of two airsoft pistols that closely resemble real firearms. Two other west end businesses then reported thefts of electronics and based on descriptions Police believed it to be the same male. Police contacted other businesses in the area to keep their eye out for the suspect and a short time later staff observed the male enter their store. Police attended and arrested the 31 year old male for theft. A search of his backpack was conducted and he was found to be in possession of the stolen electronics, four airsoft pistols as well as other merchandise which was confirmed to be stolen from the first business. The male was charged with three counts of theft, three counts of possession of stolen property and three counts of breaching conditions of his probation. The male was released on a promise to appear.

Another west end business reported two suspicious people who were also smoking tobacco inside the store and believed they may have stolen merchandise. The male and female were arrested by Police after it was determined that they had outstanding warrants out of Leduc and Okotoks. There was no evidence of theft but the male was breaching conditions of his recognizance and probation. The male was charged accordingly and later released on a promise to appear.