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POLICE TARGET DRUG TRAFFICKING ACTIVITIES IN CAMROSE

Members of the Camrose Police Service concluded a drug trafficking investigation on September 12, 2019 resulting in one individual being charged for possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Members of the Major Crime Unit in partnership with patrol members conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had entered the City of Camrose. The male driver of the vehicle was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking. A search of the vehicle subsequent to his arrest located a quantity of methamphetamine. Found in a backpack in the vehicle were two plastic bags containing methamphetamine. One quantity weighed 28.7 grams and the second bag contained 81.9 grams for a total of 111 grams. Also found in the truck was a quantity of antiques and collectibles that are believed to be stolen.

The street value of the methamphetamine is approximately $11,000.

Peter Fryer (62 years of age) of Vegreville, Alberta has been charged with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking. He has been released awaiting his next court appearance.

Major Crimes Investigation Leads to Arrests

On September 6, 2019 the Camrose Police Service received a complaint of a truck driving erratically at an estimated speed of 160 km/h while entering the City of Camrose. The Ford F350 was quickly located and a traffic stop was attempted and the truck fled from Police.

Later in the day Police attended a local business for a complaint of a stolen license plate. While investigating the complaint, the same truck was seen driving in the area. Police attempted to stop the truck again and it proceeded to drive on the wrong side of the road towards a tow truck at a high rate of speed. Again, Police had to terminate the traffic stop due to public safety.

Two individuals from Edmonton were identified as possible suspects in the investigation. The Edmonton Police Service was also investigating the same two individuals for a collection of criminal files. These included: theft of motor vehicles, criminal flight from Police, possession of stolen property and break and enters.

On September 9, 2019 the Camrose Police Service responded to a complaint of a stolen Purolator delivery vehicle. Police determined the Purolator driver had been physically thrown to the ground by two unknown males who entered the vehicle and fled the area.

On September 10, 2019, members of the Camrose Police Service Major Crimes Unit with assistance from the RCMP Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit executed a warrant at a downtown address. Through various investigative techniques it was determined one of the individuals involved in the criminal flight occurrences was inside the residence. Police entered the residence and arrested three subjects on the upstairs floor. Police knew the house to have a hidden entrance into the basement and it was accessed. Three subjects were located hiding in the crawl space of the house and were subsequently arrested.

Found in the house were the male and female suspects from the criminal flight investigations as well as the Purolator robbery. Also found inside was property that was stolen from the Purolator van during the robbery.

Kobi Rosichuk (23 years of age) of Edmonton , Alberta was arrested and charged with the following: Robbery, Possession of Stolen Property over $5000 x 2, Criminal Flight x 2, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle x 2, Possession of Stolen Property less than $5000 x 3, Operate Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Breach of Recognizance x 6.

Allison Gamache (35 years of age) of Cold Lake, Alberta was arrested and charged with the following: Criminal Flight x 2, Dangerous Driving x 2, Breach of Recognizance x 2. When she was arrested there were five stolen cheques and five stolen pieces of personal identification found in her purse. She was subsequently charged with a collection of possession of stolen property charges and two counts of breaching her recognizance.

Also arrested in the residence were two other males; one who had outstanding warrants and one who was in possession of cocaine and methamphetamine. Both Rosichuk and Gamache are currently in custody awaiting their next court appearance. The other two males were released on their own recognizance.

The Edmonton Police Service and RCMP also have additional charges pending for Rosichuk and Gamache. Both of these subjects were involved in a criminal spree that stretched across central Alberta.

The success of these files are a result of the three policing agencies working collaboratively. The Camrose Police Service, Edmonton Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police worked alongside of each other to successfully bring these subjects into custody.

September 13, 2019

Police received a complaint from Toworx towing that someone had stolen their tow truck overnight while it was locked inside their fenced compound by driving it through their gate. Police are looking for a black Ford F550 tow truck with Toworx logos on the doors.

September 12, 2019

A parent called 911 after his son broke into their residence and was acting erratic. Police attended and the male who was intoxicated by alcohol and drugs was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace. A mental health warrant was obtained due to the man’s history and he was transported to the Centennial center.

A male call 911 stating he was hiding in his house as there were people inside trying to rob him. Police attended and no other people were in the residence and the caller was displaying signs of paranoia. The male was taken to St. Mary’s hospital for assessment.

Police were advised of a female passed out in a vehicle. Police attended and located the empty vehicle but no occupants. A short time later the female was located with significant bruising to her face. The woman was uncooperative as to what had occurred but Police are continuing their investigation.

A home owner contacted Police after returning home to discover that her garage had been broken into. Police determined that the break & enter had occurred sometime over the weekend and the suspect(s) stole approximately $1500 worth of tools.

A 911 call was received when a neighbor observed a female banging on the door trying to get inside a residence. Police attended and the couple had been involved in a heated verbal argument after which the female left the house and couldn’t get back in. The female agreed to stay with family for the night.

September 11, 2019

A west end business contacted Police after a customer left without paying for two articles of clothing. Police are investigating.

A female contacted Police in the early morning hours advising that there was an unknown male knocking at her door. The 18 year old needed a place to stay for the night and believed he was at his friend’s residence. Police were able to find the male other accommodations for the night.

September 10, 2019

Police received a complaint of a Purolator truck being stolen from the area of 41 street in the 5200 block. The male driver had just exited his vehicle when he was thrown to the ground by two male suspects who then fled the area with the vehicle followed by a black dodge pick-up. The truck was later located abandoned in the Kingman area. Police are investigating.

A business contacted Police advising that the fence around their compound had been cut overnight. The business is reviewing video surveillance and checking their inventory to confirm what if anything was stolen.

A female advised that she and her partner had left their residence for about an hour. When they returned someone had been inside their home and stole a cell phone, PS4 game console and four pairs of new shoes. Police are following up on information and charges are pending.

September 9, 2019

A Police investigation resulted in a male being arrested and charged with uttering threats, assault and unlawful confinement. The charges were laid after it was determined that two days prior he had confined his girlfriend in their apartment and assaulted her. The male was later released on a promise to appear with no contact conditions.

A male called 911 advising that another male was inside his residence causing problems. Police attended and determined that the two men had been in a verbal argument resulting in the 911 call. The situation was mediated and one of the men agreed to stay at a friend’s residence for the night.

EMS requested assistance at the north side trailer park where a male was being aggressive with them while they were trying to assist another male. Police dealt with the aggressive family member while the patient was transported to St. Mary’s hospital.

September 8, 2019

A male advised of a suspicious vehicle parked near his home. Checks on the license plate determined that the white Ford truck was stolen. Police seized the vehicle and have notified the registered owner.

Police were advised of a male in the downtown area who had a knife and was using it in a threatening manner. Police attending the male and determined that he had conditions not to possess a weapon. The male was charged with breaching his conditions and later released on a promise to appear.

Police received multiple calls of a disturbance near 100 Mt. Pleasant Drive. Police located two males who were involved in a road rage incident. Both men were spoken to charges a pending.

September 7, 2019

Police received a complaint of a vehicle being driven erratically traveling westbound into Camrose. When Police attempted a traffic stop of the Ford F350, it fled at a high rate of speed including driving against the flow of traffic. Checks on the license plate determined that it was not stolen so the registered owner was contacted but was uncooperative as to who was operating the vehicle. The registered owner is being charged with dangerous driving and failing to stop for a Police officer.

An east end business reported that overnight fuel had been siphoned from one of their company vehicles.

A 41 year old female was detained by staff at a west end business after she was caught stealing $86 worth of merchandise. The female was charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

At 1:20 AM Police observed a vehicle swerving on the road and initiated a traffic stop. The male driver displayed signs of intoxication, was arrested and transported to Police headquarters where he provided two samples of his breath which were nearly twice the legal limit. The 41 year old was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

While Police were conducting patrols they observed two males wrestling on the street in front a downtown bar. As members approached one male ran from Police and after a short foot pursuit the male was apprehended. Police determined that the male punched a bouncer when he was told he could not consume alcohol outside the bar. The 20 year old was charged with assault and failing to comply with his court conditions.

September 6, 2019

A male who attended the Police station to ask a question was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The male was remanded into custody.

An east end business reported that someone overnight had attempted to steal one of their trailers. Police are reviewing video surveillance of the attempted theft.

A male reported that two of his windows on his semi-truck had been smashed out while parked on 51 avenue in the 3900 block and a dash camera was stolen.

Police were advised that a female was being abused by a male. Police attended the residence and spoke to the female who had visible injuries. Witnesses were also able to provide information on what had occurred. The male who had fled the area prior to Police arrival is facing assault charges.

September 5, 2019

Police received a complaint of a male lying on the grass near the Gemini Center. The intoxicated male was arrested for public intoxication and released when sober.

A female contacted Police with concerns regarding her husband who had left the residence after making suicidal comments. While Police were at the home the male returned and advised he simply left to calm down after having a verbal argument with his wife.

A resident turned in a license plate which was determined to have been stolen from Edmonton. On Sept 1st, a license plate had been stolen from a similar vehicle within Camrose which was recovered in Calgary.

September 4, 2019

At 8:30 AM on Tuesday, Sept 3rd RCMP advised of an armed robbery at the Tempo gas station in Hay Lakes. The suspects fled the scene in a stolen white Ford truck which was then set on fire a few kilometers south of town. A witness then contacted Police when he observed a dark chev truck leaving the scene of the arson. Police in Camrose who were searching the city for the suspect vehicle observed two males in a pick-up truck which matched the description as provided by the RCMP. Camrose Police conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and arrested the occupants. RCMP members who had viewed the suspects on video surveillance in Hay Lakes attended the traffic stop and confirmed that the males were in fact the suspects. A search of the vehicle was conducted where Police located bear spray which was used in the robbery, balaclava’s, break & enter tools and cash which was hidden inside the vehicle. RCMP took custody of the suspects and are continuing their investigation.

Eyes on Camrose. Staff at Rona contacted Police regarding a suspicious vehicle parked behind Walmart where a male and female were arguing. Police attended and determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Red Deer county but the occupants of the vehicle were not in site. A short time later the same male & female returned to the vehicle where they were arrested for possession of stolen property. Police searched the vehicle and located a quantity of methamphetamine, a large of amount of property and break-in tools. Police are continuing their investigation and charges are pending.

September 3, 2019

A 60 year old female was charged with theft and possession of stolen property after she removed the tags and magnetic strips off of $160 worth of merchandise.

Police attended a residence after being advised of a possible domestic situation. The involved couple had been in a verbal altercation and were separated for the evening.

On August 4th, 2019 Police received a complaint of a grey Ford F350 with a Saskatchewan license plate being driven erratically westbound into Camrose. When Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. Checks on the license plate determined that the vehicle had been stolen from Cut Knife, Saskatchewan the day prior. Police were able to identify the male driver utilizing video surveillance at a convenience store where he used a stolen credit card to purchase fuel. Police are obtaining a warrant for the arrest of the 31 year old male on charges of possession of stolen property over $5000, flight from Police, dangerous driving, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, possession of a stolen credit card and fraud.

September 2, 2019

Police were advised of a suspicious vehicle parked on a rural road south of Camrose. Police determined that the 2007 Ford F350 had been stolen from Camrose and are investigating the theft.

Police received a complaint from a female who advised that someone had been attempting to use her identity to open numerous bank accounts and phone accounts.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after apprehending a female who had stolen over $600 worth of video games. Police charged the 29 year old with theft, possession of stolen property and breach of probation.

September 1, 2019

A 26 year old man was arrested for theft of a motor vehicle, fraud, using a forged document, breaching a release document and uttering threats. The man utilized fraudulent documents to gain ownership of an ex roommates vehicle. The man also threatened harm to the same roommate. The man is scheduled to appear before a Justice of the Peace.

Police responded to a 911 call and located a 30 year old intoxicated man outside of the residence. The man advised he was in a verbal disagreement with his common-law and during the disagreement he left the residence. Both parties were spoken to and agreed to separate for the evening.

A youth was pulled over a determined to possess a suspended driver’s license. The youth was issued a ticket and the vehicle was towed.

A homeowner advised sometime overnight 4 tires and tools were stolen from the back of his truck.

Police attended a west end business where two males were having a physical altercation. A 69 year old man and a 73 year old man were the parties involved. Both were separated and were warned about their behaviour.

A concerned citizen called 911 and was following an impaired driver. A 33 year old woman was located and arrested for drug impairment. The woman failed testing from a Drug Recognition Expert and she was mandated to provide a urine sample. Her license was suspended and police are awaiting laboratory results to lay appropriate charges.

August 31, 2019

A 38 year old woman called advising her ex common-law continues to text her and refuses to stop the communication. A 39 year old man was spoken to and warned about his actions.

A 29 year old man was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault and voyeurism after an investigation involving his ex-wife. The man was placed on strict conditions and released to appear in court.

Police stopped an intoxicated 19 year old man for carrying a Canada flag in the downtown area. Checks on the male showed he was out on conditions not to consume alcohol. The man was arrested and during the arrest his 20 year old intoxicated girlfriend approached and confronted police. Checks on the woman also showed she had conditions not to consume alcohol. Both were transported to the police service and later released when they were sober.

A 29 year old intoxicated woman was causing problems inside of the hospital. The woman was intoxicated on drugs and unreasonable. The woman eventually agreed to stay with a sober friend for the night.

A 48 year old intoxicated male attended the police service advising his roommates were damaging property in the home. Checks on the male showed outstanding warrants for his arrest. The man was arrested and later released.

August 30, 2019

A female contacted Police indicating that her child had been abducted. Police attended to her residence to discover that the woman was under the influence of alcohol and that her common-law had taken their child due to her intoxicated state.

A male reported that his door had been kicked in and a jar of coins was missing from his residence. Police are investigating.

A female provided a statement detailing criminal allegations against her ex-husband. Police are continuing their investigation and charges are pending.

August 29, 2019

While at a residence an Orbea mountain bike was observed on the property which was determined to have been stolen from another Camrose residence in early August. The bike was seized and returned to the rightful owner. The male who was in possession of the bike had purchased the bike from another male. Police are continuing to investigate.

Police received a 911 call regarding a male who was causing issues at a residence on 57 street in the 5100 block. The situation was mediated by Police.

August 28, 2019

Numerous 911 calls were received regarding a collision on 50 avenue in the 5800 block. It was determined that a vehicle traveling westbound crossed the center line and collided head on with an eastbound vehicle. Both drivers were taken to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment of what was believed to be minor injuries. The driver of the westbound vehicle was charged with careless driving.

A male contacted Police to report that he had been assaulted by his wife causing injuries to his face. The female was later located and charged with assault.

Police attended to a disturbance at a residence on 75 street in the 4500 block. It was determined that when an unwanted male was told to leave the property, he forced his way through the door and pushed a female into the wall causing a cut on her head. The male was arrested and charged with break & enter, assault and uttering threats.

Police attended a residence for a second time to deal with a custody issue between a married couple who had recently separated. Both parents were advised to seek legal advice to obtain a custody agreement.

While on patrol Police observed a male with outstanding warrants out of Sylvan Lake. The male was arrested and is in custody waiting on a bail hearing

August 27, 2019

A west end business reported a fraudulent return of merchandise. The investigation determined that a male entered the business empty handed, removed a $600 item from a shelf and then returned the item using a legitimate receipt. The male left with the $600 refund. Police are continuing to investigate the fraud.

Police received a report of a male and female causing a disturbance at a gas station on the west side of Camrose. Police attended and the female had smashed the side window of a semi-truck driven by the male. Neither party were cooperative with Police and left in separate directions.

August 26, 2019

A blue 2012 Dodge Challenger was stolen overnight from a residence on 43 avenue in the 6600 block. Police are investigating.

Police received a report of a disturbance from a residence on Mount Pleasant Drive. Police attended to the residence and the verbal dispute was mediated.

August 25, 2019

Police noted an intoxicated man walking in the downtown area of Camrose who was hollering at vehicles passing by on the road. Checks on the male showed that he had court imposed conditions to not consume alcohol. The male was arrested and later released when sober to appear in Camrose Provincial Court.

A complaint was received of an intoxicated male exposing himself outside a local gas station. Police located a 44 year old male who was arrested and charged with indecent exposure. He was lodged in cells until he was sober and released on a promise to appear in court to face a number of charges.

Police were called to a residence where a family dispute was taking place. Members mediated the situation and determined that the situation was not criminal.

August 24, 2019

A 27 year old man was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Calgary, Alberta. The man was released to appear in court.

A west end business called stating a woman entered the business and left with numerous unpaid merchandise

Police mediated a dispute between two previous co-workers that were unable to communicate with each other. Both were told to seize all communication.

A homeowner advised his tools were stolen from the back box of truck when it was parked at the residence.

August 23, 2019

On August 22, 2019, at approximately 3:45 P.M. Police responded to a fatal pedestrian collision at the intersection of 68 Street and Marler Drive. The vehicle driver was turning north bound onto 68 Street from Marler Drive and struck a pedestrian who was using the crosswalk. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

A 57 year old man called police and stated his wife failed to come home and may be having medical issues. The 45 year old woman was spoken to and agreed to contact her family.

Police responded to a physical altercation outside of 100 Mount Pleasant Drive. Two groups of individuals were in a verbal argument that lead to a minor consensual fight. Both parties agreed to separate and were educated about the Fighting Bylaw.

Police were on general patrol and noted a group of youths pushing each other into the wall of a school, causing damages to the side of the building. The youth’s parents were contacted and advised of the damages.

A homeowner advised he allowed a couple on his property and now wants them to leave after disobeying house rules. A 49 year old woman and a 55 year old man agreed to leave the residence.

A 30 year old woman called stating she was assaulted by her brother. A 25 year old man was located and arrested for assault. The man was later released from custody.

August 22, 2019

Police attended a residence on a report that a male and female were arguing. It was determined that the adult male was intoxicated and was the root of the problem. The male was arrested for breach of peace and lodged into cells.

Police were called to a residence by a female who stated that she had been assaulted. The investigation determined that a male who was on a court ordered condition to have no contact with her attended her residence. An argument ensued and the male assaulted the female. The adult male was arrested for assault and breaching court ordered conditions and awaits a release hearing.

Police were called to the court house on a report that a female had attempted to enter the court house carrying a bottle of alcohol and a knife. Both items were seized and the female was issued a ticket for unlawful conveyance of alcohol.

A downtown business reported that a number of their vehicles were spray painted during the evening. Police attended and have entered into an investigation.

August 21, 2019

Police received a report of a vehicle driving erratically near the community center. Police were able to locate the vehicle and determined that the male youth who as driving did not have a valid driver’s license. Further investigation determined that the male had taken the vehicle without his mother’s permission.   The youth was charged criminally for taking a motor vehicle without consent and released.

Police mediated a verbal dispute between a 33 year old woman and her 38 year old roommate. Both agreed to communicate properly and deal with the house issues.

A 21 year old woman called police stating her 23 year old ex-boyfriend refused to stop communicating with her. The male was spoken to and warned about his actions.

A 44 year old man was arrested for public intoxication after he was unable to take care of himself.

Police attended a residence and spoke with a 37 year old man and his 24 year old girlfriend. Both were having a verbal argument over property. Police mediated the situation and both parties agreed to go back to bed.

August 20, 2019

Two subjects were arrested after they both turned themselves in for outstanding warrants. They were released to appear in provincial court.

August 19, 2019

Police received a complaint of an intoxicated man who was trying to get inside of a vehicle in a residential parking lot. Police attended and located the man near one of his friend’s vehicle. He was extremely intoxicated and was arrested for public intoxication. He was lodged in cells and released once sober.

In the past week, Police have now received three complaints of subjects pointing a laser pointer at motorists along Enevold Drive.  The suspects were described as two males on bicycles and a female with a long board.  Police are asking for anyone to come forward who has information about the identity of these suspects.

August 18, 2019

On August 17, 2019, members of the Camrose Police Service assisted the R.C.M.P in a stolen property investigation where they were pursuing two men on a quad that had fled from them in the county. The quad entered the city limits of Camrose and was noted driving erratically through the downtown core of Camrose. The quad was located unoccupied at a residence a short time later. Police obtained a warrant to enter the home as the occupants had entered the residence and were not exiting. Police executed the warrant with the assistance of the R.C.M.P and four men were arrested from inside of the residence one of which was responsible for the theft of tools reported to the Camrose Police Service the day prior. Two of the men had outstanding warrants for their arrest and the driver of the quad was arrested for criminal flight from police. He was placed in the back of one of the R.C.M.P police trucks and managed to squeeze into the driver’s seat of the truck and escape lawful custody as he drove the vehicle away from the scene. Police pursued the vehicle which was eventually located abandoned near the Camrose Golf Course. With the assistance of the R.C.M.P. canine unit and the R.C.M.P. helicopter, the male was located hiding on the golf course and was taken into custody. All four men arrested were held in custody and will be brought before a Justice of the Peace. We would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter throughout the afternoon.

August 17, 2019

Police received a complaint of a family dispute at a residence where items were being destroyed. Members attended the residence and were able to mediate the situation and both parties were separated for the remainder of the day.

A male reported that his bicycle was stolen when he left it outside of a business. The bike is described as a FIT bike with a chrome black frame, green rims and chrome black bars.

A man reported that his garage had been broken into and various tools were stolen. Police located a man in the area who fled on foot once he observed police. Police were able to identify the suspect but were unable to locate him. Most of the tools were recovered and returned to the owner. The investigation is continuing.

August 16, 2019

Police received a 911 call from a resident after a female with cuts and bruises to her face walked up to his home asking for assistance. The female had been assaulted by another person but was unwilling to cooperate with Police. The woman was treated for her injuries at St. Mary’s hospital.

A male advised that his 1998 Yamaha motorcycle had been stolen sometime overnight. The license plate on the vehicle was LUB95.

Police received a call of a hit & run collision with a parked vehicle on 57 street in the 4600 block. The parked vehicle had been side swiped by the suspect vehicle which then fled the scene. Police located the suspect vehicle in the vicinity where it had been abandoned by the operator. Police are continuing to investigate.

For the second evening Police received a complaint of a green laser pointer being pointed at motorists in the Century Meadows area.

August 15, 2019

Police received a call from staff at a west end business after they observed a male leave their store with stolen merchandise. Police are investigating the theft.

Hotel staff contacted Police to advise that a truck in their parking lot was leaking fluids onto the ground. The pick-up truck had a tidy tank in the box which was leaking diesel fuel. The owner of the vehicle was located and determined that someone had stolen fuel from the tank and left the pump on causing the spillage. City employees were able to clean up the spill prior to any fluids entering the drainage system.

A male advised that while he was driving past Century Meadows Park, three people shined a green laser pointer at him. Police were unable to locate the suspects.

August 14, 2019

An employee of a west end business contacted Police after she observed a male leave the store with unpaid items. The employee observed the male hiding behind some trees where he was loading the items into a backpack. Police located and arrested the 39 year old who was in possession of $120 worth of meat. The male was charged with theft and possession of stolen property and released on a promise to appear.

Police received a report of a damaged grey Ford Edge with BC plates on 52 avenue and 56 street. Checks determined that it was a rental vehicle stolen from Kamloops on July 22nd.

A male reported that someone had broken into his garage located on 47 avenue in the 5400 block and stole a variety of tools. Police are investigating the break & enter and theft.

August 13, 2019

Police received a 911 call regarding two people who were yelling at each other within a residence. Police attended and mediated the situation after confirming that nothing physical had occurred.

A female reported that her boyfriend was breaching his conditions by not residing at his approved residence. Police checks were made and the male was inside his home abiding by his curfew. The couple had been in a verbal argument and the female contacted Police alleging a breach. The situation was mediated.

August 12, 2019

Police attended a residence after a complaint regarding three individuals who were yelling in people’s yards. Police located three people who were under the influence of illicit drugs. While dealing with the situation a male began experiencing a medical episode and lost consciousness. EMS attended and transported the male to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment.

Police mediated a situation between a husband and wife who were in a verbal disagreement. The male had contacted Police to have his wife removed from the residence.

While conducting patrols Police observed a red Ford F350 traveling westbound on 48th avenue near Exhibition drive. When Police attempted to get close enough to obtain a license plate number, the vehicle rapidly accelerated to speeds in excess of 130km/hr traveling westbound on Camrose Drive. Police did not pursue the vehicle to avoid any risk to the safety of the public.

August 11, 2019

A 35 year old man was arrested and charged with theft after the loss prevention officer of a local business reported the shoplifter to Police.

A west end business reported a man was leaving their store after concealing merchandise inside items he previously purchased. A 37 year old man was arrested found to have stowed away over $100 in small electronic items. He was charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

August 10, 2019

Report of a theft from a local business. A male and female had attended and left the store without paying for groceries. Investigation determined the identity of the suspects. Charges pending.

Police were called to a disturbance in the rear of a residence. A male could be heard yelling at a female. Members attended and located an intoxicated 44 year old male who was arrested and lodged to sober.

Police attended a residence after a female had shown up and broken a window after an argument. The female left the scene, but the identity of the female has been determined by Police. This matter is under investigation.

August 9, 2019

Police were advised by CP rail of a male who was laying on the railway tracks. Police located an intoxicated male and arrested the 43 year old for public intoxication. The male was issued a violation ticket for illegal conveyance of cannabis and released when sober.

Construction workers on 48th avenue contacted Police and provided the license plate number of a silver SUV that just ignored their flag person, drove through a barricaded area and sped away. Police located the vehicle and the 46 year old male driver from Edmonton was charged with careless driving.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police when two men and a female left their store with several electronic items without making any attempt to make payment. The suspects then drove away in a red Chrysler Intrepid with Saskatchewan license plate 378 LME. Police are investigating.

A male reported that his blue 1992 GMC Sierra had been stolen overnight from his residence. The vehicle had a canopy and the hood of the vehicle was painted in primer.

August 8, 2019

A male called to report that his intoxicated son was causing issues within their home. Police attended and the son after continuing his disruptive behavior was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace. The male was later released when sober.

A female who had previously reported that her credit card had been stolen, contacted Police to advise that her card had now been used at a convenience store in Camrose. Police are investigating.

Police received a 911 call from a youth at Duggan Mall stating that a man with a knife had stabbed someone. Police surrounded the area only to discover that the 911 call was a prank initiated by 4 youth who were located in the area. The parents were contacted and agreed to deal with their children.

August 7, 2019

A male reported a break & enter to his residence on 50 ave in the 4300 block. Entry was gained by forcing over the overhead door. Stolen was blue cruiser bike, Dewalt ratchet drill, propane fire pit and various tools. A residence across the street was also broken into where an air compressor and various tools were also missing. It is believed that the suspect was known to both home owners and Police are continuing their investigation.

During regular patrols Police observed a male with an outstanding warrants riding a bicycle in the downtown area. The male was arrested and checks on the bicycle determined that it was stolen out of Camrose. The male was later released on a promise to appear in relation to his warrants and additional charges of possession of stolen property and breaching his conditions.

A male returned home from work to discover that his residence had been broken into on 71 street in the 4300 block. The incident would have occurred between 4:00 PM and 8:30 PM. An exterior window had been broken by the suspect to gain entry and once inside additional damage was caused within the home. No items appear to have been stolen.

August 6, 2019

Police received a call regarding a suspicious male outside a downtown apartment building. The male was identified by Police and was believed to have been sleeping somewhere inside the building. The individual was issued a trespass notice.

Police responded to a residence where a 20 year old male was emotionally escalated and causing issues inside the home. Police mediated and assisted his parents in getting their son to St. Mary’s for assessment.

Big Valley Jamboree Wrap-Up

From a policing perspective the 26th annual Big Valley Jamboree (BVJ) was a success. Given the volume of people attending this four day festival, the number of incidents involving criminal activity was low.

This year, 25 people were arrested for a variety of offences as compared to 46 arrests in 2017. This total includes people who were arrested for violations of the Criminal Code, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act as well as those arrested on outstanding warrants.

There were a total of 19 Criminal Code charges laid in 2018 as compared to 32 in 2017. There were 9 people charged with those 18 Criminal Code offences. Two people were charged with impaired driving, three people were charged for assaults against police officers, one person was charged with assault, one male was charged with sexual assault, one person was charged for possessing a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles), one male was charged with assault with a weapon and one man for breaching his release conditions.

In 2018 there were 14 individuals arrested for public intoxication under the Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Act. This number is down from 25 in 2017. Of the 14 people arrested, 11 were arrested by police because they simply were lost and could not find their way back to their campsites. These people were not charged but simply held in custody and released when they were sober enough to safely find their way home. The other three were those who clearly stood apart from other patrons by either causing a disturbance or other issues with patrons or staff.

Violation tickets under either the Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Act, Traffic Safety Act or under City of Camrose Bylaws were similar in volume to those issued the previous year. In 2017 there were 140 violation tickets issued as compared to 159 this year. Offences range from driving without a license, vehicle equipment violations, open liquor in a vehicle or non-designated area, public urination or fighting in public. Those who were contravening such laws were issued a violation ticket with a voluntary payment option.

It is often overlooked during BVJ weekend that the Camrose Police Service continues with its responsibilities within the city of Camrose. Each year members of the police service are assigned to the city and remain dedicated to the needs of Camrose. This year officers working in the city were kept busy. In addition to the regular volume of calls for service, police were involved in investigating a credit card fraud resulting in 22 charges, as well as a counterfeiting complaint which resulted in two people being arrested for passing counterfeit currency. Both situations involved criminals who have been active in other jurisdictions in the province.

The Camrose Police Service considers it an honor to police the Big Valley Jamboree. This year we were fortunate to once again partner with the Calgary Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, and Alberta Sheriffs. The officers working at BVJ, as well as those working in the city, performed their duties in a respectful, professional manner. We have received many positive comments regarding their interactions with the public during the August long-weekend. We thank everyone who came out to enjoy the music and atmosphere. We also thank our partners, as well as the promoters and volunteers involved in this year’s event. We congratulate you on another successful BVJ!

August 5, 2019

Police received a report of a possible impaired driver traveling westbound into Camrose on highway 13. Police located the vehicle described by the complainant and while attempting to conduct a traffic stop at a convenience store, the vehicle fled eastbound at a high rate of speed. Checks on the license plate determined that the vehicle had been stolen out of Saskatchewan the day prior.

Police received a call from a pet owner whose dog had just been attacked by two pit bulls. Police attended and the attacking dogs had gotten away from the owner which then bit the other owner’s dog causing minor injuries. The owner of the pit bulls was served with two bylaw tickets for allowing his dogs to bite.

A male reported that he hid about $1800 in his home which was now missing. The male had allowed a female friend to stay at his place for a couple weeks who then allowed other people to visit the home. Police are investigating the theft.

A male reported that someone had entered his unlocked pick-up truck while parked on 50 street in the 5200 block and he is now missing his cd’s.

A father reported that his 20 year old son was intoxicated and causing issues in the home. The situation was mediated by Police but a couple hours later the son again began causing issues. The male was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and was released when sober.

The owner of a motorhome reported that his vehicle had been entered while parked in his yard on 49 avenue in the 6500 block. There were miscellaneous items stolen but nothing of significant value.

August 4, 2019

Police received a 911 call from a male who indicated that people were on their way to his residence to assault him. Police attended and located the male complainant outside his residence. The male who had conditions not to consume alcohol or other intoxicants was arrested as he was intoxicated and smoking cannabis. The male was charged with breaching his conditions and later released.

A male contacted Police when he returned to his home and found his exterior door to be open. Police cleared the residence and found the home to be empty with no signs of forced entry. Everything inside the home appeared to be in place except for a small amount of cash that the homeowner claimed to be missing.

At 5:00 AM Police were advised of a male pounding on the doors of a downtown business followed by the male staggering down the sidewalk as he knocked over planters and pulling out flowers. Police located and arrested the male a couple of blocks down the street with a trail of damage behind him. The 28 year was arrested and charged with mischief.

August 3, 2019

Police received a complaint of a male walking in traffic near 52 street and 54 avenue. Police located the male who was high on methamphetamine and arrested him for public intoxication. The male was later released without charges.

A female contacted Revenue Canada regarding an overdue payment that she was to receive and was advised that the cheque had been cashed two months earlier. The cheque had been intercepted by another individual who then used a banking app to cash the cheque. Police are investigating the theft and fraud.

At a routine check-stop Police observed a driver to be under the influence of alcohol and cannabis. The male failed a road side screening test and was arrested for impaired driving. At Police headquarters the male provided two samples of his breath which exceeded the legal limit. The male was subsequently charged with impaired driving.

August 2, 2019

Police received a complaint of a hit & run collision where a vehicle backed into a power pole damaging a main power cable that runs vertically along the pole. The collision occurred on August 1st at 12:47 PM (shortly after the BVJ parade). Police are looking for a bright blue Kia Soul with damage to the rear bumper.

An east end business reported that the catalytic converter had been stolen off their diesel pick-up truck. Police are investigating the theft.

Police responded to a complaint of a disturbance in an apartment building on 60 street in the 4100 block. Police determined that the couple were having a verbal argument. The male agreed to leave for the evening to avoid further issues.

August 1, 2019

Police received a complaint of a male in the area of city hall who was running and yelling. Police located the intoxicated male who was bound by conditions not to consume alcohol. The male was arrested and later released on charges of breaching his conditions.

A resident on the North side of Camrose contacted Police to advise that there were two intoxicated males in front of his home. Police located the two men and arrested both for public intoxication. During a search of the first male Police located a handgun hidden on his body. Police checks on the second male determined that he was on conditions not to consume alcohol. The first male was charged with several weapons related offences and the second male with breaching his conditions. Both are in custody waiting on bail hearings.

Police attended a residence on 55 street in the 4700 block after receiving a complaint from a male that his ex-girlfriend had kicked in his door and assaulted him. Police attended and the female who was inside the residence breaking his property was arrested and charged with break & enter, assault with a weapon, mischief and uttering threats. The 43 year old is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

July 31, 2019

Police attended to a three vehicle collision just west of Camrose. It was determined that a vehicle conducted a U-turn on the highway causing a westbound vehicle to stop suddenly which then resulted in two additional vehicles colliding with the first. Fortunately there were no significant injuries. Traffic was delayed until the collision scene was cleared.

Police recovered a stolen bicycle in the downtown area and returned the property to the rightful owner.

Police attended to a disturbance at an apartment building on Mt. Pleasant Drive. Police removed an unwanted male from the apartment on request of the tenant.

July 30, 2019

Police attended the scene of a garage fire on 62 street in the 4100 block. The garage was totally destroyed by the fire which was started by the homeowner who was burning some material too close to the structure.

Police received a 911 hang-up call from a residence on Mount Pleasant Drive. Police attended and both occupants were intoxicated and uncooperative. A 44 year old male who was being aggressive with Police was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace.

A 911 caller stated that a male had been run over by a truck in the parking lot by the downtown subway. Police attended and instead determined that the male had been assaulted by the occupants of the vehicle which then fled the area at a high rate of speed. The victim would not provide Police with any details as to why he had been attacked or the identity of the suspects. Police are continuing to investigate.

July 29, 2019

A female contacted 911 to report that a truck pulling a trailer had sideswiped her vehicle at the intersection of 48 avenue and 68 street. Police located the vehicle near the highway 13 & 13A junction and the 68 year old male driver was issued a violation ticket for conducting an unsafe lane change.

Police received a complaint of two people who had set up a tent in the bushes along the railway track. Police attended and identified the persons involved who then packed up their belongings.

July 28, 2019

A male reported that he had lost his wallet and now there were charges on his credit card from two businesses in Camrose. Police are investigating.

A male contacted Police to report that he had been assaulted. Police attended his residence and determined that no assault had occurred and that he simply wanted assistance in mediating an argument he was having with his partner. The situation was mediated.

July 27, 2019

A 25 year old man was stopped by Police and when asked about his identity he provided a false name. The male eventually revealed his identity and checks showed outstanding warrants for his arrest. The male was charged with obstructing a police officer and after a bail hearing was remanded into custody.

Reports were received of a male jumping in front of vehicles in the area of 60 Street and 48A Avenue. Police located a 36 year old male who was attempting to stop vehicles, to slow them down when driving in the area. The male was warned in regards to his behaviour.

Police mediated a dispute between a 40 year old man and his 35 year old girlfriend. Both agreed to separate for the evening.

A 40 year old man was stopped during a Check Stop and arrested for impaired driving. The male provided two samples with results of 110mg% and 100mg%. The male was charged with impaired driving, driving while suspended and failing to comply with his alcohol conditions.

Police stopped a 30 year old man in his vehicle and a search located a small amount of methamphetamine. The male was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

July 26, 2019

Police responded to a four vehicle collision on 48 avenue west of 50 street. Investigation determined a driver was not traveling at a safe distance behind other motorists causing a chain reaction when they could not stop appropriately. The driver was issued a traffic ticket for following too closely. No injuries were sustained.

Several unrelated disturbances were reported to Police. After investigating it was determined they were all regarding civil property disputes and not criminal in nature.

July 25, 2019

A traffic stop resulted in a 40 year old female being charged with operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle.

Staff at a local gas station requested Police assistance with an irate customer. A technical error at the gas pump resulted in the customer overpaying and it was his opinion that the business was intentionally being fraudulent. The situation was mediated.

Police received a 911 call from a female who reported that someone had broken into her home. Upon further discussion it was determined that her daughter’s ex-boyfriend had attended to retrieve his own property.

July 24, 2019

Police received a complaint of a break & enter at a residential garage. Sometime overnight the suspect(s) removed the deadbolt to gain entry and property was now missing from within the garage. Police are investigating.

July 23, 2019

Police attended a collision scene where a female cyclist struck the side of a pick-up truck. It was determined that the truck was proceeding into an intersection when the cyclist who was riding on the sidewalk failed to dismount and walk her bike across the intersection. The cyclist was uninjured.

Police mediated a dispute between neighbors who were having an argument regarding the unsightly condition of one of the properties.

July 22, 2019

A Police investigation led to the arrest of a 29 year old female. The female was charged with assault and released on a promise to appear.

Police received a complaint of a male who was passed out at a local bar. Police identified the male who had an outstanding warrant out of Grande Prairie. The male was arrested and is waiting on a bail hearing.

July 21, 2019

Police received a report of a hit and run collision in the McDonald’s parking lot. Witnesses who observed the collision were spoken to and identified a white Ford F150 as being responsible for the damages. Police have leads as to the identity of the female driver and charges are pending.

July 20, 2019

A west end business reported that counterfeit money had been tendered to pay for merchandise. Police seized a bank note that had been altered for fraudulent use and are investigating.

Police received a complaint of theft from a local grocer after a staff member observed a patron leave the store after concealing unpaid merchandise within other purchased items. Police determined over $300.00 in property was stolen and a 37 year old male has been charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

July 19, 2019

At 1:00 AM during regular patrols Police conducted checks on a vehicle being driven on 53rd street in the 4400 block and determined that it had been reported stolen. A traffic stop was conducted and the 26 year old male driver was arrested. The Edmonton man was charged with possession of stolen property, driving while suspended and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

At 5:15 AM Police were contacted by a female who stated she had been assaulted by her boyfriend and that he was still in the residence possibly with a weapon. Police attended and observed the male exiting the backdoor and began jumping over fences. The male was located hiding in a back yard. Police were able to determine that no assault had occurred, the male did not have a weapon but ran because he believed his girlfriend was trying to get him into trouble. The situation was mediated.

July 18, 2019

The loss prevention officer at a west-end business contacted Police after apprehending a shoplifter. The 52 year old female from Vancouver paid for the cosmetics and was served a trespass notice.

A second shoplifter confronted by the loss prevention officer turned over the stolen merchandise and then fled the store. The female was not located but clear images of the suspect were obtained from video surveillance and Police are investigating.

Police attended a local hotel after a male had been threatened with a knife. Police determined that two male coworkers who were sharing a room got into a disagreement resulting in one of the males brandishing a knife and threatened his roommate. The intoxicated 46 year old was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon, assault with a weapon and uttering threats. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

Police responded to a 911 call from a woman who stated she had been assaulted by another female inside her residence. Police attended the apartment where both women were intoxicated and had been involved in a consensual fight. The second female was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and issued a trespass notice for the apartment building.

July 17, 2019

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle which was observed swerving within its lane. The vehicle failed to stop for Police but when the vehicle was later observed parking in front of a residence, the driver was arrested. The male was charged with transporting liquor and cannabis within reach of the driver, failing to stop for a Police officer and he was also issued a 24 hour driver’s license suspension.

July 16, 2019

A resident reported that their fire pit had been stolen from their backyard. There was evidence that the suspect has also entered their garage and vehicle but nothing else appeared to be missing.

Two youths were issued trespass notices at a west end business after they were observed to have damaged merchandise. The youth paid for the damaged property.

An adult female contacted Police advising she had locked herself in the bathroom as she was fearful of her mother who was intoxicated and yelling at her. The situation was mediated and the female left the residence.

July 14, 2019

A homeowner advised sometime overnight his garage door opener was stolen from his unlocked vehicle.

A 29 year old woman was arrested for theft after stealing from an east end business.

Police arrested a 33 year old woman after numerous complaints of her being under the influence of drugs and refusing to leave a business.

A 34 year old man was arrested for numerous outstanding warrants. The man is scheduled to appear before a Justice of the Peace for release.

Police observed a suspicious vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. A 26 year old man was arrested after checks showed he was breaching his release conditions. A search of the vehicle located a weapon under the driver’s seat. The man is charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and four count of breaching his release conditions.

July 12, 2019

Police received a call from Alberta Hospital advising a 34 year old from our community had failed to return to the hospital after his weekly pass. Police attended his residence and determined the male had left the community without the intent to re-attend the facility. Alberta Hospital obtained a warrant for his arrest. His whereabouts are unknown at this time.

Police were advised that sometime on July 9th, 2019, a storage locker was broken into and personal belongings stolen from it. The matter is still under investigation.

Police investigated the theft of a Cadillac Escalade from a residence sometime overnight.

July 11, 2019

Police were dispatched to a licensed premises where assistance was needed with an intoxicated female. Police attended and determined the 35 year old female was breaching her no alcohol condition. The female was arrested and transported to cells, where she was lodged until sober. She was later released from custody and set to appear in Court at a later date.

Police received a report of a stolen SUV from a residence sometime overnight. The investigation revealed the vehicle keys were left in the vehicle prior of being stolen. The stolen vehicle was later located in Edmonton and a male was arrested.

Police received a report of three youths that were on the roof of a downtown business at approximately 1 A.M. Police attended and located two 17 year old males and a 16 year old female. All three were issued trespass tickets.

July 10, 2019

Police received a report of a stolen Ford F350 in front of City Hall. The incident was witnessed by bystanders. Extensive patrols conducted at the time and the vehicle was not located. The investigation is still ongoing.

Police were dispatched to a two vehicle collision on Main Street. The investigation revealed one of the vehicle was left with the engine running and likely not properly set in the park position. While the vehicle was unoccupied, it rolled backward and collided with a park vehicle. There was no injuries and minor damage.

Police conducted a traffic stop and determined that one of the passenger, a 53 year old male, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for an unpaid fine. The male was arrested and transported to cells, where someone attended and paid his fine.

July 9, 2019

A 34 year old male was approached by a loss prevention officer at a business in Camrose as he was stealing merchandise. When stopped by the officer, he brandished a knife and fled the scene in a vehicle.  A 36 year old female remained in the store with concealed stolen merchandise. Police quickly apprehended both subjects and transported them to Police headquarter. The male was charged with numerous offences including theft, resist arrest, assault with a weapon, and various weapons and driving offences.  The female was charged with theft, and all of the stolen property was recovered and returned to the business.

Police helped mediate a property dispute between two conflicting parties at a residence.

Police also assisted a female who was discovered passed out in a lobby of an apartment complex.

July 8, 2019

Police received a complaint of community mail boxes being pried open and mail taken in the area of 46 Avenue and 71 Street. Canada Post was contacted and will be giving notice to the owners of the mail boxes. The matter is under investigation.

Members responded to a collision where a woman was riding her bicycle on the roadway when the door of a parked car was opened causing a collision with the cyclist. Police are investigating.

Police were called to a disturbance at a residence between a man and woman. Members attended and the situation was mediated and both parties agreed to separate for the remainder of the day.

While on patrol, members noted a man on a bicycle who was known to have numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest for unpaid traffic fines. The man was arrested and unable to come up with bail money so he was transported to the Edmonton Remand Center to serve his time.

July 7, 2019

During a Check Stop a 40 year old man was stopped and provided a Caution on the roadside. The man was issued a three day driving suspension and his vehicle was towed.

Police mediated a property dispute between a 26 year old woman and a 71 year old man. Both agreed to exchange property civilly.

A 33 year old woman provided a statement advising when she was away an acquaintance stole property from her residence.

July 6, 2019

Police mediated an argument between a 23 year old man and his 25 year old wife. Both were separated and agreed to speak at a later time to resolve the argument peacefully.

A 57 year old woman requested police speak with a 33 year old woman who was continuously contacting her. The woman was spoken to and told to seize all communication.

Police assisted in mediating a dispute between a 35 year old woman and her mother-in-law. Both were spoken to and the woman agreed to move out of her mother-in-laws residence.

July 5, 2019

A Police investigation was initiated following a 36 year old male attending St. Mary’s hospital with stab wounds. After collecting details from the victim, Police attended a residence where they located a female who was in possession of a weapon. The 27 year old female who was arrested wanted to kill her boyfriend after she found him to be sexually involved with another female inside the residence. The male suffered multiple stab wounds from a kitchen knife prior to leaving the residence and walking to the hospital for treatment. The arrested female has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and possession of a concealed weapon. The male stabbing victim was also charged with sexual assault.

July 4, 2019

A male contacted Police advising that a female has been contacting him contrary to her court conditions. The matter is being investigated and charges are pending.

Police received a 911 call from a mother who was staying at a local hotel with her son who was abusing alcohol and his prescription medication. She reported that her son was damaging property in the hotel room. Police attended and the 21 year old was arrested for mischief. Charges are pending compensation that the mother arranged with the hotel.

July 3, 2019

Police were notified that a 10 year old girl from Vancouver was visiting her grandmother in Camrose and was now missing. After a two hour search by Police the missing child returned to her grandmother’s house.

Police assisted Child and Family Services in the apprehension of a youth who was involved in harmful behavior. The youth was apprehended under a PSECA order and transported to a safe house in Edmonton.

Police responded to a residence after a male reported that his wife had made threats to harm him and their pet with a knife and then started damaging their property. The intoxicated female was arrested and charged with two counts of uttering threats and possession of a dangerous weapon. She was later released on a promise to appear with conditions.

July 1, 2019

A traffic stop resulted in a male driver being arrested on an outstanding warrant for driving while suspended. The 36 year old was currently still a suspended driver and the vehicle he was operating did not have registration or insurance. The 36 year old from Viking was charged accordingly and his vehicle was seized.

An employee at a local bar contacted Police after being assaulted by female customer. The female had since fled the bar but Police were able to confirm her identity. A short time later Police received a complaint from a convenience store that a female had left with an armful of stolen items. Police located and arrested the same female. The 35 year old was later released on charges of assault and theft under $5000.

June 30, 2019

Police attended a vehicle engine fire in the downtown area. Camrose Fire Department attended the scene and assisted in extinguishing the fire. No persons were injured in the occurrence.

June 29, 2019

Police attended to multiple noise complaints throughout the day and night.

A downtown business called and advised a male was inside of the liquor establishment and had a lifetime trespass notice. A 25 year old man was located and agreed to leave the business.

A 45 year old intoxicated woman called police stating her 48 year old boyfriend was going to assault her. Members attended and arrested the male for breaching his alcohol conditions. The woman was also arrested for prevention of breach of peace.

Police issued a 46 year old man with a 24 hour suspension after members located him intoxicated after operating his vehicle.

An 80 year old man was stopped and was a suspended driver and also operating his vehicle with no insurance. The man was issued with violation tickets.

June 28, 2019

A male reported that his turquoise 10 speed adult sized bike had been stolen overnight. The suspect cut the cable securing the bike to the railing. The theft occurred at 54 street in the 4800 block.

June 27, 2019

The loss prevention officer apprehending a female who was stealing a small amount of cosmetics. The 38 year old was issued a trespass notice preventing her from returning to the store.

Police received a complaint of a male who was outside a building who appeared to be grossly intoxicated. Police attended and arrested the male for public intoxication. While Police were on scene other witnesses advised that the male’s mother had just been transported to St. Mary’s hospital with injuries. It was determined that the male had assaulted his mother after he became enraged while inside their home. The 17 year old was charged with assault and released on a promise to appear when he was sober.

June 26, 2019

Police responded to a collision on 73 street near the Ramada hotel. A southbound vehicle was unable to stop after a cyclist sped out onto the roadway. The 17 year old female cyclist was transported to St. Mary’s hospital and determined to have a broken leg.

Police received a complaint of intoxicated male walking on highway 13 near the casino. The 52 year old male from Stettler stated he was walking home. Police unsuccessfully attempted to contact a friend of the male so he was taken to a hotel for the evening to ensure his safety

June 25, 2019

Police responded to a residence after a female reported that she had been stabbed with a pen by another female. The complainant had visible injuries from the incident but the aggressor had left prior to Police arrival. Police were able to locate the female and she was arrested and charged with assault and released on a promise to appear.

Police received multiple 911 calls regarding a collision east of Camrose. It was determined that a 59 year old female was traveling east on highway 13 approaching Tillicum Beach road when an 83 year old male attempted to conduct a U-turn on the middle of the highway. The eastbound SUV struck the front driver’s side corner of the van causing her vehicle to roll once landing back onto its wheels. Both drivers were very fortunate to have only sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital for examination. Charges are pending.

A male reported that his orange air compressor was stolen from his residential property on 45 street in the 4900 block. The compressor along with 4 gas jugs were stolen from his back yard.

Police received two 911 calls regarding a physical fight in the Walmart parking lot. Police determined that one male driver believed that another male driver was driving too fast in the parking lot which caused a verbal argument followed by one of the males punching and kicking the other several times. The aggressor was issued a fighting in public bylaw ticket which carries a fine of $500.

Police received a report of an intoxicated male who was dancing in the middle of the road. The male was located and arrested for public intoxication. The male also had open liquor and was issued a violation ticket for illegal conveyance of alcohol.

June 24, 2019

On June 19, 2019 a 24 year old male from Camrose was found guilty and sentenced to 56 months in jail for convictions of Sexual Assault, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Forcible Confinement, Assault and Fail to Attend Court. This conviction is a result of a lengthy investigation conducted by members of the Camrose Police Service.

June 23rd, 2019

Police conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation. Upon speaking with the driver, a 39 year old man displayed the usual signs of impairment. After providing a fail on the roadside the male was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The man provided two further breath samples resulting in 80mg% x2. The man was charged for impaired operation of a conveyance and impaired operation over .08 amongst other traffic violations.

June 22, 2019

A west end business reported that a male suspect had stolen merchandise from their store totaling approximately $200.00. Police are investigating.

Police received two complaints from residents who had their bicycles stolen. Both matters are under investigation.

Police were called to a disturbance at a residence between three subjects. Members attended and the situation was mediated with the instigating party being told to leave the residence.

June 21, 2019

A 911 call was received from a female regarding an assault. Police attended and determined a male had struck another male in the head several times and then struck the female as she attempted to stop the attack. The male was arrested and during a search Police located a small quantity of cocaine. The 35 year old was charged with two counts of assault and possession of a controlled substance. He is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

A sexual assault investigation resulted in Police executing a search warrant on two residences and two males being arrested. A 19 year old male from Camrose was charged with one count of sexual assault. A 24 year old male also from Camrose was charged with sexual assault and overcoming resistance to commit and indictable offence. Both men are in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after apprehending a female who had stolen merchandise. The 41 year old from Maskwacis was charged with theft and possession of stolen property and released on an appearance notice.

At 3:10 AM Police responded to an alarm at an east end business. The main door to the business had been smashed and several items had been stolen. Police are reviewing video surveillance which showed a dark blue Econoline van and two masked males smashing the glass on the front door. Police are continuing to investigate.

June 20, 2019

Police observed a vehicle pulling a utility trailer with no license plate. A traffic stop was conducted and the 38 year old was a suspended driver due to a prior impaired driving conviction. The male was charged with driving while suspended and his vehicle was seized.

While dealing with a male in the downtown area Police observed that he was in possession of a cell phone contrary to his conditions. The 25 year old was arrested and during a search Police located three additional cellphones and a large knife all of which he was prohibited from possessing. The male was charged with breaching his conditions and is waiting on a bail hearing.

June 19, 2019

Staff at a west end business contacted Police after a suspicious male left the store through the emergency exit. Police located the male and determined to have a trespass notice not to be inside the business. The male was charged with trespassing resulting in a $287 fine.

While on patrol Police observed a black Ford F350 driving in an elusive manner. When Police activated their emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop, the truck fled at a high rate of speed. A license plate number was obtained and the registered owner from Fairview was contacted and was unaware that his vehicle was missing. Police are continuing to investigate.

June 18, 2019

A female contacted Police to advise that a male acquaintance had taken the keys to her vehicle. Police attended and located the male nearby and determined that he had taken the keys to prevent the intoxicated female from driving. Both individuals then made claims that they had been assaulted by the other. The two were separated for the evening.

A 911 call was received of an unruly intoxicated female in a residence. The female became combative with other occupants in the residence when they were preventing her from consuming any more alcohol. The female was eventually arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and released when sober.

June 17, 2019

Police received a 911 call and a female could be heard yelling for Police to attend her residence. Upon arrival Police determined that her male roommate had forcibly thrown her out of the residence. The male was located and charged with assault. He was released when sober on a promise to appear with conditions.

June 16, 2019

Police were called to a residence where a man and woman were involved in an argument. Police attempted to mediate the situation but the intoxicated man was not willing to cooperate. He was arrested for breach of peace and lodged in cells until the morning where he was released when sober without any charges.

June 15, 2019

Police received complaints of a fire between the residents on Grand Park Crescent and Mirror Lake. Members attended and the fire was out but noted a tree had broken off due to the brief afternoon storm and fell onto a power line. Members contained the scene with the fire department until the line was no longer live.

Staff at an east end business requested police attend to remove an intoxicated man who was causing issues. Members attended and removed the man who agreed not to return. No charges were laid.

June 14, 2019

Police responded to a complaint of a domestic situation occurring in Grand Park Crescent. Police attended and arrested a male after it was determined that he had punched the female. The investigation also revealed that the month prior a similar event had occurred at which time the male had confined her inside a room. The male was charged with two counts of assault and forcible confinement. He is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

Police attended to a collision on 54 ave in the 5700 block. The 38 year old driver displayed signs of being impaired by drugs and a quantity of cannabis was located inside the center console. The male was arrested and transported to St. Mary’s hospital for medical attention. A sample of his blood was obtained to substantiate impaired driving charges.

Police received a 911 call from a residence and then the caller immediately hung up the phone. Police attended and determined a male had assaulted a female who had fresh injuries to her face. The intoxicated male was arrested and charged with assault and released when sober on a promise to appear with conditions.

June 13, 2019

Police responded to a 911 call after a vehicle struck two trees and a parked car on Marler Drive. Witnesses indicated that the male driver was attempting to leave the scene. Police arrived and the male driver was arrested after failing a mandatory alcohol screening test. The 29 year old was transported to Police headquarters where he provided two samples of his breath that were over the legal limit. The male who was also a suspended driver was charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving and driving while suspended.

June 12, 2019

Eyes on Camrose. Staff at a local bar contacted Police regarding a suspicious male who was exchanging rolls of quarters for paper cash to play VLT’s. Police attended and identified the male who had conditions not to be in a licensed premise. The male was arrested and during a search Police located a small quantity of fentanyl, heroin, rolled coins and break & enter tools. The 36 year old from Calgary was charged with breaching his conditions, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of break & tools. A bail hearing resulted in the male being released on a recognizance.

June 11, 2019

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after apprehending a shoplifter. The 37 year old male who was high on drugs was in possession of numerous stolen items. The male was charged with theft and possession of stolen property and released on an appearance notice.

Police observed a male at an address contrary to his court conditions. The male was arrested and charged with breaching his conditions. He was later released on a promise to appear.

While at a residence Police located a male who had outstanding warrants. The 36 year old also had curfew conditions for a residence in Edmonton. The male was arrested and charged with breaching his conditions and family attended to return him to his Edmonton address.

June 9, 2019

Police received a complaint from a licensed premise that an intoxicated man was refusing to leave after being asked by staff. Police attended and identified the man. He was cooperative and agreed to leave on his own accord.

Police received a complaint of an intoxicated man sleeping on the road.  He was located and given a ride home.

June 8, 2019

A west end business reported that a man had left the store without paying for a cart full of groceries and drove away. Police intercepted the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The man was arrested and charged with theft and possession of stolen property. The groceries were returned and the man was released on an appearance notice.

Police conducted a traffic stop after noticing that the license plate did not match the vehicle. It was determined that the vehicle did not have registration or insurance. The female driver was found to be breaching her a court order by driving an uninsured vehicle and the male passenger was in possession of methamphetamine. Both occupants were arrested and charged accordingly. They were released to appear in Camrose Provincial Court.

A man reported that his 2004 GMC Sierra was stolen from the downtown core of Camrose. Police are investigating.

Reports were received of an intoxicated woman causing problems at an apartment complex. The woman was located and uncooperative with police so she was arrested for breach of peace and lodged in custody. She was released without charges when she was sober.

June 7, 2019

A local pharmacy contacted Police after a male tried to obtain prescription drugs with a fraudulent prescription. Police reviewed video surveillance and the same male was responsible for a similar attempt the day prior at another pharmacy. Police have leads on the identity of the male and are continuing to investigate.

While on patrol Police recognized a male who was wanted on outstanding warrants out of Wetaskiwin. The same male was also responsible for obtaining a cab fare by fraud as well as uttering threats to the cab driver. The male was arrested and later released on a promise to appear.

June 5, 2019

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle which was observed exceeding the speed limit. A mandatory alcohol screening test was conducted on the male driver resulting in a fail reading. The 24 year old was arrested and transported to Police headquarters where he provided two samples of his breath which were nearly double the legal limit. The male was charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle while over 80mg%.

A male reported that his florescent yellow GT avalanche bicycle was stolen from his locked shed. The theft had occurred sometime over the weekend at 51 street in the 5200 block

June 4, 2019

Police received a call regarding a disturbance at a residence. Police arrived and could hear a male and female arguing inside the home. Police located the male hiding inside a closet who had conditions not to be in contact with the female. After resisting his arrest the male was transported to Police headquarters where he is waiting on a bail hearing on charges of breaching his conditions and resisting arrest.

June 3, 2019

An adult sized Noro Rival bike was stolen from a residence on 54 avenue in the 4800 block.

A male contacted Police after he was involved in a fight with his common-law. Police attended the residence and observed obvious injuries to the female resulting in the male being arrested and charged with assault.

A male attended the front counter of the Police station with a minor complaint. The male who had outstanding warrants was arrested and is waiting on a bail hearing.

A local bar contacted Police when a male was making other patrons uncomfortable and refused to leave. The very intoxicated male was alone and could not provide Police with a home address resulting in him being arrested and held in cells until he was sober.

Police received a 911 call at 2:00 AM from a homeowner who observed a naked male in his neighbor’s backyard. Police attended and the male who was high on drugs was arrested and lodged in cells. The male was later released without charges.

Police located a male who was responsible for setting a motorcycle on fire. The male was arrested and charged with arson and released on a recognizance.

June 2, 2019

A downtown liquor establishment called advising a male was causing issues and refusing to leave. A 52 year old man was located and issued a violation ticket under the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Regulations.

A complaint was received that six individuals damaged a parking sign and were walking in the area of 53 Street. A 23 year old male was located and issued a violation ticket for public intoxication.

Police pulled over a vehicle after a complaint was received of a possible assault involving subjects in the vehicle. A 33 year old woman was issued with a violation ticket for being a disqualified driver and the vehicle was towed.

A 911 complaint was received about a couple arguing at a residence. Police spoke with a 26 year old male and a 26 year old woman. The situation was mediated and both agreed to communicate properly with each other.

Police responded to an assault in progress in an apartment complex. Members spoke with a 65 year old woman who advised she was in a verbal argument with her 62 year old husband. The male was arrested to prevent any further issues for the night.

A complaint was received that a motorbike was lit on fire near an apartment complex. Police attended and the fire was extinguished. Police are investigation the incident.

A 35 year old woman called 911 stating her ex-boyfriend is assaulted her new boyfriend, inside of her apartment. A 52 year old man was located and arrested and charged with assault.

Police received a complaint that a 54 year old man was assaulted inside of his residence and numerous items were stolen from his property. Police continue to investigate the incident.

A 23 year old woman called advising her ex-boyfriend who is bound by a court order not to contact her is following her at the Jaywalkers event. The male fled the area prior to Police arrival.

June 1, 2019

A resident reported that two of his bicycles that were locked up in his yard were stolen sometime overnight. Police are investigating.

Police attended a residence to conduct a compliance check on male who was bound by conditions of a court order. Members found the man to be breaching a no contact order and he was arrested. He was released on a no cash recognizance with conditions.

A west end business reported that a female left the store without paying for a large quantity of merchandise. This matter is under investigation.

While on patrol at a licensed premise, Police identified a man who had outstanding warrants for his arrest. The man was intoxicated and arrested on the warrants. He was released when he was sober on a recognizance.

May 30, 2019

A male advised that he had just been assaulted by a male who broke into his home. Police attended the residence and spoke to the male who described that two males showed up at his home looking for another male. The two men then forced their way inside the residence and shoved the male out of the way. When they couldn’t’ find who they were looking for they threatened the homeowner and left. The two men were located and the first male was charged with break & enter and assault while the second male was charged with uttering threats.

A male reported he parked his mountain bike at the Bank of Montreal and went inside the bank for ten minutes. When he returned the bike had been stolen. The custom built mountain bike was black in color with bright green front forks.

A male reported that his CCM blue and white mountain bike was stolen overnight from his residence on 50 street in the 5400 block.

A male reported that his shed had been entered during the night and a Pioneer P26 green chainsaw with a blue blade had been stolen along with a mastercraft battery charger.

A red Norco hardtail mountain bike was stolen from the backyard of a residence

May 29, 2019

A male who was identified as a suspect in a recent theft was located and arrested by Police. The investigation resulted in the male being charged with break & enter and possession of stolen property.

Police attended a residence where a female was threatening to harm herself. Police deescalated the situation and EMS transported the female to St. Mary’s hospital.

A west end business reported that a female placed items into a bag and left the store without making payment. A license plate number of the vehicle that she left in was provided to Police and Police are investigating the theft.

May 28, 2019

Police received a phone call from a third party indicating her friend was being assaulted by her boyfriend. Police attended the residence and spoke to both individuals but were unable to determine who the actual aggressor was. The couple was separated for the night.

Police and the Camrose Fire Department responded to a grass fire in the area of 42 avenue and 75 street. Police evacuated some homes and assisted with traffic while the fire department dealt with the fire.

A female contacted Police indicting that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. Police attended the Mt. Pleasant Drive address and arrested a 19 year old male for assault. He was later released on a promise to appear with conditions.

Two witnesses contacted Police advising of an intoxicated male standing on the street and his pants were around his ankles. Police arrested the male who had conditions not to consume alcohol. The male was later released with charges of public intoxication and breaching his conditions.

May 27, 2019

Eyes on Camrose. Police received information that a John Deere Gator which had been stolen from the golf course was hidden at a residence on 52 avenue in the 5000 block. Police located the off road vehicle hidden under tarps on the property. Police checked the vacant property and located additional items which are also believed to be stolen. The investigation was able to determine the person responsible and charges are pending.

Police received 911 calls from a residence on Mt. Pleasant Dive. It was determined that a 7 year old child had been playing with the phone and dialed the emergency number 41 times! Police had a conversation with the child’s parent.

May 26, 2019

Police attended the Bill Fowler park as a result of numerous calls reporting 3 intoxicated females. It was determined that one of the adult females had numerous warrants for her arrest and was currently on a release document that prevented her from consuming alcohol. The female was arrested and is currently being held to await a release hearing with a Justice of the Peace.

A female attended the front counter of the police station to report that an e-transfer she had conducted did not make it to the intended bank account. Police are investigation this matter and remind everyone to ensure that proper security internet measures are always taken.

May 25, 2019

Police attended a residence on a report that a motorcycle had been stolen. It has been determined that a red Ninja Motorcycle was stolen from inside a garage. Police are investigating this theft.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle which had conducted a driving violation. A roadside screening test was conducted which result in the male being arrested for impaired driving. He was transported to Police headquarters where he provided two samples of his breath resulting in readings of 100mg%. The 38 year old from Red Deer was charged with impaired driving.

Police attended a residence on a report that a male was attempting to break into the house. Upon arrival the male was located and while being arrested, he physically restrained the officers. The male has been lodged into custody and has been charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and breaching a court order (not to consume alcohol).

May 24, 2019

A 1977 green F250 truck stolen from Camrose was recovered in Killam and a 31 year old male was arrested for theft and possession of stolen property. The same male was also charged with possession of stolen property in relation to a stolen Dodge Ram truck that was abandoned in Camrose.

Two bikes were stolen from a backyard on 50 avenue in the 7000 block. One of the bikes was unique in that it was a red Tim Horton’s adult size bike.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle which had conducted an illegal U-turn. A mandatory alcohol screening test was conducted resulting in a fail reading. The male was arrested and transported to Police headquarters where he provided two samples of his breath resulting in readings of 150 mg% and 140mg% which is nearly double the legal limit. The 67 year old from Calgary was charged with impaired driving.

Police responded to a 911 call where a 29 year old was showing faint signs of life after using illicit drugs. EMS and Police attended and administered Narcan and CPR but when the male’s conditions do not improve he was quickly transported to St. Mary’s hospital.

May 23, 2019

A business in the east end of Camrose reported that a window on their overhead door had been smashed.

Police responded to a fast food restaurant after staff observed a mother & daughter fighting with each other inside their business. The daughter had left prior to Police arrival and the mother did not want Police involvement.

A female reported that a truck parked near her residence appears to be the same vehicle that she saw on Facebook that was stolen out of Forestburg. Police attended and confirmed it to be the same vehicle. The vehicle was seized and Police are developing leads on the suspect.

May 22, 2019

A John Deere Gator valued at $10,000 was stolen from a city owned maintenance shop sometime over the weekend.

A residence on MontClare Ave was broken into sometime over the weekend and believed to be related to other recent break & enters. Multiple items of jewelry were stolen including two watches, several rings, bracelets and necklaces. Police are investigating along with three other weekend break and enters.

A cheque which had been issued and mailed to a female was intercepted by another person and deposited using a banking app. Police are investigating the fraud.

May 21, 2019

Traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle which had conducted an illegal U-turn. The 52 year old from British Columbia had a suspended driver’s license. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle was seized for 30 days.

Police received a 911 call from an off duty RCMP member who had witnessed a female exit his neighbor’s vehicle with property and then attempt to enter his garage. The Police officer arrested the female and then contacted the city Police. The intoxicated female was charged with theft, attempted break & enter and public intoxication.

A traffic stop of a driver not wearing his seatbelt resulted in Police observing alcohol and cannabis marihuana within reach of the driver. The male was charged accordingly.

May 20, 2019

Police received a 911 call when a homeowner observed two males attempting to force open a window to her residence. Police immediately responded but were unable to locate the males who had fled the scene. Police did locate and seize items of evidence that were left at and near the scene. Later that same day Police also responded to two other residential break & enters and evidence obtained ties the same suspects to each scene. One of the homes was in Duggan Park, the second near the hospital and the third home was near city yards.

Police were notified of a male who had sent text messages to a friend indicating that he was going to harm himself. The male was located and friends agreed to stay with him through the night.

May 19, 2019

A 34 year old man was stopped by Police for a traffic violation. Checks showed the male was on several release conditions. The male was arrested for breaching his court orders. A search of the vehicle located a small baggie of methamphetamine. The male was charged and to appear before a Justice of the Peace.

Police stopped a 39 year old man for a traffic offence and a roadside test resulted in a GDL suspension. The man was issued a 30 day suspension and his vehicle was towed.

A 23 year old woman called complaining about her 47 year old neighbours. Both neighbours causing problems for each other and refusing to cooperate. Police attended and mediated the situation.

May 18, 2019

Police attended a report of a suspicious vehicle. The passenger provided a false name to the police and was subsequently arrested. It was further determined that he had numerous warrants for his arrest. The driver was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle located over $30,000.00 worth of stolen property. Both males are currently in custody and awaiting a release hearing.

While police were parked in front of a liquor establishment, a vehicle sped past them, drove over a curb, and attempted to evade the police when police were behind them. A 20 year old male was arrested for impaired driving and provided samples of 210 mg% and 190mg%. The male was charged for impaired driving, driving with a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit, dangerous driving and flight from police.

Police attended a complaint of a driver passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle. The male was non-responsive and EMS was required to attend the scene. The male was transported to the hospital to receive medical treatment as a result of ingesting illicit drugs. Police continue to investigate.

May 17, 2019

A truck which had been stolen out of Leduc was located parked outside a residence on 54 street in the 5300 block. Police have developed a potential suspect and are continuing to investigate.

Police were contacted when two males were observed on the roof of a downtown business. Police located two males who were both under the influence of alcohol. The two men were issued tickets for possessing open liquor.

A traffic stop was conducted resulting in a female passenger being arrested on several outstanding warrants. While conducting a search of the woman Police located a small quantity of methamphetamine and cocaine. The 50 year old was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

May 16, 2019

A GPS was stolen from a vehicle overnight while parked on 58 street in the 3800 block.

A Fortis employee reported that a power meter had been stolen from a residence on 57 street in the 5200 block.

A traffic stop was conducted on an unregistered vehicle. The 23 year old male driver also had an outstanding warrant for driving without insurance. The male was arrested and held in custody until he made arrangements to pay the outstanding $3500 that he was owing on his warrant.

May 15, 2019

A vehicle owner reported that his driver’s window had been shattered sometime overnight while parked on 58 street in the 5200 block. The vehicle was rummaged through but nothing appears to have been stolen.

A downtown business reported that there was damage caused to venting on the top of their building.

Police received a call from eastern Canada from a parent concerned for her son who may have be having mental health issues. Police attended the residence and the son was intoxicated by alcohol and drugs and was destroying property that he owned together with his girlfriend who was also in the residence. Police arrested the male to prevent further breach of the peace. The male continued to cause issues in Police cells until his release.

A traffic stop resulted in a male driver being charged with driving while suspended. The male’s vehicle was seized for 30 days.

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle that had a smashed windshield. It was determined that the recently purchased vehicle was uninsured and that the male driver had 4 outstanding warrants. The male was arrested on his warrants and charged with driving without insurance.

May 14, 2019

Police were advised by a homeowner on 48B avenue in the 6200 block that someone had entered his detached garage and stole his grey Mastercraft miter saw.

Police were contacted by a resident who observed two males outside a residence who both appeared to be grossly intoxicated. The two males were located by Police one of which had conditions not to consume alcohol. The male was charged with breaching his conditions.

A male contacted Police advising that another male just stopped him and requested he call Police as he was scared. The 21 year old intoxicated male was located and advised he couldn’t find his way home. Police drove the male to his residence.

Police observed a male abandon a bicycle which was determined to be stolen property. The male was arrested and during a search Police located a knife on his person contrary to his conditions. Police also found the male to be in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine. The male was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and breaching his conditions. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

May 13, 2019

A 911 call was received regarding a domestic situation at a residence. Police attended and the couple were engaged in a verbal argument. The situation was mediated and one of the involved agreed to stay at a friend’s residence for the night.

A male reported that two of his unlocked bikes had been stolen overnight from his residence. The bikes were described as a white Jamis mountain bike and an orange Supercycle.

A male contacted Police advised that his fiancée was threatening to harm herself. The female was located and was taken to St. Mary’s hospital for assessment.

May 12, 2019

A 28 year old woman called advising her intoxicated ex-boyfriend was inside of her residence causing problems. A 25 year old man was located and taken back to his residence for the evening.

An intoxicated 20 year old man was located downtown breaching his alcohol conditions. The man was arrested and later released to appear in court.

A woman called stating her neighbours are fighting inside of their residence. Police spoke with a 50 year old woman who was intoxicated and being belligerent. The woman was arrested for prevention of breach of peace and lodged until she was sober.

Police received a complaint that a vehicle owner came outside in the early morning and noted her tires to be slashed sometime overnight.

A 48 year old man called stating he was having issues with a 58 year old man who was threatening him. Police spoke with both men and mediated the disagreement.

May 11, 2019

Police pulled over a 19 year old male and arrested him for impaired driving. The man was transported to the police service where he provided two samples of 170mg% and 160mg%. The man was charged and released to a sober adult.

A complaint was received of two males fighting outside of a downtown liquor establishment. A 43 year old man was spoken to and advised a 26 year old man was causing problems resulting in the altercation. The male fled the scene prior to police arrival.

A 911 call was received from an intoxicated 19 year old man that was having difficulties. The man was located and transported to a sober friend’s residence for the evening.

Police received a complaint of a gas smell in the area of 45 Avenue and 62 Street. Police located a gas cap that was spewing. Atco was called out and repaired the damaged cap.

May 9, 2019

Police received a 911 call when a son came home intoxicated and violent. The male made comments that he was going to harm himself and then left the residence. After a lengthy Police search the male was located in a grossly intoxicated state. The male then resisted his arrest for public intoxication. The 30 year old was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest and released when sober.

Police responded to a residence on the Southside of Camrose after being notified of a loud argument. The situation was mediated by Police.

May 7, 2019

A stolen U-Haul truck which was loaded with personal property and towing a trailer carrying a personal vehicle was recovered in Rocky Mountain House. The personal vehicle and trailer attached to the vehicle were not recovered. The Camrose Victim Services Unit assisted with reconnecting the American couple with their remaining property.

A loss prevention officer had a woman detained after he observed her stealing $7 worth of cosmetics. Police attended the business and the 45 year old woman was issued a two year trespass notice.

A male and female were charged with obstruction of justice after Police determined that they were responsible for interfering with a witness who was to testify in an upcoming criminal trial. Both individuals had bail hearings and were released on a recognizance with conditions.

A female contacted 911 from a local hotel stating that she had been kidnapped. Police attended and determined that a couple was trying to help her by providing her a place to stay as the female was heavily under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. The female who was creating a scene at the hotel was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace. She was released without charges the next morning.

May 6, 2019

Police were contacted after guests at an east end hotel went into the parking lot to find that their U-Haul cargo truck had been stolen overnight. The couple was moving from Alaska to Nevada and had all their belongings inside the vehicle plus their Ford Escape SUV which was on an open trailer behind the U-Haul. Video surveillance showed a late model 1996-1998 dark blue or black Chevrolet Silverado Z71 pull up to the U-Haul at 4:55 AM followed by both vehicles leaving the parking lot. Police are investigating.

Police assisted at a residence where a tenant hadn’t left after receiving an eviction notice. The landlord was provided advice with the situation. Police identified a female inside the residence who was not on the lease and the 17 year old had an outstanding warrant out of Edmonton. The female was arrested and Police located a small quantity of methamphetamine on her person. The female was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Police obtained video surveillance of a female suspect responsible for a theft from a west-end business. Pictures of the female were posted on the CPS Facebook account resulting in numerous responses identifying the female who was from the Killam area. Police confirmed her identity with the Killam RCMP and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.

On April 4 Police entered into an investigation where a computer valued at $1200 was stolen from the Augustana University. Police were able to recover the stolen property and return it to University staff. Charges are pending.

The loss prevention officer from a west-end business contacted Police after apprehending a shoplifter. Police attended and arrested the female for theft. During a search Police located a small quantity of methamphetamine. The 30 year old was charged with theft, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

May 5, 2019

Police responded to a complaint of a physical altercation between a male (34) and female (30) in a residence. Police arrived and had to breach the door to gain access as yelling and screaming could be heard upon arrival. Inside the residence Police located a female with minor facial wounds. Hiding in a bedroom closet was an uncooperative male, who was taken into custody. The male was charged with Assault, Obstructing a Police Officer and (2) breaches of release documents to have no contact with the female.

A local bar contacted Police as a fight had broke out. A male (40) was arrested for causing a disturbance and breaching his alcohol conditions.

May 4, 2019

Police responded to a complaint of a physical altercation in the area of 54 Avenue and 65 Street. A 45 year old man was spoken to and advised the male causing the problems left the area prior to Police arrival.

A 39 year old woman was stopped by Police and arrested for impaired driving. The woman provided two samples on the approved instrument with results of 210mg% and 190mg%. The woman was charged and released to a sober friend.

Police mediated a dispute between a 45 year old woman and a 20 year old man after having a verbal argument over rules within the apartment complex.

A mother called advising her son returned to the residence and assaulted her and his brother that was in the residence. The youth was charged with two counts of assault and two court document breaches.

A 36 year old man attended court and was placed on a Peace Bond not to have contact with his ex-girlfriend. Within hours of release the man was arrested for breaching his release conditions. The man was charged with breaching his order and to appear before a Justice of the Peace.

Police responded to a complaint of a physical altercation. A 19 year old woman advised her 19 year old boyfriend was acting irrational in the residence and was shooting a BB gun inside of the home. The man was arrested and charged with assault.

May 3, 2019

On April 13th, 2019 the Camrose Police Service received a report from two males that they were robbed at gun point for cigarettes while returning from a university event.  The Major Crimes Unit of the Camrose Police Service were able to identify a suspect and on April 18th a 32 year old male from rural Camrose was arrested as a result of a traffic stop being conducted.

During the investigation a loaded firearm that was involved in the robbery was located in the downtown area of Camrose. It was determined the firearm had an altered serial number.  It was also determined to be a stolen firearm from a break and enter to the local Canadian Tire which was reported on March 19th, 2019.  The break and enter involved a subject entering the building and climbing over the security fencing in the firearms section.  The subject then stole five firearms valued at over $7000 dollars.

Further investigation revealed the male who was responsible for the robbery was also responsible for the break and enter and theft of the five firearms. The 32 year old male has been charged with the following offences:

  • Robbery with a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Tampering with a serial number of a firearm
  • Break and enter
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Possession of break in tools
  • Disguise with the intent to commit an offence

The male has been released on a $5000 no cash recognizance with conditions. His first appearance in court will be May 22, 2019.

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As a result of an ongoing drug investigation by the Major Crimes Unit of the Camrose Police Service a traffic stop was conducted in the downtown core of Camrose. The female and male passengers of the vehicle were subsequently arrested.  The search of the male following the arrest located a small quantity of crack cocaine and oxycodone pills which were packaged for resale.  The search of the vehicle also located a small quantity of oxycodone pills in the center console.

Police then conducted a search warrant at the residence of the arrested male subject. A search of the house and the accused’s bedroom located the following items:

  • 242.5 grams of methamphetamine
  • 26.2 grams of cocaine
  • 700 milliliters of GHB
  • 16 oxycodone pills
  • 79 naloxone pills
  • 1 gram of heroine
  • CIL Savage sawed off shotgun
  • Ithaca 37 sawed off shotgun
  • .22 calibre handgun

Joel Crowle (29 years of age) of Camrose, Alberta was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (4 counts)
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to an order (3 counts)
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition (2 counts)
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public (3 counts)
  • Careless storage of a firearm (3 counts)
  • Proceeds of crime
  • Breach of probation (4 counts)

The female was later released with no charges. The street value of the drugs seized is $14,000.  Crowle had his bail hearing put over and is awaiting his next court appearance.

May 2, 2019

Police received a phone call from the Duggan mall indicating that there was a female threatening patrons with a knife. Police immediately attended, located and arrested the female. The 41 year old who was struggling with mental health issues was transported to hospital without charges.

Eyes on Camrose. Police received a report from a citizen who had just witnessed a drug transaction. Police attended to the area and located a male who was in possession of a small quantity of crack cocaine. The 50 year old was charged with possession of a controlled substance. The person who had sold the drugs was not located and Police are attempting to identify him.

Police received a 911 call after a male had threatened to damage property and also made threats that he was going to harm himself. Police located the male who claimed that he was just upset with his situation and had no plans to carry out what he had said. The male was left in the care of a friend.

A male reported that his white 2001 Ford F-350 had been stolen from his residence on 44 street in the 5000 block. The theft appeared to have recently occurred but the vehicle could not be located. Police are investigating.

May 1, 2019

A business in the east end of Camrose advised that the lock to their compound had been cut. It was determined that a vehicle had been rummaged through but it didn’t appear that anything at their business had been stolen. Police are investigating.

Police received a compliant of a female who was trying to get into a residence. Police then received a 911 call from a motorist who had just given a ride to a female who said that she was trying to locate her children. The female was located and was clearly under the influence of illicit drugs. She was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace.

April 30, 2019

Police received a 911 call from a female advising that a male would not return her property which he had locked inside his vehicle. Police attended and the female was uncooperative, screaming and not following Police direction. The female was arrested to prevent breach of the peace and later released.

At 4:00 AM Police received a 911 call from a female who was not making any sense. Police attended to her residence at it was determined that the female was displaying very unusual behavior and was unable to care for two children in the home. A family member was contacted and attended the residence to provide care.

April 29, 2019

An employee reported that his 2005 Ford F250 had been stolen overnight while in the parking lot of a west end business.

Police received a 911 call from a suicide hotline advising that a female had made concerning comments to them prior to hanging up the phone. Police were able to trace the number and located the female who advised that she had no intention of harming herself. The female was left in the care of family.

April 27, 2019

Police were called to a disturbance between two neighbours that were involved in an altercation. An investigation determined that a 40 year old man had assaulted his neighbor then uttered threats to kill him and destroy his property. The intoxicated suspect was arrested and charged with assault and uttering threats. He was released on a promise to appear with conditions once he was sober.

April 26, 2019

A 59 year old male was arrested when it was determined that he was responsible for stealing approximately $300 worth of merchandise from a west end business. The man who was also bound by court conditions was charged with theft, possession of stolen property and breaching his conditions. The male is waiting on a bail hearing.

At 2:15 AM an intoxicated male who had just left a local bar approached a Police vehicle and began demanding a ride. When the Police officer declined his request, the male continued to aggressively make his demand. The male who was then advised by Police that he was under arrest for public intoxication swung at the officer striking the member twice in the head. Other Police members who were close by attended and the male who continued to resist was eventually arrested. The 30 year old from Camrose was charged with public intoxication, resist arrest and assaulting a Police officer.

A loss prevention officer contacted Police when a female left the store with $500 worth of stolen merchandise. The 52 year old woman was apprehended by Police and charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

April 25, 2019

Police responded to a shoplifter at a local business. A 52 year old female was apprehended and charged with theft.

Police mediated a family dispute in which no assault or threats occurred.

At 2:30 A.M. Police received a report that a male had attended a local bar and demanded merchandise from staff without payment. When staff told him no, the male produced a knife, threatened staff and again demanded product. The male obtained merchandise and proceeded to then threaten a patron in the bar with the knife and utter threats.  The male left the business on foot. Investigation identified a 30 year old male responsible. The male was located, arrested and lodged to be brought before a Justice to face a number of criminal charges. Charges include robbery, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, mischief, and a breach of a court document.

April 24, 2019

Police assisted a mother and her 15 year old son who was not behaving inside of the home and ran away with some of the mother’s personal items. Police mediated the situation with the family who has been having ongoing issues inside of the home.

At 4:30 P.M. Police received a complaint of a hit and run in the alley in the area of 51 Avenue and 53 Street. After gathering witness statements police located a 36 year old man and arrested him for impaired driving. The man was searched and a pair of brass knuckles were located in his pocket. The man was transported to the police service where he provided two samples of 180mg% and 160mg%. The man was charged with impaired driving, hit and run, suspended driving, possession of a prohibited weapon, no insurance and no registration. The man was later released after dealing with an outstanding warrant.

A west end business called and advised a woman left the store without paying for a cart of groceries. Police attempted to identify the suspect.

Police responded to a complaint of two males attempting to start fights in a liquor establishment. A 20 year old man was issued with a violation ticket for public intoxication.

April 23, 2019

A male made a complaint stating a co-worker assaulted him while he was at work. Police are investigating the assault allegation and laying charges on a 22 year old male.

Police received a complaint from a woman stating a previous friend continues to phone and send her messages. A 23 year old woman was spoken to and told to seize all communication.

A homeowner advised sometime overnight her unlocked vehicle was entered and her purse was stolen from inside. Police are continuing to encourage homeowners to lock their vehicles and not to leave any valuable items inside of their unattended vehicles.

Police were dispatched to a complaint from a business advising sometime over the long weekend a truck was stolen from their lot and a licence plate was stolen off of a second vehicle.

A 21 year old woman attended the office requesting some advice on how to obtain a restraining order for her ex-boyfriend. The woman was directed to the courts and given advice on changing her settings on her social media applications.

A woman attended the front counter advising sometime over the long weekend her licence plate was stolen from her vehicle.

Police responded to a complaint of a vehicle that was driving all over the road. A 33 year old woman was stopped after driving over the curb and striking a tree. The woman was not paying attention to the road and only held a class 7 operator licence. The woman was issued with a violation ticket.

April 22, 2019

A landlord reported that the coin operated laundry machines were damaged in an apartment building and monies taken. Police are investigating.

Police received a complaint of an intoxicated man trespassing in his yard near the downtown area of Camrose. Police located the man and he was arrested for public intoxication. A search of the subject revealed he was in possession quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and GHB. The man was also bound by a recognizance where he has a condition not to be in possession of illegal drugs. He was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of breach of recognizance. He was lodged into cells and will be brought before a Justice of the Peace to determine his release.

April 21, 2019

While members were dealing with a complaint at a residence they identified a youth to have outstanding warrants for their arrest. The youth was arrested and brought before a Justice of the Peace and released on a recognizance to appear in court.

Police received a theft complaint from a business where a man had stolen merchandise from inside of the store. The man was arrested for theft and was determined to be breaching his conditions on two separate Court Orders. He was charged and released on a promise to appear.

A traffic stop was conducted and police determined that the female driver was under the influence of alcohol and her ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The driver was arrested and provided two adequate samples of breath resulting in two readings of 110 mg%. She was charged with impaired driving and driving over 80 mg% and released on a promise to appear.

April 20, 2019

A concerned citizen was requesting assistance removing his adult step daughter as she was intoxicated and becoming aggressive. Members attended and mediated the situation.

Police were called to another residence requesting assistance with the removal of a friend that was refusing to leave the premise. The (42) year old female was shouting scripture in an incoherent tone and was left in the care of her care taker.

Police responded to a 911 complaint from an 83 year old female requesting assistance. She feared her son was going to kill a man, and was currently walking to the man’s residence with a knife. Police located the subject of the complaint and were able to arrest him and seize the knife he had hidden in his waistband. The (48) year old male was taken into custody and charged with numerous weapons and assault related charges.

April 19, 2019

A power pole spontaneously combusted north of 48 Ave and 39 St at 1720 hours. The power line remained intact and power was lost to most of the area including the traffic lights at 39 Street. Fire attended and the small fire was left to burn out on its own as it posed no immediate risk. The power company attended and bypassed the pole restoring power to the area within 45 minutes. The cause of the fire was determined to be a faulty insulator.

A report of two males carrying a tailgate in the area of 49 avenue and 50 street in the early morning hours. Members located the tail gate that had been abandon in the streets and recovered by the complainant. The truck with the missing tail gate was located and returned to the owner.

April 18, 2019

Police attended a residence on Mount Pleasant Drive regarding a complaint of a disturbance. It was determined a youth was causing issues because he didn’t want to go to school. The situation was mediated.

Police assisted the Camrose Fire Department after receiving a report that a home was on fire on 50th avenue in the 5600 block. The home was filled with smoke which was caused by a furnace motor that was malfunctioning. Victim Services Unit assisted with finding the occupant a place to stay for the night.

April 17, 2019

While conducting a checkstop Police recognized a female passenger who was out past her curfew. The 33 year old who was also high on drugs was arrested and charged with breaching her conditions. She remains in custody and is waiting on a bail hearing.

A male was located and arrested on an outstanding warrant. He was later released on a promise to appear.

A traffic stop was conducted and a Mandatory Alcohol Screening was conducted resulting in the 28 year old male providing a caution reading. The male received a three day license suspension and his vehicle was towed.

April 16, 2019

An east end business reported that someone had cut the fence to their compound and entered some vehicles. Some evidence was left on scene and Police are investigating.

A location downtown contacted Police to report an individual was in their building and breaching a no trespass order. The female was located and arrested. While dealing with her Police observed two other individuals who were wanted on outstanding warrants. All three arrests were released after their bail hearings.

Staff at the Casino reported that two men were trying to sell jewelry out of a vehicle in their parking lot. The men had left prior to Police arrival.

A concerned motorist contacted Police advising of a female who was walking along the highway toward Edmonton. Police located the intoxicated female and she was arrested and released when sober.

April 14, 2019

Police received an intoxicated female walking around without shoes and they were concerned about her safety. Members located the female and she was given a ride to a friend’s residence.

Police mediated a dispute between a cab driver and 4 passengers regarding the cab fare. Members attended and mediated the situation.

April 13, 2019

Police received an impaired driving complaint where a female had driven away after consuming alcohol at a licensed premise. Members located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver displayed signs of impairment and failed a roadside screening device. She was arrested for impaired driving and provided two samples of breath resulting in 150 mg% and 130 mg%. She was charged and released to appear in court.

Police were called to a licensed premise after two men had been involved in a fight. One of the subjects of complaint was identified as being the aggressor and was charged with detrimental conduct and was ejected from the premise.

Members conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle cross the center line. The driver of the vehicle was intoxicated and arrested for impaired driving. He was brought back to the police service where he provided two breath samples of 180 mg%. He was charged and released on a promise to appear.

As a result of a traffic stop, police identified the driver of the vehicle to be a criminally suspended driver. The driver was charged under the Criminal Code with disqualified driving and released on an appearance notice. The vehicle was seized for 30 days.

April 12, 2019

Lock it or Lose it. A female reported that she left her vehicle parked in the area of the Composite High School for approximately one hour. When she returned to her unlocked vehicle her purse which included her driver’s license and credit cards had been stolen.

A female attended the Police station to obtain a criminal record check. The female was arrested when it was determined that she had an outstanding warrant out of Calgary. The 50 year old is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

The airport reported that two steel plates had been stolen at one of the hangers. Police are reviewing video surveillance.

April 11, 2019

A male reported that someone had stolen a workbench from his backyard on 60 street in the 4100 block. The workbench was constructed out of 2X4’s and had purple paint on it.

A male advised that his unlocked vehicle was rummaged through while parked on 53 avenue in the 6200 block. The male could not initially determine if anything had been stolen.

Police responded to 48B avenue in the 5700 block after receiving a complaint from residents of two people laying on the ground in their parking lot. Police attended and administered Naloxone as the two individuals both displayed shallow breathing. Both showed signs of improved breathing after which EMS attended and transported the patients to St. Mary’s hospital.

April 10, 2019

Police were contacted by the loss prevention officer at a west end business after he observed a female concealing several cosmetic items in her purse and then attempt to leave the store. Police attended and the female was arrested on the theft as well as outstanding warrants out of Medicine Hat. The female was charged with theft and possession of stolen property and issued an indefinite trespass notice not to return to the store. The female is waiting on a bail hearing in relation to her outstanding warrants.

A female reported that she believed her neighbor had stolen money from her residence. The investigation determined that the 61 year old male had in fact stolen $1800 from her home. The male was charged with theft and released on a promise to appear.

April 9, 2019

A female reported that her bicycle had been stolen from their unlocked detached garage on 59 street in the 4200 block.

A 2005 Chev Silverado stolen on February 20th was located in the St. Paul area by RCMP. The ignition had been punched but very little damage otherwise. The registered owner was advised.

Police received a complaint that a male had assaulted another male inside a residence. Police attended and arrested the offender who was located hiding in the basement. A female inside the residence was also arrested on an outstanding warrant. The 30 year old male was charged with assault and is waiting on a bail hearing.

At 4:43 AM Police received a call from a witness who observed a black Grand Prix sideswipe three parked vehicles on 47 street in the 5300 block. The vehicle initially pulled over to the side of the road but then left the scene. Police are investigating and seeking public assistance in locating the vehicle.

April 8, 2019

A couple attended the Police station to report that they had been followed by another vehicle. When stopped the other male driver approached their vehicle and questioned their sobriety. Police contacted the male driver and advised him not to take matters into his own hands but to call Curb the Danger if he suspects that a driver is impaired. The couple had not been consuming alcohol.

April 7, 2019

Police received a complaint of a verbal argument coming from a residence on 56 street in the 5200 block. Police attended and mediated the argument between the male and female which resulted in the female staying with family for the night.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after he apprehended a shoplifter. The 57 year old male was charged with theft and possession of stolen property and released on an appearance notice

Police received a 911 call from a parent whose son had intentionally thrown a rock through their window. Police located the male who several blocks away and was clearly under the influence of drugs. The male was charged with mischief and later released on a promise to appear.

Police received a complaint from the recreation center of a group of teenagers who were using profanities during a hockey game and it was believed that they were also consuming alcohol. Police located the youth and identified two individuals who were causing most of the issues. Several cans on alcohol were seized by Police and they were escorted off the property.

A female contacted Police requesting assistance with her intoxicated boyfriend who was causing issues inside the home. The male was removed from the residence and after finding him an alternative location to reside for the night.

April 6, 2019

Police arrested a 19 year old man for having outstanding warrants. He was released on a promise to appear in provincial court.

While on patrol, Police noted a motorcycle travelling 116 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone. Police conducted a traffic stop and determined the driver of the vehicle did not have valid registration or insurance for the motorcycle. The driver was charged accordingly under the Traffic Safety Act requiring him to appear in court for excessive speed and driving without insurance.

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle for an equipment violation. A mandatory alcohol screening test determined the 23 year old driver with a graduated driver’s license was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was issued a 30 day license suspension and his vehicle was seized for 7 days.

April 5, 2019

Police received a complaint of an abandoned semi and trailer on 55 street in the 4300 block by the recreation center. The truck was determined to have been stolen from Bitten Lake and the attached trailer from the Westerose area. The property was returned to the owners and the RCMP were advised of the recovery.

A female who was wanted on outstanding warrants was located by Police and arrested. She is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

April 4, 2019

Police attended an injury collision at the intersection of 50 avenue and 56 street. A vehicle that was stopped waiting for traffic to conduct a left hand turn was re-ended by a second vehicle. The female driver was charged with careless driving and had no explanation as to why she didn’t see the vehicle stopped.

A female reported that she purchased $3000 worth of Google Play cards for customers after receiving a text from whom she believed was her supervisor. After purchasing the cards, the employee then forwarded images of the authorization numbers in a reply text. It was later discovered that the employer had not made the request. Police are investigating.

April 2, 2019

A female reported a fraud where she had received an email offering her a loan through a company called Mogo. When she was approved the company sent her a $500 cheque and requested that she purchase gift cards and provide them with the authorization numbers. The cheque was fraudulent and the female is out the $500.

Police received a 911 call from a female who indicated that she was having issues with the exchange of her child. Police attended and the female who placed the 911 call was intoxicated and very uncooperative to the point where she was arrested and transported to Police cells. The child was left in the care of another sober adult. The female was later released without charges.

April 1, 2019

Police were requested to attend a residence where a husband and wife were involved in a verbal argument. The situation was mediated and the male agreed to leave for the evening.

A female contacted Police indicating that she had been assaulted. Police determined that the male had struck the female with a broom and then ripped her clothing as she tried to leave. The male was located high on drugs and alcohol. The 35 year old was charged with assault with a weapon and released on a promise to appear with conditions.

March 31, 2019

A son contacted the Police requesting assistance in dealing with his intoxicated mother. Police located a 41 year old woman who agreed to cooperate and be transported home. The woman and son were dropped off at their residence.

A 48 year old man was arrested for outstanding warrants. The man was released to appear in Provincial Court.

Police conducted a Check Stop and issued a 36 year old man with an IRS suspension after providing a warn on a roadside screening device and a 55 year old man was arrested for impaired driving after providing a fail on a roadside. The man provided samples of 90mg% and 80mg%. The man was charged with impaired driving and released from custody.

A 36 year old woman advised she is having difficulties with her 35 year old ex-husband. Police assisted and mediated the issue.

Police received a complaint that a vehicle was driving erratically. A 19 year old woman was located and arrested for impaired driving. The woman provided two samples of 170mg% and 180m%. The woman was charged with impaired driving.

A 48 year old man was stopped by police and arrested for impaired driving. The man provided two sample of 160mg%. The man was charged with impaired driving.

March 30, 2019

A 24 year old man was arrested for outstanding warrants. The man was later released to appear in Provincial Court.

Police received a complaint from an east end business that a male contacted their office on three separate occasions and made purchases over the telephone using a credit card. After delivering the product all three credit cards used were deemed to be fraudulent. Total loss of over $52,000.00.

A 58 year old man was arrested on several outstanding warrants for his arrest. The man was later released from custody.

Police received a call from a father requesting a wellbeing check on his son. The 36 year old son was spoken to and was seeking assistance with some medical issues.

March 29, 2019

At 1:45 AM Police received an intrusion alarm at a local church. Upon arrival Police observed three damaged windows and one which had been pried open. An intoxicated male was located inside and arrested. The 45 year old from Edmonton was charged with mischief and break & enter and later and released on a promise to appear.

March 28, 2019

A 55 year old female was victimized by a fraud after receiving an email from someone who claimed to be have been robbed while in Africa and was now unable to return home. The female sent $2000 to an unknown account after she received a cheque for $9000 from the scammer with instructions to cash it.

Police received multiple reports of a female causing a disturbance. Police attended and located an intoxicated female who had been making attempts to enter several homes throughout the south side trailer court. The female was arrested for public intoxication and later released without charges.

March 27, 2019

Police were contacted regarding a female who was having some type of psychosis episode. The female was initially left in the care of a friend but after additional complaints were made through the day, the female was then taken to St. Mary’s hospital and left in their care.

Police were contacted after a Kids Help Line received a call from a youth who was going to cause themself harm. Police located the youth at home unharmed. The parents were home and agreed to take their child to the hospital.

Police mediated a road rage incident in the Wal-Mart parking lot between a 20 and a 57 year old male.

March 26, 2019

Police are investigating a road rage incident where a male driver was injured when an object was thrown threw his side window. The male responsible has been identified and charges are pending.

A 44 year old female was charged with theft and possession of stolen property after being apprehended by the loss prevention officer at a west end business. The female was released with a date to appear in court and served with a trespass notice not to return to the business.

A male reported that his holiday trailer had been broken into sometime over the past 90 days and his RV batteries were stolen.

March 25, 2019

Three males arrested as a result of a drug investigation.

The Camrose Police Service conducted a drug trafficking investigation that led to the seizure of a quantity of Methamphetamine, Xanax pills, Oxycodone pills, Cocaine, Marihuana, Psilocybin, and Shatter.

On March 10, 2019 Police executed a search warrant in Camrose, Alberta. Police conducted a search of the residence where they located and seized a quantity of cocaine, a quantity of psilocybin, a quantity of marihuana, and other items relating to drug trafficking.

On March 15, 2019 Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and located and seized a quantity of methamphetamine and a quantity of cash.

The following items were seized as a result of the investigation:

  • 17.8 grams of methamphetamine
  • 4.8 grams of cocaine
  • 20 Xanex pills
  • 50 oxycodone pills
  • 154.4 grams of marihuana
  • 92.6 grams of psilocybin
  • 2.0 grams of shatter
  • $1500.00 cash

Police estimate the total street value of the drugs seized to be approximately $6000.00

Kaden DOYLE, 18, of Camrose, has been charged with with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, proceeds of crime, two counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking, and possession of cannabis for the purposes of selling it.

Nicholas POULIN, 19, of Camrose has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance, proceeds of crime, two counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking, and possession of cannabis for the purposes of selling it.

Zarchary SANFORD, 19, of Camrose, has been charged with six counts of trafficking a controlled substance and four counts of proceeds of crime.

If you have any information relating to drug trafficking in Camrose, please contact the police non-emergency line (780-672-4444), or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

March 24, 2019

A homeowner advised he located an intoxicated male sleeping in his basement. Police attended and located an 18 year old man who thought he was at the proper home. Friends attended and took care of the male for the evening.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle for speeding. The 26 year old male driver failed the roadside screening test and was arrested. The male provided two samples into an approved instrument with results of 150mg% and 140mg%. The male was charged and released when sober.

March 23, 2019

Police received calls for a adult female who was acting irrational in public. The female was located and she was brought to a facility to receive medical care.

Police mediated an argument between two individuals outside a liquor establishment. Alcohol was a factor and the two were separated and left in the care of sober adults.

A female reported her unlocked vehicle had been entered and some of the contents were stolen.

A male was noted operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, but under the legal limit. The male was issued a driving suspension, vehicle towed.

March 22, 2019

A male was charged with two counts of sexual assault following a Police investigation where he had been inappropriate with two employees. The male was released on a promise to appear with conditions.

A male who was identified through video surveillance as being responsible for a recent theft at downtown business was located and charged. He was released on a promise to appear with conditions.

A business reported that they had been victimized by a scam where they accepted a credit card number over the phone. The caller ordered nearly $10,000 in parts which was picked up by a male prior to the business finding out that it was a fraud.

Police received a Curb the Danger call regarding an intoxicated male who just got into the driver’s seat of a vehicle and Police located the vehicle parked as described by the caller. The vehicle had an ignition interlock system installed due to a prior impaired driving charge and the driver was simply waiting for a friend. It was determined that the vehicle did not have insurance or registration as well as an improper license plate. The male was issued the appropriate violation tickets.

A male who was known to be on conditions not to be in a licensed premise, was observed by Police inside a local bar. The male was arrested and charged with breaching his conditions.

March 21, 2019

Police were contacted by a motorist advising that an unknown female had banged on the hood of her car and was now chasing her as she drove away. Police located the female who was intoxicated by drugs. The female was left in the care of a friend.

A male reported that his unlocked bicycle was stolen while parked at a church on the north end of Camrose. The owner witnessed a male fleeing on the bike. Police are investigating.

A father contacted Police advising that his daughter was attempting to harm herself. The female was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for assessment.

Police responded to a disturbance in an alley behind Mount Pleasant Drive. It was determined that two males were in a verbal argument and the situation was mediated.

March 20, 2019

Several calls were received of a female walking down the middle of 53 street. Police attended and the intoxicated female attempted to run from Police. The female was arrested as she was bound of a court condition not to consume alcohol. The female was charged with breaching her condition and later released on a Promise to Appear.

At about 2:00 AM while conducting patrols in the west end business area, Police observed a vehicle parked with occupants inside. A strong odor of cannabis marihuana was observed coming from the vehicle. The male seated in the driver’s seat admitted to smoking cannabis and was issued a violation ticket for consumption in a motor vehicle.

A local business reported a credit card fraud. A male on multiple occasions ordered parts by telephone paying with a credit card. The parts were then picked up by a second unknown male. On the last order the credit card was denied and after making inquiries it was determined that all transactions were fraudulent totaling $1400.

March 19, 2019

Police were able to identify the suspect in a recent theft of fuel from vehicles. The male suspect was observed operating a vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted. The 33 year old was arrested and charged with break & enter and theft and is waiting on a bail hearing.

A west-end business contacted Police regarding a theft in progress. Police attended and a male with a full cart of merchandise was outside the store where he was being interrupted by employees and bystanders. The 32 year old from Wetaskiwin was arrested and charged with theft and possession of stolen property. He was later released on a promise to appear.

An alarm company for a west-end business received an internal alarm and first reported it to the store manager followed by contacting Police. Police immediately attended to find that a theft had occurred and that the suspect had already left the store. Police are reviewing video surveillance of the incident. The lone suspect was able to pry open a gun locker and firearms were stolen. Inventory checks are being conducted to determine exactly what was stolen

March 18, 2019

A female advised that she was the victim of a scam. The female had been receiving cheques from a website called “whoeasy.com” and then wired money back to other parties. The female had been frauded out of $8100.

A fast food restaurant reported that a female was in the restaurant that was causing them concern. The female was given a ride home by Police.

March 18, 2019 – Special Announcement

NEWS RELEASE – The Camrose Police Service would like to announce Chief Mark Neufeld will be leaving his position to assume the role of police chief for the Calgary Police Service.

Chief Neufeld joined the Camrose Police Service in 2017.  Since then, the service has been strongly focused on both our employees and our community.  The service is actively engaged with partner agencies and support providers to connect vulnerable individuals with appropriate resources.  In addition, the structure and systems of the police service have been modernized.  These changes have enabled the service to identify crime trends and other community issues in real time, and to intervene appropriately to prevent crime, reduce repeat calls for service, and generally enhance community safety and well-being in Camrose.

This change will take effect some time during the next several months.  Chief Neufeld’s move to Calgary will be thoughtfully planned and timed so the impacts of this transition are minimized.  In the meantime, the Camrose Police Service is involved in a number of important community initiatives and these will continue as planned.

The Camrose Police Commission is aware of the Chief’s appointment.  Police Commission Chairperson, Rob Ford, said, “It is with mixed emotions we accept Chief Neufeld’s resignation.  We thank him for his leadership and contributions to the Camrose Police Service and to our community.  We wish the Chief and his family the best in this new endeavour.”  The commission will be meeting in the coming days to discuss next steps.

Chief Neufeld indicated how difficult the decision to leave Camrose was for he and his wife, Lynn.  “This community embraced us warmly and we have met many wonderful people”, he said, “and I am immensely proud of the work of the Camrose Police Service.  The women and men, both sworn and civilian, care deeply about each other and this community.  Great people committed to serving great people – I think that’s what makes Camrose so special!”

The Camrose Police Service remains steadfastly committed to providing quality and compassionate police services to the City and its residents.  We thank you for your continued support.

Further updates will be shared with the public as they become available.

March 17, 2019

The Edmonton Police Service advised that a stolen pick-up truck may be traveling to Camrose. The vehicle was located parked in the area of 46 street in the 4800 and a 24 year old female and a 33 year old male were arrested. The suspects were transported back to Edmonton by EPS members.

Police received a 911 hang-up call and were able to determine that the call originated from a residence on 53 street in the 5400 block. Police attended the residence and located a 19 year old male who was high on drugs. The male had several outstanding warrants out of Bonnyville for sexual assault, sexual interference and uttering threats. The male was arrested and lodged into custody and is awaiting a bail hearing.

Police attended to a residence on Mount Pleasant Drive after receiving a 911 call from a female indicating that she had caused harm to herself. The 18 year old had taken several pills and had cut her arm. EMS transported the female to St. Mary’s hospital.

A female contacted Police advising that an intoxicated male left her residence after stealing her vehicle along with her two children. The RCMP was advised and conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle on Hwy 21 and Hwy 14. The male was arrested for impaired driving and theft.

March 16, 2019

A report was received that a woman was causing problems at a downtown liquor establishment. Police attended and located an intoxicated 67 year old woman. The woman was transported to a family member’s residence for the night.

Police mediated a child custody issue between a 36 year old woman and her 37 year old ex-husband. Both agreed to abide by the court order.

Members conducted a traffic stop and arrested a 34 year old man for outstanding warrants. While executing the arrest members located a knife near the accused contrary to his release conditions. The male was charged with breaching two of his court documents.

Police received a complaint that a 39 year old woman was causing problems inside of an apartment complex. The woman was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer and uttering death threats after becoming uncooperative with police.

A youth was located shoplifting at a west end business after a Loss Prevention Officer caught the youth with several stolen items of make-up. The youth was provided with a warning and given a Trespass Notice.

March 13, 2019

Police are investigating a fraud involving a cheque which was recently deposited into someone’s account even though the same cheque had been deposited to the rightful owner months earlier.

A male reported that someone entered his garage and stole a variety of Stanley branded tools. The male had just moved into the residence on 54 street in the 5200 block.

Police assisted EMS at a residence where a female had taken a large amount of pills and had intentionally caused an injury to herself. The female was cooperative and accepted medical assistance.

March 12, 2019

Lock it or Lose it. A female reported that she left her vehicle unlocked while parked on 61A street in the 3100 block. In the morning she realized that someone had been in her vehicle and her wallet containing her personal information had been stolen.

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle which was exceeding the speed limit. A mandatory alcohol screening test was conducted which resulted in the male driver receiving a 24 hour license suspension. The male was additionally issued a violation ticket for exceeding the speed limit and his vehicle was towed.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after he apprehended a female shoplifter. The 23 year old was issued a verbal warning and a trespass notice prohibiting her from returning to the business.

March 11, 2019

Curb the Danger. Police received a 911 call regarding an impaired driver traveling eastbound on 48th avenue. Police located the vehicle parked at a liquor store and the male driver was arrested as he was exiting the business. After resisting his arrest the male was transported to Police headquarters where he provided one sample of his breath that was nearly three times the legal limit. The male then refused to provide the required second sample. The 53 year old was charged with impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample, resist arrest and driving while suspended.

Police received a complaint of a theft from a storage business. It was determined that six storage units were broken into and tools had been stolen. The suspect(s) entered the secured compound by cutting a hole in the fence. Police are investigating.

The owner of an apartment building near the downtown area reported that their coin operated laundry machines had been broken into. Police are investigating the theft.

Police received a complaint of a person who had ignited a fire outside the hockey arena. Police attended and located a 27 year old male who had lit a book exchange container on fire and was burning the books to keep warm. The intoxicated male was arrested and charged with arson.

March 10, 2019

Police received a 911 call regarding a youth that was assaulting his family members inside of a residence. Police attended and determined that the young man had assaulted a family member by throwing a chair and punching them in the face. He also pushed another member of the family who tried to subdue the youth. While Police attempted to take the youth into custody he kicked at officers and had to be restrained and handcuffed. The youth was charged with assault with a weapon, two counts of assault and assaulting a police officer. He was released on a promise to appear.

A complaint was received of a woman causing problems at a business in Camrose. Police attended and mediated the situation.

March 9, 2019

A 43 year old woman called advising her common-law was attempting to get into the residence and he was grossly intoxicated. Police located the 43 year old man and removed him from the property.

Police received a call from a woman who had concerns for a youth after seeing some disturbing posts. The youth was located and it was determined she was fine and staying with family for support.

An owner made a complaint that sometime over the past week his dump trailer was stolen from the area of 41 Avenue and 73 Street.

Police conducted a traffic stop and arrested a 34 year old man for breaching his release conditions.

A complaint was received of an altercation at a downtown licensed premises. A 27 year old woman was arrested after pulling out another women’s earring. The woman was charged with assault causing bodily harm, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance. The woman to be released when sober.

A 26 year old man was arrested for impaired driving. The man provided samples of 160mg% and 170mg%. The man was released to appear in court.

Police mediated a disagreement between an intoxicated 22 year old man and his intoxicated 21 year old girlfriend. Both agreed to separate for the evening.

A 47 year old woman was arrested for outstanding warrant out of Edmonton, Alberta.

March 8, 2019

The owner of a storage compound reported that the locks from 5 storage lockers had been damaged. Police are reviewing video surveillance.

Lock it or Lose it. The owner of a pickup truck reported that a tool box and approximately $800 of tools were stolen from the box of the vehicle.

Police received a call of smoke coming from a garage on 75 street in the 3900 block. Police determined that a vehicle inside the garage was on fire. Fire extinquishers were used to contain the fire until the Camrose Fire Department arrived.

At 2:00 AM while conducting patrols in the east end industrial area Police observed a vehicle parked on the south end of 41 street. When Police approached a male passenger ran from the vehicle carrying a large duffle bag. The male was caught by Police and arrested along with the female driver after it was determined that both the duffle bag and the vehicle contained numerous break-in tools. The 32 year old female and the 38 year old male both from Parkland County had a history of break & enters. Both individuals were charged with possession of break-in tools and are waiting on a bail hearing.

March 7, 2019

Police received a complaint from a local hotel of an intoxicated male in their lobby. Police located the male wandering in the hallway and he was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace. He was later released without charges.

Police conducted a traffic stop when the female driver was observed not wearing her seatbelt. In conversation with the driver it was observed that she was under the influence of drugs. The female was arrested for impaired driving and taken back to Police headquarters where she failed tests conducted by a drug recognition expert. The 35 year old was charged with failing to wear her seatbelt, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and is facing impaired driving charges pending the results of a urine sample that was obtained.

Lock it or Lose it. A male reported that his unlocked 2004 Chev pickup truck was entered overnight while parked on 41 avenue in the 5900 block. The vehicle’s ignition had been punched out and his Garmin GPS and prescription sunglasses had been stolen.

The owner of a storage business reported that sometime over the weekend suspects cut the fence to his compound. It is unknown if any property is missing and video surveillance is being reviewed.

March 6, 2019

A downtown business contacted Police after apprehending a shoplifter. The 21 year old female had stolen a small item which resulted in a verbal warning and the issuance of a trespass notice.

A business reported that they came across a counterfeit $50 bill when cashing out. It is unknown who may have used the bill to make a purchase.

A vehicle owner reported that someone stole the tailgate off of her 2012 GMC pickup while it was parked on 30ave in the 6200 block.

March 5, 2019

An east-end business reported a break & enter where suspects entered their fenced compound and stole a flatbed trailer with four snowmobiles. RCMP in Leduc reported that they recovered the trailer and two of the snowmobiles in their rural area. Police are investigating.

March 4, 2019

Police received a 911 call from a local bar and determined that the male had called the emergency number after a bet with friends. The 25 year old was educated on the seriousness of calling 911, removed from the bar after he was yelling profanities and issued a violation ticket for detrimental conduct.

A 911 call was received from an intoxicated woman looking for a place to sleep. Police located the female along with an intoxicated male at a residence on the north side of Camrose. The female was educated on the proper use of the emergency number.

March 3, 2019

Police received two complaints from businesses in the east end industrial area where their fenced compounds had been entered. In both cases company vehicles had their windows smashed and interior’s had been rummaged through. Police are investigating.

Curb the Danger. Police received a complaint from a motorist that their vehicle had been side-swiped by a black Ford F150 which fled the scene traveling westbound on 48th avenue. A second 911 call was then received of the same vehicle striking a merge sign at the roundabout at Hwy 21 and Hwy 13. Multiple calls were then received that the vehicle was swerving into oncoming traffic as it traveled north on Hwy 21. Members caught up to the vehicle where it had hit the ditch and the male driver was arrested for impaired driving. The male provided samples of his breath which were over twice the legal limit. The 40 year old was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and three counts of failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

A female reported that all four tires of her vehicle was slashed while it was parked on 52a street in the 4900 block.

Police received a complaint of a male who was threatening to harm himself and located the male hiding in the trunk of his vehicle. The male admitted to consuming a large number of pills so he was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment.

March 2, 2019

A female reported that she had been kidnapped and assaulted by her boyfriend. The female described to Police that on February 28th her boyfriend who was upset about how their relationship was going, forced her into a vehicle and drove her into the country. The male threatened that he was going to kill her and continued with actions that caused her to believe that he was going to end her life. After several hours they returned to Camrose where the female jumped from the vehicle and ran to a friend’s house. The male who was known to Police was located and charged with kidnapping, unlawful confinement, choking to overcome resistance, assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a controlled substance. A bail hearing was conducted and the 38 year old was remanded into custody.

March 1, 2019

Police received a Curb the Danger call from a witness who observed a vehicle collide with another vehicle and then flee the scene. The witness was able to safely follow the vehicle and described to Police the exact location the vehicle was hiding. The 49 year old driver was charged with no registration, no insurance and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

A female advised that she had given a spare house key to a neighbor for emergency use. The female now suspected that the neighbor has been entering her home as she was missing some money. Police are investigating.

A mother and daughter attended the Police station to report that they had both been assaulted by the mother’s boyfriend. Police located and arrested the male who was then charged with two counts of assault and breaching his alcohol conditions. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

Eyes on Camrose. A witness contacted Police when they observed a male entering garages in the area of 53 street in the 5200 block. Police attended and arrested the male as he was exiting someone’s shed. The male was in possession of an orange sled and recyclables that did not belong to him. He was also in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine. The 58 year old was charged with theft, possession of stolen property, breaching his conditions and possession of a controlled substance. He remains in custody waiting on a bail hearing.