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May 28, 2020

Lock it or Lose it. A male advised Police that someone entered his unlocked vehicle parked on 65 street in the 5000 block and stole his wallet.

A traffic stop resulted in a male passenger being and arrested and charged with breaching his curfew and alcohol conditions.

Police dealt with four separate mental health situations throughout the day. One of the situations was mediated, two resulted in transfers to St. Mary’s hospital and one individual was taken to the Centennial Center in Ponoka.

May 27, 2020

A routine traffic stop resulted in the male driver being charged with driving while suspended as well as being arrested on two outstanding warrants.

Police were contacted by someone concerned for the wellbeing of a friend who had sent some disturbing messaging. Police attended the residence and gained entry into the home where the friend was located unconscious on the floor. EMS attended and transported the patient to St. Mary’s hospital.

Police received a Curb the Danger call regarding a possible impaired driver. A traffic stop was conducted and although the driver passed the Mandatory Alcohol Screening test, the passenger was issued violation tickets for having access to cannabis and open alcohol within the vehicle.

May 26, 2020

The owner of a business in Duggan Mall contacted Police after he observed a female place merchandise in her purse and then exit the store along with a male and a child. Police located the female and arrested the 33 year old for theft. The same female who was responsible for another theft on May 15th was charged with two counts of theft and possession of stolen property.

A female contacted Police after discovering that someone had broken into her residence and stole an assortment of her tools. The ownership of the tools had been a contentious matter between herself and another individual. Police are investigating.

May 25, 2020

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle that was being operated without insurance or registration. The driver who also didn’t have a valid driver’s license was charged accordingly and his vehicle was towed.

Police are investigating a mischief in the area of 53 avenue in the 5800 block where suspects spray painted the street, some hand rails, a pedestrian bridge and a Canada Post mailbox.

May 24, 2020

A male reported that his vehicle had been broken into and the ignition damaged. The vehicle was parked on 42 ave in the 7300 block.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after apprehending two female shoplifters. Both were issued trespass notices with one of the females being arrested on an outstanding warrant. She was later released on an undertaking with a date to appear in court.

Police attended St. Mary’s hospital to assist with a patient who was aggressive with staff. After the situation was de-escalated the patient was transferred to the Centennial Center by EMS.

May 22, 2020

The owner of a business in the east end industrial area reported that overnight someone had smashed through their compound fence. While inside the compound the suspect then entered one of the vehicles on their property. Police are investigating.

May 21, 2020

The owner of a truck contacted Police when she noticed that someone had attempted to steal her vehicle. Someone had damaged the ignition on her vehicle while parked on 50 ave in the 5600 block.

Police were notified by a third party that a female had been sexually assaulted. Police attended the residence of the victim and transported her to the hospital for medical care. The male suspect who is well known to the victim was located and interviewed. Police are continuing with their investigation and charges are pending.

A male reported that his red 2004 Ford F350 had been stolen overnight while parked on 37a Ave in the 7500 block.

May 20, 2020

A youth riding his bicycle was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of 43 street and 50 avenue. The youth was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for precautionary measures and determined to only have minor scrapes and bruising. Police determined that the youth was riding northbound on the sidewalk, entered the intersection and struck the front drivers side fender of the vehicle. Police would like to remind all cyclists that if they are riding on the sidewalk they are required to dismount prior to walking their bike through the crosswalk.

May 19, 2020

A youth responsible for a series of recent mischiefs in Camrose was arrested for breaching his curfew condition. The youth in in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

A resident called 911 to report that two people were trying to break into her house. Police attended and determined that the resident had been in a verbal dispute with people she knew who attended her residence and were banging on her door. The attempted break-in was unfounded.

May 18, 2020

A male was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace after he called 911 stating he was scared for his life and was then knocking on the door of a residence saying someone was trying to kill him. When the male was located he advised Police that he wanted to commit suicide. The male who was irrational and high on methamphetamine was later released from custody without charges.

A hotel contacted Police regarding a male who was standing outside and appeared confused and in need of assistance. The male was located and determined to be high on drugs. Police were able to contact family members who attended and took the male home.

Police assisted Child Family Services in apprehending a child as his mother was too intoxicated to give proper care. CFS will continue to evaluate the situation and ensure the child has a safe environment.

A female called 911 and then hung up the phone. Police located the female who advised that she and her common-law had been involved in an argument causing her to call the emergency number but then hung up when she changed her mind. Both individuals were located and agreed to separate for the night.

May 17, 2020

Police received a complaint of a male at the mall who was carrying a large knife. The male was located and had a 14” hunting knife tucked into his waistband despite having a no weapons condition. The knife was seized and the male was charged with breaching his condition.

A female reported that she had received a text message back in February from someone stating that she was eligible to receive $900,000 from a US federal grant. In order to qualify for the grant she would need to forward cash to an address in Ontario. Over the next 3 months the female forwarded around $100,000 to the unknown person. Police are investigating the fraud.

Curb the Danger. A 911 call was received by a witness who observed an intoxicated male stumbling around by a vehicle and believed that he had intentions of driving. Police located the intoxicated male who was very likely preparing to drive. The vehicle keys were given to the male’s mother.

A child called 911 to report that her mother and father were fighting inside their home. Police attended and the couple admitted to having a heated argument. The male agreed to reside elsewhere for the near term.

May 16, 2020

A resident contacted Police stating that she located a container of cigarettes and what she believed to be methamphetamine. The resident also noted a vehicle slowly driving back and forth in the alley and thought they were looking for something. Police attended and confirmed that the container contained methamphetamine. The drugs were seized for destruction.

May 15, 2020

Police were advised that a male was residing at a residence contrary to his conditions. The male was located and charged with breaching his conditions.

Several reports received that someone had spray painted properties overnight in the area of 53 ave and 52 street. In total 5 garages, 23 vehicles, Sparling school and 2 fences had been painted with vulgar language and inappropriate drawings. Through the investigation Police developed suspects believed to be responsible. The three youth were interviewed and charged with multiple counts of mischief. The youth are now bound by curfew conditions and cannot have contact with each other.

Police were contacted by the suicide hotline advising that a male was threatening to harm himself. The male was located, admitted to feeling depressed and was left in the care of a friend.

May 14, 2020

Police received numerous phone calls of a male with no shirt or shoes dancing in the middle of 48 avenue in the 5000 block. Police located the intoxicated male who was issued a violation ticket for public intoxication prior to his mother attending to take him home.

At 4:00 AM Police were advised that a vehicle parked behind a residence on 50 street in the 5200 block had been spray painted overnight. Police are attempting to contact the registered owner.

May 13, 2020

A female contacted Police indicating that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. Police attended and determined that the couple had been arguing throughout the day resulting in each person pushing the other. The involved male agreed to leave the home for the remainder of the day.

Police received a complaint from a 4-plex residence regarding a lot of banging and shouting coming from one of the suites. Police attended and spoke to a female occupant who advised that she had a verbal argument with a male who had left prior to Police arrival.

May 12, 2020

A female reported that her ex-boyfriend used her credit card to purchase a new cell phone and video games. Police are investigating.

A 2011 Ford Edge was stolen from a downtown parking lot during the day while the owner was at work. The license plate on the vehicle at the time of the theft was BZH7702.

Curb the Danger. A motorist called 911 to report that he was following what he believed to be an impaired driver. Police conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and the driver failed a mandatory alcohol screening test. The male was arrested and transported to Police headquarters where he provided samples of his breath the exceeded the legal limit. The 31 year old was charged with impaired driving.

While conducting patrols Police conducted checks on an older BMW car and discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Salmon Arm on May 5th. The vehicle sped from Police but was later located parked along a fence in a residential area. A short time later a male was noted exiting a residence and approach the vehicle. The male who had the keys’ to the vehicle was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property, driving while prohibited and six counts of breaching his conditions. The 28 year old who has a lengthy criminal record involving theft of vehicles is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

May 10, 2020

A female contacted Police after her vehicle was sideswiped by another vehicle which then left the scene. A license plate and vehicle description was provided and Police are attempting to contact the registered owner.

A grocery store provided Police with video surveillance from May 4th of a male stealing a large quantity of meat from their business. Police attended the residence of the male where he was arrested for the theft. While at the home Police also observed tools which had been stolen from a garage on May 7th. The male was charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

Police received a 911 call where a female could be heard in distress. Police tracked the call to a residence on 45 street in the 5000 block where the female was located intoxicated and lying on the floor. It was determined that the female had fallen while dancing hurting her arm. The female then fell off the couch and made the 911 call while lying on the floor. The female was transported to St. Mary’s hospital.

Police attended to a detached garage fire on 39 Ave Close in the 5800 block. The garage was fully engulfed in flames and nearby residences were evacuated. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined but it is not believed to be suspicious in nature.

May 9, 2020

A loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after apprehending two shoplifters. The value of the stolen property was minimal so both women were issued trespass notices. During the search one of the females who was breaching her curfew was found to be in possession of medication without a prescription and in possession of a knife both of which were contrary to her conditions. The female was charged with possession of a controlled substance and breaching her conditions.

A Dodge Charger stolen from Camrose was recovered in Edmonton. Police have developed a suspect and are continuing the investigation.

May 8, 2020

A male reported that he was working in his garage located on 58 street in the 4900 block and left it open for a couple of hours while he had lunch. When he returned his Ryobi bag containing his skill saw and drill had been stolen.

Police attended to a motor vehicle collision at the Home Hardware exit onto 68 street. A male was leaving the shopping area onto 68 street and was struck by a southbound vehicle. The male was charged with failing to proceed in safety.

May 7, 2020

A male purchased some computer equipment making payment with his credit card. The same male later returned the items for a full refund onto the same card. After the male left staff realized that a couple of the monitors were missing from the original purchase so the refund was cancelled. The attempted fraud was thwarted and the purchaser is now out the funds.

A female reported her CCM Monalto bike was stolen while locked in the staircase at 5016A 52A street.

A male called 911 advising that his nephew had been robbed with the suspect leaving in a blue four door sedan. After searching the area for the vehicle Police attended the residence and spoke to the victim who was uncooperative. The victim who is known to be active in the illicit drug industry did not want Police involvement.

May 5, 2020

While conducting general patrols Police recognized a male who had an outstanding warrant. He was arrested and remanded into custody.

Police received a call from a residence regarding a male who was causing a disturbance. The family discussion had escalated into a verbal argument but nothing physical had occurred. The situation was mediated with the aggressor leaving for the evening.

An altercation between two men was observed by a witness who contacted Police. The argument was over one of the males putting garbage into a dumpster that didn’t belong to him. The confrontation escalated to one of the males kicking the vehicle owned by the second male causing minor damage. A mischief charge is pending based on whether the two men can come to an agreement on repairs.

A female contacted Police when a male with a no contact condition attended her residence intoxicated. The male who was thereby breaching his no contact condition with her as well as his curfew was not located. The male is facing two counts of breaching his conditions.

Police were contacted in regards to an assault which had occurred in a residence. Police attended and located an intoxicated male outside the home. The investigation determined that the male had assaulted a female and then made a threatening gesture with a knife toward others in the home. The 36 year old was arrested and is in custody as Police continue with their investigation.

May 4, 2020

On April 21, 2020, Police responded to numerous mischief complaints throughout the City of Camrose where suspect(s) had broken windows to a downtown business, windows to 6 vehicles belonging to citizens of Camrose, 2 windows to the Boys and Girls club van, and damage to a school.

During the investigation Police spoke with several witnesses and obtained an extensive amount of video surveillance near the damaged properties. As a result of this canvass, Police noted a group of individuals who were observed fleeing the area near one of the mischiefs. The same group was observed on other surveillance cameras in the city which abled police with help from the public to identify the people involved. Police then conducted interviews where it was ultimately determined that one youth, who cannot be named pursuant to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was responsible. The youth is subsequently facing 9 counts of mischief under $5000.00 and has been compelled to the Camrose Provincial Youth Court.

Police would like to thank members of the public for providing helpful information and the businesses who provided video surveillance relating to this investigation. The collaboration between the public and the police ultimately lead to the apprehension of the individual responsible for causing significant damage in the community.

May 3, 2020

A Police investigation determined two holiday trailers in Camrose that were purchased over the last few months had been reported stolen. The VIN numbers had been altered to disguise the fact that the trailers had been stolen out of the Calgary area over the winter. Police are continuing the investigation.

A woman contacted Police asking for assistance with her son who was intoxicated and causing issues within the home. The 35 year old male who was aggressive with his parents and uncooperative with Police was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace. The male was lodged and released when sober.

While conducting patrols a Police vehicle was nearly struck at the intersection of 48 ave and 68 street. A traffic stop was conducted of the offending vehicle and the male driver was arrested for impaired driving. At Police headquarters the 30 year old provided samples of his breath that were nearly twice the legal limit. Police checks determined that the male’s license was suspended due to an impaired driving conviction in 2017. The male was charged with impaired driving and with driving while suspended.

May 2, 2020

A west-end business contacted Police advising that a female was attempting to leave their store without paying for merchandise. The female who was high on illicit drugs was arrested for breaching her conditions. The property was returned and she was issued a trespass notice. While in custody the female’s physical condition deteriorated and EMS transported her to St. Mary’s hospital.

May 1, 2020

The owner of a 2001 Ford F150 advised that he had left his vehicle unlocked and someone had been inside and tampered with the ignition.

A male reported that his 2008 Dodge Charger had been stolen overnight from 47 ave in the 5300 block. The vehicle keys had been left in the glove box.

Police received a complaint of a male running and screaming in the hallways of an apartment building. Police located and identified the male who was clearly under the influence of illicit drugs. The male was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and lodged until sober.

April 30, 2020

A 1997 green Chevrolet pick-up truck was stolen over night from 48A ave in the 5100 block. The vehicle was in pristine condition, had aftermarket rims and at the time of the theft was bearing Alberta license plate BYR3440.

A female was arrested on a form 21 no insurance warrant. The female was unable to pay for her fine and was remanded.

April 29, 2020

Police received a 911 call from a female requesting the removal of an unwanted male from her residence. The male had left prior to Police arrival and when checks on the complainant were conducted, it was determined that she had an outstanding warrant out of Edmonton. The female was arrested and released on an appearance notice.

Numerous calls were received of a female screaming in the downtown area. The female was located and stated she was having a verbal argument with a male who had fled prior to Police arrival. The woman was transported to her residence.

April 27, 2020

On July 1, 2019 Police in Camrose charged a 27 year old female with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and possession of a concealed weapon. On that date the female discovered that her boyfriend had been sexually involved with another female inside their home. The woman then proceeded to assault her boyfriend by stabbing him several times with a kitchen knife. The boyfriend immediately attended St. Mary’s hospital for treatment on his injuries.

On April 23, 2020 the accused plead guilty to Assault Causing Bodily Harm and is facing a two years in jail with sentencing set for mid-September 2020.

April 26, 2020

Police continue to receive complaints regarding youth utilizing the skate park. All city recreational facilities which includes the skate park are closed to the public which directly follows provincial health guidelines.

The manager from a grocery store contacted Police after stopping a female from leaving the business with a cart full of groceries. Police spoke to the female who was financially having difficulty supporting herself and her small child. Police discretion was used and the female was directed to emergency social services.

Police received a 911 call regarding a child hanging from the bridge at Bull Rush park. Police who were nearby arrived on scene and located two children hanging from the bridge over the flowing current below. The children were taken home and parents were spoken to.

Police received a call from a male who indicated that he wanted to harm himself. Police attended to his residence and the male was voluntarily transported to St. Mary’s hospital.

April 24, 2020

Curb the Danger. A witness contacted Police after he observed a male stop in front of his residence in a severely damaged vehicle. Police attended the residence on 47 avenue in the 5800 block and arrested the male driver who was grossly intoxicated. The male was transported to Police headquarters where he provided samples of his breath that were nearly 4 times the legal limit. Police searched the area and located a damaged parked vehicle on 44 avenue in the 6000 block that had been struck by the impaired driver. The 42 year old male from Maskwacis was charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

Police received a 911 call regarding a male who was heavily consuming alcohol and struggling with his mental health. Police attended the residence and the male was voluntarily transported to St. Mary’s hospital. Sometime later St. Mary’s staff contacted Police to advise that the male had become uncooperative and left the hospital. The male was located and arrested to prevent further breach of the peace. Later when sober he was returned to St. Mary’s hospital for assessment.

April 23, 2020

Police received a 911 call from a female stating that she had been kicked out of her residence by her boyfriend. Police attended and found that the female had packed her belongings into her car but the dispute was over ownership of their pets. The situation was mediated.

A male and female who were known to Police were observed entering a convenience store. When only the female exited the business Police found the male hiding in the bathroom as he was breaching his curfew condition. The male was charged and released.

Police conducted checks on a male who was on probation with a 24 hour curfew. The male was not at his approved residence and was later located at a local hotel. The male was charged accordingly.

April 22, 2020

Police received multiple reports of vehicle windows being smashed. Six occurrences in the area of Speedy gas station and then two more were reported near the hospital and the hockey rink. Police have developed leads and are continuing their investigation.

The loss prevention officer at a west-end business contacted Police after a shoplifter fled from their store. Police located the 34 year old who was responsible for stealing $100 worth of electronics. The female was charged with theft and arrested on an outstanding warrant for fraud.

April 21, 2020

A female residing on Mt. Pleasant Drive reported that a young male had entered her home looking for someone and then left. She believed the male was intoxicated and may have been mistakenly at the wrong address. Police recommend that exterior doors are locked at all times.

Police received a glass breakage alarm at a building in the downtown area. Upon arrival the exterior glass had been broken and once inside the building it was determined that an unknown person had thrown a liquor bottle through the exterior window.

April 20, 2020

A female contacted Police from a locked bedroom stating that someone was coming to get her. Police attended and determined that she along with another female and a male had been involved in a dispute. The parties were separated with the original caller leaving the residence. The involved male later called Police stating that the female had threatened him with a knife prior to locking herself in the bedroom and he now wanted her charged. The female had left Camrose to return to another community so a warrant has been applied for based on charges of assault with a weapon.

Police received a 911 call from a youth at a residence stating that his dad was throwing and breaking items inside the home. Police attended and the youth’s parents were in the process of a separation and his father had caused damage to their property. No threats or violence was made to family members but the male agreed to leave the residence for the night to get his emotions under control.

Police were advised of very loud music coming from a residence in the area of 49a Ave in the 7000 block. Police attended and the male at the residence was defiant stating that he could play his music at any volume he chooses. The male was warned that if another complaint were to be received that he would be charged. Shortly after 2:00 AM a second complaint resulted in Police re-attending the home and issuing the male a violation ticket for excessive noise.

April 19, 2020

Police attended a residence on 53 street in the 5200 block regarding an incident between two neighbors. The dispute escalated to one of the males spitting on the other and then striking his neighbor with a tree branch. The 36 year old was charged with assault and released with a condition to have no contact with his neighbor.

St. Mary’s hospital contacted Police regarding a very intoxicated patient who wanted to leave but staff felt it would be unsafe for the male to leave in his current state. Police attended and the male agreed to receive treatment.

Police were advised of loud music coming from a house party in the area of 38A Ave in the 7500 block. Police attended and confirmed that there were a dozen people inside the residence. The male responsible received a warning for the loud music and the party was shut down due to Covid regulations.

April 17, 2020

Police attended a residence on 53 street in the 5000 block after receiving a complaint of a domestic situation. Police had previously dealt with both individuals on several similar occurrences. The subjects both in the 20’s were again very uncooperative with Police. Family assisted Police in a more permanent solution.

A female advised that she had been assaulted by her common-law as he had thrown an item at her and then pushed her to the ground. The male was located, charged with assault and released on an undertaking with conditions.

Police received a report of a disturbance at a residence where yelling could be heard and a male was pushing a female out the front door of the home. Police attended and the couple had recently broke up but were still residing together. The female was in the process of moving out so Police remained on scene to ensure that there were no additional issues while she gathered her belongings.

April 16, 2020

A shoplifter was apprehended by a loss prevention officer after she was observed stealing $612 worth of cosmetics from their business. Police charged the female with theft and possession of stolen property.

A female contacted Police advising that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. Police attended the residence and the female didn’t want an investigation but wanted him to leave. The male who had a no contact condition with the female, was arrested for breaching his condition. The male was released from custody the next morning.

April 15, 2020

At 4:45 AM on April 14, 2020 Police in Camrose received a complaint of a vehicle engulfed in flames in the east end industrial area. Police determined that the 1995 Dodge Ram truck had been stolen out of Vegreville and deliberately set on fire. Prior to setting the vehicle on fire the suspects attempted to break into two other businesses and then broke into an automotive business where they stole a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban. The suspects drove the Suburban to another east end business committing another break & enter where they stole a white 2007 Ford Mustang. The Camrose Police Service and the RCMP began receiving multiple complaints of a suspicious vehicle being driven erratically east of Camrose. The suspects then drove the Mustang to Daysland where they were in the process of committing a break & enter into a business when they were scared off by the business owner. With the stolen Mustang nearly out of fuel the suspects drove to nearby farms and unsuccessfully attempted to steal gasoline as the farm fuel tanks were all locked. One of the property owners witnessed the attempted theft and contacted the RCMP who located the Mustang out of fuel on the side of a gravel road. The two suspects were arrested at the vehicle by the RCMP.

Kevin William Wood (31) from St. Paul, Alberta and Eric Michael Unger (29) of Red Deer, Alberta are facing multiple Criminal Code charges including arson, multiple counts of break & enter to commit theft, theft of motor vehicles, possession of stolen property over $5000, driving while prohibited, possession of break in tools as well as breaching court orders. Both individuals have lengthy criminal records across Alberta for property related offences. The successful arrest of these two prolific offenders was the result of coordinated efforts between the Camrose Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Both accused were subjected to a judicial interim release hearing, resulting in Kevin Wood being denied bail and remanded into custody and Eric Unger was held on $500 cash bail. Both accused are scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court in June, 2020.

April 14, 2020

The loss prevention officer at a west-end business contacted Police after apprehending two shoplifters after they were observed leaving the store with stolen merchandise. The couple left the store with approximately $100 worth of clothing and electronics. A 29 year old male was charged with theft, possession of stolen merchandise and issues a trespass notice not to return to the store.

April 9, 2020

A female received a phone call that she had won $180,000 from Shoppers head office and all see needed to do is send $385 to collect her winnings. After she sent the money the scammer then requested another $6000. The female was in the process of sending the larger amount when her bank stopped the transfer. Police informed the 77 year old that she was involved in a scam.

April 8, 2020

Police were dispatched to the North Side trailer park regading a disturbance. An intoxicated female was arrested after she thew a chair through a window. The female was charged with mischief and later released on an undertaking with conditions.

Police attended to a residence on 51 avenue in the 5400 block after receiving a complaint of a suspicious vehicle. Police conducted checks on the parked vehicle and determined that it had been stolen out of Vegreville. The driver was located in a nearby residence where he was arrested and charged with theft, possession of stolen property and driving while suspended.

April 7, 2020

Police attended a west end business and charged a female with theft and possession of stolen property after she was apprehended by the loss prevention officer. She and a male partner were both issued trespass notices.

Police received a call from a female stating she was being assaulted and then the line disconnected. After determining where the call originated from Police attended to a local hotel where the female was now uncooperative stating that she made the phoen call simply to get a  male to leave her room. Police were unable to locate the involved male.

April 6, 2020

Police responded to a collision near 53 street and 47 avenue where a vehicle left the roadway and collided into the deck of a residence. It was determined that the 84 year old male driver had a medical episode so he was immediately taken to St. Mary’s hospital.

Police located the male responsible for driving dangerously while fleeing from Police the day prior. The male who had also failed to stop for Police on March 30 was charged with driving while prohibited, dangerous driving, failing to stop for a Police officer and two counts of operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

April 5, 2020

While conducting patrols Police recognized a male with a suspended license who was operating a vehicle. Before Police even attempted to stop the vehicle it fled out of Camrose at a high rate of speed. The male driver will be charged accordingly.

Police were called multiple times to a residence regarding an unwanted male on the property. On the first two occurrences the male left without incident. When Police returned for the third time the male was arrested for public intoxication. The male was later released without charges.

April 4, 2020

Police were notified that a fence at a business had been damaged overnight which had been caused by a vehicle that had left the roadway.  A vehicle was located nearby with damage consistent with hitting the fence. The owner was spoken to and admitted being responsible. The female was issued a violation ticket under the Traffic Safety Act.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after observing two males stealing merchandise. Police attended and one of the males resisted his arrest requiring which required force to apprehend the individual. During a search of the male a quantity of methamphetamine was located. The male was issued a trespass notice not to return to the store and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

April 2, 2020

An 18 year old male who had previously been issued a trespass notice to convenience store returned to the business. When staff observed the male in their parking lot they quickly locked the exterior door. The male then produced a knife and was waving it around in a threatening manner while stating he was going to kill him. Police were dispatched and located the male nearby. The male who resisted his arrest was found to be in possession of the knife contrary to his conditions as well property recently stolen from another business. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing facing numerous charges including possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, mischief, possession of stolen property, resist arrest and breaching his conditions.

April 1, 2020

An employee reported that someone had broken into the downtown business where he works. At approximately 5:26 AM two subjects pried open the back door and once inside stole cash from the till and some merchandise. Police are investigating.

Police received a 911 call regarding a collision right in front of St. Mary’s hospital. There were no injuries in the collision which was determined to have been caused by someone leaving the hospital parking lot and colliding with another vehicle traveling on 53 street. The female driver responsible for the collision was issued the appropriate tickets including driving while suspsended.

A male responsible for a March 6th theft from a business was located, arrested and charged.

March 31, 2020

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after receiving a complaint that the female driver may be impaired. The driver displayed signs of drug impairment and she was arrested and transported to Police headquarters. The 29 year old failed a drug recognition examination and a sample of her blood was obtained and sent for analysis. The female’s drivers license was seized and impaired driving charges are pending the results from the blood sample.

A female contacted Police stating that she was assaulted by her husband. Police attended the residence and determined that a verbal argument had escalated to a shoving match between the couple. The male was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace.

On March 28, 2020 a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in the late evening hours of March 26 while using the walking paths around Mirror lake. The 32 year old victim of the assault did suffer injuries but has been released from the hospital. Police have spoken with witnesses and are looking for anyone else who might have information about this crime. Police have yet to determine if this was a targeted attack as they continue the investigation. Police also want to remind citizens to take precautions at night in an attempt to avoid a similar incident from occurring.

March 30, 2020

Police received numerous complaints regarding a domestic disturbance at a residence on Mount Pleasant Drive. Upon arrival to the home Police observed a male standing on the balcony holding the door shut behind him preventing someone within from coming outside. Police entered the apartment and were confronted by an out of control female who was high on illicit drugs. The female was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace.

Police observed a vehicle with expired registration but when a traffic stop was attempted the vehicle failed to stop for Police. The vehicle was located later and towed. The registered owner is facing charges.

March 29, 2020

Police received a complaint of a female who had been sitting in her vehicle for several hours. The female was spoken to by Police and arrested under the mental health act. The 52 year old was later transported to the Centennial center.

March 28, 2020

Curb the Danger. Police were contacted after a vehicle struck an apartment building on 46 street in the 4700 block. Witnesses observed a female driver fall as she exited her vehicle and then enter a specific unit of the building. Police attended the suite and arrested the female for impaired driving. At Police headquarters the 27 year old provided samples of her breath that were nearly four times the legal limit. The female was charged with impaired driving.

Police received a complaint of a domestic disturbance at a residence. The male who was in a 14 day self-quarantine got into an argument with a female regarding child custody. The situation was mediated.

A motorist called 911 to report a pick-up truck driving erratically near Walmart with a male in the box of the vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted and it was determined that the female and male had been in a verbal argument. The female then got into the truck which belonged to the male and started driving away. The male responded by jumping into the back of his truck. The 23 year old female was charged with careless driving. The 52 year old male was arrested on an outstanding warrant and released directly at the scene.

March 25, 2020

The female driver responsible for a hit & run collision and then flight from Police was located and arrested. The female with was charged accordingly and released on an undertaking.

March 24, 2020

Police received a report of a vehicle being driven erratically in the downtown area. The 18 year old driver was arrested when it was determined that he had stolen the vehicle from his parents. The male was charged with theft and later released after appearing before a justice of the peace.

A convenience store contacted Police after observing a male stealing merchandise. The male was located nearby hiding under a commercial vehicle. After resisting his arrest the male was transported to Police headquarters and charged with theft, possession of stolen property, resist arrest and two counts of breaching his probation. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

Witnesses contacted Police after observing a vehicle strike a parked car and then flee the collision scene. Police observed the vehicle parked on Mt. Pleasant Drive and when Police approached the vehicle, the female driver sped away. The same vehicle was later observed in the downtown area and a traffic stop was conducted. The female initially stopped for Police but again sped away. The female driver who was identified by Police is facing multiple charges.

March 23, 2020

Lock it or Lose it. Numerous vehicles had been rummaged through overnight while parked in the Creekview subdivision resulting in a variety of items being stolen including cash, a wallet, bank & credit cards as well as other personal information. A 2013 Dodge Journey was also stolen from the same area.

The loss prevention officer at a west-end business contacted Police regarding a theft in progress. Two men were observed to place electronic items in their cart then place large bags of pet food on top, The men proceeded through the check-out without paying for the electronics.The men were arrested and charged with theft and possession of stolen property and released on an undertaking.

Curb the Danger. Police received a 911 call regarding a vehicle that was eastbound on Camrose Drive near the casino which was hitting the curb. Police were able to catch up to the vehicle near the junction with highway 56 where the female driver was arrested for impaired driving. The 44 year old provided samples that were 3 times the legal limit. The female was charged with impaired driving and released into the care of a family member.

A west end business reported a male who had stolen 4 bottles of cologne worth about $400. Police identified the male through video surveillance and the male was later located, arrested and charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

March 22, 2020

Police are investigating three break & enters to holiday trailers which had occurred within a storage facility on March 14th. Police have reviewed video surveillance along with other evidence to identify the person responsible.

Police were advised of a sexual assault which had occurred on March 16th. Both involved individuals reside oustide of Camrsoe and Police are working with other agencies to investigate.

Police observed a vehicle being operated with a license plate that did not match and conducted a traffic stop. It was determined that the vehicle also did not have insurance. The male driver was charged accordingly and his vehicle was towed.

March 20, 2020

A male reported that his wallet containing his drivers license and cash was stolen from his vehicle overnight. The vehicle’s insurance and registration documents were also missing. There was no damage to the exterior of the vehicle suggesting that the vehicle had not been secured.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business apprehended a shoplifter who was in the process of stealing $150 worth of electronics. The male was charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

Another west end business reported that a male had paid for some items but left without scanning through additional merchandise. Staff provided a license plate of the vehicle operated by the suspect and Police are continuing the investigation.

March 19, 2020

Police are investigating the theft of a 2006 black utility trailer from an east end business. The theft which had occurred on Saturday morning, was not noticed by staff until later in the week.

A local bank contacted Police after a senior withdrew a sizable amount of money from her bank account. A cheque in the same amount had been deposited into her account at another branch but was since flagged as NSF. Police are following up with the potential fraud.

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March 17, 2020

A male reported that someone had broken into his apartment and stole some of his property. Police are reviewing video surveillance.

A holiday trailer was broken into while parked in a storage lot causing damage to the door. Two additional trailers had also been broken into resulting in damage.

March 16, 2020

Police were notified that a female was being held against her will inside a vehicle by a male. The male was located by Police and stated that he hadn’t spoken to the female in a couple of days. The female later attended the Police station uncertain why anyone would have thought that she was in danger.

Loss prevention at a west end business advised Police of a female who was attempting to return an empty box of product. The female was issued a trespass notice not to return to the store.

March 15, 2020

A male reported that while at FasGas a black Ford truck struck his vehicle and then fled eastbound on 48th avenue. Police are looking for a 2009 and newer black Ford F150 crewcab pick-up truck with damage to the grill and front passenger side.

An assault complaint was determined to have been made by an intoxicated female who had simply had a verbal argument with her brother. The situation was mediated.

Police were notified that there was a vehicle stuck in the ditch along 50 street by the water treatment plant. Upon Police arrival two males were standing outside the truck. One of the males was grossly intoxicated and while Police were trying to determine who the driver had been, the intoxicated male became confrontational and was arrested for public intoxication. Later when it was determined that the intoxicated male had not been driving he was issued a violation ticket for public intoxication.

Police attended a residence after a male reported that his wife had attempted to harm herself. EMS attended and transported the female to St. Mary’s hospital.

A 36 year old male was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon. An argument inside a residence regarding illicit drug use resulted in the male waving a large machete in the direction of a female resulting in her receiving a cut to her hand. The male was later released with conditions.

March 14, 2020

Eyes on Camrose. A witness contacted Police after observing a male and a female having an altercation inside of a vehicle. Police attended and determined that the male had been preventing the female from exiting the vehicle after a verbal argument resulting in the female sustaining injuries. The man was arrested for assault and during a search Police located a quantity of methamphetamine in his possession. The 35 year old was charged accordingly and later released on an undertaking with conditions.

Police attended a residence after a female reported that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. The male had been moving his property out of the residence and when the female attempted to stop his progress, she was pushed to the side. No charges were laid and the situation was mediated.

March 13, 2020

A male reported that someone had cashed his $1800 income tax return which had been mailed by the CRS to his old address. Police are investigating.

A male with a 24 hour curfew condition was arrested when he was observed at a convenience store. The male was charged with breaching his condition.

Police attended a residence after receiving a complaint from a mother who had been assaulted by her 26 year old son. The male had left the residence prior to Police arrival but was located walking down the alley. The male who initially gave Police a fake name was identified as the person responsible. When Police attempted to handcuff the male he also resisted his arrest. The man was charged with two counts of assault, obstruction and resisting arrest.

March 12, 2020

A search warrant was conducted on a residence where Police located a replica 22 airsoft pistol, a baton, bear spray as well as a quantity of methamphetamine, cocaine as well as several tools which Police believe to be stolen. A 35 year old male has been charged with possession of weapon dangerous to the public and possession of a controlled substance.

March 11, 2020

Eyes on Camrose. A witness contacted Police after she observed staff members pursuing four males exiting a west end business with a shopping cart full of electronics. The men got into a vehicle and fled the city traveling west on Hwy 13. Police contacted the RCMP and the vehicle was stopped near Wetaskiwin and all four men were arrested.  Police located $5000 worth of stolen property inside the vehicle they were operating which was also determined to have been stolen. All four individuals who have a history of criminal activity are facing numerous charges.

A male reported that someone had entered his apartment building and pried open the coin boxes on the laundry machines. It was estimated that the suspect stole $600 of coins and caused $400 worth of damage to the coin boxes.

Police were advised of a hit & run collision which had occurred at a gas station. Several witnesses observed a female driver hit another vehicle twice before driving away from the scene. Witnesses obtained the license plate of the vehicle and the registered owner is facing charges of careless driving and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

March 10, 2020

A west end business advised that a male had purchased a shelving unit and it was later discovered that prior to its purchase he had removed the original item from the box and filled it with other more expensive items. Police are reviewing video surveillance to identify the suspect.

A 60 year old woman was arrested after being identified as the person responsible for a series of thefts valued at over $5000 from a west end business. The female was charged and later released.

The owner of an apartment building advised that someone stole a video camera from the building as well a bicycle from one of the tenants. The bicycle is a 10 speed, light blue Norco Mountain bike.

A west end business reported that two males in their 20’s stole a pair of shoes. The suspects fled in an older beige sedan.

A 2007 Ford F350 recently stolen from Camrose was located in Calgary. A male driver was arrested from the vehicle and charged with possession of stolen property.

March 9, 2020

A female contacted Police advising that she had been assaulted by her common-law inside her apartment. Police located the male responsible at another apartment where he was arrested for the assault. The 47 year old was later released on an undertaking with conditions.

Police received a 911 call from a female in eastern Canada indicating that her friend was making comments that she wanted to cause harm to herself. Police attended and the female was simply upset with her boyfriend.

March 8, 2020

Staff at a convenience store contacted Police after a male stole a carton of cigarettes. Police are investigating the theft.

Police received a 911 call from a residence and while at the home determined that two roommates where having a disagreement. The situation was mediated with one of the occupants agreeing to spend the night elsewhere.

March 7, 2020

A west end business contacted Police after they discovered the theft of an item valued at $250 which had occurred the previous day. Police are reviewing video surveillance of the suspect and are continuing to investigate the theft.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business reported a theft of electronic items from their store. Police have identified the male responsible and charges are pending.

A traffic stop resulted in a male driver being arrested for impaired driving after he failed a mandatory alcohol screening test. While at Police headquarters the driver provided two samples of his breath that were both over the legal limit. The 24 year old was charged with impaired driving.

A male who had an outstanding warrant for assault was arrested after conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle that he was operating. The male is waiting on a bail hearing.

While outside a local bar Police observed a male exiting and then quickly re-enter after observing Police. The male who was known to have a warrant for being unlawfully at large was located hiding in the bathroom where he was arrested. The male is in custody and is waiting on a bail hearing.

March 6, 2020

The license plate was stolen off of a Ford Escape while it was parked in the area of 41 avenue in the 5900 block.

Police received a report that an office within an apartment building was broken into and a rent cheque was stolen. Police are investigating.

A female attempted to fraudulently return a DVD player at a west end business. When staff refused to process the transaction the female left in a hurry leaving the item behind.

March 5, 2020

Loss prevention at a west end business contacted Police after apprehending two shoplifters. A 56 year old female and a 52 year old male were charged with theft and possession of stolen property

A vehicle owner reported that someone stole the license plate off of her red 2014 Nissan Sentra while it was parked on 55 street in the 5200 block.

Police received a report of a male acting strangely at a fast food restaurant. Police located the 18 year old male who was high on illicit drugs. The male was also in possession of a knife contrary to his judicial order. The male was arrested and is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

March 4, 2020

A complaint was received from a construction site where someone had attempted to steal a semi-truck. The lock was punched out on the door but the suspect failed to start the vehicle.

Police are investgiating the theft of a backpack from the Augustana fitness center. The backpack which contained the owner’s wallet had been left unattended in the entryway. The owner’s debit card was then used to make purchased prior to being canceled.

March 3, 2020

Owners of older Ford F250 and F350 pick-up trucks please take extra measures to secure your vehicle. A male reported that his white 2003 Ford F250 was stolen overnight while parked in front of his residence on 58 street in the 5200 block. A female reported that her brown 2005 Ford F350 was stolen from the front of her residence on Valleyview Drive. There have been 4 thefts of this model of vehicle in the last couple of days.

March 2, 2020

A male reported that someone had smashed the side window of his 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 while parked overnight at the Casino hotel. The vehicle had been rummaged through but nothing had been taken.

The owner of a 2004 grey Buick Rendezvous left his vehicle unlocked and idling outside his residence on 43 avenue in the 6000 block. When he returned to his vehicle it had been stolen.

A west end business reported a theft which had occurred 45 minutes prior. A male and female left the store with a duffle bag containing property and left in a black Chevrolet Cruze. Staff provided a license plate number and Police are continuing the investigation.

A grocery store advised of a theft which had occurred the day prior. Police reviewed video surveillance and have identified the suspect who used the warehouse doors to leave the store with the stolen merchandise. The male is facing theft and possession of stolen property charges.

March 1, 2020

The owner of a Ford F350 contacted Police after someone had attempted to steal her vehicle while parked at the Norsemen Inn. The vehicle’s door locks and ignition had been damaged. A short time later the owner of another white Ford F350 contacted Police after his truck had been stolen from the Norsemen Inn sometime between the hours of 7:30 and 9:30 PM.

Just prior to midnight a white Ford F350 was observed by Police and the vehicle immediately started driving erratically and then fled eastbound out of Camrose. At 4:30 AM Police were notified that a white Ford F350 had been stolen from a locked compound in the industrial area. A male suspect had entered the compound, started the vehicle and then drove it through the fence.

Police attended a residence after being advised that a mother had been assaulted by her daughter. Both individuals were intoxicated which led to a minor altercation. Neither party wanted Police involvement but the daughter agreed to spend the night at a friend’s house.

February 28, 2020

A male reported that he had been defrauded out of nearly $14,000. The male stated that on three separate occasions he invested money at KrazyBit Crypto Exchange in the United Kingdom. The investor had been told he could request money back at any time but when he did the email contact that abruptly ended.

Police received a report of a male who was causing issues at a local hotel. Upon Police arrival the grossly intoxicated male was located carrying an open bottle of liquor. The male was arrested for public intoxication and released in the morning with a violation ticket for open conveyance of alcohol.

Sometime over the past two nights approximately 30 loaves of bread and a delivery dolly was stolen from a delivery truck. The rear slider door of the truck had been left unlocked.

Police responded to a domestic situation on 60 street in the 4100 block. Upon arrival Police observed an argument between a male and female on a balcony where the female was observed to punch the male in the head several times. Police gained entry into the apartment and the female was arrested for assault. The female was transported to Police headquarters, charged with assault and is waiting on a bail hearing.

An attempt by Police to conduct a traffic stop of a white Ford F350 resulted in the vehicle fleeing north in the southbound lanes of 68th street. The vehicle was located abandoned and determined to have been stolen from rural Wetaskiwin earlier in the day. Police were able to obtain evidence from the vehicle and are attempting to identify the male driver.

February 27, 2020

Police responded to a local hotel where two individuals had forced entry into a suite. A male and female were arrested and charged with break & enter and mischief. Both individuals were later released.

A 2013 Ford F150 was reported stolen from a business in the east end industrial area. The vehicle was later located by the RCMP in the Leduc area and had been fully burnt.

A male reported that the door locks on his Ford Explorer had been punched out while parked near 100 Mount Pleasant Drive.

February 26, 2020

Drug Trafficking

Members of the Camrose Police Service concluded a drug trafficking investigation on February 19, 2020 resulting in one individual being charged.
Members of the Major Crimes Unit in partnership with patrol members executed a search warrant on a residence on 43 Street in the 4900 Block. Various individuals were arrested inside the residence, which included Nicholas William BAKER (31). As a result of the search warrant Police located and seized the following:
• A quantity of Methamphetamine
• A quantity of GHB
• A quantity of Cocaine
• A quantity of MDMA
• A quantity of Codeine pills
• Brass Knuckles
• A Taser
• Various rounds of ammunition
• Firearm magazines
• A replica firearm

Nicholas BAKER was subsequently charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking x2, possession of a controlled substance x3, possession of a prohibited weapon x2, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose x2, proceeds of crime, possession of a weapon while prohibited x3, and various breaches of court related documents. BAKER was remanded into custody to appear in Camrose Provincial Court on February 26, 2020.

Anyone with information about drug trafficking is asked to call police at 780-672-4444. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

February 25, 2020

Police received a complaint from a fast food restaurant regarding an intoxicated female who was harassing customers. Police attended and arrested the female who was high on illicit drugs. The female who had outstanding warrants was arrested and later released when sober.

The parole office advised that a male living in Camrose had not been complying with his conditions and his parole had been collapsed. Police attended his residence where the male was arrested without incident.

February 24, 2020

At 1:30 AM security at Augustana advised of a male lurking around the dorms and was now attempting to pry open a cabinet. Police attended to the area, arrested and charged the male with break & enter and breaching his conditions.

Police responded to an alarm at a local church and observed a sliding window that had been pried open. A male was located inside the building and arrested. The 20 year old was charged with break & enter and later released on an undertaking.

February 22, 2020

A male advised that his 2004 Ford F350 and enclosed trailer were stolen overnight while parked at 51 street in the 5400 block.

A female was arrested at her residence after being identified as the person responsible for a theft earlier in the day. The 60 year old had stolen $374 worth of merchandise for a business and was identified by Police after reviewing video surveillance. The female was charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

While conducting a checkstop Police observed a vehicle stop, turn off its headlights and then backing up until out of view. Police conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and a mandatory alcohol screening test was conducted on the driver resulting in a caution reading. The male was issued a 3 day immediate roadside suspension and his vehicle was seized.

Police observed a vehicle driving at night without its headlights on. The male driver failed the mandatory alcohol screening test and was arrested. The male was transported to Police headquarters where he provided samples of his breath that were over the legal limit. The male was subsequently charged with impaired driving.

February 20, 2020

Eyes on Camrose. A witness contacted Police when he observed a male rummaging through a vehicle parked near the library. The vehicle was determined to be stolen out of Edmonton on Feb 16th. Police have a good description of the male suspect and are continuing their investigation in conjunction with the Edmonton Police Service.

Police received a complaint of an attempted break & enter to a residence in the 2600 block of Valleyview Drive. The back door lock had been drilled out but the suspect who was believed to have been scared off the property, had not gained entry into the home.

A female was sexually assaulted by a male while delivering a food order to her residence. The male, who was a former co-worker of the female, entered her home and then started to touch her inappropriately. The female pushed the male out of her residence and contacted Police. The male was arrested and charged with sexual assault.

February 19, 2020

A male who was trying to sell his pick-up truck on Kijiji advised that he may be involved in a scam. The buyer who claimed to be in the military working overseas, stated he would like to purchase the vehicle and asked the seller to send $5000 to pay for shipping the vehicle. The seller sent the money through PayPal and only became suspicious when the buyer made a second request for additional funds.

Police responded to what was determined to be a false alarm at a residence and while there identified a female who had a no contact condition with the male tenant. The female also had three outstanding warrants out of Red Deer. The woman was arrested and later released on an appearance notice.

Lock it or Lose it. A female advised that someone stole a shop vac from her unlocked garage on 43 avenue in the 5900 block.

February 18, 2020

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

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

February 17, 2020

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

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

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

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

February 16, 2020

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

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

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

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

February 15, 2020

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

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

February 14, 2020

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

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

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

February 12, 2020

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

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

February 11, 2020

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

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

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

February 10, 2020

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

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

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

February 9, 2020

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

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

February 8, 2020

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

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

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

February 7, 2020

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

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

February 6, 2020

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

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

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

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

February 5, 2020

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

February 4, 2020

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

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

February 3, 2020

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

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

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

February 2, 2020

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

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

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

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

February 1, 2020

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

January 31, 2020

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

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

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

January 30, 2020

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

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

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

January 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

January 28, 2020

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

January 27, 2020

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

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

January 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 25, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

January 24, 2020

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

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

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

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

January 23, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

January 22, 2020

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

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

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

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

January 21, 2020

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

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

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

January 20, 2020

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

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

January 19, 2020

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

January 18, 2020

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

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

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

January 17, 2020

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

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

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

January 16, 2020

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

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

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

January 15, 2020

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

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

January 14, 2020

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

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

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

January 13, 2020

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

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

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

January 12, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

January 11, 2020

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

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

January 9, 2020

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

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

January 8, 2020

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

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

January 5, 2020

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

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

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

January 4, 2020

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

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

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

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

January 3, 2020

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

January 1, 2020

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

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

December 31, 2019

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

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

December 30, 2019

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

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

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

December 29, 2019

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

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

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

December 24, 2019

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

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

December 23, 2019

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

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

December 22, 2019

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

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

December 21, 2019

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

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

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

December 20, 2019

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

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

December 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 18, 2019

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

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

December 17, 2019

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

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

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

December 16, 2019

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

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

December 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

December 13, 2019

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

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

December 12, 2019

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

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

December 11, 2019

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

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

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

December 10, 2019

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

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

December 9, 2019

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

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

December 8, 2019

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

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

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

December 7, 2019

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

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

December 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

December 4, 2019

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

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

December 3, 2019

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

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

December 2, 2019

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

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

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

December 1, 2019

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

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

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

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