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April 12, 2021

Police received a complaint of a male who had stolen a bicycle from 53a Ave in the 5200 block. Police were able to track the bicycle and arrest the male. The male was additionally found to be in possession of ammunition contrary to his conditions. The male was charged with theft, possession of stolen property and breaching his conditions.

A female contacted Police to report that she had been assaulted by a male. Police attended the residence where the male was arrested and charged with assault. He was later released on an undertaking with conditions.

A male reported the attempted theft of his 1996 Jeep Cherokee while parked on 43 street in the 5200 block after he observed that the ignition had been punched. Police are investigating.

Just before midnight a male reported that his attached garage was on fire. Police and the Camrose Fire Department attended the home on 36 avenue in the 5200 block where the garage was fully engulfed in flames. The homes in the area were evacuated while the CFD tried dealt with the fire. The home was destroyed in the fire and all occupants were safe.

April 10, 2021

A frightened youth called 911 after the parents became involved in a heated argument. The couple had separated prior to Police arrival after having an argument over finances. No physical violence had occurred and Children Services were notified of the incident.

Police received a report of an intoxicated male who was at a playground with his young child. The mother was contacted and took custody of her child and the intoxicated father was left in the care of his parents.

A vehicle which failed to stop for Police was later located abandoned on 49 avenue in the 5600 block. Police were able to identify the driver who was later arrested and charged with flight, driving while suspended, no insurance, no registration, possession of a stolen licence plate and possession of a controlled substance.

April 9, 2021

Police observed a grossly intoxicated male and checks indicated that he had an outstanding warrant. The male was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment and the warrant executed with him later being released on an appearance notice.

Loss prevention at a west end business reported a theft in progress. The female was enjoying a “shopping spree” but then abandoned all the merchandise. The female from Red Deer was identified and issued an indefinite trespass notice. Later that evening staff at a hotel located a female hiding under some stairs. The same female who had nowhere to stay was escorted off the property and provided a place to stay utilizing Neighbor Aid.

April 8, 2021

A male reported that several of his cheques had been stolen and cashed at different banks in Camrose totaling $5000. Police have identified suspects and are continuing their investigation.

Staff from a local hotel contacted Police after receiving complaints of a couple who was causing a disturbance in one of their rooms. The involved male was gone prior to Police arrival and the female was evicted from the hotel. A short time later the same female was causing a disturbance at the front desk of another hotel as she was checking in. The female was served a trespass notice and once again sent on her way.

April 7, 2021

A male reported that someone had punched out the lock and ignition on his 2001 Ford F350 while it was parked along 48th avenue overnight. Police are investigating.

Several 911 calls were received from a male who was in a frantic state and requesting EMS. The male was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment.

Hotel staff contacted Police regarding an intoxicated male causing issues in their hotel. The male was arrested for public intoxication and later released without charges.

April 6, 2021

Police attended a residence to assist with a dispute where the involved male was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Wetaskiwin and Ponoka. The male was later released on two appearance notices.

Police received a 911 call regarding a suspicious male who was possibly ingesting drugs in a back alley in the downtown area. The male was located in the parking lot of a business and was issued a trespass notice and sent on his way.

A traffic stop resulted in a male driver being charged with driving while suspended, no insurance, no registration and no proof of ownership. The male was released on an appearance notice and his vehicle was seized.

April 3, 2021

A female reported that her vehicle had been hit by another vehicle while it was parked on 41 street in the 5200 block. Parts from the offending vehicle were left on scene and Police are investigating the hit & run collision.

Staff at a convenience store reported that a female seemed confused and was asking for money. Police attended and EMS was contacted to transport her to St. Mary’s hospital.

April 2, 2021

Police received a report of a theft of welding cable stolen from a welding truck while parked on 49th avenue near Charlie Killam School. Police are investigating the theft.

A female contacted Police when she returned home to find her husband who was grossly intoxicated and causing issues. Police attended and located the male outside where he was arrested for public intoxication and held in custody until sober.

A male reported that a female had attempted to steal his truck while it was idling outside of his garage. The male prevented the theft from occurring and the female ran away from the scene. Police were able to recover property belonging to the female inside the vehicle and are attempting to identify her.

April 1, 2021

A black GMC Sierra was stolen overnight while parked at a residence on 71 street in the 4900 block.

Police responded to a 911 call where a female holding a kitchen utensil had threatened to harm family members. Police arrested the female but then later the family did not want any additional Police involvement. The family is looking into obtaining assistance with her mental health and addictions.

March 31, 2021

A female contacted Police after she was assaulted by another tenant in a shared residence. Police attended and the female described the event but then did not want any further Police involvement. The female was moving out of the home to stay clear of the other individual.

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a motorcycle that was exceeding the speed limit. When emergency lights were activated the motorcycle fled at an even higher rate of speed. Police are following up on leads to identify the registered owner.

While conducting patrols people observed a male passenger in a vehicle who was known to have outstanding warrants. The male was arrested and during a search a quantity of methamphetamine was located. The male was charged with possession of a controlled substance and is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

March 30, 2021

An enclosed construction trailer was stolen from a work location in Camrose and recovered by Tofield RCMP. Police are investigating the theft.

A female contacted Police advising that for the second time her senior parent had been taken advantage of by a furnace cleaning company out of Edmonton. The female believed that the charges for the work conducted was excessive. The female was referred to the better business bureau as it was a civil matter.

March 29, 2021

A female known to have an outstanding warrant was observed at a local hotel. The female was arrested and later released on an appearance notice.

A traffic stop resulted in a male passenger being arrested on an outstanding warrant. He was later released on an appearance notice.

Police responded to a residence on 48 street in the 4800 block after receiving a complaint of a disturbance. Upon arrival a male and female could be heard yelling at each other. The intoxicated couple were both arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and later released without charges.

Staff at a restaurant requested assistance with an intoxicated couple. Upon arrival the couple was exiting the business when the female fell to the ground and was unable to get up. EMS attended and the female was taken to St. Mary’s hospital.

March 27, 2021

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle which had been reported as suspicious. The male driver and female passenger were arrested when checks determined that the vehicle had been stolen out of Calgary. The male was a suspended driver and had multiple conditions while the female was found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine. The male was charged with possession of stolen property, driving while suspended and breaching his conditions while the female was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Police received a complaint of a suspicious male inside a vacant residence on 53 street in the 5300 block. The male was identified and had been previously placed on conditions not to attend the address. The male was arrested and charged with breaching his conditions.

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle which was exceeding the speed limit. The male was placed on a roadside screening device which resulted in a caution reading. The 27 year old was issued a provincial sanction including a $300 fine, a 3 day licence suspension and a 3 day vehicle seizure. He was also charged with exceeding the speed limit.

Police received two 911 calls from the Northside trailer park regarding a female who was smashing windows at a residence and a male who had thrown the female to the ground. Police attended and both subjects were intoxicated and bleeding from injuries. Both were taken to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment and then transported to Police headquarters. The investigation determined that the female had assaulted the male who then pushed her out of the home. When outside the female then grabbed a broom and started to smash the windows of the home. The 42 year old female was charged with assault and mischief and released on an undertaking with no contact conditions.

EMS requested assistance with a male patient at St. Mary’s hospital who had overdosed and causing issues with staff. Police attended and mediated. A small quantity of methamphetamine was destroyed on scene.

EMS and Police attended a residence where a male had overdosed on illicit drugs. CPR and Narcan was administered and the male began breathing on his own. The male was transported to St. Mary’s hospital.

March 26, 2021

A female reported that her credit card had been compromised with multiple fraudulent purchases being made. Police are investigating.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business reported that he had apprehended a shoplifter. The male concealed product while making payment for another item. The male was issued a trespass notice.

Curb the Danger. Police received a 911 call regarding a possible impaired driver. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. The male driver failed a roadside test and was issued an immediate roadside suspension resulting in a $1000 fine, a 90 day driver’s license suspension and a 30 day vehicle seizure. The driver is also required to take a one day planning ahead course along with a 12 month participation in the Alberta Ignition Interlock Program.

While conducting patrols Police observed a vehicle displaying a wrong license plate. When the driver observed Police it drove away at excessive speeds. The vehicle was located parked at the rear of a residence on 51 avenue in the 5400 block where a male was arrested and charged with dangerous driving, driving while suspended, operating an uninsured and unregistered vehicle, misuse of a license plate and breaching his conditions.

March 25, 2021

Staff from a downtown bank reported a cheque fraud where a mobile app was used to re-deposit cheques. Police are investigating.

A home builder located a male squatting in one of their properties. The male was identified by Police and he was charged with trespassing.

A female reported that she had been assaulted by her common-law. Both parties were very intoxicated and uncooperative with any Police investigation.

Police are investigating a theft of a computer from a downtown business. A male and female were in the store and while the staff member was being distracted the laptop was stolen. Police are investigating.

March 24, 2021

Police received a 911 call from a female who was concerned about her friend after receiving a disturbing text. Police attended the residence where two other friends were already assisting with the female so she was left in their care. Hours later Police received a second 911 call directly from the female who was shouting her address repeatedly. Police returned to the home where the very intoxicated female was irrational and uncooperative. The 34 year old was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and later released without charges.

Police were dispatched to a residence after receiving a report of a male who was assaulting a female. Police attended the home where the male was interfering with a female who was attempting to move her belongings. When Police attempted to arrest the male he became violent and members were eventually able to restrain and arrest the 34 year old. Charges are pending as Police continue to investigate.

A male called 911 and was speaking in a nonsensical manner. Police attended the residence where a female advised that there had been an altercation and she wanted the male removed from her home. When the Police member attempted to escort the male out of the residence, he charged forcing the member into a wall. A physical altercation ensued until other members arrived on scene to control the male and effect the arrest. The 52 year old was charged with assaulting a Police officer.

March 23, 2021

Police assisted at a business with an ex-employee who was refusing to leave. The situation was mediated and the male left cooperatively.

A male who attended the Police service to pick-up his lost driver’s license was arrested when checks revealed that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant. The male was later released on an appearance notice.

A male shoplifter was issued a trespass notice after he was caught stealing batteries from a west end business.

An organization contacted Police regarding an intoxicated female who was causing issues. Police identified the female and determined that she was on probation with an alcohol condition. The female was lodged in cells and later released on an appearance notice.

March 22, 2021

St. Mary’s hospital staff contacted Police to report a male who had attended with a gunshot wound to his hand. The intoxicated male stated that he had accidentally shot himself in the hand while manipulating his rifle. Police attended the residence of the occurrence where another intoxicated male was located with blood on his hands. The male who had an outstanding warrant was arrested and lodged in cells. Police later received a complaint from a neighbor stating that someone had fired a bullet into her bedroom during the night while she was sleeping. After a lengthy investigation Police determined that the male in custody had fired two shots with the rifle. One bullet striking the other male in the hand and the second round going through the wall of the home and into the neighbors bedroom. The male was charged with aggravated assault, discharging a firearm recklessly, obstruction and additional firearm related charges. The male was remanded into custody after failing to source the $500 bail set by a justice of the peace.

Police received a 911 call from a driver stating she had just been involved in a hit & run and followed the offending vehicle to an apartment building. Police located the driver of the offending vehicle who was a suspended driver. The male was issued several violations including driving while suspended and fleeing the scene of a collision.

March 21, 2021

A 911 call was received from a male advising that he had been assaulted. It was determined that he had been assaulted by another male over a dispute. The offending male was arrested and charged with assault and uttering threats.

While conducting patrols members observed a male in the west-end of Camrose urinating beside his vehicle. The male who showed signs of intoxication provided samples of his breath into a roadside screening device which resulted in a “caution” reading. The male was issued an immediate roadside suspension where his vehicle and license were seized for 3 days. The driver was also issued a bylaw ticket for urinating in a public place.

March 20, 2021

A loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after apprehending a female shoplifter. The $20 product was returned and the female was issued a trespass notice not to return to the store.

A traffic stop resulted in a male driver being charged with driving while suspended. The male driver quickly tried to switch seats with a passenger when they stopped for Police. The vehicle was also seized for 30 days.

Police received a 911 call of a disturbance at a residence on Enevold Drive. Police attended and a male involved in the argument agreed to leave the home. Police were contacted a second time when the male returned so he was arrested for public intoxication and later released without charges.

March 17, 2021

A female reported that she was the victim of a fraud. A male stated he was in China and needed help sending funds to his aunt. One three separate occasions the male sent a $3500 cheque to the female with the understanding that she would send $2500 of it in bitcoin while she could keep $1000 for herself. After accepting three such cheques and sending $7500 in untraceable bitcoin, the female was contacted by her bank that her account was overdrawn. Rather than having the anticipated $3000 in her account, the 25 year old now has a $7500 debt.

March 16, 2021

The owner of a white 2013 Dodge Caravan reported that his vehicle had been stolen from his residence on 47 street in the 4700 block. It is believed that a spare set of keys had been left inside the vehicle.

At 2:00 AM Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle when it was observed failing to stop as it left Centra Cam. The male driver had in his possession several computer mother boards that he had stolen from the business. When a further search was conducted the male was found to be in possession of break-in tools including various face coverings and a quantity of methamphetamine and GHB. The 36 year old was arrested and charged with possession of break-in instruments, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, theft under $5000, possession of stolen property and several traffic safety act violations.

March 15, 2021

At approximately 3:00 AM while conducting patrols Police observed a male who was looking into vehicles in the parking lot of The Brick. The male fled into the lobby of a nearby hotel where he accidently boxed himself in and when Police approached he produced a knife and began threatening and lunging at officers. Police backed away and began a lengthy negotiation with the male who was angry, confused and appeared to be high on illicit drugs. Police checks determined that the male was very violent and had used knives in the past to harm others including slashing an officer. Police were able to get the male to put down the knife but when they again approached the male removed a second knife from his pocket. Police continued negotiations until the male finally put down his weapons and was safely arrested. The 44 year old was charged with Assaulting a Peace Officer with a Weapon, Possession of Dangerous Weapons, Concealed Weapons, Resisting Arrest and Weapons Prohibitions. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

March 14, 2021

A resident in the area of 51 avenue in the 5600 block reported that someone had stolen a collapsible wagon and a weed trimmer from her yard and there were now other garden tools scattered around the yard. Police are investigating.

Alberta Health Services requested assistance with a patient who was being argumentative. Police spoke with the patient who became accepting of medical assistance from EMS.

Police received a complaint of a suspicious male in the area of 53 street in the 5300 block. The male was immediately identified by Police and arrested on outstanding warrants. He was later released on an appearance notice.

A male contacted Police regarding a female causing issues at a local hotel. The intoxicated female was arrested for breach of the peace and later released without charges.

March 13, 2021

A 911 call was received from a residence where a female was raging out of control and being held by another occupant. Police attended and arrested the intoxicated female. Checks determined that she had outstanding warrants out of Camrose and Red Deer. The female was held in custody until sober in order to conduct a bail hearing.

A male who was responsible for the thefts of three different coats from three separate stores was located by Police and charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

March 12, 2021

Police were contacted by three separate businesses advising that a male had stolen a jacket from store. Police reviewed video surveillance and have identified the suspect. The male is facing theft and possession of stolen property charges.

A female was apprehended by a loss prevention officer at a west end business after she was observed stealing electronics. The female was charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

March 11, 2021

Staff at a business in the Cornerstone shopping district contacted Police after a male had stolen items from the store. Police located the male nearby where he was arrested a charged with theft and possession of stolen property. The male who also had outstanding warrants out of Red Deer was later released on an appearance notice.

March 10, 2021

A report was received of heavy smoke from a detached garage on 50 ave in the 5600 block. Police and the Camrose Fire Department attended to the property where there was significant smoke but no major fire damage. The fire department is investigating the cause.

An RCMP member requested assistance in the Cornerstone parking lot with a female who had approached him and was out of control. The female was arrested under the mental health act and transported to St. Mary’s hospital and later to the Centennial Center in Ponoka.

A female requested Police assistance with a male who she met online, invited over to her home and now he was refusing to leave. The male was cooperative with Police and transported to his residence.

March 9, 2021

Police attended a residence after a male reported that he had been assaulted the night prior by another male. Both men were spoken to and it was determined that they had been involved in a verbal argument but no assault had occurred. The situation was mediated but later the same day the male returned to the home where a physical altercation did occur. The male was charged with assault and released on a condition to have no contact with the other male. About 6 hours later Police were once again dispatched to the same home after the male returned. The male was arrested for breaching his conditions and additionally charged with tampering with a motor vehicle as he was attempting to get inside several vehicles in the area.

March 8, 2021

A neighbor advised that it appeared that someone was breaking into a nearby vacant home. Police attended and found damage to the back door and a male inside the residence who appeared to be living there with no right to the property. The male who had warrants for his arrest was also found to be in possession of a weapon and quantities of methamphetamine and GHB. The male was charged with Break & Enter to commit mischief, possession of a weapon contrary to his conditions and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

March 7, 2021

A domestic disturbance was reported at a residence where multiple family members were in a home along with a male who had locked himself in a room. The male had gotten angry with family and smashed items inside the home grabbing a knife prior to locking himself in a room. Police were able to convince the male to exit the room where he was arrested for breach of the peace. The male who was high on illicit drugs was found to be in possession of a quantity of psilocybin. The male was charged with possession of a controlled substance and is in custody pending additional charges.

Police observed a vehicle with occupants parked in an alley. Checks were conducted and a male and female were observed to have open alcohol in the vehicle. In a further search Police located a quantity of methamphetamine and heroin. Both individuals were charged with possession of a controlled substance.

March 6, 2021

Police received a complaint of a residential garbage container on fire. The container was completely melted to the ground. It was determined that the owner had emptied some fireplace ashes into the garbage earlier that morning.

Police attended a multi-dwelling building after a complaint of thick smoke in the hallway on the main floor after an occupant had fallen asleep while cooking supper. The Camrose Fire Department attended with circulation fans to remove the smoke from the building.

A male reported that someone had committed a break & enter at a local church. A vehicle had been used to back into a window creating access to the building and once inside the suspect(s) stole a television and a stereo. Police located a pick-up truck with damage at a residence where a male admitted to backing into the church building and then turned over the stolen property. The incident is still under investigation as it is believed a second suspect was involved.

March 4, 2021

Staff from a liquor store advised that a male and female stole a bottle of alcohol. Police viewed video surveillance and identified the couple. A short time later the couple were observed outside the store where they were arrested and the male charged with theft.

Police were contacted by Alberta Health Services regarding a female who was in their building and was harming herself. Police attended along with EMS and the female was transferred to the centennial center

Police received a 911 call from a church after a female disrupted their evening service. The intoxicated female was located and escorted to her home.

March 2, 2021

Police continued their investigation involving 5 males from Saddle Lake who had been arrested in a stolen vehicle. A second witness came forward advising that his 2003 Chev Silverado had been stolen overnight. Police were able to link the theft of the second truck to the same group of males. All 5 men were charged with theft and one of the males was additionally charged with two counts of mischief for damaging the vehicles. All subjects were later released on undertakings and ensured they left Camrose.

Police received a complaint of a disturbance on 50 street in the 5200 block where a male was located clearly high on illicit drugs. The male was transported to St. Mary’s by EMS.

Police attended a fast food restaurant where an intoxicated male had gotten into an argument with two youth. The intoxicated male then assaulted to seniors who tried to intervene. The male was located at a nearby store and arrested for assault. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

A traffic stop resulted in a male being charged with firearms offences. Two guns were seized and the male was released on an undertaking.

March 1, 2021

Police attended to a collision at the intersection of 48th avenue and 68th street and determined that a female driver had turned left in front of a northbound vehicle causing the collision. While Police were concluding their investigation a second collision occurred on 68th street at the entrance to Konto furniture where a vehicle was attempting to cross 68th street eastbound and failed to see a northbound vehicle. Both drivers responsible for the collisions were charged accordingly.

Police were advised of a Polaris snowmobile was abandoned along the railway tracks near the Southside trailer park. The snowmobile was seized by Police after it was determined to have been stolen out of Lloydminster in October of 2020.

A female contacted Police when she observed a male who was known to her looking into her window. Police followed the tracks of the male through the fresh snow as it zig-zagged through yards, over fences, approaching vehicles and sheds. The male was found hiding under an exterior staircase to a home and was arrested. The male was charged with breaching his curfew, two counts of trespass at night and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Eyes on Camrose – at 4:15 AM a witness in Victoria Park contacted Police after observing a vehicle drop off two males who entered his neighbor’s truck and then drove away in both vehicles. Police located the vehicles in the downtown area and 5 male subjects from Saddle Lake were arrested. The truck’s ignition had been broken and the vehicle started with a screwdriver. The males who range from 16 to 48 years of age are facing theft and possession of stolen property charges.

February 28, 2021

A male contacted Police after a male that whom he had a disagreement with, slashed the tire on his vehicle and then fled on a bicycle. The male was located at a nearby convenience store and was arrested and charged with mischief.

February 27, 2021

Police observed a male with outstanding warrants driving away from a residence. A traffic stop was attempted but the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed west out of Camrose. A short while later a second vehicle left the same residence traveling west of the city and when it returned a short time later a traffic stop was conducted. The male driver of the vehicle which had fled was now a passenger and he was arrested on his outstanding warrants. The male was additionally charged with criminal flight, driving while disqualified and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. During a search Police also located quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl and morphine so the male was also charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

February 26, 2021

A senior advised that someone on-line was able to access her bank account and withdrew funds. The bank’s security department is investigating.

Police received a 911 call from a parent advising that her son was out of control in the home. Police attended and once her son was calmed down he agreed to stay at a friends for the night.

February 24, 2021

A fraud investigation resulted in a male being located and charged. The male was released on an undertaking with a date to appear in provincial court.

EMS requested assistance at a residence where a dog attack resulted in a male being seriously injured and the female dog owner was also bit. EMS transported the patients to St. Mary’s hospital and the dog was quarantined.

Police received a complaint regarding residents at a multi dwelling building were not following Covid protocols. Alberta Health Services was contacted and is involved in the situation.

A female reported that a male was contacting her contrary to his conditions. Police are investigating and charges are pending.

February 23, 2021

Police are investigating a fraud where someone on-line is posting pictures of a residence advertising it for rent. The fraudster is the collecting damage deposits on the property which is actually for sale by the rightful owner.

February 22, 2021

Police dealt with a disturbance near 50 avenue and 53 street involving a male and female who were arguing. The female who was high on illicit drugs was taken to St. Mary’s hospital at her request. Later the female then called 911 requesting Police assistance with in removing the male from her home. The male left without incident.

Police assisted EMS with an intoxicated female who had fallen causing injury to her head. The female who was combative with EMS was arrested but then quickly became cooperative with medical treatment.

A citizen reported an elderly male outside a home in a T-shirt and no shoes. The 82 year old was taken back to his residence where his wife was unaware that he had left home.

February 21, 2021

The owner of an RV reported that two 30lb propane tanks had been stolen while his trailer was parked on 50 avenue in the 5400 block.

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle exceeding the speed limit. The male driver had an outstanding Form 21 warrant for no insurance. The male was unable to make payment and was remanded into custody.

Police received a complaint of a noisy part on 51 avenue in the 5600 block. Very loud music was observed so an excessive noise violation ticket was issued and the guests left in cabs.

February 20, 2021

The driver for a local cab company attended Police headquarters when a female refused to exit his vehicle. The female who was struggling with her mental health was taken to St. Mary’s hospital and left in their care.

A traffic stop was conducted for an equipment violation and Police observed liquor inside the vehicle. All three occupants were detained and during a search of the vehicle a quantity of methamphetamine, GHB, a scale and other drug paraphernalia was located. The male driver was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, obscured license plate, liquor within easy reach and failing to produce insurance. He was released on an undertaking. A passenger was also charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and open liquor. The passenger who had just been released from jail the day prior after serving a two year sentence, was held in custody to appear before a justice of the peace.

February 19, 2021

A male reported that the catalytic converter had been stolen from his motorhome while parked at 38 avenue in the 5800 block.

A resident reported a suspicious vehicle parked on the street playing loud music with several occupants. Police attended and while dealing with the individuals a can of bear spray was observed in the inside door pocket as well as open liquor inside the vehicle. A male was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon along with being issued a ticket for having liquor within easy access of occupant. A passenger was also charged with a liquor violation.

While conducting patrols in an unmarked vehicle, Police observed a vehicle being driven erratically. The driver then unknowing was baiting the unmarked Police vehicle to a race while starting and stopping and yelling challenges at Police. The vehicle then sped off at approximately 100 km/hr on Grand Drive. No attempt was made to pursue the vehicle but the registered owner was contacted. Sometime later a parent attended Police headquarters with her son who was then charged with racing, careless driving, speeding and window tint.

February 18, 2021

Police are investigating a theft from a church after a male entered the unlocked building and left with a bag full of items. Video surveillance was utilized and a suspect has been identified.

Police attended to a residence on Mount Pleasant Drive after receiving a complaint of a disturbance from one the suites. The intoxicated couple had clearly been involved in some type of altercation but neither was cooperative with Police. Arrangements were made for the male to stay with family.

February 17, 2021

A male reported that his truck while parked on Grand Drive had been struck by another vehicle sometime during the night. Police attended the scene and were able to match collision evidence to a vehicle that had been located abandoned from the previous evening. The owner of the abandoned vehicle attended Police headquarters and was charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision as well as operating an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

A female requested Police assistance with her boyfriend who was refusing to leave her residence. The male who had warrants for his arrest had left prior to Police arrival. Police located the male at a convenience store where he was arrested on his warrants and additionally charged with breaching his no-contact condition. The male was later released on an undertaking.

Police received multiple 911 calls of a house on fire in the North Side trailer park. Police were able to evacuate surrounding homes as the fire spread to a second residence. Those who could not return to their homes were able to stay with other family or set up with a hotel for the night. The Camrose Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.

Police received a 911 call from an intoxicated female who was yelling at a male while on the phone. Police attended and located an intoxicated male outside the home with injuries to his face and arms. The female refused to answer her door and did not want Police involvement. The male who was unable to provide an address of where he lived was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and lodged in cells. In the morning he continued to refuse to divulge the cause of his injuries and he was released without charges.

February 16, 2021

Police attended to a residence after receiving information that a male was throwing items and had caused damage to a vehicle. The male was initially arrested for mischief but after speaking with the vehicle owner it was determined that he did not wish a charge laid. The male who had caused the damage remained very angry and was held in custody to prevent further breach of the peace and later released without charges.

A citizen contacted Police advising that there was a vehicle blocking the alley. Police attended and the vehicle which didn’t have a license plate had its airbags deployed and its’ muffler dragging on the ground. The vehicle was towed and Police are attempting to contact the registered owner.

February 15, 2021

Members of the Camrose Police Service Major Crimes Unit and Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit initiated a joint drug investigation, which resulted in four arrests, drugs and guns and the seizure of $40,000 cash. The investigation revolved around subjects who were importing and supplying drugs to the City of Camrose and surrounding area. This type of cooperative police work is essential to keep our public safe and demonstrates local agencies commitment to our policing areas.

The investigation culminated in a joint operation search warrant, which was conducted on February 4, 2021 at a rural address in Strathcona County. Police took three people into custody upon entry onto the property.

The search of the property located 328 grams of methamphetamine, which has a street value of $40,000. There was also 28.7 grams of high purity cocaine, which has a street value of $10,000. There was two firearms seized along with $40,000 cash. Police also seized a vehicle at the property as proceeds of crime.

Shortly after the first search warrant was executed, a second warrant was executed on a property in rural Beaver County. A search of that property located a loaded sawed off 9mm rifle, 23 grams of fentanyl, 15.6 grams of methamphetamine, 8.4 grams of cocaine and 4000mL of GHB. A fourth person was arrested at that location when she returned to the residence while Police were conducting the search.

On February 5, 2021 Police executed a search warrant on the truck that was seized from the rural Strathcona County property. Inside the vehicle they located 285 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $35,000 and 28.7 grams of high purity cocaine with a street value of $10,000.

In total Police seized the following:

  • 629 grams of methamphetamine
  • 65.8 grams of cocaine
  • 23 grams of fentanyl
  • 4000mL of GHB
  • 3 firearms
  • 1 motor vehicle
  • $40,000 in cash

Total street value of the drugs seized is $120,000

Total cash and assets seized is $50,000

Charged are the following:

Gerald Warner (58 years of age) of rural Strathcona County

  • Two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Proceeds of crime over $5000
  • Two counts of a careless storage of a firearm

Charm Mildenberger (46 years of age) of rural Strathcona County

  • Two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Proceeds of crime over $5000
  • Two counts of a careless storage of a firearm

Michael Klemm (34 years of age) of rural Beaver County

  • Five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Illegal possession of a firearm
  • Three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Four counts of careless storage of a weapon
  • Two counts of possessing a weapon when prohibited to do so

Delanie Smith (29 years of age) of rural Beaver County

  • Three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Illegal possession of a firearm
  • Three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Four counts of careless storage of a weapon
  • Breach of an undertaking

February 14, 2021

A female contacted Police from a fuel station stating she was kicked out of her friend’s home and had nowhere to stay. The female who had an unendorsed warrant was arrested and lodged while waiting for her bail hearing.

February 13, 2021

Staff from a financial institution advised that a senior was sending funds through Western Union and believed it to be suspicious. It was confirmed that no money was lost and the senior’s daughter was updated and is assisting with her mother’s finances.

A catalytic converter was stolen from a motorhome while parked in the area of 44 avenue in the 5900 block.

Police were advised that a senior suffering from dementia had left her residence without anyone knowing where she was going. Police along with community members searched for the female who then returned home on her own. The family is going to pursue other living arrangements to prevent this from occurring in the future.

Two parked vehicles were struck on Marler drive with the offending vehicle being described as a maroon diesel pick-up truck. Police were able to track the vehicle to a residence where an intoxicated male was confirmed to be the driver. The male failed a roadside screening test and was issued a provincial sanction for impaired driving and additionally charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision and careless driving.

February 12, 2021

Staff at a west end business reported that a male had stolen a $50 computer mouse and left in a silver Mazda car. Staff provided Police with a license plate of the vehicle and attempts are being made to contact the registered owner.

A female attended police headquarters after she had an argument with her partner and he refused to let her back into the residence. Police were able to provide her with a place to stay for the evening through Neighbor Aid.

February 10, 2021

A female contacted Police to advise that her vehicle had been struck by another vehicle. The male driver stopped to apologize and then left the scene. The male driver was located at a nearby restaurant and placed on approved screening device resulting in a fail reading. The 53 year old received a provincial immediate roadside sanction which includes a $1000 fine, a 30 day vehicle seizure, a 90 day driver’s license suspension followed by a 12 month participation in the Alberta Ignition Interlock Program.

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle which did not have valid insurance and it was also determined that the female was a suspended driver. The 42 year old was charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving while suspended. Her vehicle was seized for 30 days.

February 8, 2021

A female shoplifter was issued a trespass notice from a west end business after she had attempted to steal make-up from the store.

Police attended an address in Camrose where five different complainants attended a residence to purchase a quad but no one was at the home. All five potential buyers had provided a deposit and were there with cash to complete the purchase. The fraudster randomly used the Camrose address as part of the on-line scam.

A traffic stop resulted in two females being arrested on outstanding warrants. One had warrants out of Rimbey and the other out of Red Deer. Both females were later released on undertakings with new dates to appear in court.

February 7, 2021

A truck driver reported that someone had stolen at least 400 litres of fuel from his transport truck while it was parked at a bulk fuel station in the east end of Camrose. Police are investigating.

February 5, 2021

A vehicle was observed leaving a gas station with a license plate that did not match. Police activated their emergency lighting but the vehicle continued to drive attempting to avoid Police by driving down alleyways. The vehicle eventually came to a stop and is was determined that the male was a suspended driver and the vehicle did not have insurance or registration. The driver was charged accordingly and his vehicle was seized.

Security staff from Augustana University reported a theft of a laptop computer. Police are reviewing video surveillance.

February 4, 2021

A female reported that she was the victim of a Facebook scam where she had sent $300 worth of Steam cards and her personal banking information.

An automotive repair shop advised that a vehicle had been towed to their business for repairs that would cost $5000. After a week the business could no longer get in touch with the customer. Police checks determined that the vehicle had been stolen out of Calgary and the registered owner was advised of the recovery of the vehicle.

February 3, 2021

A traffic stop resulted in a male driver being arrested on outstanding warrants out of Edmonton. The male was also charged with driving while suspended and his vehicle was seized. The male is waiting on a bail hearing in relation to his warrants.

Police attended a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 48 Ave & 51 street where a vehicle made an unsafe left hand turn in front of a vehicle. A female driver was transported to St. Mary’s hospital and the other female driver was charged accordingly.

Police received a 911 call after a male had threatened two people with a knife inside a residence. Police attended and located the male hiding in a closet. Witness statements were obtained and the male was arrested and charged with uttering threats, assault and possession of a weapon.

February 2, 2021

A property manager contacted Police when it was discovered that people were inside the vacant property. Police attended and removed 5 people one of which was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Edmonton. The female was later released with a new date to appear in court.

A traffic stop resulted in a male driver from Saskatchewan being charged with driving while suspended and his vehicle was seized.

February 1, 2021

A male attended Police headquarters to pick up a lost wallet. Checks on the male determined that he had outstanding warrants and was arrested. The male who appeared to be concealing something in his jacket was searched and found to be in possession of a quantity of GHB and methamphetamine. The male was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and was later released.

A female attended Police headquarters in relation to an ongoing assault investigation. The female was charged with two counts of assault and released on an undertaking with conditions.

January 31, 2021

Police assisted St. Mary’s hospital staff with an uncooperative patient. Police restrained the female while she was sedated by staff.

Another St. Mary’s patient had fled the hospital and was later involved in a vehicle collision east of Camrose where she rolled her vehicle on a gravel road. The female was driving erratically believing that Police were chasing her. EMS transported the female back to St. Mary’s hospital to deal with her injuries and potential mental health concerns.

January 30, 2021

A female received notification that an expected package had been delivered to her home but when she got home the package was gone. Police are investigating.

Police attended a residence to assist a male who had caused harm to himself. EMS attended and the male was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment.

Police responded to a residence regarding a possible domestic situation. A male and female were having a heated argument and the situation was mediated.

A female called 911 after her boyfriend had broken the door to her home. It was determined that the couple had been in an argument and the female took the opportunity to lock her boyfriend out of the house after he had stepped outside. The male then kicked in the door to get his dog and left the home. The female did not want to pursue charges and her door was secured.

Police assisted with a female who had overdosed on numerous pills. The female was transported to St. Mary’s hospital by EMS.

At approximately 1:00 AM a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle driven by a male with a female passenger and child. It was determined that as of midnight the driver had been suspended and the female passenger had a warrant for her arrest out of Red Deer. The warrant was executed and the female released on an appearance notice with a new court date while discretion was used on the male driver. Another driver attended the scene to drive the vehicle home.

January 28, 2021

A male reported that he had forgot his debit card at the bank and someone then used his card to withdraw money from his account. Police are investigating.

A female reported that she had been assaulted by a male friend. At the same time as the report was being made Police were at another residence where the male present. The 57 year old was charged with one count of assault and released on an undertaking.

January 27, 2021

A downtown business reported that someone had stolen loose change along with an Asus computer from their office. It is believed that staff had neglected to lock the door at the end of the business day allowing the suspect to easily gain entry.

An east end business reported the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked on their property. The theft occurred sometime between 5:00 – 5:20 AM.

At approximately 1:37 AM Police observed a vehicle lurking down an alley with a license plate that did not match. A traffic stop was conducted and Police observed a cross bow on the back seat along with a meth pipe on the dash. Both occupants were arrested and in a further search Police located a loaded handgun within easy reach underneath the driver’s seat, break in tools, arrows, a knife and a cattle prod hidden in a rifle case. The male driver was also found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine and methamphetamine. Checks on the license plate determined that it had been stolen out of Beaumont and the vehicle was neither insured on registered. Jason James Sarasin (40) was charged with 20 offences including two counts of possession of a controlled substance, several weapons related charges, operating an uninsured & unregistered vehicle and several breaches. Sarasin is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

January 26, 2021

An east end business reported a theft of catalytic converters from two of their vehicles parked on their property. These thefts have been prevalent in the Province for the past year and this is the second such occurrence in recent weeks in Camrose.

A traffic stop was attempted on a vehicle which continued to avoid Police until it finally came to a stop near the south side trailer park. A male who attempted to flee on foot was caught by Police and arrested on his outstanding warrants. The female driver was also arrested for flight from Police. Inside the vehicle Police located break in tools, pepper spray, a pellet gun, drug paraphernalia and small quantities of heroin and cocaine. The male was charged with possession of break-in tools and the female was charged with seven offences including failing to stop for Police and possession of a restricted weapon.

January 25, 2021

A woman was arrested on two outstanding warrants for operating a motor vehicle without insurance. The female is waiting on a bail hearing.

A male contacted Police to report that his elderly wife who suffers from dementia had unexpectedly left the home. As Police were searching for the woman she safely returned home

January 24, 2021

Police are investigating a break & enter at Camrose Motor Sports where a suspect entered the building and stole a children sized Honda CFR 50 motorcycle. The theft occurred just prior to midnight.

Police attended a residence after receiving a compliant that there were multiple people inside the home contrary to AHS restrictions. Police issued a verbal warning to the female who advised she had just moved into the home and would have her guests leave immediately.

January 23, 2021

Police attended a residence after receiving a 911 call where arguing could be heard in the background. The involved couple was spoken to and the situation was mediated after confirming that the incident had not elevated past a verbal argument.

Police assisted St. Mary’s hospital staff with a patient who was not cooperating with being transported to the Centennial Center. The male was transferred without further issues.

January 21, 2021

Police received a 911 call regarding a domestic at a residence on 55 street in the 5300 block. It was determined that the couple got into a verbal argument over a trivial matter which escalated to throwing items around the home along with one pushing the other. Neither cooperative with Police and the couple was separated. Police have been involved in similar incidents with the same couple in the past and a Child and Family Services referral was completed due to children being in the home.

A male reported that someone had smashed the rear passenger window of his Toyota Corolla while parked overnight in the Cornerstone Shopping area.

A west end business contacted Police to report a theft in progress. Police attended and arrested a 44 year old male who was in possession of $300 worth of groceries. The male who had a lengthy criminal record in Edmonton was arrested and charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

Police were advised of a collision near 80 Mount Pleasant Drive where a vehicle had struck a tree. The driver provided a sample of his breath on a roadside screening device resulting in a fail reading. Police further located 35 grams of marihuana inside the vehicle. The 16 year old received an immediate roadside sanction under the new provincial legislation. He received a $1000 fine, his vehicle was seized for 30 days, his license suspended for 90 days and he was also issued two violation tickets for minor possessing and transporting cannabis marihuana within easy reach. The driver will be required to take a one day planning ahead course and will be placed under a one year Alberta ignition interlock program.

January 20, 2021

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle and the female driver provided a mandatory alcohol sample which resulted in a fail reading. Under the new provincial legislation the female received a $1000 fine, her vehicle was seized for 30 days and her driver’s license was suspended for 90 days. The driver will also be required to participate in a mandatory 12 month Alberta Ignition Interlock Program and take a one day planning ahead course.

January 18, 2021

At 9:37 AM Police received a call from a female stating that over the weekend she had been assaulted numerous times by her boyfriend. The female stated she had escaped the home and had locked herself in her vehicle. Police attended to the residence where the female described the assaults and how he had prevented her from leaving the home. Police made contact with the male through an open window and after 45 minutes of negotiations the male exited the home with a large laceration across his throat. EMS who was on standby at the scene, transported the male to St. Mary’s hospital. Police are continuing to investigate.

Police observed a vehicle fail to signal and conducted a traffic stop. Open liquor was viewed inside the vehicle so the male driver and female passenger were asked to step out of the vehicle. Police observed that the male’s waist belt and pants were open at which time he fled on foot into a nearby field as he threw items into the darkness. The male was arrested and determined to be in possession of a variety of illicit drugs including heroin, GHB, cocaine, methamphetamine along with other drug paraphernalia. The male was charged with 4 counts of possession of a controlled substance, obstructing a Police officer, failing to signal and transporting open liquor. The female passenger was also charged with open liquor within easy reach of occupant.

January 17, 2021

A male who provided his debit card and PIN number to a female contacted Police after she used the card to make an extra $2000 worth of purchases. Police are investigating.

A tenant who had been evicted from a residential property, returned to the home and entered the suite through a window. Once inside his stole the property owner’s jacket and tools. The suspect who had attended Police headquarters to report another matter, was arrested and charged with break & enter and theft.

January 16, 2021

A male reported that some old car batteries and a power cable valued at $500 were stolen from a trailer parked near the old Bottle Depot.

A male contacted Police advising that he had been assaulted at his business by a male customer. Police determined that there had been a property disagreement between the two men which did not support criminal charges.

Police attended a residence after receiving a noise complaint. The female was determined to have an outstanding warrant resulting in her arrest and later release with a date to appear in court.

January 15, 2021

Camrose man arrested for child pornography offences

A Camrose man has been arrested for allegedly distributing child sexual abuse materials online. The arrest came as the result of a joint investigation between ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit and Camrose Police Service.

Junvier Fajarito was arrested on January 2, 2021 at his home in Camrose. The 20-year-old suspect has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

ICE alleges that Fajarito distributed child sexual abuse materials in an online chat group last year. The RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Crime Centre became aware of the offence and referred the investigation to ICE.

“ICE‘s investigation identified a Camrose suspect, and at that point, Camrose Police became involved. Our agencies were then able to work together to make a timely arrest,” said Sgt. Scott Sveinbjornson, Camrose Police Service.

The investigation is ongoing pending the forensic examination of computers and electronic devices seized from the suspect’s home.

ICE is an integrated team that investigates offences involving child pornography, any computer-related child sexual abuse, child luring over the Internet, voyeurism involving victims under the age of 18, and child sex trade/tourism.

Anyone with information about this investigation, or any child exploitation offence is encouraged to contact local police or cybertip.ca.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.

Media inquiries may be directed to:

Mike Tucker
Communications Director
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-509-3015

January 14, 2021

A fraud investigation led to the arrest of a male who stole a wallet and then used a debit card to withdraw funds out of the account. The 26 year old was charged with theft and fraud and released on an undertaking.

St. Mary’s staff requested Police assistance with a male who wasn’t complying and in a state of delirium. Police attended and the male was returned to his room and left in their care.

A daughter contacted Police concerned for her father who had sent her some disturbing messages. Police attended his residence where he was arguing with a girlfriend. The male was transported to the daughter’s residence.

At 4:00 AM Police attended a residence where a male and female were arguing outside their residence. The situation was mediated.

January 13, 2021

Police received information that a male was breaking into a residence on 49 avenue in the 5600 block. Upon arrival the male was seen running away from the home and after a short foot pursuit the male was arrested. During a search Police found him to be in possession of property from the home as well as a quantity of methamphetamine. The 40 year old was charged with break & enter, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business advised that he had detained a female shoplifter. The 42 year old female from Wetaskiwin who had stolen $400 worth of cosmetics was charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

January 12, 2021

Police received information that a male had been contacting two others with whom he had no contact conditions. Police are investigating.

An employee reported that over the weekend someone had attempted to steal one of their company trucks after it was discovered that the door locks were broken and the ignition punched out. Police believe that the damage was caused by the same suspect who had been charged with several criminal offences while on a crime spree in Camrose.

Police were advised of a male walking in the dog park who was not dressed for the weather and wasn’t wearing any shoes. The 84 year old male who suffers from dementia was returned to his home with supervision.

Police attended to a residence after receiving a complaint of a possible domestic. The involved couple were involved in a verbal argument and the situation was mediated.

January 10, 2021

While conducted patrols members observed a male walking down the alley along Mount Pleasant Drive with a drawn compound bow. Police surrounded and arrested the male who was upset that someone had been knocking on his door and stated he wanted to shoot them in the leg. The male was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon.

Police observed a male driving suspiciously and conducted a traffic stop. Police observed open liquor inside the vehicle and when he stepped out of his vehicle a hatchet was also viewed in the driver’s door. The male was also found to be in possession of a butterfly knife which resulted in a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon.

While conducting patrols Police observed a female walking into a residence disregarding her conditions. Police attended the home and located the female inside the home along with a second female whom she had a no contact condition with. The female was arrested and charged with two counts of breaching her conditions.

Staff at St. Mary’s advised of an intoxicated male who had multiple cuts to his body. Police attended and it was finally determined from the uncooperative male that he had been attacked by a dog. Police attended the dog owner’s residence and observed blood on the sidewalk leading up to the home. The home owner was also uncooperative with Police but was advised that it was mandatory that the dog be placed in quarantine and registered with the city as a dangerous dog as required by city bylaws.

January 9, 2021

A witness reported a suspicious vehicle parked near the campground. Police attended and identified a male who had a condition to remain in the province of British Columbia and a female who had a condition not to have contact with the male. The two were arrested and during a search a quantity of heroin was located on the female. The female was subsequently charged with possession of a controlled substance and breaching her conditions and the male was also charged with one count of breaching his conditions.

Police received a complaint of someone squatting in an apartment building. Police located the male sleeping under the stairs and he was issued a trespass notice.

An employee at a business reported that two of their vehicles parked inside their fenced compound had their catalytic converters stolen sometime over the holidays.

Police received a complaint from the Duggan Mall where an intoxicated male was sleeping in the washroom. Police attended and the intoxicated male who was difficult to deal with was arrested and found to be in possession of a small quantity of heroin. The male was charged with possession of a controlled substance, lodged and released when sober.

January 8, 2021

On January 6th, at 9:30 PM the Camrose Police Service were advised by the RCMP that a white Dodge Ram had fled a traffic stop north on Hwy 833 and was last seen traveling towards Camrose. As Police were searching for the vehicle a resident advised that someone had parked a white truck in their driveway. Police checks confirmed that the truck had been stolen out of Tofield and displayed a license plate stolen from Edmonton. Police seized the vehicle and were able to secure evidence possibly identifying the suspect. Throughout the night Police continued their search for the suspect who the RCMP had described as wearing black pants, a red plaid jacket and a grey beanie hat.

At 7:30 AM a CP Rail employee contacted Police advising that their office had been broken into and a backpack, several tools and computers were missing. At the time it was believed that their company Ford F250 was also missing. When the vehicle was confirmed stolen it was GPS located parked east of Camrose at Range Road 195 and Township Road 462. Multiple officers attended the location where a lone occupant appeared to be sleeping in the driver’s seat. Members surrounded the vehicle and when Police abruptly opened the driver’s door the startled suspect attempted to shift the transmission into drive. Police were able to successfully pull the male out of the vehicle and onto the ground where he was arrested.

As Police continued with their investigation additional complaints from the community were received. A break & enter to a school, two attempted vehicle thefts from residences and another attempted vehicle theft from a business all contained evidence that linked the occurrences to the same suspect.

Curtis Neil Schaaf (46) has an extensive criminal record throughout central Alberta and British Columbia starting in the early 1990’s involving break & enters, thefts and possession of weapons. Schaaf who was recently released from jail in relation to other similar convictions has now been charged with 14 additional Criminal Code offences and 2 Traffic Safety Act violations for his crime spree within Camrose. Schaaf appeared before a justice of the peace where his bail was set to $500. Unable to source the funds, Schaaf was remanded into custody and is required to appear in Camrose Provincial court on Wednesday January 20th, 2021.

January 7, 2021

A male reported that his trailer hitch, harnesses and fasteners were stolen from his utility trailer while parked at a residence along 41 street in the 4700 block.

A female contacted Police when she discovered that her elderly mother was sending money to an unknown person which was clearly fraudulent. Advice given on managing bank accounts.

A male attended Police headquarters to report that his wallet had been stolen from his residence on 43 street in the 5200 block. The male’s bank card had been used at a couple of locations and Police are investigating.

RCMP advised that a white Dodge Ram had fled a traffic stop on hwy 833 north of Camrose. Checks on the license plate determined the truck had been stolen out of Tofield. As a search was being conducted for the vehicle a female contacted Police advising that someone had parked a white truck in her driveway and then fled on foot. Please then received a complaint that a male was trying to steal a vehicle prior to getting into a dark green sedan and fleeing the area. Police were unable to locate the male but have seized the Dodge truck and have developed some leads on a possible suspect.

January 6, 2021

The owner of a 2001 Toyota Camry advised that his vehicle had been stolen overnight from in front of his residence on 55 street in the 5300 block. The license plate on the vehicle at the time of the theft was BKF0267.

January 5, 2021

A staff member at a liquor store contacted Police to report a theft. Video surveillance was reviewed and Police identified the male responsible for the theft of a bottle of liquor. The male was located in the entrance to a nearby building where he was consuming the stolen liquor. The male was arrested for the theft and for a mischief that he was responsible for just prior to Christmas. During a search of the male Police also located a small quantity of methamphetamine. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing where he is facing charges of mischief, theft, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

A 911 call was received from the emergency department at St. Mary’s hospital regarding a male patient who was waving a knife at people in the ER. Upon arrival Police determined that the male had shown a knife to security staff who then promptly took away the knife. The patient who hadn’t made threats to any other person was left in the care of hospital staff.

January 4, 2021

Police received a complaint of a suspicious male in a residential area. The male was located, identified and arrested on outstanding warrants. He was later released with a date to appear in court.

January 1, 2021

A male sent $800 to an unknown person who advised that he was going to release a compromising video of him unless he paid the money.

Police were advised that 3 BMX bikes were stolen from a yard in the southside trailer park.