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November 23, 2020

A female reported that her 2011 Chevrolet Impala was stolen overnight. The vehicle was parked on 46ave in the 7200 block with the keys left inside. The vehicle was later located in Wetaskiwin county engulfed in flames. Police are investigating.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was missing a license plate. The 39 year old male was a suspended driver and also had outstanding warrants out of Rocky Mountain House. The male was issued the appropriate violation tickets and his vehicle was towed. He was also released on an appearance notice with a new court date to deal with his warrants.

November 22, 2020

A staff member from a local bar called 911 to report that she had just been assaulted by a male. Police attended and after reviewing video surveillance were able to identify the male responsible. The male was located, arrested and later released on one charge of assault.

A male reported that his ex-wife was not following their child custody order. Police mediated the situation with both parties agreeing to follow the order.

A male reported that his grey Kia Amanti was stolen from the front of his residence on 48 street in the 4700 block.

A local bar requested Police assistance with an intoxicated male. The uncooperative male was arrested and lodged until sober.

A local cab driver advised that an intoxicated fare was refusing to exit the cab. The female who was confrontational with Police was arrested and lodged until sober.

November 18, 2020

A male advised Police that his bank account had been frozen due to a $5000 cheque being issued without having the proper funds. The male had not issued the cheque and Police are investigating.

Police assisted EMS in locating a female who had sent a message to a friend stating that she was going to harm herself. The female was eventually tracked down to a residence and transported to St. Mary’s hospital.

A male with outstanding warrants out of Coronation was arrested by Police and later released with a date to appear in court.

November 17, 2020

A female reported that she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend on November 15th. Police are gathering more details and charges are pending.

A building manager advised that overnight someone had attempted to break into one of their outbuildings at their apartment building on Mount Pleasant Drive. Police are reviewing video surveillance in attempts to identify the suspect.

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle which refused to pull over and sped away. Police later located the vehicle parked at a residence where a male admitted to being the driver. The male had outstanding warrants, did not possess a drivers licence and the vehicle he had been operating did not have registration or insurance. The male was charged with breaching his conditions, criminal flight, driving while unauthorized and operating an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

A 911 call was received from a resident in an apartment building on Mount Pleasant Drive advising of a male with no shirt who was banging on the walls. Police located a very intoxicated male who was taken back to his suite.

November 16, 2020

Police attempted a traffic stop on an older black Ford F350 which then fled at a high rate of speed. A male driver and female passenger were inside the vehicle and Police are attempting to identify the suspects.

Police received a 911 call from a female advising that her boyfriend may have overdosed. Police and EMS attended and the male was transported to St. Mary’s hospital. Police located a small amount of meth and pills belonging to the couple which were seized for destruction.

November 13, 2020

A female called 911 after she and her husband had an argument and he left the residence in a state that caused her to be concerned for his safety. It was determined that the male had met up with a friend for support and there was no more immediate cause for concern.

A male reported that someone had broken into his vehicle and stole his medication. The vehicle was parked on 53 street in the 5000 block and it is believed that a rock had been thrown through the vehicles’ window to gain entry.

Police received a 911 call from a male reporting that he had a verbal argument with his wife and she walked away from their home without proper clothing for the weather. The woman was located by Police and the situation was mediated.

A male advised that a family member was screaming and throwing property around the home. Police attended and located the female standing in the lobby of the building. Arrangements were made for the woman to stay with a friend for the night.

A male turned himself in on multiple outstanding warrants out of Edmonton, Airdrie and Leduc. He was released on dates to appear in court.

November 10, 2020

A female contacted Police advising that a silver crew cab truck had collided with her vehicle was it was parked on 45 street in the 4600 block. The owner has a picture of the truck which caused the damage and a description of the male driver. Police are investigating.

A male reported that the driver’s side lock to his 2013 Ford F250 had been punched out sometime over the last week. The truck was parked on 51A street in the 4600 block.

November 9, 2020

Police received a complaint of a disturbance on 43 avenue in the 5400 block. Police attended and determined that two females had been involved in an altercation where one of the females had broken items inside the home and then assaulted the other female. The 26 year old was charged with mischief and assault and released on an undertaking.

November 7, 2020

Police received a 911 call after a witness heard yelling and screaming within a residence. Police attended and identified a male and female who were in a verbal argument. No physical violence had occurred but the involved male was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Edmonton.

November 6, 2020

Police received a 911 call from a motorist after his rim and tire became detached from his vehicle and struck an oncoming vehicle. The male was charged with failing to maintain his vehicle.

Bank staff contacted Police to report a romance scam. Police attended and spoke to the female victim who had previously sent $14,000 to an address believed to be San Francisco. The victim was about to send $30,000 through her bank when staff stopped the transaction and contacted Police.

A male reported that his bike had been stolen while parked at the downtown Co-op gas bar. Police reviewed video surveillance and identified the suspect. The 24 year old man was located at his residence and charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

November 5, 2020

Members of the Camrose Police Service Major Crimes Unit in partnership with Patrol concluded a short-term drug investigation on October 28, 2020. Police executed a search warrant in the Grand Drive residential area and located a quantity of cocaine and items relating to the sale of illicit drugs. Jordin FLETCHER (24) was subsequently arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance x 5, proceeds of crime x 4, and possession of a controlled substance. FLETCHER’s first court appearance is set for November 25, 2020 in Camrose Provincial Court.

Further investigation led to the arrest of Joshua MICHIELS (24) where he was charged with trafficking a controlled substance x4. MICHIELS’ first court appearance is set for November 4, 2020 in Camrose Provincial Court.

Police seized various quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, and LSD during the investigation.

Anyone with information about drug offences can report it to police by calling 780-672-4444. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

November 4, 2020

Police received a complaint of a break & enter into a commercial storage lot but cutting a hole in the chain link fencing. Owners of property inside the compound are being contacted to determine if anything was stolen.

Lock it or Lose it. A male reported that his BMX bike was stolen overnight at CLBI where he had left it unlocked and laying the lawn.

Loss prevention at a west end business reported a theft in progress. Police attended and the female had about $100 worth of children’s clothes concealed in her purse. No charges were laid and the female was issued a two year trespass notice not to return to the store.

An east end hotel contacted Police when a male refused to leave after receiving an eviction notice. The male was sent on his way.

A male contacted Police advising that another male had threatened him with a knife inside his residence. Police attended and determined that both individuals who were under the influence of alcohol had gotten into an argument with one of the males picking up a club and the other male picking up a knife. Both weapons were displayed without any threats being made. Neither party desired any additional Police involvement and both agreed to go separate ways.

November 3, 2020

Police attended a collision at the intersection of 48 ave and Grand Drive involving a vehicle and a bicycle. It was determined that the cyclist who was riding eastbound on the sidewalk entered the crosswalk without dismounting and was struck by a vehicle that was conducting a right hand turn. The cyclist fortunately only received minor injuries. Cyclists who ride on sidewalks are required to stop, dismount and walk beside their bike while using a crosswalk.

Police were advised of a female walking on 39 street in the 4800 block who appeared disorientated. Police located the female and EMS transported her to St. Mary’s hospital.

Staff at a downtown hotel contacted Police advising of a male and female screaming and throwing things inside their hotel room. Police attended and the couple who were involved in a verbal argument throughout the day were separated until one party was picked up by a friend.

November 2, 2020

Police are investigating a sexual assault involving a male victim who while walking home late at night was picked up by three males in a dark SUV. One of the males sexual assaulted him before he was dropped off in the east end of Camrose. Police are following up on several leads.

Police received a 911 call from a female stating that her boyfriend was causing issues inside the home. The male left prior to Police arrival but in speaking with both parties it was determined that the two had been involved in a physical altercation but neither wanted any additional Police involvement.

Police were contacted by the RCMP who had received a complaint of a red Volkswagon Jetta that was traveling at 160 km/hr toward Camrose. Police conducted a traffic stop and a mandatory alcohol screening test was conducted resulting in a fail reading. The male was arrested and provided two samples of his breath resulting in readings that were twice the legal limit. The 32 year old from Maskwacis was charged with impaired driving and dangerous driving.

November 1, 2020

Police were advised of an assault at a local bar. It was determined that a male and two females were at the bar and when it was time to leave, the male who wanted to stay started punching one of the females. The male was located at his residence and arrested for one count of assault.

October 30, 2020

Police are investigating an assault which occurred near the Community Center. The victim was walking in the area when he was jumped, kicked and punched several times by an unknown male who he described to be in his 30’s, wearing a black hoody, black hat and white shoes. The suspect stole the victims back pack and shoes before fleeing the scene. The victim suffered significant injuries and Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. If anyone witnessed the assault, has video surveillance in the area or has any other information please contact Police.

Police assisted Alberta Health Services in an investigation involving a female in Camrose who tested positive for COVID and then returned to work prior to the expiration of her 14 day quarantine. Charges are pending.

A female received notice from a finance company that someone had been using her personal information to apply for credit at numerous companies as well as for a passport application. The victim also noticed an unauthorized transaction on her credit card. Police are investigating.

October 29, 2020

A male who attended Police headquarters for fingerprinting was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Red Deer. During his arrest Police located a quantity of methamphetamine on his person and he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Police received a 911 call that someone had just been stabbed. At the same time St. Mary’s hospital also contacted Police advising they had a patient with multiple stab wounds. The investigation led Police to locating a 24 year old male who was responsible for the attack. The suspect went to the victim’s residence. There he located the victim inside his vehicle and the suspect opened the car door where he stabbed and slashed him multiple times. The victim who had been a court witness against the suspect for a previous assault, was transported to a hospital in Edmonton for treatment of his injuries. The suspect was charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Provoke Fear in a Justice System Participant and breaching his conditions. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

Police received a 911 call from a female advising that she was moving items to a storage unit and someone had stolen two of the totes that she had left outside. The female advised the property in the totes is worth approximately $1500.

October 28, 2020

At 4:20 AM Police responded to a 911 call from a female who reported that her son had assaulted her. Upon arrival the female was removed from the residence while a weapon was taken away from the 38 year old male. Additional weapons were also seized from the residence while the male was taken to St. Mary’s hospital by EMS for assessment.

A female called 911 requesting Police remove her boyfriend from her home as he was causing issues. The male cooperated with Police and left the residence.

A cab driver reported that his fair took off without making payment and went into an apartment building on Mt. Pleasant Drive. The female was uncooperative with Police but a youth inside the home agreed to make payment.

Police attended an apartment building after receiving a complaint of someone who was yelling and screaming in the hallway. Police located an intoxicated male a couple of blocks from the building who advised that a female was upset and screaming at him because he wanted to leave. The male was transported to his mother’s residence.

October 27, 2020

A male who left his vehicle idling and unattended while making a food delivery at an address on 46 street in the 4700 block watched as his vehicle was driven away. The stolen vehicle is a gold Chevrolet Malibu.

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

October 26, 2020

Staff at Walmart reported that a vehicle had been parked in their lot for several days. The vehicle was determined to have been stolen out of Red Deer.

Police received several complaints that the train was blocking the intersections from 68 street to 48 street. CN rail had engine issues with one of their locomotives and there was an hour and a half delay until they were able to get the train moved.

October 25, 2020

A west end fuel station reported that someone had stolen 20 pound propane bottles from the cage where they are stored. Police are waiting on video surveillance.

A male reported that his grey Ford Focus had been damaged while parked in the Canadian Tire parking lot. Police are investigating the hit & run.

October 24, 2020

A male called 911 reporting that he had been assaulted. Members attended and obtained independent witness statements outlining what had occurred. A male was arrested and charged with assault.

A female advised that her white Rocky Mountain bicycle was stolen from 46 street in the 4700 block overnight.

Police received a 911 call from a female who was screaming on the phone and then hung up. Police attended the area and located the female who was very intoxicated and uncooperative. The female who was still screaming was in such an intoxicated state that she was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace.

The owner of a business reported that someone had broken into their business and stole a cheque, a debit machine and other paperwork. Police are investigating.

October 23, 2020

Police received a complaint of an aggressive male in the area of 48 avenue in the 4600 block. The male was threatening others, smashed a window on a building and then ran into traffic on 48 avenue, smashing the window of a vehicle that had come to a stop. The male continued his aggressive behavior with Police who had to use force to restrain him. The male was taken to St. Mary’s hospital and then transferred to the Centennial Center in Ponoka.

A male reported that the locks and ignition on his 2005 Ford F350 had been punched while parked on 45 street in the 4900 block.

October 22, 2020

A male with outstanding warrants for assault was located by Police and arrested. The male is in custody and waiting on a bail hearing.

October 21, 2020

A female reported that her husband’s black 2001 Ford F250 had been stolen overnight.

Police are investigating the theft of over $1400 worth of Nicorette products from a local grocery store. Police are waiting on store video surveillance to identify the suspect.

A male who resides on Mount Pleasant Drive contacted Police advising that an intoxicated female was causing issues inside his home. Police attended and the female who was high on drugs and alcohol was uncooperative and was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace. The female was later released from custody without charges.

October 20, 2020

Police were contacted regarding a suspicious vehicle let unattended and partially blocking an alley. The Ford F350 had its locks punched out so the registered owner was contacted and it was confirmed to have been stolen. A black CCM nitro XL bicycle was also recovered at the scene.

Staff at a local hotel reported that there was a female in their lobby who they believed was under the influence of drugs and threatening to harm herself. Police attended and the female was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace. The female who also had outstanding warrants out of Edmonton was later released in their care of another adult.

Police responded to threats that were made to a local member of parliament’s office. The phone number of the caller was traced to an address in Tofield where a CPS member and members of the RCMP arrested and charged a male with uttering threats and intimidation. The male was released on an undertaking with no contact conditions.

October 19, 2020

Police attended a residence after receiving a complaint of a domestic disturbance where a male and female were having a verbal argument. The male was arrested on outstanding warrants and later released on an appearance notice.

Police received a complaint of an assault which had occurred inside a residence on 43 avenue in the 5400 block. Inside the home Police spoke to a female and two intoxicated males, one of which had a fresh cut on his forehead. One of the males was arrested for assault after it was determined that he had struck the other male in the forehead and then began choking him. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

October 18, 2020

Police conducted a curfew check on a male who had been released on parole. The male was not inside his residence as required. The male was remanded into custody.

A garage in the area of 65 street in to 3900 block was entered during the night. A Chainsaw and various other tools were stolen.

Police were advised that a male was banging on the door to a residence disregarding conditions on his restraining order. The male had left prior to Police arrival but was later arrested. The male is in custody after having his bail hearing set over until October 21st.

October 17, 2020

A male was charged with mischief and public intoxication after having a dispute with a female and then shattered a window on her residence. The male was later released from custody.

October 16, 2020

A male was arrested on an outstanding warrant for operating a salvaged motor vehicle. The male was released on an appearance notice and his vehicle was towed to prevent him from continuing the offence.

October 15, 2020

Police were advised that a male was staying at a residence contrary to his Emergency Protection Order. Police attended the residence and the male was arrested and later released with new charges of breaching his conditions.

Police attended to a collision at 48 avenue and 47 street where a young cyclist was struck by a vehicle. It was determined that a vehicle was conducting a right hand turn at the intersection when the cyclist entered the crosswalk without dismounting from his bike. The cyclist was fortunate to only have suffered minor injuries.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police when a male fled the store after he attempted to return items that he had just removed from the shelf. Police arrested the male when he was located hiding in his vehicle. The male who had outstanding warrants out of Three Hills was charged with fraud, theft and breaching conditions of his probation.

A west end business advised that a person with an active trespass notice had entered their store. The person was located and issued a violation ticket for trespassing.

Police received a 911 call from a male advising that his intoxicated sister was causing issues at his residence. The female continued to cause problems and was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and released the following morning.

October 14, 2020

Police attended to a residence after receiving a complaint of a domestic situation. Police attended and the female was spoken to and indicated that she and her boyfriend had been involved in an argument which also involved some pushing between the couple. The male had left the residence prior to Police arrival.

Police attended a residence on Mount Pleasant Drive where a female reported that she had been punched on the back of her head by a male with whom she had a disagreement with. Police are continuing the investigation and trying to locate the male responsible.

Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle at a local convenience store. A male driver and female passenger were both detained under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. During the investigation Police located over 80 grams of methamphetamine, an ounce of GHB, 10 grams of mushrooms and pepper spray. Shawn Raymond JEFFREY (37) and Miranda Lee MCARTHUR (28) were jointly charged with one count of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. Both individuals were released after their bail hearings and are required to appear in court on November 18th, 2020.

October 13, 2020

Police were advised that a male had been rummaging through vehicles in the area of 43 street in the 5200 block. One of the vehicles had its passenger door handle tore off and a Pioneer touchscreen deck had been stolen.

A female reported that her vehicle had been broken into while parked in the Winners parking lot and her purse had been stolen. A short time later a male reported that his black 2019 Ram pick-up truck had been stolen from the Walmart parking lot. The owner had left the key fob inside the vehicle. The truck was later recovered in Red Deer and Police are continuing the investigation.

October 12, 2020

A male was evicted from an east end hotel as he was causing a disturbance. Police later received a complaint of a male lying on the road near St. Pat’s school. Police attended and the same male was taken to a friend’s house for the night.

A female reported that she had been assaulted at her residence. Police attended and determined that no assault had occurred but she was being evicted from the home. The uncooperative female left without further issues.

October 10, 2020

Police attended to a collision just west of Camrose on highway 13. It was determined that an eastbound vehicle rear-ended another eastbound vehicle that was slowing for traffic. It was fortunate that there were no injuries and the driver was charged accordingly.

October 9, 2020

A male reported that his orange mountain bike was stolen from his residence on Mount Pleasant Drive. The cable lock securing his bike to the outside of the building had been cut.

Police received a complaint of an intoxicated male stumbling near Fas Gas. Police located the male who had outstanding warrants. The male was arrested and later released on an appearance notice.

Police arrested a male who in September had used a stolen credit card to make a purchase at a local convenience store. The male was charged and released on an appearance notice.

October 8, 2020

A female reported that her black Norco hybrid bicycle had been stolen while she was inside a business.

Police observed a vehicle owned by a male that was parked at the residence where he had conditions not be attend. The male was located inside breaching his conditions and an emergency protection order that he was bound by. The male was arrested and is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

October 7, 2020

Police attended to a fire at the apartment building on 5909 47A Ave. The building was evacuated and the Camrose Fire Department was able to put out the fire. It was determined that an unattended candle was the cause of the fire.

A male reported that his motorcycle had been stolen overnight while parked on 66 street in the 3700 block.

October 6, 2020

Police received a complaint from an east end hotel of a female who was screaming from one of the rooms. It was determined that the female had been struck in the face by a male who then fled prior to Police arrival. The male who could not be located is facing assault charges. The female was taken to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment.

October 5, 2020

Police responded to a complaint of a couple who were acting suspicious at one of the storage businesses. Police attended and the involved male was arrested on outstanding warrants.

An employee contacted Police when he noticed that the side windows on several of their company vehicles had been smashed sometime over the weekend.

October 4, 2020

Police responded to a 911 call from a female who had fled to her neighbour’s after being assaulted by her common-law husband. The woman who had sustained injuries described what had occurred resulting in the male being arrested and charged with assault and two counts of breaching his conditions.

A third party called Police to report a couple who were fighting in the alley along Mt. Pleasant Drive. Police determined that it was a verbal argument and the couple was separated for the evening.

Staff at a local fast food restaurant called Police after an intoxicated male fell asleep in one of their booths. The male was arrested for public intoxication and later released when sober with a violation ticket for possessing open liquor in a public place.

October 3, 2020

Lock it or Lose it. A female reported that she was temporarily away from her unlocked vehicle and when she returned her wallet was missing.

A business contacted Police after discovering a theft which had occurred the day prior. Police reviewed video surveillance and have identified a suspect.

A witness heard a male more than once state that he was going to burn down his landlord’s home. The male was located and charged with uttering threats.

A loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police after catching a female stealing items. The 37 year old had multiple warrants and was breaching her 24 hour curfew. The female was arrested and is waiting on a bail hearing.

At about 1:00 AM a vehicle was noted speeding and when Police attempted a traffic stop it drove away at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was later located unoccupied and the license plate was not registered to the vehicle. The vehicle was towed and Police will be having a discussion with the owner.

October 2, 2020

Checkstop leads to Drug Charges

On October 1, 2020, members of the Camrose Police Service entered into a drug investigation while conducting a check stop on the west end of Camrose. Police observed a vehicle enter the check stop and arrested a female driver and another female occupant who was determined to be breaching her curfew conditions. Police conducted a search of the vehicle and located a large quantity of heroin, a quantity of methamphetamine, and a quantity of GHB that was near the driver of the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, Kara MIDDLETON (42) was subsequently charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking (heroin) and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. The other occupant was charged with one count of breach of recognizance. Both accused have been compelled to Camrose Provincial Court to answer to the charges.

October 1, 2020

Loss prevention at a west end business contacted Police after apprehending a male and female who exited the business with stolen property. The female was charged with theft and possession of stolen property while the male was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Edmonton.

Police were contacted in regards to a male who was carrying a large knife and was threatening to harm himself. Police attended and were able to deescalate the situation. The male was arrested and transported to Centennial Center.

September 30, 2020

At 5:48 AM Police received a 911 call from an Edmonton cab driver. The driver had transported a male and female to Camrose and while entering the city the couple then stated they wanted to go to Viking. When the driver advised that they would have to pay in advance he was struck in the back of the head and a knife was held to his throat. When the driver stopped at the intersection of 48 ave and 68 street the couple jumped out of the cab and ran in separate directions. Both suspects were located by Police and during their arrest stolen documents from Viking were also located. Both were charged with assault, assault with a weapon, robbery, possession of stolen property and breaches. A bail hearing was conducted and both suspects were released from custody.

A male reported that his wallet had been stolen and his debit card was used to make an $80 withdrawal from his account. Police are investigating.

 

September 29, 2020

Romance scam. A female met a male online and after their conversation quickly became romantic, he then began asking her for money. The victim over the next few months sent the male around $15,000 in funds and steam cards. The fraudster then requested another $66,000 claiming that he had a workplace emergency but the money transfer was stopped by her bank.

Two bicycles and a patio bench were stolen overnight from three separate addresses on Mt. Pleasant Drive.

During traffic enforcement a vehicle was stopped and the male driver was charged with driving while suspended and operating an unregistered vehicle. Later in the day another male was stopped by Police and he was issued violations for operating an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

September 26, 2020

Loss prevention at a west end business advised that two subjects were observed concealing numerous items and when an apprehension was attempted they both fled on foot. Police located the male and female responsible for the theft and both were charged with theft and possession of stolen property. The female also had outstanding warrants out of Edmonton.

September 25, 2020

A female reported that she had been sexually assaulted by a male while on a first date. The male has been charged with sexual assault, criminal harassment and uttering threats.

Loss prevention at a west-end business contacted Police regarding a theft in progress. Police attended the business and arrested a 22 year old woman who was in possession of stolen jewelry. The female who also had outstanding warrants was charged with possession of stolen property and theft.

Eyes on Camrose. A female contacted Police when she observed a male taking the license plate off of a vehicle in the Credit Union parking lot. The witness provided a description of the vehicle that the male had sped away in. Police located and boxed in the vehicle at a nearby business where a male and female were arrested. Police determined that the vehicle they were driving was stolen along with other stolen property inside the vehicle. Police continue to investigate in sorting out the property and the suspects are facing multiple charges.

A male and female were found to be in possession of stolen property belonging to a Camrose resident. The couple was charged with possession of stolen property and theft. The female was additionally charged with breaching her probation while the male was issued several traffic violations.

Police received a report of a female in the downtown area who appeared to be high on drugs who then became unconscious. Police administered Narcan to the female prior to EMS arriving who then transported the woman to St. Mary’s hospital.

September 24, 2020

Police received a complaint of loud music coming from a residence in the south side trailer park. The male responsible for the excessive noise was also determined to have outstanding warrants. The 36 year old was arrested and later released with a date to appear in court.

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Camrose Police Service conducted a successful multifaceted joint forces initiative with Wetaskiwin/Camrose RCMP

On September 23, 2020, between 2 p.m. and midnight, the Camrose Police Service and the Wetaskiwin and Camrose RCMP partnered with multiple other agencies:

  • Wetaskiwin Integrated Traffic Unit,
  • Community Peace Officers from the City of Camrose and Wetaskiwin, the County of Wetaskiwin, Millet and Camrose,
  • Wetaskiwin District and Camrose District Fish and Wildlife
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Police
  • Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis Commission
  • RCMP Air Services
  • RCMP Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit.

The objective of this initiative was to conduct proactive enforcement, warrant apprehensions, offender management and interagency cooperation with an emphasis on community engagement. The initiative also focused on high risk and disruptive driving behavior within the city of Camrose.

Boat patrols were conducted on Pigeon Lake, bike patrols were conducted in numerous communities in the area and checkstops were also conducted in Millet, Wetaskiwin, and Camrose County.

The results of the successful operation are as follows:

  • 19 warrant apprehensions
  • 17 criminal code investigations
  • 85 provincial tickets
  • 88 offender address checks
  • Over 170 Mandatory Alcohol Screening Demands
  • 8 Seized Walleye
  • 2 vessel/boat checks
  • 6 prolific offender checks
  • Many positive interactions with the community

The Camrose Police Service and the Wetaskiwin/Camrose RCMP want to thank all the partner agencies that assisted in making this event a success.  By working together, we all contribute towards safer communities.

September 23, 2020

Police received a complaint of a suspicious male in a vehicle parked near 38 avenue in the 6300 block. Police located the male and determined that he was breaching his curfew and also in possession of methamphetamine. The 40 year old was arrested and charged with breaching his conditions and possession of a controlled substance.

A business on the east end of Camrose reported that their fence had been cut and several hand tools had been stolen.

September 22, 2020

Lock it or Lose it. A male reported that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and stole his back-up camera and garage door opener.

Police are investigating a hit and run collision which occurred on 50 street in the 4600 block where a vehicle crashed into the rear of a parked vehicle. Police are looking for a dark SUV, possibly a Jeep Cherokee with significant front end damage.

A male reported that an old building in the downtown area had been broken into. The suspect then stole various items from inside the building.

September 21, 2020

A male reported that he just watched three males enter his motorhome and steal a fire extinquisher. Police located three youths nearby who were responsible for the theft and their parents were contacted.

A male reported that the rims and light bar were stolen from his Jeep Liberty.

Curb the Danger. A witness contacted Police when she observed a vehicle driving down the wrong side of the road, drive over a median and then come to a stop in front of the Chev dealership. The male driver displayed the usual signs of impairment and then failed a roadside screening test. The male was arrested and at Police headquarters provided two samples of his breath that both exceeded the legal limit. The 80 year old was charged with impaired driving.

September 20, 2020

A male reported that his ex-girlfriend was using his credit card to purchase clothing. Police are investigating.

The loss prevention officer at a west end business contacted Police regarding a male who had stolen items from their store. A license plate number and description of the vehicle was provided along with video surveillance of the suspect. Charges are pending.

Police were advised of a large party in a residential area. Numerous people were located outside the residence and on the street. Police had previously received complaints regarding the same residence and the party was shut down and the home owner was charged for a noise violation.

September 19, 2020

A 911 call was received from a west end business after a female left with a cart full of unpaid items. A description of the vehicle used in the offence was provided to Police by staff members. The vehicle was later located and a male driver was arrested and charged with theft. Police used store video surveillance to identify the female and a warrant for her arrest was issued. While the male was still in custody Police coincidentally received a complaint from another female that she was being harassed by him. The behavior of the male towards her was serious in nature and he was charged with criminal harassment and breaching his release order.

September 18, 2020

A male contacted Police in the early morning after he heard what he believed to be a collision around 65 street in the 4400 block. Police located an unattended vehicle with significant front end damage. The registered owner was located and advised that his windshield was foggy causing him to strike a tree.

Security at St. Mary’s hospital contacted Police regarding an intoxicated male who was refusing assistance and refusing to leave. Police identified the male and he was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Grand Prairie. The male who was high on illicit drugs was lodged in cells and later released on an appearance notice.

September 17, 2020

Alberta Health Services requested Police assistance at a residence with an intoxicated male who had other medical issues. Police attended and the male agreed to voluntarily go to the hospital.

While conducting patrols Police observed two vehicles on 48th avenue in the 4100 block traveling eastbound in excess of 120 km/hr in a 50 km/hr speed zone. A traffic stop was conducted by the casino and both drivers were charged.

September 16, 2020

A taxi driver reported that a male & female had stolen money from inside his cab and were last seen north of Safeway. Police conducted a search of the area and were able to locate the suspects at Save on Foods where both individuals were arrested. The suspects who both had multiple warrants from other jurisdictions were found to be in possession of stolen ID and quantities of illicit drugs. Both are in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

Staff at an east end business reported a male who was standing in their parking lot for an extended period of time. The male was grossly intoxicated and was unable to find his residence. A family member was contacted to pick up the male.

September 15, 2020

A male reported that his locked Chev Tahoe had been broken into and his audio system had been stolen along with a Shuriken 400 watt battery and a Mastercraft socket set. The vehicle was parked at the rear of his residence on 49 avenue in the 5600 block.

A female called 911 to report her intoxicated husband was becoming aggressive. Police located the male a short distance from the residence and he was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace.

Curb the Danger. Police received a 911 call of a possible impaired driver. The vehicle was located in the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant and a traffic stop was conducted. The male failed a roadside screening test and while at Police headquarters provided samples of his breath that were near the legal limit. The male was issued an immediate roadside suspension.

September 14, 2020

A male driver who the day prior had failed to stop for Police to avoid his warrants was arrested by the RCMP. The vehicle he was operating was located in the ditch west of Camrose and the male was sleeping inside the vehicle. The male was arrested on his warrants and additionally charged with criminal flight and dangerous driving.

A female called 911 to report 3 males fighting in the alley behind her residence. Police attended and determined that two men had a disagreement which then led to a physical altercation. Other friends had separated the combatants prior to Police arrival and the two men agreed it was best to return to their homes.

September 13, 2020

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver failed to stop for Police and fled westbound on 48th avenue exiting the city. The male who has outstanding warrants will additionally be charged with criminal flight and dangerous driving.

Eyes on Camrose. A witness contacted Police after she observed a male acting suspicious in a vehicle parked at Walmart. The male exited the vehicle and entered the store carrying a large purse. Police set up surveillance on the vehicle and when the occupants returned a traffic stop was attempted but the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was later located and the two occupants were arrested. Inside the vehicle Police located about $1000 worth of groceries and the female occupant was found to be in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine and fentanyl. Charges of criminal flight, dangerous driving, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property were laid.

September 12, 2020

A residence on 43 street in the 4900 block that was under renovations was broke into overnight. Two Maxim drills, a Black & Decker palm sander and a small chop saw were stolen.

An orange Giant Talon mountain bike was stolen from a location in central Camrose. The bike was locked at the time of the theft.

A male was charged with assault after he punched his neighbor in the mouth because he believed that he was stealing his WIFI.

Staff at a grocery store reported that a male had stolen meat from their store. Staff attempted to stop the male who then fled on foot. Police are following up on leads to identify the suspect.

September 11, 2020

A male reported that his girlfriend was damaging property inside his residence. Police attended and the male did not wish to pursue charges but wanted her removed from the home. Police later received another complaint that the female was back inside the residence where she was continuing to cause damage. The female was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and later released.

September 10, 2020

A female reported that her son’s brown 2001 Chevrolet Silverado had been stolen overnight. A short time later Police were advised that a Mitsubishi RVR had also been stolen from an attached garage. The keys were inside the vehicle along with the owner’s wallet which contained her bank and credit cards and social insurance number. Police are working on leads on both vehicle thefts.

The compound to a business was broken into overnight and approximately $1700 worth of tools were stolen from a vehicle. The suspect(s) also stole an expensive test meter valued at $4700. Police are investigating.

Police were notified of two vehicles stunting in the parking lot of the CRE. The vehicles were stopped by Police and the drivers were both issued violation tickets for stunting.

A female called Police looking for assistance with three males who were fighting inside her home. One of the males was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and later released without charges.

September 9, 2020

A male reported that his 2008 Cadillac Escalade had been stolen overnight while parked on Enevold Drive in the 6100 block. The vehicle was later located abandoned in the ditch just south of Camrose. Several of the exterior, interior and engine parts had been removed from the vehicle. Police are continuing their investigation.

September 8, 2020

Police received a 911 call regarding screaming and yelling coming from a residence on 41 street in the 4500 block. Police attended and the intoxicated male was alone but was yelling at a female on an online dating site. The male was instructed to turn off the computer and call it a night.

Police received a report of a domestic at a residence on 68 street in the 4900 block. When Police attended the residence there was only one person at the home who denied having any kind of argument.

September 7, 2020

Staff at a gas station reported that an older male was in their store stating that he was going to hurt somebody. Police attended and the intoxicated male was arrested for public intoxication and later released.

A female reported that while she was away someone had broken into her home and stole her television. There was a note left and Police are waiting on video surveillance to confirm the identity of the suspect.

A male was arrested when he was found to be in possession of a camera which had been stolen last fall. The male was charged with possession of stolen property and possession of break in tools.

Police were dispatched to a local hotel where a couple were involved in an argument. The intoxicated female was the aggressor and attempted to hit the male while Police were dealing with the couple. The female was arrested to prevent breach of the peace and a family member attended to take care of her for the night.

Two youths were noted riding baja dirt bikes in the parking lot of Duggan Mall. The youth abandoned the bikes when they saw Police. The bikes were seized and Police are attempting to find the owners of the property.

September 6, 2020

Parents reported that their 12 year old daughter had ran away from home. Police searched locally for the child, posted the missing person on social media and sent a notification to other Police agencies.

Police received a report of a disturbance across the street from Marler Mini Mart. It was determined that an altercation started between four men and when one of the males attempted to prevent a fight, one the males punched him in the face multiple times. While the aggressor was being arrested by Police another male interfered with the arrest. Both males were arrested with the first male being charged with assault and the second with obstructing a Police officer and failing to comply with his court order. Both men were later released from custody.

Police became involved in a possible domestic between a male and female. The female had taken keys away from the intoxicated male to prevent him from driving which started the argument. It was confirmed that no physical altercation had occurred and the male was picked up by a family member.

Police received a complaint of an intoxicated male sleeping under a vehicle. Police located the male who stopped for a nap as he was walking home from a party. The male was driven to his home to ensure he arrived safely.

Police in Edmonton located the missing child safe and unharmed in their city. Parents were contacted to pick up their child.

September 5, 2020

The owner of a black 2001 Dodge Ram pick-up advised that his vehicle had been stolen while parked in front of his residence on 45 avenue in the 6500 block.

Police are investigating a theft of a purse and wallet from an unlocked employee’s office during business hours. The employee received a call from her credit card company reporting fraudulent activity on her account.

September 4, 2020

A senior lady advised that she had a company from Edmonton clean her furnace resulting in her being charged $2500. Being overcharged for services is a civil matter and Police are recommending that thorough checks be conducted on companies prior to hiring.

A male reported that his unlocked bike was stolen from behind Safeway while he was at work. The bike is described as a white and gold Tech bmx with black handle bars.

September 3, 2020

911 call from a female requesting Police assistance with her common-law. The couple were having a verbal argument and the situation was mediated with the male leaving the property.

Just before midnight the RCMP requested assistance with a vehicle that they were pursuing westbound into Camrose on highway 26. There was exigent circumstances causing the situation to be considered high risk. Once the vehicle entered the city Police deployed a spike belt which partial disabled the vehicle. The vehicle continued southbound on 50th street and eventually came to a stop on the gravel road towards the landfill. The 44 year old male driver was arrested and then taken into custody by the RCMP.

September 2, 2020

For the past two days Police have been searching for a missing female who has been located safe. Thank you to members of the public for their assistance.

Police received a complaint of a couple arguing in an apartment suite and thee was a concern for safety. Police attended and there was no evidence that anyone’s safety was a concern with both parties confirming it was a verbal argument. The situation was mediated.

Police assisted a business with a customer who was upset over previous work that had been done on his vehicle. The male who was making threatening comments and screaming at staff was asked to leave and cooperated.

A male reported that his bike had been stolen while parked at the Safeway Gas Bar.

September 1, 2020

Police are investigating a missing person complaint. 32 year old Melanie Shirreff was last seen on August 31, 2020 at 2:00 AM. If you see or know her whereabouts please call Camrose Police.

A parental child abduction is being investigated where a biological mother left the province with the children contrary to a parenting order. Police have located and contacted the mother who is making plans to return.

A store manager reported that a female ran out of their store with approximately $50 worth of merchandise. The manager obtained a license plate of the vehicle that she left in and Police are investigating.

August 31, 2020

Police received a 911 call from a witness reporting that someone was in the building causing a loud disturbance. When Police arrived the male was in his apartment and refused to open the door. It was determined he was upset that an outside door was locked and he couldn’t get into the building.

Over the weekend Police received numerous calls of concern for a female acting in a strange behavior by talking, singing and dancing with herself. Police are aware of the female who is refusing assistance and community support.

August 30, 2020

A local business contacted Police advising of a male who was verbally aggressive with staff. Police attended and issued the male a trespass notice and he was sent on his way. A short time later another business contacted Police with the same complaint. The male had uttered threats toward staff at the second business and was charged accordingly.

A female called to report that her neighbors were outside fighting. Police attended and each individual stated that they were having a verbal argument and that no assault had occurred. The couple agreed to calm down and neither party wanted any additional Police involvement.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and the male driver provided a mandatory alcohol screening test resulting in a fail reading. The male was arrested and transported to Police headquarters where he provided two samples of his breath that each exceeded the legal limit. The 22 year old was charged with impaired driving and released on an appearance notice.

A complaint was received of a male and female arguing in their back yard. Police attended and while mediating the situation the male then began challenging Police. The male was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and was released when sober.

Police received a 911 call and the caller immediately hung up the phone. Police attended the residence where a male and female were having an argument and the situation was mediated.

August 29, 2020

A witness contacted Police regarding a male who was yelling and hitting the red bins in the Walmart parking lot. The male who had an injury to his hand was transported to St. Mary’s hospital.

Alberta Health Services requested Police assistance with a male who was highly agitated and refusing assistance. Police assisted and the male was transported to the hospital.

The owner of a vehicle reported that someone had put screws into the side of all four tires on his vehicle while parked on 53a Ave in the 5200 block. The owner advised that it was the second time this had occurred.

A male contacted Police to report that he had been struck in the head with a baseball bat by another male. It was determined that he got upset with the second male and kicked him in the chest twice knocking him to the ground. The second male then got up and struck him several times with a baseball bat. The first male then grabbed a knife and threatened the second male. Both men were arrested with the first male being charged with two counts of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous. The second male was charged with assault with a weapon.

August 28, 2020

A male attended the front counter of the Police service and began yelling and throwing items at civilian staff. The male then pulled the fire alarm as he exited the building. Police members approached the male outside where he resisted his arrest. The male was charged with causing a disturbance, resisting arrest and assaulting a Police officer. The male was released from custody and transported to St. Mary’s hospital for assessment.

Police received a complaint of a diesel car that was intentionally exhausting black smoke from his vehicle at other motorists. The vehicle was located and the male was issued a violation ticket for having non-compliant exhaust.

Police received a complaint of a loud arguing inside a residence on Enevold Drive. The situation between the couple was mediated.

August 26, 2020

A female contacted Police after she witnessed a male pacing near the trestle bridge and walking in the valley screaming profanities. Police located the male approximately 2 kilometers south of Valleyview where the male advised he was simply having a bad day and wanted to vent. The male who was of no harm to himself or others was allowed to continue on his way.

The RCMP utilizing their helicopter followed a stolen vehicle into Camrose. The vehicle went through our city exiting on 39th street where the RCMP continued with their surveillance.

August 25, 2020

Police dealt with three hit & run collisions throughout the day. Two of the incidents involved parked vehicles while the third involved a male who was struck while riding his mobility aid. Police would like to encourage the public who witness such an event to obtain a license plate number of the offending vehicle and contact Police.

Police mediated a domestic situation at a residence involving a married couple. The female agreed to stay at a friend’s residence for the evening.

Police attended a residence after receiving a 911 call. It was determined that a family member had gotten aggressive and violent with occupants in the home. The male was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and released in the morning.

August 24, 2020

Police were advised of an unclothed male walking along 48th avenue who also standing in traffic. The male who was high on illicit drugs was arrested. It is believed the 18 year old was also responsible for damaged property in the area and charges are pending.

A Curb the Danger call was received of an erratic driver who may be impaired. Police located the vehicle which was failing to maintain its lane and a traffic stop was conducted. The 75 year old driver did not possess a current driver’s license as she was waiting on medical clearance. The woman was issued a violation ticket for operating a vehicle without a license.

A white Supercycle mountain bike was stolen from an address on 74 street in the 4200 block.

A female contacted Police advising that she and a male had been involved in a pushing match and he then left her residence. The male who had conditions not to have contact with the woman was located a short time later and charged with breaching his contact and alcohol conditions.

Police attended a residence at approximately 3:00 AM regarding a disturbance between two men. One of the males was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and lodged until sober.

August 23, 2020

A 23 year old man was stopped for a traffic violation and was arrested for outstanding warrants out of three separate communities. The man is scheduled to have a bail hearing to determine if he will be released.

A local business called in regards to a male causing problems with patrons in the parking lot. Police located an intoxicated 37 year old man who was asked to leave the property. The male left the business with no further issues.

Police attended a residence after a grandmother advised her grandson used her credit card to purchase items online. The youth was spoken to and warned about his actions.

A homeowner in the area of 52 Avenue and 44 Street advised sometime overnight his tires and rims were stolen from his vehicle.

Police responded to several complaints of vehicles being entered during the night. Police are encouraging citizens to lock their vehicles and take all valuables with them when leaving their vehicle unattended.

August 22, 2020

Police were called to investigate an assault after a male attended the St. Mary’s hospital with several stab wounds. Police attended the residence where the assault took place and arrested a 26 year old man. He is facing several charges including assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and two counts of fail to comply with a probation order. The man was released to appear in provincial court.

Police conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle that was using a license plate that was reported stolen. The four occupants of the vehicle were arrested and Police noted a purse inside of the vehicle that had been reported stolen on August 21. The driver of the vehicle of the vehicle was charged with possession of the stolen license plate and drive without insurance. A second occupant of the vehicle was charged with the theft and possession of the stolen purse. The remaining two occupants were released without charges. Both subjects were released to appear in provincial court.

August 21, 2020

Police received a complaint that the fence to a compound was cut and several tools were stolen from a parked truck in the compound.

A woman reported that her wallet was stolen from her purse that was left unattended for a brief amount of time. The wallet contained various cards and a large amount of cash inside.

Police responded to a disturbance inside of a residence where hollering and screaming could be heard. Police attended and determined that two males were involved in a consensual fight. The situation was mediated and no charges were laid.

August 20, 2020

Police are investigating a series of thefts from motor vehicle throughout the city where various items were stolen. Police have recovered the majority of the property and the thefts are still under investigation. Reminder to all citizens to ensure your vehicle is locked when unoccupied to try and prevent further thefts in the future.

While on patrol, members observed a man who was known to have several warrants for his arrest from the Two Hills RCMP detachment. He was arrested without incident and was brought before a Justice of the Peace where the bail hearing was put over to a later date. The man remains in custody.

August 19, 2020

Police received a complaint indicating that an extremely intoxicated male was causing problems at a residence and the male would not leave. Police attended and the male was non cooperative, intoxicated and had nowhere to spend the night. The individual spent the night in cells to be released when sober.

A 43 year old male was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Edmonton for possession for the purpose of trafficking. The male will go before a Justice of the Peace to speak to bail.

August 18, 2020

Police responded to a call of a 42 year old male being struck by a motor vehicle at an east end business. The male suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital via ambulance.

Police received information that a 34 year old male was threatening to harm himself with a firearm. The male was located but fled from police. He was later located trying to access his residence. The male was intoxicated and aggressive with police, but was arrested without incident. Police determined the male had firearms in his residence and they were seized for safe keeping. The male was held until sober and then taken to seek medical attention.

August 17, 2020

Two separate complaints of car hoping to unlocked vehicles were received throughout the evening. On both occasions the vehicles were rummaged through and small amounts of change had been taken.

A 20 year old Camrose male was arrested on (9) outstanding warrants. He was put before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded into custody.

Police received a call of a possible impaired driver in a white car hitting a power pole in the north end of Camrose. Determined that the male driver had the usual signs of impairment and he subsequently blew a caution. A driving suspension was issued and the vehicle was towed. The passenger in vehicle was grossly intoxicated and was arrested for public intoxication.

A local business reported 2 males had stolen some alcohol and utter threats towards the employee. Police members were able to locate one of the males and laid charges of theft and uttering threats. The male was released on an Undertaking with conditions.

August 16, 2020

A 26 year old male was stopped while driving and displayed the usual signs of impairment. The male provided a sample of his breath resulting in a caution. He was given tickets for the unlawful conveyance of alcohol and marihuana along with the driving suspension.

Two 13 year old females were caught shoplifting at a local business. Both girls were issued Trespass Notices not to return to the property.

August 15, 2020

A local citizen reported her vehicle had recently been broken into and her debit card and driver’s license had been stolen. The debit card has been used recently. Police are investigating the matter. The Camrose Police Service has noted an increase in vehicle thefts, car hoping’s and garage break and enters over the summer months. We are reminding the public to ‘Lock It or Lose It’, as these types of crimes tend to increase with warmer weather.

A Major Crimes investigation resulted in a charge of a 31 year old Lacombe native for sexual assault on a minor. This crime was historical.

August 14, 2020

A vehicle stop was conducted on a speeding vehicle. It was determined that the driver had warrants for their arrest and that they were a disqualified driver. Arrested and charged accordingly. Released to appear in court at a later date.

Police located a stolen truck parked behind a business along 48 Ave. A 50 year old female was located in the vehicle and was charged with possession of stolen property and released to appear in court at a later date.

August 13, 2020

Staff at a fitness facility called 911 advising that there was a male sitting on a lawn chair inside their gym watching people working out. Staff asked the male to leave and he was now sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot. Police directed the male to leave the area and served him with a trespass notice.

August 12, 2020

Police received several calls of a female wandering and displaying an odd behavior in the area of the Bill Fowler Center. Police then received a call that the female had jumped onto a cube van and was riding on the back of the vehicle westbound on 48th avenue. The female then jumped off the vehicle and was hiding in the trees. The female was arrested and transported to the Centennial Center in Ponoka.

August 11, 2020

Police received a 911 call regarding a male who was trying to get inside the residence of a female who he had no contact conditions with. Police located the male on scene and he was arrested and charged with breaching his conditions.

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle with an expired license plate. The vehicle was also determined to be uninsured and the male had an outstanding warrant out of Edmonton. The driver was charged accordingly and given a new date to appear in court.

August 10, 2020

A female called 911 to advise that she had just been threatened with a hatchet by another woman at her residence. Police attended the area where the suspect was located and arrested by Police. During a search Police located the weapon along with a small quantity of methamphetamine. The female was charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and possession of a controlled substance.

August 9, 2020

A local restaurant asked an intoxicated male to leave their business for causing issues. When the male returned and began yelling at staff Police were contacted and removed the male from the property. He was issued a trespass notice not to return to the business.

Police were dispatched to what was described as a large fight in the parking lot of Tabb lanes. A group of males were located and although there was evidence that a fight had occurred, the males denied having any kind of altercation and were uncooperative with Police. The males were separated and sent home.

August 8, 2020

A male contacted Police stating that there was another male banging on the door to his apartment. Police attended and located an intoxicated male causing the disturbance. The male agreed to stay inside his suite but then continued with his actions after Police left the building. The male was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and released when sober without charges.

A local bar advised that an intoxicated female was refusing to leave. The female who was also uncooperative with Police was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace and later released from custody.

August 7, 2020

On August 5, 2020 the Camrose Police Service Major Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle as it entered the city limits of Camrose. The male driver and female passenger were arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking drugs. During a search of the vehicle Police located quantities of heroin and methamphetamine. Police also seized cash, weapons and a large collection of drug paraphernalia; including 75 heroin pipes, 59 methamphetamine pipes and a mass amount of drug packaging. The street value of the drugs seized is in excess of $10,000.

Angela BERGER (44) of Camrose was charged with Possession of Heroin for the Purpose of Trafficking, one count of Possession of Methamphetamine, Proceeds of Crime and Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public. Berger was released on $500 cash bail and her first appearance in Camrose Provincial Court is on September 2, 2020. The male driver was released without charges.

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Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and a mandatory alcohol screening test was conducted on the female driver which resulted in a “fail” reading. The woman who was also a suspended driver due to a previous impaired driving conviction, was arrested and transported to Police headquarters where she provided two samples of her breath that were twice the legal limit. The 42 year old was charged with impaired driving and driving while suspended. The female also had an outstanding form 21 warrant for operating a vehicle without insurance with an outstanding fine of nearly $3000. The female was unable to pay her fine and was remanded into custody.

Police received a Curb the Danger call of an impaired driver who had just backed into a building. The male driver failed a roadside screening test and was arrested and transported to Police headquarters where he provided samples of his breath that exceeded the legal limit. The 57 year old was charged with impaired driving and his vehicle seized.

August 6, 2020

A license plate was stolen from a vehicle while parked overnight in a public parking lot.

Police received a 911 call of a male possibly being assaulted. Police attended the Mt. Pleasant Drive residence to find the male home alone yelling inside his apartment.

August 5, 2020

An east end business reported a theft which had occurred on July 25th. The suspects entered a storage structure and stole various power tools.

A youth contacted another adult requesting to be picked up indicating that his mother had too much to drink and he was afraid. The adult attended the home and when the mother became confrontational Police were contacted. The woman was irrational and aggressive and was arrested to prevent further issues inside the home. The woman was released in the morning without charges.

August 2, 2020

A 911 call was received from a west end business advising of a theft in progress. A male was approached by Police and detained while a search located store merchandise in his bag. The property was returned and the male was issued a two year trespass notice.

A female called requesting the removal of an unwanted guest from her residence. Police attended and the intoxicated male agreed to leave but due to his extreme level of intoxication and no sober adult to care for him, the male was arrested for public intoxication and released from custody when sober.

August 1, 2020

A 911 call advised of a large fight occurring behind a residence on Mt. Pleasant Drive. Witnesses advised that a male was chasing another male with a sledgehammer and had earlier attempted to hit the male with a vehicle. The male had barricaded himself inside his residence so Police obtained a Feeney warrant to enter the home. The male resisted his arrest and had to be physically carried to the Police vehicle. The 37 year old was charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon for a dangerous to the public, resist arrest, mischief under $5000, failing to comply with his conditions and driving while unauthorized. A hearing was conducted and the male was released on $1000 no cash bail.

July 31, 2020

A female called 911 stating that she was going to harm herself. Police attended the residence and the intoxicated female became difficult with members and was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace. The woman was released when sober without charges.

A female called Police indicating that there was a fight inside her home. It was determined that an argument started between her and a male inside the home when another male arrived and that’s when the physical altercation occurred. The male left prior to Police arrival but charges are not being pursued at this time.

A male reported that his license plate had been stolen while parked at an east end business.

July 30, 2020

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by a 55 year old male. The male was a suspended driver and provided a false name to avoid charges. Police were able to confirm his identify and the male was charged with driving while unauthorized, obstruction, misuse of a license plate and his vehicle was towed.

A male contacted EMS advising that he was being chased by people. The call was transferred to Police who located the male who was not being chased but was high on illicit drugs and alcohol. The male’s mother was contacted and arrangements made for them to connect.

Police were dispatched to the area of 47 street in the 4700 block in relation to a disturbance where a male and two females were outside yelling at each other. The situation was mediated.

July 29, 2020

Police attended to a significant motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 39 street and 48 avenue. It was determined that a vehicle traveling east failed to stop at the red light and was struck by a northbound semi-truck. The driver of the eastbound vehicle was transported to St. Mary’s hospital by EMS.

A Ford F350 stolen from the Casino parking lot on July 26th was recovered in Red Deer. Police are continuing to work on some leads in the investigation.

Police received information that a recently stolen bike was now in front of Boston Pizza. Police attended and located two youth who were in possession of the stolen property. One of the youth was charged accordingly and released on an Appearance Notice to parents.

A taxi driver contacted Police after an intoxicated female refused to exit the vehicle or pay her fare. Police attended and the female became aggressive and was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace. The female was later released when sober.

July 28, 2020

Police received a call of a male who was running in and out of traffic on 48 avenue near 48 street. The male was located and arrested for breaching the peace. The male was later released when sober.

A grocery store reported a theft of merchandise. Police are reviewing video surveillance in attempts to identify the male suspect.

Public Health advised that they have received a number of complaints regarding people going door to door claiming to be conducting Covid testing. Alberta Health does not conduct door to door Covid testing and this is likely some type of scam.

July 27, 2020

A female reported that she found a rifle in her backyard on 43 street in the 4900 block. Police seized a loaded 22 cal rifle which was leaning against a fence in the back-alley.

A blue 2003 Ford F350 was reported stolen out of the parking lot at the Camrose Resort Casino. The vehicle had a black fuel tank in the box of the vehicle which was located abandoned NE of Camrose. Police are continuing to investigate.

Numerous 911 calls were received regarding a male assaulting a female. Police attended the residence where an intoxicated male had threatened & assaulted a female and had damaged a door inside the home. The male was arrested and charged with uttering threats, assault, mischief and failing to comply with his conditions.

Police attended a second residence after receiving a 911 call of a disturbance. A male was arrested for breaching his no contact and alcohol conditions.

July 26, 2020

A female reported that someone had entered her unlocked Ford F350 during the night and there was now damage to the ignition. A short time later a male contacted Police advising that his 2007 Ford F350 had been stolen from his car port on 56 street in the 4600 block. While Police were investigating the theft another Ford F350 was observed parked nearby which was determined to have been stolen out of Edmonton on July 17th.

July 25, 2020

A female contacted Police to report that a male who was known to her was trying to get into her residence causing damage to the front door. The male fled knowing that Police had been dispatched but was located a short distance away. The male was aggressive toward Police but was arrested and later charged with attempted break & enter and mischief.

July 23, 2020

Police are investigating an attempted fraud where a male used a credit card in an effort to purchase parts. The business was then contacted by the actual credit card holder advising that his card had was used to make the purchase without his knowledge.

While conducting patrols Police noticed a white CCM bike leaning up against a home which matched the description of a bike recently reported as stolen. Checks on the bike confirmed it was the stolen bike. The homeowner was questioned and stated that the bike was left there by someone else. The bike was returned to its owner.

While patrolling the downtown area two males were observed attempting to hide from Police. The males were located and one of the youth was breaching his curfew condition. Upon arrest the intoxicated youth was searched and found to be in possession of a large hunting knife, an open bottle of liquor and the other male his was hiding with was someone he had no contact condition with. The male was charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, minor possessing alcohol and three counts of breaching his conditions. The youth is waiting on a bail hearing.

A male reported that someone had lit his gazebo on fire which was attached to his house. Upon Police arrival the homeowner had detained another male after catching him in his yard with a jerry can containing kerosene. The male, who also had a lighter in his hand, was arrested for arson. While investigating the scene Police also observed that the suspect had attempted to start the homeowner’s vehicle on fire. The male was charged with arson, attempted arson, uttering threats and breaching his curfew. The male is in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

July 21, 2020

A female advised she sent $500 US to a person for the purchase of a dog. The seller then notified that he needed another $550 for shipping so she sent the additional funds. Police have had other such scams reported and are warning the public to avoid such transactions.

A female was arrested for a theft of sunglasses from a west-end business. Police checks were conducted and the woman also had an unpaid Form 21 warrant. The woman was unable to pay for her outstanding fines which resulted in her being remanded.

July 20, 2020

The owner of a vehicle contacted Police advising that there was a male trying to break into his vehicle. Police attended and located a male in the driver’s seat attempting to start the vehicle with a screwdriver. The male was arrested and charged with attempted theft and for breaching his conditions.

Police received a complaint of three males going through vehicles on 54 street in the 4700 block. The males scattered but Police were able to arrest two of the youth who were charged with public intoxication and tampering with a motor vehicle.

A female contacted Police seeking advice after she sent money to a male that she had meet on line. The female who had sent explicit photographs to the male was now being threatened that the images would be put on the internet unless he sent money.

July 19, 2020

Police received a 911 call where a faint voice could be heard asking for help. Police attended the residence and located the female who was heavily under the influence of an unknown drug. EMS was dispatched and after time the woman’s conditions improved. The female declined attending St. Mary’s hospital and remained in the care of a friend.

A 911 call was received where a dispute could be heard in the background. Upon arrival Police located two intoxicated men who were having a verbal argument. One of the males had conditions not to consume alcohol and he was arrested for breaching his condition.

July 18, 2020

A home owner reported that someone had entered his garage overnight and his gun safe containing fire firearms had been stolen.

Police received numerous 911 calls regarding a fight involving two males and a female. Upon arrival Police observed two males running in opposite directions. One of the men was stopped and although he clearly had been involved in a fight, he did not want any Police involvement.

July 17, 2020

Police Major Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after it committed a moving violation. The male driver was detained after Police observed open alcohol and cannabis within reach of the driver. During a search of the vehicle Police located quantities of heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine. Police also seized $980 in cash and a digital scale. The street value of the drugs seized is $3000.

Dale Marvin Tews (45) of Donalda was charged with two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Proceeds of Crime and other violation tickets. Tews’ first appearance in Camrose Provincial Court is on August 12, 2020.

July 16, 2020

Staff at a local hotel advised that during the night someone had attempted to steal the ATM and there was also cash missing from their till. The Police investigation identified the male responsible and the 31 year old was later located at a relative’s residence. The male who also had outstanding warrants for various frauds throughout Alberta and BC was arrested and charged with Break & Enter to commit Theft, Theft and Mischief.

July 15, 2020

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle which then fled at a high rate of speed. The license plate did not match the vehicle being operated. Police are continuing to investigate.

A second attempted traffic stop resulted in a second vehicle fleeing the city. Police were able to identify the driver who will be charged with failing to stop and dangerous driving.

A grocery store contacted Police after a male left their business without paying for about $150 worth of meat products. Video surveillance was reviewed and the male was identified. The male who was previously charged with theft from the same business is facing charges of theft, breach of an undertaking and two counts of breaching his release order.

July 14, 2020

A male and female contacted Police advising that they were approached by 4 males who attempted to rob them with a firearm. The suspects were located by Police and arrested in the high risk situation. Two of the men had BB guns in their waist bands which very closely resembled restricted firearms. The investigation determined that one of the men pointed the firearm demanding property, shot the male in the hand and then all 4 suspects fled the scene. The 18 year old male responsible for the incident was charged with attempted robbery, pointing a firearm, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and having a concealed weapon. A bail hearing was conducted and the male was released with conditions.

A male contacted Police advising that his shed had been broken into. Video surveillance was reviewed and the male suspect was identified. The male will be charged with break & enter and theft.

A male advised that his vehicle had been keyed while parked on 49 avenue in the 5400 block.

July 13, 2020

Police received a 911 call from a convenience store where a male was requesting assistance. Police attended and the intoxicated male became argumentative with Police. The male was arrested for public intoxication and then became aggressive. After the male was restrained his mother was contacted to pick up her son.

July 12, 2020

A male contacted Police to report that someone had thrown a rock through the window of his residence. It was determined by Police that the homeowner initiated the confrontation by first throwing a rock at the other person as he was walking by his home. The two were warned about their behavior.

July 11 2020

Police received a complaint of a suspicious male looking into vehicles in the Superstore parking lot. Police located and identified the male and he was told to leave the parking lot. Another business later contacted Police advising that a male had stolen $80 worth of clothing from their business. The same male was responsible and was located by Police west of Camrose. The business declined to lay charges and the clothing was returned.

During the night a black 2007 GMC flatdeck truck was stolen from Pioneer Machine and Crane located on Hwy 26. The vehicle had Pioneer decaling on the rear window.

At 12:45 AM a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle for a traffic violation.  A male with outstanding warrants was hiding under a blanket in the back seat. The male who was bound by a curfew condition was arrested and is waiting on a bail hearing.

July 10, 2020

Police received a complaint of a man who was causing a disturbance outside of his residence. On arrival the man was cooperative and the situation was mediated.

A complaint was received of an off leash dog that had bit another dog and its owner while out for a walk. Police located the owner of the dog that was off leash and issued a ticket under the bylaw. The victim and the dog suffered minor injuries.

July 9, 2020

Police received a 9-1-1 call of several males walking near Charlie Killam School with what appeared to be a rifle. Police located the males and determined the rifle was in fact a pellet gun, and the males were no longer in possession of the pellet gun. Given the ages of the males discretion was used and no charges were laid.

July 8, 2020

Police responded to an east end construction site after a break in was reported to a construction trailer. Numerous tools were reported stolen and Police continue to investigate.

July 7, 2020

Police were called after a homeowner reported their detached garage had been broken into earlier in the day. Several thousand dollars’ worth of property was stolen. A suspect was identified and arrested for Break and Enter, Breach of Release Order, Possession of a Controlled Substance and linked to another break in reported in late June. The accused was lodged awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing. Following the hearing, a Justice of the Peace released the accused with numerous conditions.

July 6, 2020

Police would again remind all property owners to lock their vehicles, detached garages, sheds, and any other property including bicycles after numerous reports of theft in the past several weeks. In most cases the perpetrators were able to gain entry to unlocked premises and property and steal tools, bicycles, loose change and other items from unsuspecting victims.

July 5, 2020

Police were called to west end business after an unknown male attempted to steal merchandise and conceal his escape by starting a fire inside of the business. No one was injured and the fire was contained to small area of the business. Police have seized video surveillance and continue to investigate.

A 9-1-1 call was received after a male fell inside of a downtown hotel room. Police forced entry into the suite and located the male. EMS assisted and transported the male to hospital for treatment.

July 3, 2020

Police attended a liquor store after receiving a complaint of two individuals who were causing a disturbance after being denied entry into the store. The female and male were both arrested. The female had an outstanding warrant out of Wetaskiwin and the male was arrested for public intoxication and later released when sober.

July 2, 2020

A female contacted Police after she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. The male had left Camrose and RCMP assisted in locating him at his residence where he was arrested for assault causing injury.

Police received a 911 call from a residence regarding a drug overdose where a male was unresponsive. Police attended and after administering Narcan the subject began breathing normally and was transported to St. Mary’s hospital. Police located and seized a quantity of heroin and methamphetamine at the residence.

A traffic stop was conducted on a suspicious vehicle in the east end industrial area. A male passenger was arrested on outstanding warrants and during a search Police located a knife in his possession contrary to his conditions. While Police were dealing with the driver and a female passenger they observed a quantity of methamphetamine in the center console. The two were arrested and in a further search a quantity of heroin and GHB was also located. The male driver was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle without registration or insurance. The female passenger was also charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

July 1, 2020

A male called Police indicating that there was a shirtless male in his backyard. Police attended and the male was taken to St. Mary’s hospital to speak with mental health professionals. The male was committed by hospital staff but then fled from their care. Police then determined that the same male was responsible for a break & enter to a city building. The male was later located and charged with break & enter.

Staff at a business in Cornerstone contacted Police after a male customer became verbally abusive with staff. The male was located and spoken to by Police.

Police received a 911 call stating that a residence had been bear sprayed. Police attended the residence on Mt. Pleasant Drive where members had to enter the home with gas masks to remove someone from within the home. Two occupants were transported to St. Mary’s hospital and Police are continuing to investigate.

June 30, 2020

A male reported that his unattached garage had been entered and stolen from within were some tools, a stereo and an amplifier.

Police received multiple 911 calls after a pickup truck smashed into the Gemini Center building. The vehicle struck the corner of the building, two parked vehicles and a gas meter causing a natural gas leak. The Gemini center and surrounding buildings were evacuated. Atco gas was unable to fully control the leak until equipment was brought in to expose the main line so the Gemini center was closed for the remainder of the day. The female driver had little explanation for the collision and charges are pending.

June 29, 2020

Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle when it was observed traveling at 88 km/hr in a 50 km/hr speed zone. The female displayed obvious signs of alcohol impairment and was arrested for impaired driving. The female provided two samples of her breath that were twice the legal limit. The 33 year old was charged with impaired driving and exceeding the speed limit.

June 28, 2020

Police received multiple calls of a truck on 68 street pulling a piece of farm equipment which was colliding with city signage. Police caught up to the vehicle and the male driver was unaware that he was damaging street signs. A collision report was completed and the driver is responsible for the cost of damage.

A witness contacted Police to report a suspicious male had dropped off two duffle bags behind the Camrose Community Church. Police seized the bags which contained welding helmets, cleaning supplies and a tent. It is unknown if the items were stolen or why the bags were left in the area.

Police assisted a parent in searching for his daughter who left their residence in a poor state of mind. The youth was located and agreed to attend St. Mary’s hospital to speak with a doctor.

June 26, 2020

While conducting patrols Police observed a male with an outstanding warrant. The male was arrested and released after paying his fine.

Police were dispatched to a residence to assist with a female who was struggling with depression. The female was transferred to St. Mary’s hospital by EMS and arrangements were made to find care for her children.

June 24, 2020

A female contacted Police to report that her 2002 Chev Avalanche had been stolen overnight from her residence. The owner further advised that a male had stayed at her residence the night prior and likely was responsible. It was believed that the vehicle had been driven to Maskwacis so the RCMP were advised and were able to locate the vehicle and arrest three men who were in possession of the stolen property.

A female requested Police assistance in removing property from her residence. The female who had visible injuries advised that her boyfriend had assaulted her that day as well as on numerous occasions in the past. Police are searching for the male who is facing charges of uttering threats and assault.

Police were advised of damage to a local fast food restaurant. A front window and a drive thru window had both been smashed. Police have good descriptions of the male and are reviewing video surveillance to identify the suspect.

June 22, 2020

Police received numerous 911 calls of a male who had jumped onto the hood of a moving vehicle and then was smashing his head and fists onto the windshield. The male was then observed entering an apartment building where Police arrested the male who was high on illicit drugs. While the male was being transported by Police he then smashed his head against the interior of the vehicle. The 24 year old was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment and will be charged with mischief.

The operator of a motorcycle was stopped by Police for a traffic violation. The male was subjected to a mandatory alcohol screening test which resulted in a caution reading. The 35 year old was issued an immediate roadside suspension and his vehicle was towed.

June 20, 2020

Police were advised of a disturbance at a convenience store between to individuals. Police conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle they were operating as it was leaving the business. The verbal dispute was dealt with but checks on the vehicle determined that it was a salvage vehicle and unsafe for the road. The vehicle was towed and the driver issued a violation ticket for operating a salvage vehicle.

A male was arrested for failing to comply with the conditions of his release order. The male who has conditions not to attend the residence of his former partner had been observed parked outside her residence. The male was served with an emergency protection order prohibiting him to have any contact or be in the proximity of the home.

A male reported that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle while parked in the downtown area. The suspect stole a variety of items including an iPhone and assorted keys.

June 19, 2020

A male attended the Police station to report the theft of two bicycles stolen from his property on 48B ave in the 6000 block. One of the bikes is a white Giant Roam 4 and the second is a white Trek mountain bike with a rear rack.

June 17, 2020

Police observed a vehicle parked at a convenience store with a plate that did not match. As Police were speaking with the male a quantity of cocaine was observed inside the vehicle. The male was arrested and a search located additional cocaine and a quantity of methamphetamine. The male was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Police received a 911 call from a male who indicated that another male had pointed what he believed to be a gun at him and his friends. Police searched the area but were unable to locate anyone matching the description. Shortly thereafter another complaint was received from a female stating that she had been robbed at a convenience store. Police attended and determined that she and her male friend had gotten into a dispute resulting in him taking some of her property. Police believed that the same male was responsible for the earlier incident and a search was conducted but a firearm was not located. No grounds existed for charges and the two individuals left Camrose.

Police have laid charges on a male who verbally threatened three youth as they walked by the man’s residence. Police had previously dealt with the same male who had made inappropriate gestures to other youth as they passed by his home. The male has been charged with one count of uttering threats.

June 15, 2020

A female contacted Police to report that while she was at a convenience store, the male cashier began to perform an indecent act. Police attended and arrested the employee. After further speaking with the witness Police discovered that the same type of incident had occurred earlier in the week. The male was charged with two counts of performing an indecent act.

June 14, 2020

A female reported that her vehicle was stolen from the driveway of their residence sometime during the night. The vehicle was locked but the window was not fully closed. Police are investigating.

A male contacted Police after his vehicle had been rummaged through and his wallet stolen. The victim’s credit card company advised that there were two suspicious purchases made with the card. There were additional purchases also made with his stolen debit card. Police are investigating.

A male contacted Police stating that he was scared as his neighbor was threatening him. Police attended and the male who was clearly struggling with reality was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for assessment. Sometime later the hospital contacted Police indicating that the male had left after being informed he would be transported to the Centennial Center. The male was returned to the hospital.

June 13, 2020

A local business advised Police of two thefts which had occurred on May 30th and June 11th. The female suspect had stolen approximately $1000 of merchandise. Police are reviewing video surveillance in attempts to identify the female.

Police were contacted regarding a male employee who had been assaulted at a business. At the same time a male attended the Police station and stated he had been assaulted by the employee. It was determined that the two individuals had an altercation inside the business which resulted in each person punching the other person. Neither wished to pursue charges and both were given warnings regarding their behavior.

June 12, 2020

Police received a complaint of a male who was acting strangely in the area of 100 Mount Pleasant Drive. Police attended and the intoxicated male began yelling at Police and then threw a water bottle at one of the officers. The male was arrested and charged with public intoxication and assaulting a Police officer.

Police were advised of a male at the Casino who had been assaulted and needed an ambulance. Police attended and the intoxicated male who was uncooperative with Police was transported to the hospital by EMS. The male who was on conditions not to consume alcohol was later charged with breaching his condition.

June 10, 2020

Loss prevention at a west end business contacted Police to report a shoplifting in progress. Police attended and arrested the male who had $142 worth of merchandise in his possession which had been removed from their original packaging. The male was charged with theft and possession of stolen property. Later the same day Police returned to the same business after a second shoplifter was observed stealing merchandise. After being arrested Police found the female to also be in possession of a variety of illicit drugs. The female was charged with theft, possession of stolen property and four counts of possession of a controlled substance.

A witness contacted Police to report an altercation between a man and a child. Police attended and determined that the male had thrown a frying pan toward his daughter and then ran outside the residence with intentions of further disciplining her. The male who had conditions not to have contact with the girl was arrested and charged with breaching his peace bond and assault.

June 9, 2020

A male reported that he was the victim of a scam through Facebook where he had paid a deposit to hold puppies that had been listed for sale. When he arrived at the address provided the homeowner had no knowledge of any puppies being for sale.

Police are investigating the theft of some tools from a building under construction in the downtown area. Some of the tools had been recovered from where the suspect(s) stashed them down the alley.

June 8, 2020

A complaint was received at a disturbance on 47 ave in the 5800 block. The two individuals were in the process of separating and in a verbal argument over property. The situation was mediated.

Staff at a fast food restaurant advised of a male sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle in their parking lot. Police attended and the 39 year old had warrants for his arrest out of Wetaskiwin. The mail was arrested and is waiting on a bail hearing.

June 7, 2020

Police received a 911 call from a female advising that she along with a second person had been sprayed with bear mace. Police attended their location and ensured the two individuals received medical attention. The male responsible could not be located by Police and a warrant is being issued for his arrest.

A 911 call was received from a female screaming that she had been assaulted. Police attended the residence and located a male outside the home. The Police investigation determined that the female had been assaulted by the male who was then arrested and charged with assault.

June 6, 2020

A female reported that her wallet had been stolen from her unsecured vehicle while parked on 73 street in the 4400 block.

A male called 911 stating that he was assaulted. Police attended the residence and the male who had wounds to his face advised he was jumped by a group of ten people. Police spoke to witnesses and received a very different version in which the male had started a fight with another person. The intoxicated male was arrested and later released without charges.

June 5, 2020

Loss prevention at a west end business contacted Police regarding a theft in progress. The male and female were confronted by Police outside the business where they were both found to be in possession of stolen cosmetics from the business and small quantities of heroin. The 44 year old male and 21 year old male were charged with possession of a controlled substance, theft and possession of stolen property.

June 2, 2020

An employee from a west end business called to report the recycle dumpster behind the store was on fire. Upon arrival, the dumpster was fully engulfed with 6’ flames. Member extinguished the majority of it and the Camrose Fire Department attended to complete it. The heat from fire completely destroyed the dumpster. There is an unknown cause at this point, however it did not appear suspicious.

Police received a report that a blue 1993 Chevrolet was stolen from Daysland and a known male was believed to be the suspect as he was issued suspended driving/no insurance ticket then observed near the stolen truck prior it being stolen. Patrols made and vehicle located running and unoccupied near an east end bulk fuel station. While conducting surveillance on vehicle, a complaint was received of a suspicious male who was looking at an old truck neighboring 55 avenue and 45 street. Members located the suspect and when questioned about the blue ford admitted to taking it from Daysland. He was arrested, brought back and provided full caution statement of the thefts. The owner attended to pick up the truck which did not receive any damage. The male was charged with theft, possession of stolen property, drive while suspended and no insurance.

A report of a male and a female in the process of stealing at a local business. Members attended and located two individuals matching the description. Both were well known to police and turned over a total of $40 worth of merchandise that they agreed to pay for. The male had one gram of methamphetamine on his person and was charged with possession.

June 1, 2020

Numerous complaints were received that there was a black Mercedes parked in the Stoney Creek parking lot that has been there for about a week and now the back window was smashed. Members determined ownership of the vehicle and the male was unable to attend to move the vehicle. The vehicle was towed as it was uninsured and unsecured, for safe keeping.

A concerned citizen called to report sometime overnight an unknown person entered the detached garage at his parents’ home that is under renovation and stole tools and new materials belonging to the contractors. Invest determined it was the 2nd theft at the residence since March but first one was not reported. The B&E occurred sometime overnight and suspect(s) stole a table saw, mitre saw and 50 bundles of vinyl flooring (purchased for $5400). Shoe prints and tire tracks located at the scene. Later during the day, the 50 packs of flooring located beside garage at of a local males residence. It was determined that the male was observed at 6:30 am unloading the flooring from his van and noted he had a table saw at the time. Members sat in the alley and noted the male driving his van towards the residence and vehicle was stopped. The male did not have insurance, DL and misused of plate displaying a stolen validation tag. The male was arrested for numerous counts and transported to cells. All of the property was recovered from the Break and Enter. He was released on Undertaking with curfew condition.

Complaint of 2 males and 2 females intoxicated in Dogwood apartment complex who were being loud and about to leave in a black truck. Vehicle stop conducted and the driver, known to Police fled on foot. Short pursuit and he was arrested for o/s warrant and obstruction. The male blew a 31 mg %. The 3 other passengers were all drunk, and had open alcohol. Determined the vehicle belonged to an unrelated female and did not have insurance. Open liquor, misuse of plates, no DL and no insurance tickets given out and vehicle towed. Search of the male located 7 grams of cocaine and 1 gram of meth. The male was released on appearance notice for both warrant and fresh charges of obstruction and possession of cocaine and methamphetamine.

May 31, 2020

Police attended a residence for a fist fight in process complaint. Two males in their 40’s were arguing over the ownership of a vehicle that resulted in a mutual fight. Both males were issued a bylaw ticket for fighting and the vehicle issue was dealt with.

Report of a female passed out in an alley near the downtown area. Members located a female in her 20’s who was unconscious but breathing. EMS attended and eventually the female came two and indicated she had consume too much alcohol and drugs. She was cleared by EMS and placed in the care of an adult.

May 30, 2020

Police received numerous complaints of noisy parties throughout Camrose. Warnings were issued in each instance.

A concerned citizen reported they had heard broken glass in the downtown area of Camrose. Police attended and spoke to a male who was in the process of contacting the Police about the issue. It was determined that the male was playing around and accidently broke the glass to the downtown business. This did not meet the threshold for charges and the male agreed to pay the owner for the damaged window.

May 29, 2020

Police received a report that (2) young children, ages 2 and 6, were running in a park with no shoes and no supervision. Police located children and the father who was in the area searching for the children. Child and Family Services referral completed for follow up with the family.

An east end business reported their compound was broken into overnight and a 14’ dump trailer was stolen. Police are still investigating incident.

A concerned citizen contacted the Police indicating that her licence plate was recovered on a stolen vehicle by the Strathcona RCMP. A 25 year old male and female from the Edmonton area have been charged. A second stolen plate belonging to a Camrose citizen was also recovered in the vehicle. The investigation may lead to potential charges.

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.