Thursday, 31 May 2018

St. Albert Break In Suspect Arrested

RCMP Alberta - At approximately 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, St. Albert RCMP received a 911 call of a Break and Enter to a property in the Deer Ridge neighbourhood of St. Albert. Immediate attendance was made by officers, but the suspect had left the initial location. A description of the suspect and the direction that he had been following was supplied to the officers by an observant resident. Shortly thereafter, the officers saw a man who matched the description in a nearby park. As the suspect saw the police car, he took off running. The two officers ran after the suspect and after a struggle, were able to take the suspect into custody. During the struggle with the suspect, the officers noticed that the suspect had a knife, but they were able to disarm the suspect and arrest him safely.

Several tools were seized from the suspect and the 39 year old male resident of Parkland County will be facing Criminal Code charges of: Break and Enter, Possession of Stolen Property, Theft under $5000, Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public and Resisting Arrest.

Reducing crime in Alberta cannot be achieved through policing alone – a collaborative approach, such as this incident, where citizens and law enforcement work together to stop crime is the most effective way to keep St. Albert safe. Timely reports of suspicious activities to the police while keeping a safe distance from suspects is an important part of stopping crime in the city. 

Members of the community are reminded of their role in preventing criminal activity:
  • Lock up houses, sheds, vehicles and any other property that is easily accessible
  • Never leave running vehicles unlocked. Nearly half of the vehicle thefts in Alberta over the past year have had the keys left inside
  • Take photos and record serial numbers of property
  • If you see or suspect suspicious activity notify police immediately

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