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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Police Files: October 8 to October 22, 2021

RCMP

Chestermere RCMP updates, crime stats and news:

Chestermere Stats:

Break and Enter - 0

Theft of Motor Vehicle – 1

Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Over $5000.00 – 0

Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 – 0

Theft Under $5000.00 from Motor Vehicle – 3

Other Theft Under $5000 – 3

Other Theft Over $5000 – 1

Mischief – 4

Enrollments in the CAPTURE Program – 73
(https://www.chestermerecapture.ca/)

Police files:

Police File 20211543646
Serious Motor Vehicle Collison.

On Wednesday October 13, 2021 just before 9:00 pm,  an 18 year old male as driving west on Hwy 1 in the westbound lanes just west of Hwy 791.  As the vehicle approached Range Road 281 it was struck head on by a vehicle driving east in the westbound lanes.  The eastbound vehicle was being driven by a 30 year old male.  The collision resulted in both males being trapped in their vehicles.  With the assistance of Chestermere Fire Department, the males were extracted from their vehicles.  STARS was utilized to transport one male to Calgary Foothills Hospital, the other was taken by ambulance.  The Chestermere RCMP, assisted by specialized traffic services members are continuing to investigate the collision. 

POLICE File 20211524198
Impaired Driving Offence

On Saturday October 9, 2021 at about 8:30 pm a 42 year old male non-resident of Chestermere was driving westbound on Township Road at what appeared to be a rate of speed higher than the posted maximum. An Alberta Sheriff was conducting Enhance Road Safety patrol and observed the vehicle.  The Sheriff activated their radar unit confirming the excessive speed and initiated a traffic stop.  As the Sheriff approached the vehicle they could smell freshly burned Cannabis.  The Sheriff conducting a lawful traffic stop requested a Mandatory Alcohol Screening of the driver and administered a test on a roadside screening device. The driver registered a FAIL on the device, The Sheriff then entered into an Impaired driving investigation and arrested the driver.  The driver was already a suspended driver.  Search of the vehicle incidental to the driver’s arrested recovered a partially consumed bottle of Whiskey.  The driver’s vehicle was seized for 30 days and charges under the Immediate Roadside Sanctions were commenced as well as charges under the Traffic Safety Act and the Provincial Alcohol, Gaming and Cannabis Act.

“The efforts of our Enhanced Road Safety Program works well to removed impaired drivers from our community thoroughfares and this situation highlights effectiveness of this Program”. Said Sgt. STUBBS. “RCMP partnered with Alberta Sheriffs and Community Peace Officers focus or aggressive driving behaviours, distracted driving and Impaired Driving, the program has proven effective in reducing the annual amount of serious personal injury collision in the city.” Sgt. Stubbs added, “although we are reporting a serious collision we are reporting on our efforts to reduce these collisions. There is no perfect solution but the detachment members and our partners continue to work hard to keep the Chestermere Residents safe.” More information on the law regarding Mandatory Alcohol Screening and the Provincial Roadside Sanctions Program can be found the this noted Government of Alberta website: https://www.alberta.ca/criminal-level-impaired-driving.aspx

 

POLICE File 20211553512
Theft Over from Retail Business

On Friday October 15, 2021 at about 4:00 pm in the afternoon, a male and female suspect walked into the local Shopper’s Drug Mart store.  While in the store the suspects removed 45 bottles of perfume from the shelves but were observed by store staff,  When staff saw the suspects concealing the bottles in a bag, the suspects fled the store, making no attempt to pay for the items and ran to a waiting red Ford pickup truck and then fled the area.  The suspects were captured on store video surveillance and are described as; 22 to 25 year old male Caucasian wearing a black ball cap, grey “PUMA” hoodie, light blue jeans and black shoes.  He was carrying a green cloth shopping bag; 22 to 25 year old female Caucasian with blonde hair pulled back into a ponytail, wearing a marron “Under Armour” logo sweat top over a white shirt, tight black pants, black shoes with white soles.  Both suspects were wearing light blue surgical masks.  This crime is still under investigation and the RCMP are seeking any assistance from the public to help identify the suspects. If know anything about this crime, if you saw suspects either before of after they were in the store or if you saw a similar vehicle, you can provide the information anonymously through Calgary Crime Stoppers, https://calgarycrimestoppers.org/ or by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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