STATS: November 6 to November 19, 2021
Break and Enter - 1
Theft of Motor Vehicle – 2
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 – 8
Other Theft Under $5000 – 2
Other Theft Over $5000 – 0
Mischief – 0
Enrollments in the CAPTURE Program – 81 (5 new enrollments)
Police File 2021-1562473 Sexual Assault
In October 2021 the family of a 15 year-old female resident reported to the Chestermere RCMP that the 15 year-old was sexually assaulted on September 12 at about 1:00 in the morning. The assault occurred near the Chestermere Bottle Depot on Marina Drive. The events related were the female had left a nearby pizza shop and was followed by the male suspect. The suspect took physical control of the young victim and forced her to the grassy and treed area behind the bottle depot. The victim called for help. After being assaulted the victim was able to flee west from the location and the direction of flight by the suspect is unknown. The Chestermere RCMP commenced their investigation and using a forensically trained artist have compiled a composite image of the suspect. (click here). Anyone with information on the assault, anyone who may have been in the area at the time and anyone with information on a possible suspect from the composite image, is asked to call the Chestermere RCMP at 403-204-8900 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at https://calgarycrimestoppers.org/
Police File 2021-1682270 Driving Disqualified
On November 8, 2021 Chestermere RCMP were conducting speed enforcement on West Chestermere Dr. At about 2:42pm a Black Nissan SUV was found to be travelling northbound at a speed in excess of the posted 40km/h zone. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to have been un-licenced for more than a decade, there was no insurance on the vehicle and the officers were mandated by law to seize the vehicle. The seizure of the vehicle caused the driver to become abusive and aggressive towards the officers.
“When the event was over and the driver had left, a local resident approached the officers and commended them on their calmness and professionalism," reported Sgt. STUBBS. “Having the public observe one of the more tenuous interactions we have with offenders and seeing how we handle them opens eyes to daily police life. A citizen then taking the time to acknowledge the officers and passing along their positive comments, shows we are successfully developing a trusting relationships with the community."
Reminder - lock your vehicles
As the weather gets colder, the RCMP are asking residents not to leave vehicles running with keys in the ignition.
“We know no one likes to get into a cold vehicle, but we are seeking the public’s assistance in reducing the opportunities for vehicles being stolen. When the keys are left in the ignition and the vehicle is running, criminals only need to break a window to successfully steal the vehicle,” says Sgt. STUBBS.
Sgt. Stubbs adds, “Use command or remote starters if you need to let your vehicle run, or use a device to secure the steering wheel. We all need to work together to reduce crime in the community. Leaving unsecured vehicles running will only attract criminals to the community. We all need to do our part.”