STATS: November 20 to December 16, 2021
Break and Enter - 3
Theft of Motor Vehicle – 3
Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Over $5000.00 – 0
Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 – 1
Theft Under $5000.00 from Motor Vehicle – 3
Other Theft Under $5000 – 0
Other Theft Over $5000 – 0
Mischief – 3
Enrollments in the CAPTURE Program – 85 (4 new enrollments)
Police Files 20211767007, 20211797618, and 20211800573
Break and enter Investigations:
Chestermere RCMP are investigating 3 reported break and enter crimes. On November 26, a Rainbow Falls Drive resident reported that between 6:30am and 8:45am, their detached garage was broken into and items were stolen.
On December 2 a Stonemere Bay resident reported that their neighbour's home was broken into between December 1 at midnight to December 2 at midnight, vehicles and items were stolen from the home while the residents were out of town.
Also on December 2, a West Lakeview Close resident reported their home was broken into between December 1 at 8:30pm to December 2 at 6:00pm, again various items were stolen.
Presently there are no suspects for these 3 crimes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chestermere RCMP either by calling 402-204-8777 or by email at KChestermereService@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Anyone with information that wishes to remain anonymous is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at https://calgarycrimestoppers.org/.
“The holiday season presents many opportunities for property related offenders to commit their crimes of choice. Whether it be breaking into homes that appear unoccupied or vehicles left unsecured, criminals are always looking for their next target,” Said Sgt. STUBBS. “Remembering to not leave valuables in vehicles, locking homes and vehicles and communicating with trusted family and neighbours when out of town, will all work towards making your home and property less attractive to criminals. Using surveillance cameras and electronics that can turn lights off and on in a home, also provides additional security.”
Police Files 20211741197 and 20211753222
Impaired Driving Investigations
On November 20, 2021 at about 10:10pm Chestermere RCMP responded to a resident’s complaint of a hit and run accident at the intersection of Kinniburgh Road at Kinniburgh Blvd. The suspect vehicle was located nearby with the driver slumped over behind the steering wheel. The RCMP Officer entered into an investigation which located a small quantity of cocaine and heroin in the possession of the driver. This resulted in the driver, a 35 year old male resident of Airdrie, being given a 24 hour Immediate Roadside Suspension of their driver’s licence and a violation ticket under the Traffic Safety Act for Failing to Remain at the scene of an accident.
On November 23, 2021 at about 1:10pm in the afternoon, an Alberta Sheriff was working an Enhanced Road Safety shift for the Chestermere RCMP when the initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle where the driver was not wearing a seatbelt on Marina Dr near Chestermere Blvd. The 52 year old Chestermere male, was asked to provide a Mandatory Alcohol Screening breath sample and blew a “warn” on the approved device. The driver had a history of previous impaired driving sanctions and the screening resulted in their Immediate Roadside Sanction and suspension of their licence. As the Sheriff was continuing their investigation, they discovered that the vehicle was being operated without insurance. On top of the Immediate Roadside driver’s licence suspension, the driver received violation tickets for not wearing a seatbelt and operating a vehicle without insurance.
“The Chestermere RCMP collaboratively work with the Alberta Sheriffs and the Community Peace Officers to remove impaired drivers from the city’s streets and roads. This program combined with enforcement actions from the RCMP members regular patrols are working efficiently and effectively at reducing the number of serious collisions in the city. With the holiday season gathering and parties coming up, drivers are asked to plan ahead and not drive after having alcohol, cannabis or other intoxicating substances consumed.” Sgt. STUBBS added that, “no one wants their memories of the season to be about how they lost a loved one in an impaired related accident or how they lost their loved one to jail for driving while impaired.”
More information on impaired driving and immediate roadside sanctions can be found at the Alberta Government’s website, https://www.alberta.ca/immediate-roadside-suspension-program.aspx
“Provide a holiday gift to your neighbour without spending a dime. By reducing crime in our community we lower the insurance premiums associated to our postal codes in Chestermere. By doing your part to keep the community safe, keep offenders from looking for easy targets in the community and being known as a secure, hard target, criminals will go elsewhere to commit their crimes. Not letting unsecured vehicles idle on cold days, removing valuables from sight, locking garages and doors, having security lighting, in and outside the home, these small efforts will go along way to making a safer community, helping lower the insurance premiums and every one financially benefits.” Sgt. STUBBS added.
More information can be found at https://www.chestermere.ca/DocumentCenter/View/4779/Capra-brochure?bidId=
From everyone working at the Chestermere RCMP Detachment, we wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season. Happy Hanukkah. Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad. Joyous Kwanzaa.