On Sunday January 19, 2020, at approximately 1430 hours, a Chestermere Peace Officer on routine patrol in the 100 block of Kinniburgh Crescent, observed a suspicious SUV hauling a trailer through the area. The officer also observed a male entering a new home development, and exiting carrying numerous items and placing them in the vehicle.
A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle for several equipment violations. Further investigation found that the vehicle was uninsured and unregistered at the time of the traffic stop, and the trailer was later reported stolen out of Calgary.
The driver and passenger (both from Calgary) were charged with several offences, resulting from this incident and are scheduled to appear in Strathmore Provincial Court.
“Our officers are trained to handle a wide range of incidents,” says Chestermere Community Peace Officer Shawn Press. “Traffic stops are the number one interaction our members have with the public, and these stops can often lead to the apprehension of wanted individuals and the detection of additional of criminal activities that affect our community and impact the quality of life of that our residents enjoy”.
Peace Officers play an important role in Chestermere’s policing matrix, and strive to ensure that our neighbourhoods and communities remain a safe and secure place to work and live. Theft from construction sites continues to be ongoing issue, and Chestermere residents should contact the Chestermere RCMP to report any suspicious activity or vehicle they may see in these areas.