What's Up Now: RCMP Alert

Date: January 5, 2021Share

RCMP recover stolen vehicle, loaded handgun and illegal drugs

On December 21, 2020 at approximately 12:30 a.m., St. Albert RCMP was asked by Edmonton Police Air Services (Air 1) to assist with a vehicle travelling northbound on Ray Gibbon Drive at a high rate of speed.

St. Albert RCMP spotted the vehicle in question, confirmed by Air 1, travelling north on Highway 2, just south of the Highway 37 exit ramp. The St. Albert RCMP member activated the police emergency equipment of the marked patrol unit and attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the vehicle did not stop. The vehicle exited onto Highway 37, ran the stop sign, proceeded to head west on Highway 37 and then took the Highway 2 south exit ramp. The RCMP member deactivated their emergency equipment and did not pursue the vehicle as they felt it to be too dangerous to the public. Air 1 continued to track the vehicle and provide updates to RCMP.

The vehicle continued to disobey traffic control devices, headed west on numerous range roads, and an unknown truck was now following the vehicle. Both vehicles stopped on a range road north west of St. Albert, transferred numerous items into the truck and the driver & passenger of the vehicle got into the truck, abandoning the initial vehicle.

Air 1 continued to monitor the truck's location and Morinville RCMP was able to assist St. Albert RCMP. A deflation device was successfully deployed. The truck continued to travel west on Highway 642 for approximately 1-2 miles before coming to rest in a driveway of a rural residence. The 3 occupants exited the truck and walked behind a house on the property. With the assistance of Air 1, RCMP members were able to locate all 3 suspects and arrested them without incident.

RCMP verified the truck in question was stolen and numerous items were located inside to vehicle, including:

Amy Actimichuk (36) of St. Albert, Kurt Heitrich (45) of Edmonton and Mitchell Elmore (37) of Fairview each face numerous charges varying with each individual but include:Amy Actimichuk and Kurt Heitrich were held for a Judicial Hearing and were released from custody with a cash deposit and conditions. The two are scheduled to appear in St. Albert Provincial Court January 25, 2021.

Mitchell Elmore has held for a Judicial Hearing and was remanded in custody. He is scheduled to appear in St. Albert Provincial Court January 25, 2021.

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