What's Up Now: RCMP Alert

Date: June 7, 2018

Calls Catch Criminals

File: 2018-712660

St. Albert, AB - At approximately 3:20 a.m., on Friday, May 25, 2018, St. Albert RCMP received multiple calls in a short time period from the Grandin neighbourhood in St. Albert of suspects trying door handles on vehicles parked in a parking garage, suspects entering parked vehicles on the street and of a break in alarm being triggered at a residence. Descriptions of a suspect vehicle connected to these calls was provided as a dark grey 4-door hatchback car.

Immediate attendance to the area by RCMP, combined by information provided by residents, resulted in a grey 2013 Ford Focus car being located and stopped. This car was found to be stolen from Edmonton and the 3 occupants, a 20 year old man from Onoway, a 15 year old male youth from Edmonton and a 13 year old female youth from Edmonton were arrested.

While this matter is still under investigation, the 15 year old male youth from Edmonton has been charged with:

On June 5, 2018, The youth entered a plea of guilty to some of the charges and received the following sentence:
The charge of Possession of Stolen Property was set over for an entry of a plea in St. Albert Court on July 3, 2018. As the youth had already served time in custody, he has been released by the Court on Bail until his next court date. He has several conditions on that release including a curfew condition restricting his whereabouts between 10 pm and 7 am.

This incident speaks to the strength of the police and the community working together to stop criminals in their tracks. Using the information from the multiple calls from Grandin residents, three suspects were caught and any illegal activities that they are alleged to have been committing that night were stopped. Crime prevention is a shared responsibility. Members of the community are reminded of their role in preventing criminal activity:

If you have information about this crime OR ANY OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENCE and would like to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at p3tips.com, or with the P3 Tips app. Crime Stoppers does not collect information about your identity. A tip leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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