What's Up Now: RCMP Release

Date: June 2, 2021Share

UPDATED: RCMP charge male with drug & weapon offences

New Information Dated 2021/06/03:

St. Albert RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate Vincent Parenteau as he failed to attend court on May 31, 2021, as per his release order set forth by the Justice of the Peace.

Vincent Parenteau was charged with Possession of a Control Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose in relation to a call received by the St. Albert RCMP on April 30, 2021. Since that time, Health Canada has confirmed the Control Substance located was methamphetamine, with an approximate street value of $3800.00.

Original Release Dated 2021/06/02:

On April 30, 2021, at approximately 7:45 a.m. St. Albert RCMP received a call regarding a male who appeared to be passed out in a U-Haul truck, which was parked on Poundmaker Road. An officer attended and located a male slouched over the cube truck’s steering wheel. The member was concerned for the male’s safety thus opened the vehicle door to ensure he was breathing, which woke the male up. The RCMP member noticed a large knife in plain view and within driver’s reach, thus for officer safety reasons, the male was detained and placed in handcuffs. A pat down search of the male was conducted to ensure he did not have any more weapons on his person. In the process, a Ziploc sandwich bag containing what appeared to be methamphetamine was located in the male’s pant pocket. The officer informed the male he was under arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

Incidental to arrest, the officer also located another Ziploc bag containing what appeared to be more methamphetamine, a drug pipe, a black BB gun, a scale, a small amount of cannabis and a glass vial with an unknown substance. In total, approximately 39 grams of methamphetamine was seized.

Vincent Parenteau was charged with the following:

Vincent Parenteau was held for a Judicial Interim Release Hearing and was released from custody by a Justice of the Peace. He was scheduled to appear in St. Albert Provincial Court on May 31, 2021.

St. Albert RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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