On January 22, 2013 at around 9:30 p.m. a resident in the Aspenmere area of Chestermere, Alberta was alerted to the sound of a truck engine being started. The residence’s Ford F-350 pickup, which was parked outside and beside the house, was determined to be the vehicle heard running. As the owner had all the sets of keys it was soon realized this truck was being stolen. The Chestermere RCMP was contacted and members responded immediately to the area.
The reported stolen truck was located within Chestermere heading westbound on highway 1A and followed into the City of Calgary. The Calgary Police Service were alerted and when this truck stopped at a convenience store in Calgary, the male driver and sole occupant was arrested without incident. The Chestermere RCMP utilized an unmarked police vehicle traveling at legal speeds to follow this stolen truck ensuring no risk to the public.
Incidental to the arrest a small amount of methamphetamine was located on the suspects person. The arrested person is 29 year old Jason LITTLE of Calgary, Alberta. LITTLE was taken to the Strathmore RCMP Detachment cells where he was remanded into custody being charged for possession of stolen property over $5000, two counts of breaching previous release conditions and possession of a controlled substance. The next court appearance will be at the Strathmore Provincial Court on February 1, 2013.
If anyone has any information in this crime or any other please contact the Chestermere RCMP at (403) 204-8777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or through the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. Crime stoppers will pay cash rewards up to $2000.00 for information that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property or seizure of illegal drugs. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.