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  • Police briefs: Dec 21

    STATS: Nov. 20 – Dec. 16
    Break and Enter – 3
    Theft of Motor Vehicle – 3
    Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Over $5000.00 – 0
    Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 – 1
    Theft Under $5000.00 from Motor Vehicle – 3
    Other Theft Under $5000 – 0
    Other Theft Over $5000 – 0
    Mischief – 3
    Enrollments in the CAPTURE Program – 85 

    Chestermere RCMP investigating three reported break and enters 

     On Nov. 26, a Rainbow Falls Drive resident reported that their garage door was broken into, and items were stolen between 6:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.

    On Dec. 2 a Stonemere Bay resident reported their neighbours’ home was broken into between Dec. 1 at midnight to Dec. 2 at midnight, vehicles and items were stolen from the home as the residents were out of town. 

    Also on Dec. 2, a West Lakeview Close resident reported their home was broken into between Dec. 1 at 8:30 p.m. to Dec. 2 at 6:00 p.m., and various items were stolen. 

    Presently there are no suspects for these three crimes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chestermere RCMP either by calling 402-204-8777 or by email at KChestermereService@rcmp-grc.gc.ca . 

    Anyone with information that wishes to remain anonymous is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at https://calgarycrimestoppers.org/. 

    “The holiday season presents many opportunities for property-related offenders to commit their crimes of choice. Whether it be breaking into homes that appear unoccupied or vehicles left unsecured, criminals are always looking for their next target,” Sgt Joe Stubbs said. “Remembering to not leave valuables in vehicles, locking homes and vehicles, and communicating with trusted family and neighbours when out of town, will all work towards making your home and property less attractive to criminals. Using surveillance cameras and electronics that can turn lights off and on in a home, also provides additional security.”

    RCMP working to keep impaired drivers off of roads

    On Nov. 20, at 10 p.m. Chestermere RCMP responded to a resident’s complaint of a hit and run accident at the intersection of Kinniburgh Road at Kinniburgh Blvd. 

    The suspect vehicle was located nearby with the driver slumped over behind the steering wheel. 

    The RCMP Officer entered into an investigation which located a small quantity of cocaine and heroin in the possession of the driver. 

    The driver, a 35-year-old male resident of Airdrie, was given a 24-hour Immediate Roadside Suspension of their driver’s licence and a violation ticket under the Traffic Safety Act for Failing to Remain at the scene of an accident.

     On Nov. 23, at about 1:10 p.m. an Alberta Sheriff was working an Enhanced Road Safety shift for the Chestermere RCMP and initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle where the driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt on Marina Dr.

     The 52-year-old Chestermere male was asked to provide a Mandatory Alcohol Screening breath sample and blew a “warn” on the approved device. 

    The driver had a history of previous impaired driving sanctions and the screening resulted in their Immediate Roadside Sanction and suspension of their licence. 

    As the sheriff was continuing their investigation it was discovered that the vehicle was being operated without insurance. 

    On top of the Immediate Roadside driver’s licence suspension, the driver received violation tickets for not wearing a seatbelt and operating a vehicle without insurance.

    “The Chestermere RCMP collaboratively works with the Alberta Sheriffs and the Community Peace Officers to remove impaired drivers from the city’s streets and roads. This program combined with enforcement actions from the RCMP members regular patrols are working efficiently and effectively at reducing the number of serious collisions in the city. With the holiday season’s gathering and parties coming up, drivers are asked to plan ahead and not drive after having alcohol, cannabis, or other intoxicating substances consumed,” Sgt Joe Stubbs said. “No one wants their memories of the season to be about how they lost a loved one in an impaired-related accident or how they lost their loved one to jail for driving while impaired.” 

    Chestermere RCMP wishes residents a happy holiday season

    “Provide a holiday gift to your neighbour without spending a dime. By reducing crime in our community, we lower the insurance premiums associated to our postal codes in Chestermere. By doing your part to keep the community safe, keep offenders from looking for easy targets in the community, and being known as a secure, hard target, criminals will go elsewhere to commit their crimes. Not letting unsecured vehicles idle on cold days, removing valuables from sight, locking garages and doors, having security lighting, in and outside the home, these small efforts will go a long way to making a safer community, helping lower the insurance premiums and everyone financially benefits,” Sgt Joe Stubbs said. 

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    From everyone working at the Chestermere RCMP Detachment, we wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season. Happy Hanukkah. Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad. Joyous Kwanzaa.