STATS: Nov. 6 – Nov. 19
Break and Enter – 1
Theft of Motor Vehicle – 2
Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Over $5000.00 – 0
Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 – 0
Theft Under $5000.00 from Motor Vehicle – 8
Other Theft Under $5000 – 2
Other Theft Over $5000 – 0
Mischief – 0
Enrollments in the CAPTURE Program – 81 (5 new enrollments)
In October, Chestermere RCMP received a report from the family of a 15-year-old female who was sexually assaulted on Sept. 12 at approximately 1 a.m.
The victim left a nearby pizza shop and was followed by a male suspect where the suspect took control of the victim and forced her into a grassy area behind the bottle depot.
The victim called for help.
After being assaulted the victim was able to flee west from the location and the direction of flight by the suspect is unknown.
The RCMP commenced the investigation using a forensically trained artist to create an image of the suspect.
Anyone with information on the assault, anyone who may have been in the area at the time, and anyone with information on a possible suspect from the composite image, is asked to call the Chestermere RCMP at 403-204-8900 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at https://calgarycrimestoppers.org/.
On Nov. 8, Chestermere RCMP were conducting speed enforcement on West Chestermere Dr. at approximately 2:42 p.m., when a Black Nissan SUV was found travelling northbound in excess speed of the 40km/h zone limit.
The vehicle was stopped, the driver did not have a license for more than a decade, there was no insurance on the vehicle and the officers were mandated by law to seize the vehicle.
The seizure of the vehicle caused the driver to become abusive and aggressive towards the officers.
“When the event was over and the driver had left, a local resident approached the officers and commended them on their calmness and professionalism,” said Sgt. Joe Stubbs.
“Having the public observe one of the more tenuous interactions we have with offenders and seeing how we handle them opens eyes to daily police life. A citizen then taking the time to acknowledge the officers and passing along their positive comments, shows we are successfully developing a trusting relationship with the community,” he said.
RCMP are reminding residents not to leave their vehicles running and unattended as the cold weather returns.
“We know no one likes to get into a cold vehicle, but we are seeking the public’s assistance in reducing the opportunities for vehicles being stolen. When the keys are left in the ignition and the vehicle is running, criminals only need to break a window to successfully steal the vehicle,” said Sgt. Joe Stubbs.
“Use command or remote starters if you need to let your vehicle run, or use a device to secure the steering wheel,” he added. “We all need to work together to reduce crime in the community. Leaving unsecured vehicles running will only attract criminals to the community. We all need to do our part.”