Southern Alberta RCMP Crime Reduction Unit make arrests and recover stolen property

February 17, 2021
Sundre, Alberta

News release


Seized Contraband

On Monday Feb. 15, 2021, while investigating property crimes in and around the town of Sundre, the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit located and arrested a 34-year-old male on outstanding warrants for breaching release conditions and a 38-year-old female on outstanding warrants for possessing break and enter tools.

A search of the vehicle both were travelling in resulted in the following seizure:

  • A long rifle
  • Multiple rounds of ammunition
  • Several pieces of identification including a Canadian passport.

The 34-year-old male and the 38-year-old female, both from Sundre, have each been charged with the following:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of weapon obtained by crime
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

The 34-year-old male has additional charges of possessing a weapon contrary to a court order, and driving a motor vehicle while prohibited contrary to the Traffic Safety Act.

In relation to an investigation regarding a stolen vehicle and attempted catalytic converter theft that occurred in Didsbury, Alta. on Feb. 14, 2021, Didsbury RCMP have charged the 34-year-old male with the following:

  • Mischief under $5000
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Fail to comply with release order

After a judicial hearing, the 34-year-old male has been remanded in custody and will be appearing in Okotoks Provincial Court on Friday Feb.19, 2021.

The 38-year-old female was released to appear in Didsbury Provincial Court on March 22, 2021.

The ammunition recovered is very distinct. Most of the rifle rounds are "reloads" with blue tips. If this is yours, or you have information regarding the owner of the ammunition, please contact Sergeant Gary Maclaren of the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit at 403-704-6283.


Contact information

Corporal Tammy Keibel
Media Relations Officer
RCMP - Southern Alberta District

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