Drumheller RCMP execute search warrant and arrest two suspects

March 2, 2023
Drumheller, Alberta

News release

On Feb. 28, 2023, Drumheller RCMP received reports of possible stolen property in or near the Drumheller area. The stolen property was reported to be from the City of Calgary and consisted of:

  • A white 20' enclosed Interstate Car Hauler Trailer;
  • A 2000 dark blue Chevrolet pickup truck; and
  • A 2016 pink/blue/yellow Ski-doo Summit X 800R Snowmobile.

Drumheller General Duty members, Drumheller General Investigation Section (GIS), and Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Intelligence members initiated an investigation to locate and recover the property. During the investigation, a suspect vehicle was located in Drumheller on March 1, 2023, and was subject to a traffic stop where two suspects were arrested and taken into custody; the vehicle contained an imitation handgun (airsoft gun) and both suspects were found in possession of methamphetamine. The driver was found to be a suspended driver.

Further investigation and information resulted in a search warrant being executed on a property on the evening of March 1, 2023, Michichi, Alta. As a result of the search, the 20' stolen Interstate Car Hauler Trailer was recovered.

Further to this, additional information led to the recovery of the stolen 2000 dark blue Chevrolet pickup truck on the morning of March 2, 2023, in a rural area near Morrin, Alta.

A 48-year-old individual, a resident of Michichi, was charged with:

  • Section 354(1)(A) CC – Possession of Property Obtained by Crime;
  • Section 4(1) CDSA – Possession of Methamphetamine; and
  • Section 320.18(1) CC – Operate a Motor vehicle while being prohibited.

A 41-year-old individual, a resident of Michichi, was charged with:

  • Section 354(1)(A) CC – Possession of Property Obtained by Crime; and
  • Section 4(1) CDSA – Possession of Methamphetamine.

Drumheller RCMP continue to investigate this matter and note that the stolen snowmobile has yet to be recovered and may or may not be in the Drumheller area.

Detachment Commander, S/Sgt. Robert HARMS, stated "During the course of this investigation, the RCMP engaged their valued partners, including the Drumheller and District Rural Crime Watch/Citizens on Patrol. The recovered stolen property was a direct result of the groups involvement, networking capabilities, and communication platforms."

If you have any information regarding this matter, the whereabouts of the stolen snowmobile, or any other criminal activity, please contact the Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-7590 or your local police service. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can 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.


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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