Camrose County, Alberta – On March 8, following a thwarted break and enter attempt, a multi-jurisdictional pursuit and a short foot pursuit, the RCMP arrested one male and launched an ongoing investigation.
At 10:49 p.m., Camrose RCMP responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint. Immediate patrols were made and the suspect vehicle was located leaving a local business. The RCMP attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled. It was determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Leduc, earlier in the day.
With the assistance of Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis RCMP, a tire deflation device was deployed. The vehicle was abandoned in the City of Wetaskiwin and two male suspects fled on foot. Following a short foot pursuit, one male suspect was arrested. Police Dog Services was utilized to attempt to track the second suspect, however he was not located immediately.
The stolen truck was recovered by the RCMP and ultimately returned to its owner.
28-year-old Todd Orrin Adams of Rimbey has been charged with four criminal code charges as follows: Operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued, drive while disqualified, break and enter with intent and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Ongoing investigation led the RCMP to identify the second suspect. Charges were sworn and a warrant was sought for his arrest.
On March 12, following a complaint of a suspicious male, Didsbury RCMP located the suspicious male driving what is alleged to be a stolen truck. After tactically trying to contain the suspect and the truck, the driver attempted to flee and got the vehicle stuck. The driver, who was determined to be wanted on the earlier referenced arrest warrant, was arrested by Didsbury RCMP without further incident.
32-year-old Trent McAdam of Ermineskin First Nation is facing two criminal code charges for the Camrose incident; Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and break and enter with intent.
As a result of the investigation in Didsbury, he is facing five more criminal charges: possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, fail to stop for police, drive while disqualified and drive an uninsured motor vehicle.
Bail hearings were held for both subjects. Adams remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court of Alberta in Wetaskiwin on March 13, 2018. McAdams remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court of Alberta in Camrose on March 13, 2018.
“We are partners with the community when it comes to solving crimes like this,” says Cpl. Isaac Verbaas, detachment commander of the Camrose RCMP. “We need the eyes and ears of the community to tell us when something looks out of place. Be the best witness you can be and we will take it from there.”
-Submitted by Cpl. Laurel Scott