On the morning of June 3, during routine foot patrols of John Peake Park, Chestermere Peace Officers observed suspicious behavior inside a parked vehicle.
As the suspicious vehicle was leaving the park, the Peace Officers initiated a traffic stop pursuant to the Alberta Traffic Safety Act after observing several traffic violations.
The subsequent investigation found that the adult male and female occupants both had a significant history of property crimes, as well as drug and weapons offences.
The Chestermere RCMP were requested to assist Chestermere Peace Officers, and it was during the subsequent search of the vehicle, officers located suspected methamphetamine, ammunition as well as break and enter tools.
Both occupants, who are not Chestermere residents, were subsequently arrested and charged for drug related offences, and breaching of their court-imposed conditions. They are set to appear in Strathmore Provincial court later this year.
“Chestermere’s Community Peace Officers play a crucial role in our city’s policing matrix,” says Sgt. Trever Bowman. “This incident highlights the effectiveness and collaboration required to ensure Chestermere continues to be a safe place to work, live and raise a family.”
For more information about City of Chestermere Municipal Enforcement, Bylaws and other regulations, visit chestermere.ca. To report a crime or suspicious activity contact Chestermere’s Community Safety department at (403) 207-7058 or Chestermere RCMP at (403) 204-8900.