Proactive patrols lead to stolen vehicle recovery

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Fort Saskatchewan RCMP continues to fill their time during the pandemic with proactive patrols in their area and yet again, the practice has led to another arrest.

RCMP was in the Lamont area on Wednesday, May 20 at 12:55 a.m. when they spotted a vehicle tucked into a roadside turnabout. Officers ran the license plate and discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen from Slave Lake.

Mounties pulled up to the parked vehicle and said they were able to arrest the driver without incident.

A search of the vehicle was performed and officers said they found over 30 grams of cannabis, psilocybin and a stun gun.

The 31-year-old driver, who is from Grande Prairie, was issued several violation tickets, including driving while suspended and was charged with a number of offenses.

The man, whose name was not released, was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, two counts of failing to comply with release order and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The accused was released from custody on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on August 13.

RCMP encourages residents and the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to the local detachment. Officers said reports tell them where to look, who to look for and where to patrol in the future.

You can also report your tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at p3tips.com or on the Crime Stoppers app.

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