Olds RCMP have arrested two individuals following a stolen vehicle investigation.
On February 27, 2019 at about 9:45 A.M. Olds RCMP were advised of a blue, dodge pick up significant body damage and without a licence plate in the ditch of Township Road 320 between Range Road 15 and Range Road 20.
Upon attending the scene police determined the vehicle was stolen. Police were then alerted to suspicious persons at the Olds/Didsbury Airport who also matched a description of people seen near the abandoned stolen vehicle.
Police attended the airport and arrested a male and female for possession of property obtained by crime. Subsequent to arrest a search of the male suspect was conducted resulting in the discovery of what is believed to be methamphetamine in various individually packaged quantities totaling approximately 21 grams. A search of the female suspect incidental to arrest resulted in the seizure of break in instruments.
38 year old Jeremy Willis of Calgary, Alberta is charged with possession of property obtained by crime not exceeding $5000.00 (the truck) contrary to Section 354 of the Criminal Code and possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance (methamphetamine) contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
29 year old Samantha Peterson of Sundre, Alberta is charged with possession of property obtained by crime not exceeding $5000.00 (the Truck) contrary to Section 354 of the Criminal Code and Possession of Break in Instruments (suitable to breaking into vehicles) contrary to Section 351(1) of the Criminal Code.
Both parties were brought before a Justice of the Peace to speak to their release. Ms. Peterson was released on a $1500, no cash deposit, Recognizance to appear in Provincial Court in Red Deer, Alberta on March 1, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. Mr. Willis adjourned his release hearing to the same date and location as Ms. Peterson.
Olds RCMP would like to acknowledge the citizens who took steps to report these circumstances to the police that ultimately led to the apprehension of those charged.
If anyone has information regarding the suspect(s), they are asked to contact the Olds RCMP Detachment at 403-556-3324 or their local police. 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."