CAMROSE POLICE REPORT

August 4, 2022

Police responded to a health care facility to assist staff with a patient displaying violent behaviour. Police attended and the patient was de-escalated.

August 3, 2022

A female determined to be in mental health crisis was observed by police to be leaving her residence in a vehicle. Police were able to intervene and the female was conveyed to a mental health facility for assessment.

A report of an intoxicated female at a west end business was received. Police located the female and escorted her back to her relative’s residence to be cared for. Later in the evening the same female had caused a disturbance in the home and was arrested to prevent further breach of peace.

Police executed a warrant in relation to the Mental Health Act and transported the individual to a mental health facility.

August 2, 2022

A break and enter to a city compound was reported with some miscellaneous property stolen.

Police received multiple complaints of an intoxicated female attending random residences and kicking doors. The female was located and arrested for public intoxication.

Police responded to a residential disturbance to find a male and female had been involved in a dispute. Police mediated and both parties were separated for the night.

August 1, 2022

A report of a stolen Ford F250 was received from the owner. The vehicle was later recovered in Camrose County.

A Chevrolet Malibu car was reported stolen and still being investigated.

July 31, 2022

A 911 call was received regarding a physical altercation in a residence. Police investigation determined that a male and female had been assaulted by a group of males. Police located and arrested 4 males deemed to be responsible. They are all facing criminal charges for break and enter and assault.

Police responded to a health facility after a mental health patient became aggressive toward staff. Police were able to assist and the situation was deescalated.

Police received a 911 call advising of a domestic disturbance in the street involving a male and female. Police located them in a vehicle and determined that the male was subject to release conditions to have no contact with the female. The male was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing.

A 911 call regarding a male in mental health crisis resulted in police locating him and helping him to engage with mental health resources for assistance.

 

 

July 30, 2022

Multiple checkstops conducted by Police resulting in four provincial sanctions for impaired driving.

Police responded to several separate complaints of public intoxication resulting in one male and one female being lodged in holding cells to sober.

July 29, 2022

Police responded to a 911 call regarding a female being assaulted by a male. Investigation determined the two were known to each other and female had been assaulted by the male multiple times after he forced his way into the residence.  The male was arrested and held for a bail hearing on multiple assault charges and breach of release conditions.

July 28, 2022

Police received a report of a male displaying erratic behaviour in the parking lot of a business.  The man was located and arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. He was held in custody until sober and is facing charges for resisting arrest.

A fraud was reported involving a substantial amount of money that was transferred internationally. Contact with the victim was initiated from someone claiming to be from a foreign law enforcement agency who were advising of an imminent arrest for a debt owed. This incident is similar to the Canada Revenue scam that has been circulating over the recent years.

July 27, 2022

Multiple calls were received regarding a male beside a roadway that appeared to be in distress. Police located the man and determined he had pre-existing conditions that required attention. EMS was contacted and the male was taken for assessment via ambulance.

A business reported that their storage shed had been broken into twice in the past week. Police have collected evidence and are investigating.

A 23 year old male was arrested for outstanding warrants, he was later released to appear in Provincial Court.

July 26, 2022

A city compound was broken into and tools stolen from a work vehicle.

A restaurant employee advised that former patrons who were no longer allowed in the establishment had re-attended. Police mediated and a female was issued a trespass notice.

Police responded to a motel after staff advised of a male threatening them while producing a knife. Police arrested the male and he was held in custody for a bail hearing .

A suspicious male was reported to be loitering in the yard of a residence. Police located the man and determined he was grossly intoxicated. He was arrested and lodged in holding cells to sober up.

July 25, 2022

Police are investigating a commercial break and enter where the business suffered damaged property and theft of money.

Members were called to a disturbance in a parking lot  involving a male and female. The dispute was resolved and the male was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Police responded to a residence to investigate an assault where a female was reported to have minor injuries from a fight with a male. Police are investigating.

Police attended a residence regarding a breach of peace and mediated a dispute between two females who were known to each other. They were separated for the night.

A convenience store reported several youths had left the store without paying for items. The group was located and determined one youth was responsible.

July 24, 2022

A west end business reported a theft  from their store and was able to provide Police with information regarding the suspects and vehicle. The matter is being investigated.

Another business reported a male ran out of their store with a shopping cart full of merchandise. Police located the male and determined he stole approximately $1000 in property from the store.

July 23, 2022

Several reports of unlocked vehicles bring entered and various items stolen.

A residential garage was broken into and a truck and camper were stolen from the rear drive of a residence.

Police received another warrant to execute under provisions of the Mental Health Act and apprehended a person believed to be in mental health distress. Police delivered the person to a mental health facility for  assessment.

A vehicle stop resulted in provincial sanctions against the driver for impaired operation of a vehicle.

July 22, 2022

A vehicle stop resulted in Police finding the occupants were breaching release orders in having contact with each other. Further investigation led Police to locating several illicit drugs in their possession. the occupants were taken into custody to await a bail hearing.

July 21, 2022

A fraud was reported involving a person that claimed to be from Amazon. The caller convinced the victim to divulge personal information and download apps to their phone which provided access to their device.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance and determined a female had been assaulted by a male. Police arrested the male and held him in custody for bail hearing.

July 20, 2022

A break and enter occurred to an unlocked garage and various tools were stolen.

A business reported a theft of merchandise by an employee. Police are investigating.

Police received a warrant to execute under provisions of the Mental Health Act and apprehended a person believed to be in mental health distress. Police delivered the person to a mental health facility for  assessment.

July 19, 2022

Police received several reports of unlocked vehicles being entered and items being stolen. Please be mindful in securing unattended vehicles and property to avoid loss and inconvenience.

A female was found to be breaching conditions of a previous release order. She was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing.

A fraud was reported after an item was advertised over social media and purchased via e-transfer. It was later discovered the item and the pick-up address did not exist.

Police responded to a residential disturbance and located several intoxicated subjects having verbal argument.  Police mediated and all parties were separated for the night.

July 18, 2022

A business reported a break and enter to their compound, and a theft from their store occurring in the same day. Police are investigating.

Police were called to an east end compound where one vehicle was stolen and another attempted theft of a vehicle occurred. The business was able to provide video surveillance to assist in the investigation.

Two youths are facing a criminal investigation after taking a vehicle without consent of the owner and causing substantial damage to it.

July 17, 2022

Police attempted a traffic stop with a vehicle noted to be engaged in suspicious activity which resulted in the vehicle fleeing from the city. Police continue to investigate as they have identified one of the occupants.

July 16, 2022

A male and female known to  have several outstanding warrants were observed in a residence. Police negotiations resulted in their peaceful surrender and they were subsequently arrested.

A female reported her male room mate had assaulted her in the home. Police arrested the 48 year old male for assault and determined he also had several outstanding warrants. The male was lodged awaiting a bail hearing.

While conducting licenced premise checks Police discovered a male who was breaching his release conditions. The male was arrested and remanded into custody.

July 15, 2022

Police located a man known to have outstanding warrants. The man was unable to pay his fines and taken into custody.

July 14, 2022

Police received a 911 call of a male in distress and located a 53 year old man was observed to be in mental health crisis. The man and was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and left in the care of mental health resources.

Police received a complaint of a male that was knocking on the windows of a residence. Police located the 24 year old male and determined he was beaching conditions of a previous release from custody. He was arrested and brought before a Justice of the Peace where he was granted cash bail.

July 13, 2022

A man requested assistance in removing an intoxicated female from his residence. Police determined the 32 year old female was causing a disturbance in the home and was arrested to prevent further breach of peace.

An east side business reported a male was trying to steal property form their business. Police located the 28 year old male who was intoxicated by drugs and found to have outstanding warrants. The male was arrested and lodged for a bail hearing.

Police were called to a disturbance in a residence where they located a male with outstanding warrants. The male was arrested and later released to appear in court.

July 12, 2022

A garage was broken into and numerous tools and ATV’s were stolen. Police are investigating several leads.

A 48 year old man was arrested for assault following an investigation of an incident that occurred during Jaywalker’s Jamboree. He was later released from custody to appear in court.

 

July 11, 2022

Police responded to a residential disturbance where a 22 year old male was found to be grossly intoxicated, breaking windows, and throwing objects out of the dwelling.  The male did not reside at the home and was determined to have outstanding warrants. The male was arrested and lodged in holding cells.

A collision was reported after a vehicle struck a building in the downtown area. No injuries were sustained and Police are investigating.

A west end business reported a male and female were stealing merchandise from the store. Investigation determined a 44 year old male and 34 year old female had stolen $700 in products which they stashed in their backpacks and bulky clothing. The male was also found to be breaching previous release conditions.   Both were arrested and later released for a court appearance facing theft and breach charges.

July 10, 2022

Police received a report of a hit and run collision where evidence from the offending vehicle was left on scene. Police later located the suspect vehicle and determined it was stolen the previous night from a parking lot in Camrose.

Police responded to a business panic alarm and found two males had entered with face coverings and stole merchandise before fleeing. The investigation continues with potential suspects identified.

July 9, 2022

A business reported a break and enter to their locked compound. Police found that a catalytic converter was stolen from a company vehicle during the break-in.

July 8, 2022

A downtown business reported a customer had their purse had been stolen while in the store. Police investigation identified a 36 year old Camrose female was responsible and charges are pending.

July 7, 2022

Police conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle drive over the curb and fail to maintain center of lane.  The 42 year old driver was found to be grossly intoxicated and unwilling to provide to provide a roadside alcohol screening. The male was arrested and charged for impaired driving and other provincial offences.

July 6, 2022

An east end business reported an attempted break and enter into their business in the early hours.  A male was noted on surveillance checking all the doors.  The male was operating a brown Ford truck that had fled on Police earlier in the day.

July 5, 2022

Police received a complaint of a break and enter into a residence.  Members attended and determined a male entered the main floor of a suite and began assaulting two females after he was confronted.  The male damaged 2 televisions, a door and a cell phone.  The male was arrested and charged with assault x2 and mischief.

Police responded to a 911 domestic violence complaint.  Members attended the residence and determined that the male had assaulted the female by punching, biting and choking her.  There were visible injuries to the female’s body and face.  The male was arrested for assault causing bodily harm x2, assault x2, utter threats and breaching his conditions.  The male is being held awaiting a JIR hearing.

 

July 4, 2022

911 received multiple calls about a garage fire.  Camrose Fire attended and was able to put out the fire.  Fire was determined to be an electrical issue.

Police received a report that unknown persons had opened up 2 EPCOR accounts under a defrauded name.  A collection agency was contacting the individual looking for $5000 payment.  This matter is still under investigation.

911 call received of a two-vehicle collision at 51 avenue and 53 street.  It was determined that one of the vehicles failed to stop at the stop sign resulting in contact between the vehicles.  One of the vehicles hit the curb and rolled onto its roof.  No injuries in the collision.  Violations tickets issued for fail to stop at a stop sign.

July 3, 2022

Police were called to a disturbance between a male and a female.  During the dispute the female bit the male and then left the residence.  Both parties were separated for the evening and no charges were laid.

A concerned citizen reported that a dog at large had bit her on the back side unprovoked after it had escaped from its yard.  The dog was not registered.  The owner was advised about quarantine requirements for the dog and issued a ticket for unregistered dog.

July 2, 2022

A stolen KIA soul was located in the west end of Camrose.  Members located a male and female occupant inside the vehicle and both were arrested.  The male was charged with possession of stolen property.  The male was also out on warrants for various drug related charges from Edmonton.

July 1, 2022

Police received a complaint from a concerned citizen that his white ford F350 was stolen from a locked compound. Police are still investigating this matter

A downtown business reported that the lock was cut to a storage shed in the back of the property.  Video surveillance obtained.

June 30, 2022

Police were patrolling on Mount Pleasant Drive and noted a vehicle that was stolen out of Leduc.  Inside the vehicle police located three stolen plate, tools and documents belonging to a local male.  Charges to be laid against the male.

Police received a front counter complaint from a citizen indicating that sometime overnight his catalytic converter to his Chevy Avalanche had been cut.  The vehicle was parked in a west end business.

June 29, 2022

Police made attempts to pull over a motorcycle driving 110 km/hr on Camrose drive.  Driver fled from Police at high rates of speed.  This matter is still under investigation.

While on patrol, police located an older white GMC truck behind an east end business.  When the truck observed Police, it fled town at a high rate of speed.  This matter is also still under investigation

June 28, 2022

A downtown business reported that and older orange and white tent trailer was stolen from its parking lot.  Surveillance was obtained and the matter is still under investigation.

A west end business called to report that someone had fired a BB gun into the windows of the business over the weekend.  Matter is being investigated.

June 27, 2022

A concerned citizen contacted Police with video showing 5 youths damaging his solar lights.  Police were able to locate the male responsible who located the solar light and returned it undamaged.  All parties were satisfied with the results.

Police were called to a complaint of extremely intoxicated male banging on a door.  The complainant was concerned for his safety.  Members attended and were unable to reason with intoxicated male.  He was placed under arrested and lodged until sober.

June 26, 2022

Members responded to two domestic complaints throughout the night.  Parties were separate and the situation was mediated.  No violence had occurred in either situation.

A third call from a female reporting she had been assaulted by her ex boyfriend.  It was determined the male suspect broke into her residence and assaulted both her and her male friend.  The suspected later turned himself in and was charged with Break and Enter to commit assault and assault x2.

June 25, 2022

A Camrose male was stopped for speeding.  Regular signs of impairment noted.  The male was issued an IRS suspension for failing.

June 24, 2022

An east end business reported a B&E to its fenced yard.  Various tools had been stolen from his trailer in the shop’s compound.

In the early morning a concerned citizen advised he just caught a male trying to steal his Ford F350 behind his residence.  The male suspect left in a silver car with a handful of occupants including a female driver.  Surveillance obtained and Police have identified a few suspects.  Further investigation required.

June 23, 2022

Police were patrolling and came upon a parked vehicle with the driver slouched over in the driver’s seat.  Vehicle was pinned to prevent a criminal flight.  A female was located in the driver’s seat and was noticeably intoxicated by drugs.  Meth and fentanyl were located on the passenger seat.  The female was arrested and charged with numerous offences.

June 2022

Upon receiving numerous complaints from the public regarding a local business, Smoking Good Times, an investigation was initiated by the Camrose Police Service Major Crimes Unit. The public complaints regarded youth, as young as 13 years of age, being able to purchase cannabis and tobacco products from the business. As the investigation progressed further complaints continued to be received from the public.

The investigation confirmed that the business was selling non-regulated cannabis products, non-regulated cigarettes, and psilocybin (also known as Magic Mushrooms) which is a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

On June 14th, 2022 a search warrant was executed at the business. This search also lead police to a neighboring building which was determined to house most of the illegal products. Further to this, it is believed that this neighboring location was where cannabis products were being packaged and labeled.

During the course of the investigation and the search warrants at the two locations the following was seized:

  • Over 29 pounds of cannabis,
  • 597 different packages of cannabis infused edibles (the majority were packaged to be similar in appearance to known brands of candy and snack foods),
  • 217 THC infused inserts for vaping devices,
  • Over 32,000 individual non-regulated cigarettes (over 1,600 packages),
  • 130 grams of psilocybin,
  • 221 grams of hash, and
  • Over 3,000 in cash.

The business owner Norman Bloomfield (48) and two of his staff members, Natasha Horkoff (29) and Nicolas Auger (27), were charged with several offences under the Criminal Code, the Controlled Dug and Substances Act, and the Cannabis Act.

June 22, 2022

A complainant advised his vehicle was rummaged through while parked at his residence through the night at 4404 block and 66 street close.  The suspect stole a positioning sensor and power converter.  This matter is still under investigation.

A female was arrested on outstanding warrants and released on an Appearance Notice.

June 21, 2022

A Camrose male was arrested on outstanding warrants and was put before a Justice of the Peace for a bail hearing.

A Wetaskiwin male was arrested on outstanding warrants for assault and robbery.  He was released from custody on an Appearance Notice.

A complainant advised of a female was naked and walking around behind the Co-op Gas Bar.  The female was identified by Police and had since put on a bikini top and shorts.  The female was arrested on outstanding warrant and released on an Appearance Notice.

June 20, 2022

Camrose EMS requested Police assistance dealing with a drug overdose. 30 year old male patient, unconscious but breathing.  Determined the male overdosed on heroine, EMS was able to revive him and he was left in the care of EMS.

A female attended the Police Service to report she fell for an email scam and gave a fraudster, posing a Canada Post employee all of her personal information including her Visa number. Stated she got emails from 4 different addresses. When she spoke to an actual employee at Canada Post, she was told she was scammed.  No money lost at this time. RBC Visa cancelled already. She was educated on possible consequences, and advised on how to mitigate the damage.  Just a reminder to all citizens that these scams are still occurring.

Police were called to a dispute involving two males who were yelling at citizens.  It was determined that the two males have dealt with the Police numerous times throughout the past few days concerning camping out on City property.  Males were told to move off of city property.

June 19, 2022

A male was arrested and lodged in cells after he was found walking around grossly intoxicated.  Male was held till sober.

Members were called to a residence and spoke with a female who indicated her ex boyfriend had choked her while she was picking up her child.  After an investigation, the male was arrested and charged with Assault and Utter Threats.  The male was later released with various no contact related conditions.

Camrose Police and Fire responded to a truck fire in the community.  Camrose Fire took over scene and extinguished the flames.  Nothing suspicious was noted, just an old truck.

 

June 18, 2022

A Camrose male was pulled over for a traffic violation and was determined to have outstanding warrants.  The male was arrested and released on an Appearance Notice.

A local west side business called to report that a male was inside the business and was throwing items at customers.  Police located the male and determined he was upset over expired meat.  The male was issued a trespass notice not to return to the business.

A male called 911 to report a female had punched him three times in the face while at a nightclub in Camrose.  The female was not identified or located.

June 17, 2022

A female called Police to report her boyfriend came home with a BB gun and was shooting her inside the house.  Attended the residence and arrested the male for assault with a weapon.

A Camrose resident reported the fire alarms where going off inside the building she lived at.  Both police and Fire attended the address and determined there were no signs of a fire.  The disconnect from the dryer room set off the alarm due to condensation.

 

After a routine traffic stop police arrested the driver for signs of impairment.  The male failed the IRS test and was issued a suspension and a violation for careless driving.

June 16, 2022

Police received a 911 call reporting a male had assaulted a female.  Police attended and determined the male had conditions not to be on the property.  The investigation resulted in the male being charged with forcible confinement, choking to overcome, assault, possession of weapons dangerous, uttering threats and breach of his conditions.

Members conducted a traffic stop and noted the driver to be out past his curfew.  The male was charged with breach of curfew and released on a Appearance Notice

 

June 15, 2022

Members attended a disturbance between a male and a female,  the male was noted to be banging on the door and using threats.  The situation was mediated and the male was taken back to his residence. No charges necessary.

A local male who is a well-known property criminal was arrested on outstanding warrants for Theft and PSP.

Members were conducting routine patrols and located 4 subjects in an altercation in the downtown core. All subjects were separated. It was determined that two of the males were intoxicated and entered into a consensual fight, both were arrested on scene. All subjects were friends – just intoxicated. During the altercation a door to the business was damaged. One of the males agreed to pay for the damage.  The males were sent on their way.

June 14, 2022

Police responded to a 911 call of a male overdosing inside of his car.  The male was unconscious and breathing.  EMS attended and was able to revive the male.

A local restaurant call to advise one of their managers brought in personal alcohol into the establishment and was drinking the alcohol.  Members attended and the male was immediately argumentative and refused to provide ID.  He was then arrested for obstruction.  The male continued being difficult and it was unable to reason with him.  The business did not wish to pursue a charge and the male employee was later released.  Alcohol was noted to be a factor.

A Camrose male was arrested for child sexual assault.  This matter is still being investigated.

June 13, 2022

An Emergency Protection Order was served on a Camrose male for domestic violence related issues.

A male was arrested and charged with domestic assault.  He was released on an Undertaking with no contact conditions.

Camrose RCMP sent a BOLO regarding an incident in Bawlf, where a male had assaulted his step mother before leaving the residence. RCMP believed that the male was in possession of firearms and that he may be staying at a campground in the Camrose area. Camrose Police located the vehicle and trailer in a local campground. The male was contacted by phone and agreed to come outside with his hands up and he was eventually arrested with no issues.  Investigation turned over the RCMP.

June 12, 2022

On June 9, 2022 the Major Crimes unit executed a Search Warrant on a downtown storage unit.  A 52 year male was located inside the unit and was arrested after Police seized numerous stolen property items, illicit drugs and a firearm.  The male was release on an Undertaking to appear in court on a later date.

While members were tied up, Police received a report of a possible impaired driver leaving an east end business. The vehicle was later located at outside an alcohol establishment. The male driver was found to be showing signs of alcohol consumption. He was given a 24 hr suspension, vehicle towed, and issued a liquor ticket.

June 11, 2022

A domestic violence investigation came to an end resulting in a 21 year old Camrose Male being charged for assault, uttering threats and mischief.

A female attended the Camrose Police Service to report that she had been struck by a vehicle on June 9th while crossing an intersection. She was struck by a 21 year old male and sustained minor injuries.

A home owner in the 5900 block of 43 Ave advised he caught a male attempting to steal his vehicle. The male ran away from the area. Extensive patrols to the area were negative.  Property left on scene by the suspect.  Further investigation required.

June 10, 2022

Police responded to a theft of motor vehicle complaint where at an east end business it was determined the vehicle had been stolen overnight.  The vehicle was later located and recovered in Killam, Alberta by the RCMP.  A male who is known to be a prolific offender was arrested and charged accordingly.

June 9, 2022

A west end business reported a theft in progress.  Police located the female suspect and recovered the stolen property.  The female was issued a trespass notice at the request of the business.

Police were called to a disturbance at a residence where a man and woman were involved in an argument.  Police mediated the situation and separated the two for the day.

June 8, 2022

A citizen called Police advising that he came across a male assaulting a female in a treed area on the north end of Camrose.  The citizen reacted quickly to intervene and called 911.  Police attended and arrested the male for assault and determined that he had outstanding warrants from several jurisdictions.  Further investigation determined that the female had been assaulted on another occasion the previous day.  The man was charged accordingly and remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

The Camrose Police Service and EMS have responded to two separate fentanyl overdoses in the past two days.  Both incidents, EMS and Police have successfully revived the patients using naloxone.  Police want to remind residents of the dangers of fentanyl usage.