Roaming paving scams

Stettler RCMP would like to remind rural residents of seasonal paving scams, which typically pop up each spring and summer, and involve the following:
1. Someone representing a paving company will randomly attend the residence trying to offer a paving job
2. The person will often say they are finishing up a job nearby and have extra material they’d like to use
3. They offer to do the paving job at a considerably reduced price because the resident will be doing them a favour by allowing them to use the left over product
4. The paving is completed using inferior materials
5. Within a year’s time, the paving will begin to fail/fall apart
6. Attempts to locate the paving company or rep are unsuccessful
Stettler RCMP reminds citizens to do their due diligence and ensure any contract work they have done is by reputable people/companies.
This may include conducting online research, checking references or speaking personally with other clientele in the area.

Stolen property returned
In mid April, 2018, a male attended the Stettler Wal-Mart, obtained a number of products and left the store without purchasing them. Shortly after, the male returned to the store and ‘returned’ the stolen property.
The male was believed to have left the area in a white Dodge Neon.
If anyone has information about this or any other crime, they are encouraged to contact the Stettler RCMP or Crimestoppers.

Arrest following assault
The RCMP have a 23-year-old male in custody after arresting him on the high school field, and seizing a ‘bb gun’.
At 11:57 a.m. Wed. May 30, the RCMP responded to a complaint of a male assaulting two adults at a residence.
During the assault, the male brandished what appeared to be a firearm, and then fled on foot.
The RCMP located the suspect male on the football field at Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus and effected his high risk arrest without incident. The male was in possession of a bb gun.
Charges are pending against the suspect, who cannot be named. The adult victims of the assault have suffered minor injuries.
There is no indication that any students in the school were in danger, and this incident was not associated to the school in any fashion.
Given the speed with which this situation was resolved, the school was not placed in a lockdown. The Clearview School Division has ensured parents were advised of this incident by way of messaging from Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus.

Drug and property offences
“Apprehending these offenders was a priority for all of the detachments involved,” says Corporal Trent Cleveland, Killam RCMP Detachment Commander. “We appreciate the tips received during this investigation as it assisted us in arresting repeat offenders and disrupting their illegal activities.”
On May 22, 2018, Killam RCMP responded to report of a stolen truck being located in Hardisty, Ab. The victim called police to report the location of the vehicle.
Before police arrived, two suspects exited an Inn and started driving the stolen truck. The truck was located in Hughenden, Ab. several hours later where it was reported the suspects had fled on foot.
Killam RCMP along with members from Provost, Consort, Coronation RCMP Detachments and Police Dog Services (PDS) searched the area. One suspect was taken into custody without incident.
An additional call for service was received from the public for the second male who was also arrested several hours later.
A search warrant was executed at a room at the Inn the same day and police seized 40 grams of heroin, cannabis, ammunition, tools and various identification items which were reported stolen.
Daniel Newton, (32) and Derryl-Leigh Whitney George, (28) both of Camrose were charged with possession of stolen property over $5000 and possession of a controlled substance (heroin).
Daniel Newton was also charged with possession of ammunition while prohibited.
The two accused were released after a judicial hearing on a Recognizance and are set to appear in Killam Provincial Court on June 5, 2018.

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