High Prairie, Alberta – On November 24, 2018, High Prairie RCMP received a call that post office boxes had been broken into at 4801 52nd Avenue. The boxes were compromised and it is unknown what was taken.
With the holiday season upon us, RCMP are reminding the public to check their mailboxes regularly. It is a good idea to track your online orders so you know when to expect any parcels. Look out for your neighbours and report all suspicious persons and vehicles to RCMP.
High Prairie RCMP are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at 780-523-3370 or call your 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.
High Prairie RCMP recent arrests include guns, drugs, stolen vehicles, and break & enter charges
High Prairie, Alberta – On November 5, 2018 RCMP attempted a traffic stop in town when the truck subsequently fled. The truck was later located while the truck’s occupant was committing a break and enter into a rural residence. Kehew Bellerose (24) was arrested after a short chase with Police. Scott Parker (25) who had fled from police as well was located and arrested a short time later. Kehew Bellerose and Scott Parker were charged with Break and enter, Possession of property obtained by crime, Mischief, Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon and unauthorized possession of a firearm. Scott Parker was also charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police. Justice of the Peace hearings were conducted for both individuals and Kehew Bellerose has been remanded into custody while Scott Parker was released from custody.
On November 6, 2018, RCMP attended a residence on the Peavine Metis Settlement. While at the residence Police located a stolen vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Peace River, AB. Arrested and charged is Scott Parker (25) and Brook Bellerose (29) for possession of property over $5000. Justice of the Peace hearings were conducted for Scott Parker who was subsequently released to appear in court on November 26, 2018.
On November 8,2018, RCMP attended a break and enter at the Smitty’s Restaurant. An undisclosed amount of cash, and a safe was stolen. RCMP acted on gathered intelligence and arrested three employees and recovered most of what had been stolen. Due to the accused being Youths at the time of the incident, Police will not be releasing any names.
On November 16, 2018, High Prairie members attempted to stop a stolen truck when it fled from Police. RCMP located the vehicle again in a driveway at an unrelated residence later that night. Once again the vehicle fled from responding members. While making patrols in Peavine Metis Settlement the stolen vehicle was located. Police also located another stolen SUV where they found the accused sleeping behind the wheel. Scott Parker (25) was arrested and charged for Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 x 2, operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police and failure to comply with conditions. Scott Parker is currently held in custody awaiting court.
On November 18, 2018, RCMP executed a search warrant on a rural property in Big Lakes County. RCMP arrested two females and during the search a quantity of Cocaine was seized at the residence with packaging material. Elisha McDermott (37) of High Prairie has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine. Audrey Auger (39), and Jeffery Burback (32) of High Prairie has been charged with Possession of Cocaine. All accused have been released and will appear in court on January 7, 2019.
With the cold weather upon us, people are more inclined to keep their vehicles running in order to warm their car up. Idling vehicles are a prime target for opportunistic thieves. RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in preventing vehicle thefts by taking a proactive approach in making sure their vehicles are locked up, and their keys and valuables are removed from the vehicle.
Peace Regional RCMP Lay Charges in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision with Pedestrian
Cadotte Lake, Alberta – In the early morning hours of November 23, 2018, Peace Regional RCMP were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle collision with a pedestrian on Highway 986 in Cadotte Lake, Alberta. Police and emergency medical services attended the scene and located a 21-year-old female resident of Cadotte Lake, who had succumbed to injuries believed to have been sustained as a result of the collision. The suspected driver of the motor vehicle had left the scene prior to police arrival and was located and arrested a short time later.
As a result of the on-going investigation, Aaron Ross Yellowknee, a 33-year-old resident of the Slave Lake area, has been charged with multiple offences, including:
- Impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death
- Failure to stop at the scene of an accident
- Operation of a motor vehicle while disqualified
- Failing to comply with condition of recognizance
Yellowknee remains in custody at this time and is scheduled to appear in Peace River Provincial Court on November 26, 2018, on these matters.