Drumheller RCMP have arrested a suspect in relation to a break and enter from a local oil company south of Rowley.
On Wednesday, August 23, Drumheller RCMP received a complaint from a local oil company reporting that earlier in the day suspects wearing masks broke into an oil site located south of Rowley.
It was found that items, including industrial products, tools, and a compressor were stolen. An investigation was initiated which included the collection and analysis of evidence and video surveillance which identified a suspect(s).
On Thursday, August 24 at approximately 7:10 p.m., Drumheller officers observed a suspect and the suspect vehicle in the Town of Drumheller.
Multiple officers, including from the Drumheller General Investigation Section, converged on the suspect vehicle and a 34 year old male from Linden was arrested.
Investigators found the suspect was bound by a Court Order with conditions, and officers located amounts of illicit drugs, including suspected methamphetamine.
Also located was an axe, a knife, suspected stolen property such as tools, and additional evidence.
The suspect was charged with possession of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, break and enter, theft under $5,000, and disobey court order.
RCMP continue to investigate this matter, and additional charges are pending.
The suspect's name is not being released at this time as information has not been sworn. The suspect was released from custody and is to appear in the Alberta Court of Justice in Drumheller on Friday, November 24 to answer to the charges.
If you have any information regarding criminal activity in your neighbourhood, including property crime, please contact the Drumheller RCMP at 403.823.7590. 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.