For Immediate Release / September 23, 2020
RCMP - Crime Stoppers - Recover Stolen Vehicle
During night shift on September 15, 2020, St. Albert General Duty members conducted two check stops, one at Veness and St. Albert City limits border and the second at Campbell Road near the casino. Twenty-eight vehicles in total were checked and two Provincial Traffic Violations were issued.
Later the same shift, at approximately 5:00 a.m. a General Duty member initiated a traffic stop on Boudreau Road, and determined the vehicle was stolen out of Edmonton. The Driver, Russell Halliday (38) from Morinville, was wanted on warrants from Edmonton Police Service.
Russell Halliday was arrested for his outstanding warrants and charged with the following new offences:
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (Criminal Code)
- Operate motor vehicle/ trailer without subsisting certificate of registration (Traffic Safety Act)
- Drive while unauthorized (Traffic Safety Act)
- Drive uninsured motor vehicle on highway (Traffic Safety Act)
Russell Halliday is scheduled to appear in St. Albert Provincial Court on October 5, 2020 in relation to the Criminal Code charge.
"Pro-active Traffic Enforcement is one method police use to identify individuals who are committing crimes in our community and the safety & security of St. Albert is the top priority to St. Albert RCMP", says Insp. Pam Robinson.
The RCMP are in the process of implementing a “Voluntary Surveillance Camera Registry” Program within the Community. For more information on this program or to sign up, please contact the St. Albert RCMP by email (attached below) and a member will be in contact with you.
Anyone who has information on any crime is asked to contact the St. Albert RCMP Detachment at 780-458-7700 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.
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Last edited: September 23, 2020