Police searching for thief behind ‘brazen’ break-in

A residential break-in last Wednesday, Dec. 2 was called "brazen" by Stettler RCMP Cpl. Cameron Russell, to have happened during rush hour.

A residential break-in last Wednesday, Dec. 2 was called “brazen” by Stettler RCMP Cpl. Cameron Russell, as it happened during the evening rush hour around 6 p.m.

According to Russell, the home-owner stepped out of the home for a short time and returned to find the front door pried open. Several items were stolen, including several thousand dollars worth of camera equipment, police said.

The suspect was caught on surveillance cameras, and is described as a slender white man with short hair, between roughly 5-foot-7 and six-feet tall, though Russell said with nothing in the background to lend itself to comparison, the height is a rough estimate.

The home, located on the edge of Stettler, was broken into at a time when there was a lot of traffic in the area, Russell said.

Stolen plate leads to drug charges

A traffic stop prompted by a stolen licence plate resulted in drug charges against a 22-year-old Stettler man.

Bryce Moore was stopped by a Stettler RCMP member on Monday, Dec. 7 around 9:30 p.m. after the black 1999 Hyundai Tiburon’s plate flagged as stolen.

Russell noted the vehicle itself was not stolen, but the plate was stolen mid-November and reported missing by its owner.

During the precautionary search after arrest, Moore was allegedly found to be in possession of a “substantial” amount of marijuana and a small amount of crystal methamphetamine.

“The marijuana was packaged for sale,” Russell said, and charges of possession of a prohibited substance for the purpose of trafficking was added to the charge of theft. Russell was remanded in custody until a bail hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 8, the results of which were not available by press time.

Charity check stop brings in thousands

The Charity Check Stop this past weekend in front of Wal-Mart on Highway 12 brought in just shy of $5,200, money that will go to Heartland Victim Services, Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) and the Stettler Hamper Society. The money is raised by RCMP, SADD, Victim Services and other emergency services during a several-hours-long block where traffic is voluntarily diverted and money collected from kind individuals.

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