On May 22, 2021, at approximately 7:30 a.m., members of the Wetaskiwin RCMP detachment were called to a rural Camrose area for a report of a suspicious person and truck at a rural address.
Members located one occupant sleeping inside a truck that had been reported missing from Forestburg earlier that morning. The lone occupant was arrested and later indentified as Jessie Proulx, 26.
Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit were called in to assist.
The investigation is still on-going, however, the Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Uint conducted a search warrant and were able to link up several other files in the Forestburg, Camrose County, Red Deer and Coronation area.
As a result of the investigation Proulx, of no fixed address, has been charged with:
· Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000;
· Fail to comply with release order (x2);
· Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle (X2);
· Fail to stop at scene of an accident;
· Flight from a Peace Officer;
· Operate motor vehicle while prohibited (x2);
· Theft of truck (x2);
· Possession of break and enter instruments;
· Mischief over $5,000;
· Fail to comply with probation order (x2);
· Possession of a controlled substance;
· Drive uninsured motor vehicle on highway (x2).
Proulx was brought before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded. He is scheduled to appear in court in Wetaskiwin on June 2, 2021.
The RCMP would like to thank the public for their diligence and ask that the public continue to report any and all suspicious activity to their local police agency.