Regional R.C.M.P. Credit Those Who Report Suspicious Activity

Three people are facing charges after Smoky Lake RCMP responded to a suspicious person call near a school in Smoky Lake ...

On October 6th at approximately 6:30 a.m., police responded near the school and found three people in a vehicle.

On preliminary investigation, police officers discovered the driver of the vehicle was breaching conditions of a court order and one passenger had outstanding warrants.

Police searched the vehicle after arrests were made without incident and seized what is believed to be crystal meth, crack cocaine, various drug paraphernalia, and Canadian currency.

Smoky Lake Detachment Commander Sergeant Al Baird credits the individual who reported the suspicious activity saying – quote – “This is a great example of why we want the public to report suspicious activity … one person thinking something did not look right and calling the police, led to us making this arrest and removing drugs off the street.”

It’s sentiment that’s been echoed locally by Vegreville RCMP Detachment Commander Sergeant Jerry Nutbrown, who says ‘there’s no call too small’

Vanessa Brunaga, a 32-year-old female from Leduc County, Jarrod Schenk, a 29-year-old male from Edmonton and Mark Elder, a 30-year-old male from Edmonton face a list of charges in connection to the arrests in Smoky Lake.

All three were released on a recognizance with conditions and are scheduled to appear in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on November 16th.


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