At the most recent Airdrie RCMP Municipal Police Advisory Board meeting reviewing what Airdrie RCMP has done and responded to over the last year and thus far this year, it was brought up what Airdrie’s Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) has accomplished so far.
In January, CRU executed a search warrant at a city residence, recovering two stolen vehicles, five firearms and a dozen catalytic converters. Two individuals were charged with possessing stolen property (PSP) and weapons offences.
In February of this year, while investigating a drug dealer in the city, CRU identified his supplier, leading to 175 grams of fentanyl being recovered in Carstairs. One person was charged with the purpose of trafficking (PPT) Fentanyl.
March was a busy month for the Crime Reduction Unit, they executed a search warrant in relation to a drug trafficking investigation. An adult female was charged with PPT and additional charges for child abandonment are pending (for consultation with the Crown) after her infant son was located in the house.
Also in March, CRU conducted surveillance on a known prolific offender who was arrested while in possession of a firearm. One person was charged with a weapons offence.
April was a quiet month for the CRU team but it picked back up in May, while investigating recent break and enters in the city, CRU executed a search warrant in the rural area recovering over $20,000 worth of stolen property which was returned to various owners in and around the City. Charges are pending for one person for PSP.
In May, they also executed a search warrant at the home of a suspect believed to be involved in a commercial break and enter. The clothing worn during the offence was located and one person was charged in relation to the break and enter.
In 2021, the Airdrie RCMP responded to a total of 17,988 calls for service, up from 15,046 in 2020.
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