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Police recover stolen mail; make arrests

LPS Vehicle interior

Lacombe, Alberta (August 8, 2017) - On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at approximately 1900 hrs Lacombe Police observed a suspicious van parked in the area of 58 Street and 56 Avenue.

After further investigation one (1) female and two (2) male occupants were identified and arrested on outstanding warrants, during which time of one the males ran back to the vehicle. The member gave pursuit and attempted to stop the vehicle from fleeing by jumping in the back of the van and removing the keys from the ignition. The vehicle took off at a right rate of speed with the member trapped in the back. The vehicle stopped a short distance later, at which time the driver then fled on foot. The member sustained minor injuries during this incident.

Located in the van was a large quantity of stolen mail, along with break and enter tools. The following individuals have been charged.

Amanda Simmons of Drumheller arrested on outstanding warrants and charged with the following:

  • 25 x Possession of Undelivered Mail
  • 2 x Possession of a Dangerous Weapon
  • 1 x Possession of Break and Enter tools

Jeremiah Newton of Red Deer charged with the following:

  • 25 x Possession of Undelivered Mail
  • 1 x Possession of Break and Enter tools

Lacombe Police has obtained a warrant for the arrest of driver Justyn Bourne out of Red Deer.

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