September 11, 2018
Fort McMurray, AB: On September 5, 2018 at approximately 1200 hours, Wood Buffalo RCMP were active in Police Service Dog training on the south side of the city. During this training exercise, two male individuals were loading items from a truck into a large trailer. The police officers completed some queries and discovered the trailer was stolen. Both adult male suspects were subsequently arrested. Police seized less than one gram of suspected cocaine, and less than one gram of crystal meth. It was later determined that the items in the trailer were also stolen.
Police have seized numerous items including electronics, tools, and much more. The Wood Buffalo RCMP are reaching out to the residents in our community regarding any stolen property or thefts in the community. Residents are being asked to contact police if they saw anything suspicious in the region over the past several days, and/or if they know if any of the stolen items that may belong to anyone who has not yet reported it. If you have any of your personal or business property items marked with identifiable markings, or can describe in detail what has been stolen, you are asked to contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040.
As a result of this police investigation, Chad Warren Foster, 31 years old, from Edmonton, Alberta, is facing the following charges:
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Section 354 C.C.C.
• Possession of Cocaine, Section 4 (1) C.D.S.A.
• Possession of Methamphetamine, Sec 4(1) C.D.S.A.
Chad Foster has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in Fort McMurray Provincial Court on October 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
The other man arrested, is a 29 year old male, also from Edmonton, Alberta. He is facing a charge for possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00, Section 354 C.C.C. and has been released from police custody. His charges are yet to be sworn, so his name cannot be released. He is set to appear at the Fort McMurray Provincial Courthouse on October 24, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.
Corporal Teri-Ann Deobald
Wood Buffalo RCMP-GRC