An RCMP shoulder badge. (Black Press Media files)

An RCMP shoulder badge. (Black Press Media files)

Bad parking job leads to suspect’s arrest on multiple charges in Olds

Calgary suspect arrested after patrolling RCMP’s attention drawn to vehicle

A Calgary man is no doubt regretting his nonchalant attitude towards street parking.

Olds RCMP were patrolling in town around 2:15 a.m. on April 13 when they came across a “vehicle illegally parked askew on the wrong side of the street,” according to a Tuesday news release.

After checking the plate, police found it did not match the vehicle and a traffic stop followed. It was later determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Calgary.

The driver, who was alone, was wanted on outstanding warrants and was arrested. A search of the vehicle turned up break-and-enter tools, a can of bear spray and various credit and identification cards.

A 37-year-old Calgary man has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, obstruction of a police officer, identity theft, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of break-and-enter tools and possession of methamphetamine.

The suspect was released from custody and is due in Didsbury provincial court on May 9.

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