RCMP make arrests related to stolen property in Olds

Two people were arrested and charged after two incidents in Olds.

On Tuesday, members of the RCMP’s southern Alberta crime reduction unit located a man driving a vehicle with a stolen licence plate.

Officers arrested Charles Benson Schmidt, 45, of Olds, for possession of stolen property.

While in custody at the Olds RCMP detachment, Schmidt was recognized as a person previously arrested under a false name in Olds on Sept. 14.

Police say he was earlier in possession of a Taser-style weapon and, upon arrest, was also found to be in possession of what was believed to be methamphetamine. He was charged under the name given to police at the time and released for a court appearance Oct. 7, which he did not attend.

Schmidt has now been charged with those offences under his legal name, as well as an additional charge for obstructing a police officer. He will appear in Didsbury provincial court Dec. 23.

On Thursday, Olds RCMP attempted a traffic stop of a suspicious Dodge Ram pickup truck. The truck fled police, but was located a short time later. The driver was arrested.

Police say the truck had been stolen from the Sundre area.

A 37-year-old man from Olds is facing charges and is set to appear in Didsbury provincial court Jan. 6.

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