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Red Deer RCMP arrest suspect after mobile phone store break-in

April 9, 2018 11:04 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have arrested and charged a man after a break-in to an electronics store in the early morning of March 27 in which almost $17,000 worth of electronics were stolen; police identified the suspect thanks to surveillance images and forensic evidence collected by the RCMP forensic identification team.

At 5:40 am on March 27, Red Deer RCMP responded to a commercial alarm at Mobi Jack Phone Repair on Timberlands Drive and determined that a lone male suspect had broken into the business by breaking through the drywall from an adjacent business; once inside, the suspect stole thousands of dollars worth of cell phones and phone parts, phone cases, power bars and other phone-related products, as well several laptops owned by the business. Thanks to evidence gathered at the scene by the RCMP forensics unit, the suspect was quickly identified and police began looking for him.

Shortly before 11 pm on April 4, Red Deer RCMP on proactive patrol in downtown Red Deer identified a suspicious vehicle and noted a male exiting the car after seeing police. RCMP conducted a traffic stop on the car and located the male as he walked away from it. RCMP conducted a high-risk arrest without incident after seeing what appeared to be a handgun in the suspect’s possession.

41 year old Aaron James Campbell faces the following charges regarding the March 27 break-in at Mobi Jack:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(b) – Break and enter and theft over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 430(4) – Mischief under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 2
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation

Campbell faces the following additional charges regarding his arrest on April 4, when he was found to be in possession of a paintball gun, break-in instruments and what is believed to be crystal meth:

  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 5
  • Criminal Code 351(1) – Possess break-in instruments
  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance

Aaron Campbell has been remanded and is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on April 18 at 9:30 am to speak to both files.

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Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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