19 May 2016

Morinville RCMP Arrests During Traffic Stop

Morinville, Alta. – With the assistance of Morinville RCMP, a Capital Region Integrated Traffic Services member arrested two men during a traffic stop on Highway 44.  Both men were found to be breaching a number of court ordered conditions.  
At 3:20 p.m. on May 18, 2016, the Integrated Traffic Services member pulled over the vehicle south of the Hamlet of Villeneuve, in Sturgeon County for a non moving traffic violation.
53-year-old Kevin James Roth of Edmonton, Alberta was on conditions of release, for several property crime related charges pending out of Edmonton Police Services' jurisdiction as well as Stony Plain’s court jurisdiction.  An investigation was conducted once he failed to provide his name to the police officer.  He is now facing charges of Obstruct Police Officer, Drive while Disqualified and four new counts of Failing to Comply with Recognizance Conditions.  He is also charged with three violations of the provincial Traffic Safety Act.  He is in police custody with a court date of May 26, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in Morinville Provincial Court via CCTV.
The 48-year-old passenger, Wally Allan Gerrior of Spruce Grove, Alberta, was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant out of Sherwood Park, Alberta.  He, too, was on several release conditions stemming from 11 charges out of Whitecourt’s court jurisdiction, including uttering threats and weapons related charges.  He is charged with three new counts of Failing to Comply with a Recognizance.  Gerrior was denied bail and remains in police custody.  He is remanded to attend court via CCTV on June 2, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in Morinville Provincial Court.
“There is no such thing as a routine traffic stop,” says Staff Sergeant Riz Suleman, the Detachment Commander of Morinville Detachment.  “Our members are trained to be alert to all dangerous and illicit activity, from driving infractions that endanger others to suspects wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.”
The outcomes of this traffic stop are in line with priorities identified in the Morinville RCMP detachment’s Annual Performance Plan which include identifying and arresting prolific offenders who fail to comply with the court ordered conditions placed upon them.

Morinville RCMP Detachment

This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.