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Suspicious vehicle complaint led to arrest in Vermilion

A resident of Lloydminster has been charged and a stolen vehicle was recovered after Vermilion RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle parked. 

RCMP got the call on May 23, at approximately 12:27 p.m. that provided a license plate and noted there was a female passed out inside the vehicle. 

RCMP checked the license plate and found the vehicle was stolen out of Lloydminster several days prior. A plan was made to safely apprehend the individual and was executed without incident resulting in the arrest of Megan Hill and the recovery of the vehicle. 

Hill was charged with possession of stolen property over $5000, operate conveyance while impaired by drug or alcohol, and refuse to comply with bodily substances demands among others. 

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Sgt. Corey Buckingham of Vermilion RCMP Detachment Commander says the report of a suspicious vehicle led to the apprehension of a suspect engaged in property crime and the recovery of a stolen vehicle. 

“Quick thinking by the officers involved ensured the arrest was completed in a safe and effective manner. In addition, the use of a drug recognition expert from the Kitscoty Detachment assisted to determine the sobriety of the driver.”

Hill was held for a judicial interim release hearing. Following the hearing, Hill was released from custody on a release order with various conditions and court set for July 17, 2023, at Alberta Court of Justice in Vermilion. 

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