Three Hills RCMP Apprehend Wanted Property Crime Offender

Property Offender

On Sept. 23, 2023, at approximately 5:43 a.m., Three Hills RCMP responded to a suspicious male looking for fuel southwest of Three Hills. The responding officer located the vehicle and arrested an individual in possession of a stolen truck. The male was identified and was wanted on multiple warrants for failing to comply with court orders. The stolen vehicle was searched incidental to arrest and officers located break-and-enter tools and a weapon.

In conjunction with Airdrie Rural RCMP, a second stolen vehicle was located just outside of Linden. This vehicle was linked to numerous other break-and-enter and thefts throughout Kneehill County and Three Hills.

Simon May (34), a resident of Linden, Alta., has been charged with:

Possession or Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 x 2

Possession or Property Obtained by Crime under $5000

Break and Enter

Possession of Break-in Instruments

Fail to Comply with Undertaking Condition x 3

Breach of Recognizance x 2

Trespass at Night

Three Hills RCMP also executed three outstanding warrants, which were for:

DNA warrant

Disobeying Order of Court

Fail to Comply with Undertaking

Following a Judicial Interim Release Hearing, May was remanded into custody to appear in the Alberta Court of Justice in Drumheller on Sept. 27, 2023.

Three Hills RCMP Detachment Commander Sgt. Jamie Day stated “I am proud of the work and commitment from the Three Hills officers involved with catching this offender. This demonstrates the importance, effectiveness and dedication from our members. Three Hills RCMP remains fully committed in building safer communities by working in partnership with our community as well as through investigative and enforcement efforts to achieve this goal. An instrumental tool that aided the investigation, was camera footage provided by the victims linking the individual to multiple incidents. I would like to thank Southern Alberta District Crime Analyst for his assistance providing intel that was critical to the investigation.”