RCMP Canmore Investigates Sudden Death, Theft and Counterfeit Currency Over Long Weekend

RCMP - Crest-insigneOn August 2nd, 2014, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Canmore RCMP received a call regarding an overdue hiker on Ha Ling Peak near Canmore. It was reported that a group of hikers ascended Ha Ling from the Goat Creek Trailhead approximately 5:00 a.m. that morning. One hiker became separated from the group and the rest had been unable to locate him. Kananaskis Emergency Services (KES) located a deceased male on the East side of the peak where it appeared he had fallen a great distance. KES recovered the body of the hiker from the mountain. The deceased was identified as a 22 year old male from Canmore.

On August 5th, 2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Canmore RCMP received notice from the Banff RCMP Detachment to be on the lookout for a vehicle that contained two males who had been suspected of attempting to pass counterfeit money, and who had been suspected of impaired driving. Canmore RCMP located the suspect vehicle on the Trans Canada Highway, and attempted to stop it. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop for police. During the police pursuit, spike belts were deployed, and eventually the vehicle stopped on Highway 40 near Kananaskis. Two males from Calgary were taken into custody and face numerous charges in Banff , Canmore, and Kananaskis including, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of counterfeit currency, and impaired driving.

Over the long weekend, Canmore RCMP responded to 20 disturbance complaints, and dealt with 15 traffic complaints and investigations.

The Canmore RCMP requests the public’s help in providing information on these occurrences or any criminal activity. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at http://www.tipsubmit.com. If the information leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.