Police arrest man in Hardisty after investigation

Posted on Friday March 24, 2017 at 09:24AM

KILLAM – On March 21, 2017 at 3:06 p.m., Wainwright RCMP responded to a break-and-enter to a rural residence near Irma. Numerous property items, firearms and a truck were stolen from the home. Quick follow-up by investigators led to a tip that the stolen truck was in Hardisty. Killam RCMP members located the stolen truck in Hardisty and arrested a man without incident. Though the suspect provided a false name to investigators, his true identity was later confirmed by his fingerprints. A majority of the stolen property was recovered, including all firearms.

Murray SIMPSON, 31, of Camrose, Alta., has been charged with 14 criminal charges:

  • Break-and-enter to a residence
  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Possession of firearms without a licence
  • Obstruction of a police officer
  • Obtaining food by fraud
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Two counts of possession of firearms while prohibited
  • Plus an additional five counts of breach of probation
At the time of his arrest Simpson was subject to multiple probation orders and he was currently out on bail for 7 outstanding charges that are before courts. On the most recent charges, Simpson was remanded in custody. He will appear in Killam Provincial Court on April 4, 2017

If anyone has information regarding this or any other unsolved crime, please call the Killam RCMP Detachment at 780-385-3509. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Killam RCMP


Author: Town of Hardisty


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