Just before noon on May 1, 2019 the Vermilion RCMP received a complaint of a dangerous driver on Highway 16 at Highway 893.
Immediately afterwards, a second call was received reporting a stolen Dodge truck matching the description of the driving complaint. The vehicle was located a short distance away but was able elude police by travelling through fences and driving off road.
Police quickly located the vehicle, abandoned in a field.
Police Dog Services from both Lloydminster and Cold Lake successfully tracked the suspect to a wooded area where he surrendered without incident.
47 year old Curtis Dean SCHAAF of Edmonton has been charged with 13 offences that include:
- Theft over $5000 x 2
- Dangerous Driving
- Driving While Prohibited
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x 4
- Mischief x 3
- Possession of Break In Instruments
At the time of the offences, SCHAAF was wanted on a Canada wide warrant for violating conditions of his parole.
Police recovered a notable sum of Canadian and foreign currency and would like to appeal to the public that if they are missing a collection of currency like this, to contact the Vermilion RCMP at 780-853-4441.
SCHAAF has been remanded in custody and will next appear in Vermilion Provincial Court on May 6, 2019.
Vermilion RCMP are asking if you have information about this incident to please call the Vermilion RCMP at 780-853-4441 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.