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Sunday , 16 January 2022
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Report of Suspicious Vehicle Leads to Arrest

The police in Vermilion have made an arrest and recovered stolen property.

On January 4, at 4:30 p.m., the Vermilion RCMP were alerted to a suspicious vehicle in the area of Township 504 and Range Road 63.

The subsequent investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle to be wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Upon the driver’s arrest further evidence was observed that lead to the driver being charged with trafficking in controlled substances.

A search warrant was executed on the vehicle locating further evidence as well as the recovery of $2000 in stolen power tools.

“This is a great example of how the police rely on the public’s reporting of a simple suspicious vehicle and how that can lead to much larger issues that have impact on our community,” Sgt. Mike Dunsmore, Vermilion RCMP Detachment Commander said.

Christian Charles Rushton, 27, of the County of Vermilion River has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking X2
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Driving a Motor vehicle without Insurance

Christian Rushton was granted bail and will next appear in Vermilion Provincial Court on January 17, 2022.

If you have information on this or any other occurrence, please contact Vermilion RCMP at 780-853-4441 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.