On Sept 27, 2023, Peace Regional RCMP responded to report of a break and enter to a business on 94 Street, Peace River where a window had been broken and items inside had been stolen. Surveillance footage was obtained.

Later that same day, RCMP were alerted to a suspicious male matching the description of the male seen in the break and enter.

RCMP located and charged Derek Anthony Hartwick (52) a resident of Peace River with no fixed address with break and enter to a business, as well as theft under $5000.

Derek was released on an Undertaking on conditions and an upcoming court date of Nov 27, 2023 at the Alberta Court of Justice in Peace River.

As these matters are before the courts, no further updates or details surrounding the incident will be provided.

The Peace Regional RCMP encourages community members to report suspicious persons and consider installing security cameras at their home and business to assist with events such as this. Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to please contact the Peace Regional RCMP at 780-624-6611 or your local police.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8377 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Information provided by the Peace Regional RCMP

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