A traffic stop in Humboldt resulted in a 33-year-old being arrested for drug possession and other crimes.
The stop was conducted at 8th Avenue and 3rd Street on Sept. 26 at approximately 10:30 am.
“As a result of that traffic stop, an adult male was taken into custody and is facing charges under the Control Drugs and Substances Act, as well as the Criminal Code,” said Cst. Geoff Applegate with the Humboldt RCMP.
The man received one charge of cocaine possession, one charge of marijuana possession, three charges to failure to respond for recognizance and three Traffic Safety Act violations.
He also had a warrant out for his arrest for a previous matter where he was charged for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight while being pursued by police and breach of recognizance.
The man is in custody until Oct. 15, where he’ll appear in Humboldt Provincial Court.
Police are urging residents to lock the doors of their vehicles to prevent theft.
They’re also encouraging people to keep valuables out of sight, take out valuables before turning in for the night and keeping vehicles in a place where it’s easy to notice anybody looking in.
“We’ve found that just by locking your vehicle can help you from being a victim of a crime because we have seen, in areas of town, where people are checking doors, to see what’s unlocked,” Applegate said. “The unlocked vehicles are getting victimized and the vehicles that are locked are being left alone.”
Local police saw 54 files generated within the City of Humboldt between Sept. 21 and Oct. 2.
There were 11 Criminal Code investigations, including three related to drug enforcement, 17 traffic tickets, four written traffic warnings, one impaired driver, three false alarms and two people reported missing.