Local and area police forces were involved in another search yesterday for wanted suspect Bradley Duff, who managed to evade capture again for the fourth time in two weeks.
Around 8:30 Tuesday morning, Mayerthorpe RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious person in a rural area northeast of Mayerthorpe in a pick-up truck with a dirt bike in the box.
Police located the pick-up abandoned off the road in the Connor Creek area. The truck was stolen and linked to the June 18th break and enter incident in Barrhead.
Mayerthorpe RCMP then received information of an individual matching Duff’s description, having been in the area seeking fuel for the dirt bike.
An extensive search was conducted by Mayerthorpe, Evansburg, Whitecourt, and Barrhead RCMP along with the assistance of RCMP Air Services, Police Dog Services, and the Emergency Response Team; however, the suspect was not located.
Whitecourt and Barrhead RCMP, along with the assistance of the RCMP Western Alberta Crime Reduction Unit, continue to investigate these incidents.
As a result of further investigation, RCMP have obtained warrants for Duff’s arrest in relation to the following charges: • Break and enter to a residence • Dangerous operation of a conveyance (x2) • Flight from police
Duff is also facing an additional charge of assault relating to an incident that occurred on May 13th, for which Whitecourt RCMP have obtained a warrant for his arrest.
The public is warned not to approach Duff as he is believed to be possibly armed and dangerous. If anyone has information about Bradley Duff’s whereabouts, please contact Whitecourt RCMP at 780-779-5900, 9-1-1, your local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).