A fugitive sought by the Calgary police for leaving an approved home in the St. Albert area in violation of a court order, has been arrested in Edmonton.
Curtis Dale Hill, 30, was taken into custody Tuesday morning, Const. Janice Schoepp of the St. Albert RCMP confirmed.
“He’s in jail and facing a number of charges,” Schoepp said.
Hill was allegedly an occupant of an SUV pulled over during a traffic stop by members of the Edmonton Police Service Tuesday. He is now facing four counts of breaching conditions and a count of obstruction. Schoepp also said Hill will likely be charged by Calgary police and the St. Albert RCMP as well for breaching his conditions.
Hill, who served a 10-year-sentence for robbery, had been the subject of a Calgary manhunt since he went missing last month from the city. Const. Gene Newcombe with the High Risk Offender Program of the Calgary police, said because all of his original crimes happened in the Calgary area and he originally moved to the city after leaving prison, they were put in charge of him.
They approved his plans to relocate to a temporary home in St. Albert, but when he walked away from that house they sounded the alarm.
Newcombe said in a prior interview Hill could have returned to the Calgary area, but police were only able to guess as to his whereabouts. Newcombe even stated Hill could have left the province altogether.
“While he was serving his 11 years in prison, he was in various institutions across Canada so he may have made contacts.”
The armed robberies to which Hill pleaded guilty all happened in Calgary and were mostly commercial establishments including two Pizza Huts, a video store and a Canadian Tire.
He is being held in Edmonton pending a court appearance.