Thanks to tips from the public, Taber Police have charged 55-yeard Frederik Dekker of Burdett in the Taber
On February 1st, Police received a complaint of a video recording device
found in a public washroom at a convenience store in Taber. The device contained
images of people using the washroom.
The camera also contained images of the individual who police believed was
responsible for placing the camera.
As result of the media release issued on Tuesday, Taber Police received
several tips from the public that helped identify the person of interest.
Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a Burdett man and the
execution of a search warrant on a residence south of Burdett.
Taber Police say the public played a huge part in the investigation which
lead to the arrest, as without tips from the
community, they wouldn't have been able to identify the suspect. While the video
camera was found in a 7-11 convenience store, no actual video had been taken
there, before the camera was found. The video pictures came from other locations
and police believe as many and 50 people could have been victimized.
Taber Police have charged Dekker with one count of voyeurism. He was released on a $5000 no cash recognizance, with conditions, and will appear in Taber court on May 14th.