Slave Lake RCMP lay charges in numerous property crimes

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Over the past several weeks, the Slave Lake RCMP received a large number of property-related complaints. These complaints include instances of theft, mischief, and break and enters.

The Slave Lake Detachment and General Investigation Section have laid charges relating to several of these occurrences.

On April 24, 2019 the RCMP received a report of a break-in to a storage site in the industrial area of town. Several items were stolen totalling over $5,000. On April 26, many of the stolen items were located inside a vehicle and a residence within the Northeast quadrant of town. A womand and man have been charged with possession of property obtain by crime. Both have been released from custody following a bail hearing and are set to appear in Slave Lake Provincial Court on May 22, 2019.

On April 25, 2019 the RCMP conducted a traffic stop with a suspicious vehicle in the southwest quadrant of town. Upon conducting the stop, it was determined that the licence plate displayed on the vehicle has been stolen from a company vehicle the week prior. The driver of the suspect vehicle was subsequently arrested.

A man has been charged with possession obtained by crime and released from custody following a bail hearing. Court is set for May 29 in Slave Lake Provincial Court.

On May 1, 2019, members of the Slave Lake RCMP identified two individuals who were alleged to have stolen property from a vehicle in Westlock on April 24, 2019. The property included hand and power tools. The individuals were known to reside in Slave Lake and patrols were conducted. During the day, both individuals were arrested and brought to the detachment.

Upon being arrested, one of the individuals was found in possession of stolen property belonging to an individual from Slave Lake. A man has been charged with theft and possession of property obtained by crime. Another man has been charged with theft. Both accused were released from custody following bail hearings and are set to appear in Slave Lake and Westlock Provincial Court on May 22 and May 29 respectively.

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