Over the past two months, St. Paul RCMP had noted an increase in rural crime in the County of St. Paul and the surrounding areas. St. Paul RCMP employed a number of investigational strategies in an effort to address this issue.
From Oct. 30-31, 2019, St. Paul RCMP, with the assistance of the Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit, "K" Division Air Services and "K" Division Police Dog Services, engaged in an enforcement action in St. Paul County, which has resulted in the arrest of six individuals, the recovery of five stolen vehicles, a side by side vehicle, firearms, drugs and evidence of other offences.
The investigation into the offences committed by these individuals remains ongoing at this time and further details will be released once they are available.
"It was as a result of the community reporting the suspicious activity that the RCMP were able to identify the areas of significance to locate and arrest the individuals responsible. We want to thank the community for their support today in assisting us with information, which resulted in these successes," said Sgt. James Morton, Eastern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit.