Beaverlodge RCMP & WAD RCRU charge two after quad tracked by GPS

July 12, 2019
Hythe, Alberta

News release

Two males have been charged after RCMP utilized a GPS tracker on a quad that was stolen shortly thereafter.

On June 14, 2019, Beaverlodge RCMP placed a quad equipped with a GPS tracker in a rural area on private property. This particular area of the community had seen 12 break, enter, and commit offences since May 23.

Within hours of its placement, the quad was stolen and subsequently recovered by Beaverlodge RCMP with the assistance of the Western Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Team and Grande Prairie Police Dog Services.

A 30-year-old male has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5000. He is due in Grande Prairie provincial court on July 31, 2019.

A 43-year-old male of Horse Lake is currently wanted in relation to this incident for theft and possession of property obtained by crime.

"Beaverlodge RCMP will continue to utilize this technology combined with an intelligence led approach in detecting, and deterring criminal activity," said Sgt. Ash Browne, Beaverlodge RCMP Detachment Commander.

If you know the whereabouts of Sheldon Lyle Wilson Ferguson, please contact the Beaverlodge RCMP at 780-354-2485 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.


Contact information

Cpl. Chris Warren
Media Relations Group

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