On Sept. 17, 2021, Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, with assistance of members from Wetaskiwin RCMP, Maskwacis RCMP and the K Division RCMP Auto theft unit, executed a search warrant on a rural Wetaskiwin County property. The RCMP were conducting an investigation into a suspected chop shop on the property. Following the search, five stolen trucks, an enclosed trailer, an industrial generator unit, three dirt bikes as well as other stolen property were recovered, with an approximate value of over $100,000.
As a result of the investigation, the following charges have been laid against one male:
- A 31-year-old male of Wetaskiwin, Alta. is charged with the following:
- Possession for Stolen Property over $5000 (x6)
- Possession for Stolen Property under $5000 (x5)
- Alter/Destroy/Remove a Vehicle Identification Number
31-year-old male was brought before a justice of the peace and was released on a $2000 promise to pay release order and is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Oct. 12, 2021.
The RCMP would like to remind the public that they can report any suspicious activity. They are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment at 780-312-7267 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.