On March 13, 2023, at 12:09 p.m., Coronation RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle driving around resident's yards in the area of Township Road 163 and Highway 855, in Paintearth County, Alta.
Burned copper wire was located by the property owners. Coronation RCMP located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The vehicle contained two occupants and a peace of copper wire in the box of the truck.
A 45-year-old individual, a resident of Edmonton, was charged with:
- Mischief Under $5000;
- Drive Uninsured Motor Vehicle on Highway;
- Operate Motor Vehicle without Subsisting Certificate of Registration.
A 38-year-old individual, a resident of Edmonton, was charged with:
- Mischief Under $5000.
Both individuals were released on conditions with a court appearance set for April 14, 2023, in Coronation Provincial Court. The suspect vehicle was towed due to it being uninsured and registered at the time and violation tickets were issued.
In a small community the problems associated with property related crimes are amplified. As part of our Rural Crime Reduction Strategy we encourage members of the public/businesses to report suspicious activity. With the assistance of the community and the property representative we were able to locate the suspects involved. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.