In May of 2023, Peace Regional RCMP's Community Tripartite Agreement Unit (CTA) requested the assistance of the RCMP's Auto Theft Unit (ATU), Peace Regional General Investigation Services (GIS) and Western Alberta District's Crime Reduction Unit (WAD CRU) after several complaints for break and enter and property crimes in the area of Woodland Cree First Nation, Alta.
The "bait" vehicles and equipment were approved, and multiple ATV's were positioned strategically throughout the region on July 6, 2023. On July 8 and July 9, 2023, CTA were notified that the bait ATV's had moved, which led them to a residence in Fairview, Alta.
Fairview RCMP executed a search warrant at the residence and were able to recover the bait ATV's and suspected methamphetamine.
As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old individual, and a 33-year-old individual, both residents of Fairview, were charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.
A 57-year-old individual, a resident of Fairview, was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 and Possession of Schedule 1: Methamphetamine.
A 27-year-old individual, of no fixed address, was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 and Possession of Schedule 1: Methamphetamine.
All accused were released on an Appearance Notice with a court date of Sept. 11, 2023, at the Alberta Court of Justice in Peace River, Alta.
As these matters are before the courts, no further information will be released.
Did you know? The Community Tripartite Agreement Unit, or CTA, is a unit in K Division (Alberta), with designated RCMP members to Indigenous communities? A community Tripartite Agreement is an agreement between Canada, Alberta and one or more First Nations in which the RCMP provides the delivery of service. The CTA is funded by both Canada (52%) and Alberta (48%) and allows each community to have a role in the administration and management of policing services. Currently, there are RCMP members strategically located at twenty-six First Nations under nine CTA agreements.
The Peace Regional RCMP encourages the public's assistance in identifying and reporting suspicious behaviour in their area. Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to please contact the Peace Regional RCMP at 780-624-6611 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8377 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.