A truck stolen from Coleman, a car and licence plate stolen from Coalhurst, and a licence plate stolen from Nanton were recovered Oct. 20 by members of the Southern Alberta District RCMP Crime Reduction Unit and Coaldale RCMP. A black generator, also believed to be stolen, and a number of jerry cans were recovered as well.
The investigation also resulted in the seizure of weapons, methamphetamine, cannabis and fentanyl.
The 29-year-old Coleman woman is charged with two counts of possession of stolen property and a 24-year-old man is charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, failing to comply with a release order, possession of a prohibited weapon and failure to comply with a prohibited-weapon order.
Both are scheduled to appear Dec. 1 in Lethbridge provincial court.
Another 24-year-old man was arrested on six outstanding warrants along with new charges of possession of stolen property and failure to comply with release order. He was remanded in custody after a judicial hearing and will appear in Lethbridge provincial court Oct. 27.
The fourth individual, a 29-year-old man from Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited. He was released from custody following a judicial hearing and will appear Dec. 1 in Lethbridge provincial court.
As all persons are presumed innocent until convicted in court, Shootin’ the Breeze includes names of the accused only when there is a specific need for the public to know.
The Crime Reduction Unit extends thanks to rural residents who allowed unit members to conduct surveillance from their properties.
Alberta RCMP encourage the public and business owners to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell RCMP where to look, who to look for and where to patrol in the future.
If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477, visiting www.P3Tips.com or by using the P3 Tips app.