Wetaskiwin RCMP seize significant amount of stolen property

Results of seizure after executing search warrant on rural property

Stolen vehicles tracked from a Spruce Grove property helped capture a significant amount of stolen property near Wetaskiwin.

RCMP stated in a release Sept. 8 that many of the items — including ammunition and a small amount of drugs — are believed to be stolen, including a hydro vac truck estimated to cost $350,000.

Investigators were clued into the situation after Spruce Grove RCMP had received a complaint of a stolen 2015 Ford F350 and flat deck trailer on Sept. 3.

“RCMP were able to track the stolen vehicles to a property in Wetaskiwin County,” states the release.

”Wetaskiwin RCMP, with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services and Leduc RCMP, located and arrested three suspects at the residence.”

A search warrant of the property was executed Sept. 4 with the help of the RCMP Edmonton Auto Theft Unit, Wetaskiwin RCMP General Investigation Section and the Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit.

These were the seized items:

• Hydro Vac truck

• Four pickup trucks / one car

• Two holiday trailers

• Five utility trailers

• One quad

• Ammunition

• Small amounts of drugs including what is believed to be Fentanyl / Crystal Methamphetamine / Cocaine and Marihuana

• Other various property

Police continue to investigate and are working with detachments across the province and in Saskatchewan to find the rightful owners.

The individuals charged are 49-year-old Leroy Hall, 33-year-old Jonathon Sacrey and 33-year-old Megan Krusky. They face charges of possession of property obtained by crime, tampering with a VIN, and possession of a controlled substance.

Hall and Sacrey are currently in custody and scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin court on Sept. 19. Krusky was released on a recognizance and is to appear in court on Sept. 19.

Another individual, 35-year-old Steven Whipple, is currently in custody and has been charged with several offences as above and will also appear in court Sept. 19.

“Clearly a long term criminal operation was being run out of this property,” stated Corporal Andrew Olfert, of the Wetaskiwin RCMP General Investigation Section. “It’s a great result when we can remove stolen property from the wrong hands, and even better when we return that property to the rightful owners.”

If you have information about this investigation, please call the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7200, or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

– Heyden-Kaye

Just Posted

Three suspects linked to $1,000 theft in Leduc

Suspects allegedly stole items from Winners store

Communities set to see relief on uncollectable requisition taxes

Minister of Municipal Affairs announces tax credit program

Canadians continue to fight local hunger

CP Holiday Train comes to Wetaskiwin Dec. 6

Millet Community Food Bank holds Collect and Connect the Millet Food Chain fundraiser

Food Bank fundraiser looks to offset missing holiday train support

Kittens rescued after allegedly being tossed from vehicle

Couple finds abandoned kittens new home through Facebook

David Cassidy, teen idol and ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Cassidy announced earlier this year he had been diagnosed with dementia

Cost to fix Phoenix pay system to surpass $540 million: auditor general

Michael Ferguson’s review hints the entire system should be scrapped

VIDEO: The Last Jedi is going to be the longest ‘Star Wars’ movie yet

Newest movie in the franchise will beat Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Veterans who have considered suicide noted in national Remembrance Day service

Studies suggest veterans are more at risk than active service members

B.C. man sentenced to 4 years for harassing ex-wife through revenge website

Patrick Fox was found guilty by a jury in June of criminally harassing his ex-wife Desiree Capuano

Comedian Louis C.K. says allegations of sexual misconduct are true

C.K. is the latest high-profile man caught in a flood of accusations

Merritt Mountie charged with assault

Charges are in relation to an incident in May at the detachment, B.C. Prosecution Service said

Former Canadian international Adam Kleeberger to coach new rugby generation

Kleeberger retired from elite rugby in the summer of 2015

Most Read