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Central Alberta RCMP multi-jurisdiction investigation results in six people facing over 90 charges

Individuals from Buck Lake, Breton, Drayton Valley, and Rimbey, Alta., face charges.

Alberta RCMP’s Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (CAD CRU) successfully completed a complex multi-jurisdictional investigation that targeted repeat offenders throughout central Alberta.

The investigation has resulted in six people facing over 90 charges.

In September 2021, CAD CRU initiated an investigation into a steady increase of theft of motor vehicles, break and enters, and other property related crimes. The investigation also looked into a high number of flight from police incidents throughout the area of Rocky Mountain House, Rimbey, Breton, Thorsby and Drayton Valley RCMP Detachment areas.

Through the investigation a small group of individuals were identified to be responsible for a significant number of these offences. As a result of the investigation CAD CRU arrested five individuals who are facing a combined total of 98 charges.

CAD CRU made these arrests following the investigation in partnership with Alberta RCMP Air Services, Alberta RCMP Police Dog Service, Alberta RCMP Auto Theft Unit, Western Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit, and the Rimbey, Thorsby and Breton RCMP Detachments.

“CAD CRU recognizes the personal impact on the victims, as well as the financial burden these crimes put on rural Albertans and business owners,” says Sgt. Scott Lande, Unit Commander CAD CRU.

“CAD CRU will continue to target the individuals that choose to commit crimes throughout Central Alberta and cause undue hardships on rural Albertans.”

28-year-old Trevor Douglas McKay, 62-year-old Shannon Colleen Mckay, 63-year-old Terry Douglas McKay, all of Buck Lake, Alta., and 25-year-old Burgundy Reeves of Drayton Valley, Alta., are jointly charged with multiple offences including:

• Possession of property over $5,000;

• Possession of property under $5,000;

• Mischief under $5,000;

• Fraudulent concealment;

• Possession of a prohibited weapon;

• Careless use of a firearm;

• And Possession of a controlled substance.

Trevor McKay was brought before a Justice of the Peace who released him to appear in Breton Provincial Court on Nov. 10, 2021.

Shannon McKay, Terry McKay, Bradley McKay and Burgundy Reeves were released from police custody on an undertaking to attend Breton Provincial Court on Nov. 10, 2021.

RCMP have also charged Bradley Roy McKay, 37, of Buck Lake, with two counts of possession of property under $5,000.

Jason Sylvain Roy, 34, of Rimbey, Alta., has been charged with:

• Dangerous operation;

• Flight from a peace officer;

• Fraudulent concealment;

• Possession of property over $5,000;

• And Failure to comply with condition of release order.

CAD CRU have been unable to locate Roy and a warrant for his arrest has been obtained. Roy is described as having a light complexion with blond hair and blue eyes, and is five-feet-four-inches tall and 225 lbs.

Anyone with information on Roy’s location is asked to call the Rimbey RCMP Detachment at 403-843-2224.

After executing two search warrants in the Breton Detachment area, a total of 19 vehicles, three watercrafts, one motorcycle, two snowmobiles, one all-terrain vehicle (ATV), and two vehicle engines were recovered.

RCMP found these vehicles in various stages of “tear down” and evidence supports a chop shop operation was at play. The chop shop operation was dismantled as a result of this investigation.

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