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Leduc RCMP lay charges in theft of catalytic converters

Two males arresed and charged with theft of several catalytic converters.

Leduc RCMP responded to a complaint of two suspects stealing catalytic converters from vehicles parked at a business in the Leduc industrial area around 4:50 a.m. on Jan. 10, 2021.

Officers then made patrols and conducted a traffic stop and found a vehicle leaving the area. As a result Leduc RCMP arrested two males and recovered several catalytic converters.

“Leduc RCMP take Property Crime such as thefts of catalytic converters very seriously. We are combatting it and seeing a reduction in these crimes through intelligence led policing, as well through strategic enforcement and community based, pro-active measures. Leduc is a tight knit community where property crime and those choosing to commit these crimes have no place. Together we can continue to make all the difference,” says Insp. Dale Kendall, OIC Leduc RCMP.

Brian Decosse, 37, of Edmonton and Calvin McKirdy, 35, of Edmonton were both arrested and have multiple charges.

Decosse was charged with:

• Break and enter;

• Mischief under $5000;

• Fail to comply with release order condition x3;

• Theft under $5000;

• Fail to comply with probation officer.

Decosse was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on Jan. 21, 2021.

McKirdy was charged with:

• Break and enter;

• Mischief under $5000;

• Theft under $5000;

• Fail to comply with probation order.

McKirdy was released to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on Feb. 18, 2021.



shaela.dansereau@pipestoneflyer.ca

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