Nineteen year old man charged in relation to Leduc vehicle thefts

Nineteen year old man charged in relation to Leduc vehicle thefts

RCMP Leduc charge suspect in rash of theft from vehicles

Leduc RCMP have arrested one man in relation to a series of motor vehicle break and enters.

According to Leduc RCMP spokepserson Cst. Cheri-Lee Smith, “On April 14, 2019 Leduc RCMP responded to numerous complaints of theft from motor vehicles in the Southfork neighbourhood.

“Information was received describing a suspicious male seen pulling into a driveway and entering a vehicle. When the suspect male was approached he got into a vehicle and left the area.

“A short time later, Leduc RCMP received another report of the same male.

“Leduc RCMP made patrols in the area and located the male suspect. The male attempted to flee through a nearby field, but became stuck in a ditch.

“After a short foot pursuit the male suspect was arrested.

Ezekiel John Bigstone (19) of Leduc, has been charged with:

· Theft of motor vehicle (x 3)

· Possession of stolen property over $5000.

· Possession of stolen property under $5000.(x 7)

· Fail to comply with recognizance (x2)

· Mischief (x 6)

· Operate motor vehicle while disqualified

· Resist arrest

“He has been remanded into custody and will appear in Leduc provincial court on April 18, 2019.

“RCMP would like to thank the public for numerous tips that were received in regards to this investigation. Teamwork between police officers and tips from the public are key to the success of our operations.

“As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided. “

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca