Running vehicle in Millet stolen by underage teen

Wetaskiwin RCMP respond to Theft of Motor Vehicle, one Arrest

A quick response from multiple police departments resulted in the arrest of a 15 year old suspect after an idling vehicle was stolen Nov. 1.

According to Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Shaun Marchand, “In the early evening of November 1st, 2019 the Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit responded to a theft of a truck that was left running at a parking lot in Millet, Alberta.

“The Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit with the assistance of the Leduc RCMP and the Wetaskiwin RCMP located the stole vehicle in Leduc, Alberta and a 15- year old male from Edmonton, Alberta was arrested. The 15-year old was charged with the following:

· Theft of a truck

· Operation while prohibited

· Mischief under $5000 x2

· Failure to comply with an undertaking x3

· Driving an uninsured motor vehicle on a highway

· Operate motor vehicle with no seat belt

· Exceed maximum speed limit

· Holding a cell phone while driving x2

· Improper disposal of waste on a highway x2

“The 15-year old was brought before a Justice of the Peace and was released on $500 no cash recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court on November 20, 2019

“The Wetaskiwin RCMP want to remind the public as the cold weather approaches that it is important not to leave vehicles running with the keys in the ignition.

“If anyone has information regarding these suspects, they are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment at 780-312-7267 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

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