Thorsby RCMP Make an arrest in relation to 2013 Break and Enter

Man arrested, charged in relation to serious gun theft from 2013

  • Mar. 16, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Glock 22

On Dec. 13, 2013 the Thorsby Arms and Ammo shop was broken into and 12 firearms were stolen. No suspects were identified at the time. After a lengthy investigation which remained opened for over two years and involved Mayerthorpe and Whitecourt RCMP, the Thorsby RCMP with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section and Edmonton Police Service have charged one man with 15 criminal code charges.

On Feb. 29, 2016 the Thorsby RCMP laid the following charges against 36-year-old Steve Carrier: 12 counts of possession of property (firearm) obtained by crime; one count of mischief, one count of possession of firearms without holding a license and one count of being an occupant in a motor vehicle in which he knew there was a firearm, all contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

In addition Steve Carrier faces another, unrelated, break and enter charge out of Grande Prairie.

On Mar. 6, 2016 Edmonton Police Service assisted by arresting Carrier and conducting a hearing in relation to Thorsby RCMP’s outstanding charges. Carrier is released from custody on several conditions and scheduled to appear in court on Mar. 23, 2016 in Breton Provincial Court.

No additional information shall be forthcoming as this matter is now before the court.


At approximately 0230hrs on December 13, 2013 the Thorsby/Breton RCMP responded to a complaint of an alarm at the Thorsby Arms and Ammo in Thorsby, Alberta.

On arrival officers discovered that a vehicle had been used to break through the wall of the building. No suspects or vehicles were located at that time.

Video surveillance from the store was reviewed and a suspect vehicle was identified as an older model Chevrolet Dually truck with a flat deck. On the deck was a slip tank. It also was found to have a large front steel bumper. The described vehicle was later recovered in the area of the Deer Lodge Hall near Mayerthorpe. The truck was found to have been stolen from Whitecourt sometime since 5 pm on December 12 2013.

The suspects were identified as two males about 5′ 10″ to 6’0 tall, slim build. One male had facial hair and was wearing a white hoodie and a plaid jacket, light colored pants, and black boots. The second male was wearing a white shirt with light colored toque, light grey hoodie, and hiking boots.

The suspects loaded the firearms into a black duffel bag and garbage bags.

The following is an inventory of items stolen:

1) Kimber Custom II (Semi-automatic Pistol) 7) Remington 1911 R1 (Semi-automatic Pistol)

2) Taurus Judge (.410 Revolver) 8) Remington 1911 R1 (Semi-automatic Pistol)

3) Ruger VAQUERO (.357 Revolver 9) Taurus 24/7 (Semi-automatic Pistol)

4) Heritage Rought Rider (.45 6 shot Revolver) 10) Glock 22 Gen4 (.44 Semi-auto Pistol)(Crimson red lazer site)

5) Kimber Desert Warrior (Semi-automatic Pistol) 11) Jericho 941 (9 mm Semi-automatic)(Baby Eagle)

6) Kimber Custom Crimson Carry (Semi-auto Pistol) 12) Nea15 (Semi-automatic assault rifle) (Leupold Optic)


Just Posted

County open house attracts full house Mar. 14

County of Wetaskiwin event at Angus Ridge Hall

Wetaskiwin-area burglars gain entry through patio doors, steal large clock

Wetaskiwin RCMP respond to break/enter and theft in County of Wetaskiwin

Wetaskiwin Alberta driver arrested after driving in wrong lane

Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest female for drug trafficking

UPDATED Man charged after child abandoned in cold vehicle in Calmar

UPDATED 33 year old man charged after two-month old found in vehicle

Rosebrier Rural Crime Watch AGM Apr. 3

RCMP guest speakers, video clip on the agenda

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

Not even Ellen DeGeneres can get Virtue, Moir to say they’re more than friends

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday

New Liberal bill would tighten controls on sale, licensing of firearms in Canada

Measures are intended to assist police in investigating gun trafficking and other crimes

Wetaskiwin-area burglars gain entry through patio doors, steal large clock

Wetaskiwin RCMP respond to break/enter and theft in County of Wetaskiwin

Ex-French president Sarkozy in custody on Gadhafi claims

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing

How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation

Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm worked for Trump’s 2016 campaign

Uber suspends self-driving car tests after fatality

A woman walking outside a crosswalk in Phoenix was killed when she was hit by a self-driving car

Police divers to resume river search for missing Montreal boy

Police divers and a helicopter search the shores of the Riviere des Prairies for missing 10-year old boy Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

World’s last male northern white rhino dies

The world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after “age-related complications”.

Most Read