Two men charged after stolen vehicles, property seized near Wetaskiwin

Wetaskiwin/Camrose RCMP investigate possession of stolen property, more

Police from multiple detachments worked together to catch two alleged auto thieves in the Wetaskiwin region.

According to a press release from Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Shaun Marchand, “On January 25th, 2020 the RCMP in Viking were notified of a stolen 2019 Ram 1500 in their area. The truck was originally stolen in Grande Prairie, AB.

“Through collaboration with the Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, the Camrose RCMP, the Killam RCMP, the Bashaw RCMP, and the Viking RCMP, the vehicle was located in Camrose County along with a second unoccupied Ram 1500 truck. The occupants of the first pickup truck were arrested.

“A number of power tools were located inside the truck which are believed to be stolen. The licence plate on the truck was also stolen from a different truck in Grande Prairie. As a result of the investigation to date Michael Kelm (43) of Bruce, AB has been charged with:

· Flight from a peace officer

· Possession of stolen property over $5000

· Possession of stolen property under $5000

· Possession of break-in instruments

· Operation while prohibited

· Drive uninsured motor vehicle on highway

“and Kyle Greyeyes (41) of Edmonton, AB has been charged with:

· Possession of break-in instruments

· Possession of stolen property over $5000

· Possession of stolen property under $5000

· Possession of methamphetamine

“Both individuals were brought before a Justice of the Peace and released on release orders with conditions to appear in Camrose Provincial Court on February 26th, 2020.

“The Camrose RCMP are attempting to identify the owners who may have recently had numerous power tools stolen including circular saws, drills and sawzalls. Anyone with information that may assist in identifying the owner(s) of the tools is asked to contact the Camrose RCMP, Occurrence #2020113395.

“If anyone has information regarding these suspects or property, they are asked to contact the Camrose RCMP Detachment at 780-672-3342 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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