Cpl. Anita Doktor
During the week of May 22, 2018, the McLennan RCMP Detachment has been investigating the Thefts from motor vehicles in Girouxville.
This is a reminder for public to ensure their vehicles are locked and items removed.
In addition, the RCMP reminds the public to call any suspicious person(s) or vehicles in their area.
If you have any information about these or any other crimes, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Peace Regional RCMP make arrests in separate property theft cases, stolen property recovered
Recovered Stolen Property
On May 18, 2018 Peace Regional RCMP responded to a complaint of a break-and-enter to a holiday trailer in the north end of Peace River. Peace Regional RCMP with the assistance of the Peace River Forensic Identification Services completed a scene examination.
The investigation revealed evidence which led police to a nearby residence where two females were arrested on unrelated matters.
A judicial authorization was granted and RCMP executed a search warrant on the property which resulted in the recovery numerous stolen items from recent thefts in the north end of town.
Charges of break, enter and theft, possession of stolen property under $5,000, mischief under $5,000 and resisting arrest x 2 have been laid against two local females.
Recovered Stolen Property
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at approximately 03:00 hours, Peace River RCMP members were conducting foot patrol in the north end of Peace River. An officer approached a suspicious person inside of a vehicle and found the driver to be wanted on warrants. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen one week prior. The male was arrested and is facing charges of Possession of Property obtained by Crime x 2 as well as several Provincial Traffic Offences.
Alberta RCMP Forestry Crimes Unit lay arson charges
Smoky Lake, Alberta – The recently formed RCMP Forestry Crimes Unit has laid arson charges against an adult male following an in-depth investigation into a series of arsons in the Smoky Lake area.
Investigation by the RCMP Forestry Crimes Unit in collaboration with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and the Smoky Lake County Emergency Services led the RCMP to determine that several fires had been started as a result of arson.
On May 4, 2018 a grass fire was started on Range Road 171 east of the Town of Smoky Lake. As a result of the above ongoing investigation, a suspect and suspect vehicle was identified. Alberta Sheriffs were utilized to assist in this investigation and on May 15, the suspect was observed lighting another fire.
On May 17, 42-year-old Daniel Kromm of the Smoky Lake area was arrested and charged with 23 counts of arson. The incidents included in these 23 charges date back to 2012.