Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit Makes Several Arrests

The Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit have made arrests and laid charges over several detachment areas in recent weeks

The Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit have made arrests and laid charges over several detachment areas in recent weeks.

On Aug. 28, Vermilion RCMP Detachment received a report of a robbery and theft that had occurred at a local business in Mannville where a pickup truck was stolen. On Aug. 29, the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit located the stolen vehicle at a residence in Saddle Lake First Nations. The occupants of the vehicle were arrested by police and a third suspect was also arrested a short time later inside the residence.

34 year old Adrian Lewis Cardinal of Saddle Lake was charged with one count of robbery. He was remanded into custody and will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on Sept. 17, 2018.

A 42-year-old male and a 37-year-old female from Saddle Lake, are also facing charges for possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. They were both released and are scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Sept. 13, 2018.

On Aug. 29, the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit attended the Town of Vermilion to assist in locating and apprehending a male who was wanted on multiple warrants. The male was located at a residence and arrested. 33 year old James Robert Lysen of Vermilion was wanted for uttering threats and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Vermilion Provincial Court on Sept. 17.

On Aug. 27, Tofield RCMP Detachment, with the assistance of the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit, located and arrested 28 year old Chelsea Gravelle of Tofield who was wanted on a warrant for being unlawfully at large. She was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on Sept. 27, 2018.

 On Aug. 28, 2018, the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit attended a residence in the Village of Myrnam as part of an ongoing stolen property investigation they had been conducting over the past several months. Upon arriving at a residence, police observed a wanted male attempting to flee arrest by jumping through the window of a motor home that was parked in the back. He was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and taken into custody. 

 42 year old James Wilgus of Bonnyville was wanted on multiple warrants. He was also charged with additional Criminal Code offences which include:

  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • 3 counts of Failing to comply

 He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Edmonton Provincial Court on Sept. 26, 2018. 

 

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