Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Beiseker RCMP arrest two for motor vehicle theft, other charges

RCMP Alberta – As a result of continued and extensive investigation Beiseker RCMP have arrested and charged two individuals involved in earlier reported incident of vehicle thefts. Beiseker RCMP relied on assistance from Cochrane RCMP's General Duty and General Investigation Section, Cold Lake RCMP General Investigation Section, Emergency Response Teams and the Serious Crimes Branch South teams consisting of Auto Theft Section, General Investigations Section and Crime Reduction Unit in order to safely locate and arrest the two males.

23-year-old Brandon Unrau and 23-year-old Tyler Hodgins, both from Cochrane are charged with the following:
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle Over $5000;
  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000;
  • Dangerous Driving; and Criminal Flight from Police.
Brandon Unrau stands charged alone for Assault with a Weapon and Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Tyler Hodgins has been remanded into custody on unrelated charges and is scheduled to appear in court in Calgary on August 7, 2018 for these new charges.

Brandon Unrau has been remanded into custody on these charges and is scheduled to appear in Court in Cochrane on August 7, 2018.

"It might seem to criminals that moving amongst detachment areas will hide their activities" says Sergeant Norman Mercier of the Beiseker RCMP Detachment "Be assured, the RCMP has resources to tap into that can mobilize throughout rural Alberta, so a change of jurisdiction won't hinder our investigations."

Beiseker RCMP acknowledge the assistance from other RCMP detachments and specialized units in order to locate and arrest both males without further risk to the public.

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