Thursday, 30 August 2018

Parkland County chop shop dismantled

RCMP Alberta – On August 24, 2018, RCMP members of the Stony Plain/ Spruce Grove Drug Section with the assistance of K Division Auto Theft Section and members of the Evansburg RCMP executed a search warrant at a rural residence in the area of Parkland County. The warrant and subsequent search was the result of an ongoing investigation into rural property crime.

A male and female were found at the property and arrested without incident. As a result of the search, RCMP located 6 stolen dirt bikes that had been painted and given fraudulent Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs), a stolen flat deck trailer which had been given a fraudulent VIN, 224 grams of methamphetamine, printers, paper, stamps and other paraphernalia associated to vehicle "chop shops."

Dean BRENDEL, 28 years old from Fallis, Alberta, was charged with 7 counts possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, 7 counts of tampering with a VIN, 5 counts of fraudulent concealment, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and 2 counts of failing to comply with condition of undertaking or recognizance.

Dean BRENDEL was remanded in to custody and is scheduled to appear in Stony Plain Provincial Court on August 29th, 2018.

Hope NIXON, 23 years old of no fixed, address, was charged with 7 counts possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, 7 counts of tampering with a VIN, 5 counts of fraudulent concealment and possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking.

Hope NIXON was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Stony Plain Provincial Court on August 29th, 2018.

The RCMP continues to use intelligence-led investigative tactics to target the repeat offenders who continue to harm our communities. Crime knows no borders and the RCMP collaborate across detachments and with other agencies to quickly identify crime trends and conduct operations that lead to arrests and convictions.

If you witness any suspicious activity, please contact the Stony Plain RCMP detachment at 780-968-7200. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

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