Monday, 13 August 2018

WAD RCRU RCMP execute search warrant and recover stolen property

RCMP Alberta – Three people are facing charges after the Western Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Team executed a search warrant at a rural property last week. A quantity of stolen property, stolen vehicles, drugs, and a loaded firearm were seized.

On August 6, 2018 WAD RCRU acted on gathered intelligence and followed a vehicle to a commercial location in the city of Grande Prairie where three adult occupants were arrested. The investigation lead to a search of the vehicle where RCMP recovered a loaded .22 calibre pistol, 65g of methamphetamine, 7g of cocaine and 150ml of GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate).

A search warrant was then executed at a rural location where RCMP recovered various stolen property including: two vehicles, four quads, a snowmobile, an industrial heater, generator, chainsaws, trimmers, and various tools.

Sklor Don Claybrook (28) of Grande Prairie is facing 33 charges including:

- Possession of methamphetamine contrary to the CDSA

- Unauthorized possession of a firearm

- Unauthorized transport of a firearm

- Drive while disqualified

- Breach of recognizance

- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

Claybrook was remanded into custody and is due in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on August 22, 2018.

Kariston Lynn Finlayson (25) of Valleyview is facing 15 charges including:

- Possession of methamphetamine contrary to the CDSA

- Unauthorized possession of a firearm

- Unauthorized transport of a firearm

- Breach of recognizance

- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

Finlayson was remanded into custody and is due in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on August 22, 2018.

Ashley Nicole Mcdonald (34) of Clairmont is facing 12 charges including:

- Possession of methamphetamine contrary to the CDSA

- Unauthorized possession of a firearm

- Unauthorized transported of a firearm

- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

Mcdonald was released on bail and is due in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on August 22, 2018.

RCMP would like to identify the owners of the stolen property recovered. RCMP is requesting the public to view the attached photos in hopes that property can be returned to their rightful owners. If you believe your property has been recovered, please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700.

Our Crime Reduction Strategy is seeing positive results. From 2012 to 2017, Alberta rural detachments saw a 16% increase in criminal code offenses largely driven by property crimes. From January to April, property crime in rural detachments are down almost ten percent compared to the same period last year.

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