Wanted Bonnyville man caught following thefts in Myrnam

A Bonnyville man has been arrested in Myrnam after a series of thefts. The man was also wanted on several warrants and has been remanded into custody.

On Aug. 28, 2018, the Eastern Alberta Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) 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.

James Wilgus (42) 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
  • Failing to comply (x3)

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

“We will continue to collaborate with multiple detachments in tackling crimes committed by repeat offenders,” says Constable Guillaume Wilson, Eastern Alberta Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU). “Our intelligence gathering assists us in identifying and arresting those who continue to cause crime in different communities.”