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Monday , 2 August 2021

Two adults, one minor charged in truck theft investigation: Bonnyville RCMP

Two adults and one minor have been charged as the Bonnyville RCMP and GIS unit looked to track down suspects in a vehicle theft investigation.

On February 16, the Bonnyville General Investigation Section, with the assistance of Bonnyville RCMP Detachment members and Cold Lake Police Dog Services, completed the vehicle theft investigation.

Police said a 2007 F-350 was stolen from an apartment complex in the town of Bonnyville, and three people were found using and occupying it.

They were arrested without incident east of Bonnyville on Highway 659, police said, and a loaded .22 calibre firearm was also seized by police in relation to the arrests.

A 16 year-old male youth from the Cold Lake area, who cannot be named, and at the time of his arrest was already out on judicial release for 59 other criminal code charges, police said, has been charged with:

  • · Possession of property obtained by crime
  • · Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • · Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • · Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • · Careless use of a firearm
  • · Fail to comply with conditions of a release order (X2)
  • · Fail to comply with a probation order (X6)
  • · Possession of break-in Instrument

He has been remanded into custody, and will next appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on March 2, 2021.

Brandon Jacknife, 20, of Cold Lake, who at the time of his arrest was already on judicial release for several offences including armed robbery and assault with a weapon, is additionally charged with:

  • · Theft of truck
  • · Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • · Fail to comply with release order (X4)
  • · Operate motor vehicle without a licence

Jacknife has been remanded into custody and will next appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on March 2, 2021.

Brydon Moyah, 23, of the Fishing/Frog Lake area, has been charged with:

  • · Possession of property obtained by crime
  • · Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle

Moyah was released by a Justice of the Peace and will appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on March 16, 2021.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.