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Saturday , 24 July 2021
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Bonnyville RCMP Briefs

The Bonnyville RCMP has been involved in 249 investigations from May 30 to June 10.

On May 30, there was a report of a Break and Enter and theft to a garage. The complainant reported that unknown suspects entered the garage through the unlocked yard door then exited through the garage overhead door. Two drills, a battery charger, hunting pack, hatchet, and shears appear to have been stolen. Valued approximately at $700. This break and enter occurred on 52nd Street and 49 Ave.

The very next day on May 30, a resident reported an intoxicated driver that just drove away from the hospital and then returned just before members arrived. The Mounties attended and located the vehicle and completed the roadside screening on the driver. The driver was a 48-year-old female from North Battleford who blew a “Caution” and was subject to provincial sanctions for a first offence.

On June 1, there was another report of a male breaking into a vacant building. The Mounties attended and located the suspect who had barricaded himself behind multiple barriers. Police arrested 37-year-old Ashley Klassen and he was held for a Judicial Interim Release hearing. He was released on a $500 no cash promise to pay by the Justice of the Peace for court on June 22 in Bonnyville.

On June 3, a resident reported his boat and trailer were stolen from his yard in Moose Lake Model Developments. The complainant attended the RCMP Detachment and filled out a declaration of loss for a 1997 Maxim motorboat with a blue cover on it, along with the EZ Loader trailer and the 200 HP Mariner outboard motor. If anyone has any information concerning this theft they are asked to please contact the Bonnyville RCMP.

On June 6, there was a report of a suspicious black Ford F-150 with an Alberta plate BZG2161 with a first nation male approximately 50 years old driving around and scoping around at 60405 range road 470 in Bonnyville. The Mounties attended and conducted a patrol but were unable to locate the male. The truck came back as stolen.

Later that day, the Mounties were on patrol and located a 49-year-old male from Edmonton who was found to be a suspended driver. The male refused to comply with the roadside demand and proceeded to refuse the use of a 2nd instrument. He was processed under provincial sanctions, his vehicle was towed, he received a $1000 fine and a further licence suspension.

On June 9, a resident went to the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment to report that his 2009 Grey Toyota Tacoma was stolen while it was parked on a road just off HWY 55 near cross road. The vehicle was parked on RR 451 near La Corey. The truck was equipped with many aftermarket parts. The vehicle has been entered into the RCMP system as stolen and remains outstanding.

On June 10, a complainant attended the Bonnyville Detachment front counter to report that sometime overnight persons unknown broke the lockbox and damaged the door of an unoccupied residence that the complainant is looking after. There was nothing reported stolen from the residence. This occurred on 39A Street near 41 Ave. If anyone noticed anything suspicious they are asked to contact the Bonnyville RCMP.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!