The Mounties in Bonnyville have been kept busy.
On Aug 7, at 11:06 a.m., while on patrol, the Mounties attempted to stop a black Ford F150, the officer was able to identify the driver and then used this information to locate the vehicle abandoned on 66th Street. Charges have been laid and an arrest warrant has been issued for 39-year-old Jonathan Sandelin from Cold Lake.
A short time later on Aug 7, at 11:40 a.m., the RCMP received a call of a stolen vehicle that had occurred in the hour previous. The truck is described as a black 1998 Chevrolet with a silver piece on the box, silver trim around the wheels and it is missing the passenger side mirror. If anyone has any information of the whereabouts of this vehicle they are asked to contact the Bonnyville RCMP.
Later that same day at 2:58 p.m., the RCMP received a complaint from a caller reporting that he had located his stolen vehicle, his vehicle was located outside of Goodridge. Members attended and located the callers stolen vehicle along with a second stolen vehicle. The property owner, a 45-year-old male from Goodridge was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released to appear in court on October 5, 2021.
On Aug 8, the RCMP Bonnyville received five complaints of break ins to local business compounds, multiple business owners reported fences cut and entry into secure compounds overnight. These break ins occurred in the industrial areas of Bonnyville on the west side of town, business’ include Vantage Housing, Diablo Oilfield Services, Big Time Towing and Goose. Anyone with any information concerning these investigations are asked to contact the Bonnyville RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
On Aug 9, 1:07 p.m., the RCMP received a report of a stolen Kia Sportage, the complainant believed that when his vehicle was taken a second stolen vehicle was dumped on his property. Members attended and located a stolen Ford Freestar van that had been stolen out of Lamont on Aug 5, the complainant was able to provide a possible suspect and the investigation is ongoing with charges pending.
On Aug 9, at 7:30 p.m., the Mounties in Bonnyville received a report an unwanted male at a local convenience store who was refusing to leave and following employees around trying to hug them and ask for their telephone numbers. The RCMP arrived on scene and located the heavily intoxicated male. Police say he was arrested and removed from the store, then transported to the RCMP detachment and held in cells until sober. The 27-year-old man from Bonnyville was subsequently charged with one count of Mischief and two counts of failing to comply with previous release orders.
On Aug 10, at 7:57 p.m., while on patrol the RCMP located a stolen vehicle in the area of Beau Vista and 47th Avenue in Bonnyville. The vehicle had been reported stolen from a business in Lloydminster the previous evening. A forensic examination of the vehicle has been completed and the investigation is on-going.
On Aug 12, at 11:26 a.m., a report was received of a black 2012 3500 Dodge Ram that was stolen from the Dodge Dealership during the previous night. The truck was later recovered by the Elk Point RCMP and was reclaimed by the owner.
On Aug 13, 7:20 p.m., the Bonnyville RCMP received reports of off highway vehicles driving dangerously in the area of Township 601A and Range Road 455. Reports of drivers not wearing helmets, stunting activity and generally unsafe behavior. Members have been patrolling the area and will issue violation tickets if the users are located. Safe driving of these vehicles is especially important as the risks of serious injury in a collision are very high the RCMP say.
In total, the Bonnyville RCMP responded to 191 calls for services last week.