Sometime overnight on February 22, a local business in Bonnyville was broken into and various items were stolen.
The owner of the company called RCMP early the next morning to report it and assisted in the investigation by providing the location at which one of the stolen items was pinging to on GPS.
“The lead investigator prioritized obtaining a Search Warrant for that property and a Justice of the Peace granted one later in the day,” Staff Sgt. Sarah Parke said. “Members of the Bonnyville RCMP and Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit attended the address on the corner of 45 Avenue and 46 Street and executed the search warrant resulting in the arrest of two males, one of whom lied about his identity.”
A search of the residence resulted in the recovery of most of the property stolen from the Break & Enter.
“A 34-year-old male from Frog Lake has been charged with Breaking & Entering a Business, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 and Obstruction,” Staff Sgt. Parke said. “A 32-year-old male from Bonnyville has been charged with Possession of Stolen Property.”
Their court appearance dates for both men were not announced to the media by the RCMP.