Saturday , 28 May 2022

Local business broken into, pair located by GPS on stolen item

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.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green 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, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.