Cold Lake RCMP recover $75,000 worth of stolen property

Eight people are facing numerous Criminal Code charges after members of Cold Lake RCMP and Cold Lake RCMP General Investigation Section executed a search warrant at an address on Cold Lake First Nations on Friday.

On January 29, 2018 Cold Lake RCMP investigated a complaint of a stolen generator that led them to a residence on Cold Lake First Nations. Upon arrival several people were observed with stolen property in plain view. RCMP secured the residence and were granted a search warrant for the property.

Cold Lake RCMP recovered the following stolen goods:

–          3 Ford Super Duty trucks

–          A car with an altered VIN#

–          ATV

–          License plate

–          Military uniforms

–          Tires & wheels

–          Honda Generator

A small amount of cocaine and bear spray were also located inside the residence.

A total of 56 Criminal Code Charges have been laid in this investigation involving 8 persons. Several charges have been laid such as possessing property obtained by crime and breaching court imposed conditions. Whisper Collins (28) of Cold Lake, Calvin Jacknife (47) of Cold Lake, Cody Spence (19) of Edmonton, Nathan Waskewitch (31) of Onion Lake, and a male (16) and female (17) who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act have all been remanded into custody with a court appearance on February 14, 2018 in Cold Lake. Samantha Gadwa (23) of Bonnyville and Laine Martial-Solway (19) of Cold Lake were released on bail to appear in court on February 14, 2018 in Cold Lake.

This investigation lead to the execution of 13 arrest warrants involving 22 charges including 1 for breach of a Conditional Sentence Order. Part of the K Division Crime Reduction Strategy is to get repeat offenders off the street and ensure safe communities for residents of Alberta. Crime Reduction enables officers to address the root causes of crime by identifying repeat offenders and conducting targeted enforcement initiatives accordingly.

This is perfect example of a simple complaint to RCMP that drove an investigation to recovering stolen property and charging those responsible.

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