Through our intelligence-led crime reduction strategy, the Alberta RCMP is committed to identifying crime trends that will help us target repeat offenders and disrupt criminal activity in communities across the province.
On March 2, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Bonnyville RCMP General Investigative Section (GIS) members attended a rural residence in La Corey to follow up with reported property thefts from several oil lease sites the previous evening.
After police arrived, a male who was known to police jumped into a truck and fled into a field behind the property. It was located parked on the side of a road nearby a short time later. When police approached the male exited the truck fleeing again by foot into a wooded area. The truck was reported stolen from St. Paul the day prior.
Police contained the area and Police Dog Services (PDS) were called in to assist. At approximately 4:30 p.m., the male was arrested without incident. Police seized a can of bear spray from the vehicle and the male was found to be breaching several court orders including a Canada wide driving prohibition.
At approximately 9:00 p.m., Bonnyville RCMP executed a search warrant at the rural property and located another vehicle that was stolen from Vegreville in January 2018. The VIN had been tampered with and placed on a similar vehicle on the property. Both vehicles were seized.
Dean Peter Gamache, a 28-year-old of Ardmore, Alberta has been charged with 15 Criminal Code offences which include:
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Operate a motor vehicle while disqualified
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Fail to comply with probation order
- Fail to comply with Recognizance (x8)
He was remanded into custody following a judicial hearing and will be appearing today in Bonnyville Provincial Court.
As this matter is now before the courts no further information is available.