Five people charged after stolen truck was found in St. Paul County

Five people have been charged after RCMP in relation to a truck theft from Mannville.

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, the St. Paul RCMP Detachment received a report of suspicious activity in the area of Range Rd. 85 and Township Rd. 590 in St. Paul County.

A member of the Eastern Alberta Rural Crime Reduction Unit was conducting patrols in the area and attended the scene to assist.

Upon arriving at the location, the officer located one male and two females who were walking away from a white GMC pickup truck that had been left abandoned on the side of the road.

Police record checks allowed for the member to determine that the vehicle had been stolen out of Mannville approximately one week earlier. The three suspects were subsequently arrested with the assistance from members from the St. Paul RCMP Detachment.

As the investigation unfolded, police were able to determine that two additional suspects were still at large.

Additional reports of attempted vehicle thefts in the area also began to come in at that time. With the assistance from the Cold Lake Police Dog and Members from the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment, the two additional suspects were eventually arrested without further incident.

Matthew Moses (29) of Saddle Lake was charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of Stolen Property over $5000
  • Obstruction
  • Failing to comply with conditions of his Undertaking x3
  • Theft under $5000

Moses was also wanted on multiple outstanding arrest Warrants.

Moses was held for a bail hearing where he was Remanded into Police custody. Moses is scheduled to attend St. Paul Court on Dec. 20th.

Jeremy Cardinal (38) of Saddle Lake was charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of Stolen Property over $5000
  • Mischief
  • Failing to comply with conditions of his Undertaking x2
  • Failing to comply with conditions of his Recognizance x3
  • Obstruction
  • Identity Fraud x2
  • Operating a motor vehicle without holding a valid driver’s licence

Cardinal was also wanted on multiple outstanding arrest Warrants.

Cardinal was held for a bail hearing where he was Remanded into Police custody. Cardinal is scheduled to attend Bonnyville Court on December 18th 2018.

Justin Jackson (22) of Saddle Lake was charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5000
  • Failing to comply with conditions of his Recognizance x2
  • Mischief

Jackson was also wanted on multiple outstanding arrest Warrants.

Jackson was held for a bail hearing where he was Remanded into Police custody. Jackson was scheduled to appear in St. Paul Court on December 13th 2018.

A 28-year-old female from Saddle Lake was charged with Possession of Stolen Property over $5000. The female cannot be named at this time as her charge has not yet been sworn by a judge. The female is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Court on February 14th 2019.

A 16-year-old youth from Saskatchewan, who cannot be named, was charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of Stolen Property over $5000
  • Obstruction
  • Identity Fraud
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Failing to comply with Recognizance conditions

The youth was held for a bail hearing where she was released to her parent on a no cash Recognizance with conditions. The Youth is scheduled to attend St. Paul Court on Dec. 20th 2018.

“This is a great example of how neighbouring detachments work together to meet a common goal.” says Cst. Robert Eberly with the Eastern Alberta Rural Crime Reduction Unit.

“The motivation and professionalism displayed by our Police Dog Service and from members from the St. Paul and Bonnyville Detachments was crucial in allowing us to get everyone responsible into custody.”