Glendon man arrested in Athabasca theft bust

A Glendon man has been remanded into custody after RCMP found him while recovering stolen property. The man was arrested with two other individuals who were also remanded.

On Jan. 10, 2019, a joint operation was conducted with Boyle and Athabasca RCMP Detachments, Alberta Sheriffs and the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) which resulted in the arrest of multiple individuals and the recovery of stolen property.

Police were making efforts to locate a male in Athabasca County who was wanted for various offences across several jurisdictions.

While doing so, they discovered a property which contained stolen vehicles and off road vehicles. A search warrant was executed at the property and two males and a female were arrested. Three trucks (stolen from Bruderheim, Athabasca, and Boyle) and four ATVs (stolen from Athabasca and Rochester) were seized and recovered by police.

“Partnerships across RCMP Detachments and specialized units is critical to the success of our operations,” said Constable Guillaume Wilson, EADRCRU officer. “This joint operation allowed us to recover multiple stolen vehicles.”

Further intelligence gathered by RCMP, led them to another location where the initial wanted male sought by EADRCRU was found hiding. He was arrested without incident.

William O’Toole (33) of Edmonton was charged with several Criminal Code offences which include:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 (x5)
  • Obstructing a peace officer
  • Identity fraud
  • Failing to comply with the conditions of a Recognizance (x2)

Roderick Smart (48) of Boyle was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 (x5).

Nancy Kanarek (52) of Boyle is facing multiple charges, including the following:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 (x5)
  • Failure to comply with the conditions of a Recognizance (x2)
  • Possession of a controlled substance

O’Toole, Smart, and Kanarek were remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and their next court appearance will be in Boyle Provincial Court on Jan. 22, 2019.

Matthew Marler (30) of Glendon was arrested for his outstanding warrants from Athabasca, Bonnyville, and Red Deer which included charges of:

  • Assault
  • Uttering threats
  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Fail to comply with conditions
  • Fail to attend court
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Driving while unauthorized

He was also charged with new Criminal Code offences which include:

  • Failing to comply with the conditions of a Recognizance
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Possession of a controlled substance

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Athabasca Provincial Court on Jan. 22, 2019.