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Thursday , 16 September 2021

Bonnyville man charged with ten offenses after snowmobile theft

Bonnyville RCMP have arrested a 20-year-old male from Bonnyville after he was found stealing a snowmobile from a residence.

The arrest was made with the help of the Eastern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (EADCRU).

As RCMP investigated, they laid an additional ten charges on Troy “TJ” Atkinson including theft, drug, and weapons-related offenses.

Atkinson is charged with theft of a truck, (3x) possession of property obtained through crime over $5000, mischief, possession of methamphetamine, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon.

Background investigation led to his arrest.

He was remanded into custody.

He appeared in court yesterday.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.