Friday , 24 September 2021

Bonnyville RCMP arrest two after stolen snowmobile is seized

An investigation into a snowmobile theft resulted in two people charged, say the Bonnyville RCMP.

On Tuesday, EADCRU with Bonnyville RCMP and Bonnyville GIS executed a search warrant on a rural property north of Bonnyville to recover a stolen snowmobile that was taken on Jan. 22.

The 40-year-old property representative was charged with possession of stolen property.

He was released on a recognizance.

A linked investigation led to an additional arrest on Wednesday.

Eastern Albert District Crime Reduction Unit and Bonnyville RCMP charged 22-year-old Wyatt Whitford of Bonnyville with multiple offenses including breach of conditional sentence order, theft of truck, failure to comply, and possession of property obtain by crime.

Whitford remains in custody. His next court date is Feb. 14 in St. Paul.

RCMP say the arrest of Whitford, and TJ Atkinson from a week before, have been linked to eight open investigations and arrests are expected to follow soon.

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.