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Wednesday , 30 September 2020
Stolen and illicit items seized by Vermilion RCMP.

Vermilion RCMP lay 60 drugs, weapons, stolen property charges on three

Vermilion RCMP have charged three people with weapons, drugs, and stolen property crimes after a break and enter at a local business on July 30.

Mounties executed a search warrant last Thursday for the shared residence of the three suspects.

Police also recovered stolen items from a separate break-in on July 28.

Several firearms, two of which were prohibited firearms due to being modified, multiple illegal drugs and a small amount of commercial explosive devices, were seized.

Charges have been laid against Mark Cameron (46), of Vermilion:

  • Break and enter
  • Possession of property obtained by crime X 9
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possess prohibited weapon X3
  • Trafficking in property obtained by crime
  • Possession of illegal drugs X4

Ken Thomas (39) of Vermilion:

  • Break and enter
  • Possession of property obtained by crime X 9
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possess prohibited weapon X3
  • Trafficking in property obtained by crime
  • Fail to comply with release order X2
  • Possession of illegal drugs X4

Paige Tkachuk (24) of Vermilion:

  • Break and enter
  • Possession of property obtained by crime X 9
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possess prohibited weapon X3
  • Trafficking in property obtained by crime
  • Possess break in instruments
  • Possession of illegal drugs X4

All three accused were held for judicial release hearings and remain in custody. Cameron and Tkachuk are next appearing August 10, 2020 in Vermilion Provincial Court.

Thomas‘ next appearance is August 17, 2020 in Vermilion Provincial Court. More charges are anticipated as the investigation continues.

If you have any information about this incident or the other involved persons, please contact the Vermilion RCMP at 780-853-4441. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.p3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. 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.