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Saturday , 18 September 2021

Kitscoty RCMP find stolen ATVs, guns, generators in search warrant

Three stolen ATVs missing for multiple years recovered during the search warrant.

Guns, generators, and cash were found at a house east of Kitscoty after a search warrant was executed on Feb. 5.

Kitscoty RCMP began investigating a stolen property complaint in December 2020 and with help from RCMP Auto Theft Unit, St. Paul RCMP Police Dog Unit, and a member of the Vermilion RCMP, one person was arrested.

During the search, police found ten firearms, four generators, and Canadian currency.

Police also seized an Arctic Cat ATV, which had been stolen from Barrhead in 2017, a Featherlite utility trailer, stolen from Eatonia, Sask. in 2019, and a Forest River trailer, stolen from Bashaw, Alta. in 2016.

Shane Wilson Slade (42) of Blackfoot has been charged with:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5000 (x7)
  • Possession of proceeds of crime over $5000
  • Improper storage of a firearm (x2)
  • Alter a Vehicle Identification Number (x3)
  • Fraudulent concealment of property

Wilson was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Kitscoty Provincial Court on April 20, 2021.

The Kitscoty RCMP encourage community members to report suspicious activity to the police by contacting the Kitscoty RCMP at 780-846-2870. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can 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 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.