The Bonnyville RCMP received 185 calls from May 7 to May 17.
On Tuesday, May 11, the Mounties took a report of a stolen John Deere packer, the packer was believed to be located on a rural property north of Bonnyville. Members executed a search warrant and arrested 42-year-old Alfred Tizzard of LaCorey. Police located the packer on Tizzard’s property. Alfred Tizzard is set to appear in court to face charges on May 27, 2021.
Also on May 11, there was a report of a male who tried to pass off a counterfeit $100 bill at the 7-11, and once confronted, the male took the bill and left the store. Members reviewed the footage, but the male was wearing a hat, mask, and glasses and couldn’t be identified. Employees did not recognize the male. Any information that the public may have concerning this investigation can be reported to the Bonnyville RCMP.
On Wednesday, May 12, there was a complaint to the detachment that a property had been broken into on Highway 55. The RCMP says a family member attended and found the gate open and the sea can lock cut. The residence was secured and the property owner is still determining what has been stolen. The investigation is ongoing.
Later that day on May 12, there was a report of theft of a truck with a flatbed trailer. The truck is a red 1996 Ford Conventional. Police say the vehicle fled eastbound, and members made extensive patrols but were unable to locate the stolen vehicle.
On May 14, the Bonnyville RCMP received a report that a male suspect had broken into a business and had been breaking into vehicles. The RCMP attended the location on 55 Avenue and the suspect was located and arrested after a foot pursuit. The suspect, 41-year-old Clayton Cardinal of Kehewin has been charged with 14 counts, ten counts of Mischief, one count of resisting or obstructing a peace officer, one count of possessing break-in instruments, and two counts of Breaking and Entering.
On May 16, a resident called the RCMP to report finding a female suspect attempting to steal from their personal vehicle. The suspect fled in a white SUV. Police say the suspects stole a quad, chainsaw, vacuum cleaner, and fuel. The quad is reported as a 2009 red Can-Am Outlander. Any information concerning this theft can be reported to the Bonnyville RCMP.
Later that day, a Mountie initiated a traffic stop with an off-highway vehicle as the driver was not wearing a helmet and the licence plate did not match the vehicle. The driver provided roadside samples and blew a “FAIL” resulting in immediate roadside sanctions. The driver also was subject to multiple violation tickets including; no insurance, no registration, and driving while suspended.
On May 17, an officer observed an off-highway motor vehicle (quad) swerving from shoulder to shoulder on Highway 41. The member initiated a traffic stop and the 19-year-old male driver admitted to recent alcohol consumption. The driver provided samples of his breath roadside and blew a caution, he was subject to immediate roadside sanctions. His vehicle was towed and seized and multiple violation tickets were issued.
The Bonnyville RCMP took a report of a theft of truck overnight on May 17, the complainant reported he parked his truck, a red 2006 F350, in the Western Budget parking lot and it was gone in the morning. Police continue to investigate and are determining if video footage is available. Anyone having any information on this vehicle theft is asked to contact the Bonnyville RCMP.