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Sunday , 1 August 2021
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Bonnyville RCMP Briefs June 12-June 25

The Mounties in Bonnyville received 325 calls for service from June 12-15, during this period 20 traffic collisions were reported.

On June 12, while on patrol a vehicle was noted driving in the middle lane under the posted speed limit. The Mounties stopped the vehicle in a traffic stop and administered the roadside screening device. The 18-year-old driver was subsequently arrested for breaching current release conditions and a Fail on the screening device. He received sanctions under provincial legislation.

Also on June 12, there was a reported a break and entry to a rental property on 51 Ave near 51 Street in Bonnyville. The property has been empty since the beginning of the month and the complainant is worried that the culprits will return. Members continue to make proactive patrols.

On June 13, a good Samaritan reported that a criminal tried to break into a neighbour’s car, the complainant yelled at the suspect who then took off in a black SUV. The complainant and the witnesses chased off the suspects until the suspects opened a window and displayed what looked like a firearm. They also displayed/ deployed bear mace at the witness before taking off North towards highway 660. The Mounties attended, patrolled, called in Cold Lake members and PDS for assistance. The investigation is ongoing and any information on the identity of the suspects can be directed to the Bonnyville RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

On June 15, there was a report from a female who claimed she was assaulted by a male roommate and that he burned all their outdoor furniture. The Mounties attended the residence and arrested a 63-year-old Bradley Zacharuk. The male was later released on an Undertaking for court in Bonnyville on July 27, 2021.

A few days late on June 18, the Mounties were conducting a proactive patrol and located a stolen vehicle with the suspect inside. The suspect driver was identified as 62-year-old Lionel Normand of Bonnyville. Normand was released for court in Bonnyville on July 20, 2021.
The next day on June 19, there was a report of a theft of a 2008 Honda dark green TRX quad, this theft occurred sometime last week South of Muriel Lake at a seasonal cottage. The Quad has been added to CPIC as stolen.

Also on June 19, a caller contacted the RCMP and said a suspect was breaking into his property. Mounties quickly attended the scene and located a 54-year-old Darren Parker from Pierceland who admitted to trying to steal gasoline from the property. The suspect was taken before the courts and released on $3000 no cash promise to pay. He will appear in Bonnyville court on July 6, 2021.

Later in the evening on June 19 a concerned resident reported a possible intoxicated driver. The Mounties quickly located the vehicle in the town of Bonnyville and administered the roadside screening device. The driver provided a sample that registered a “Caution”. The driver was a GDL driver and was served a seven-day suspension, a fine, and a vehicle seizure under the current provincial sanctions.

More reports of drunk drivers were received on June 20, the RCMP located the suspect vehicle and the driver was visibly intoxicated. The suspect had previous provincial sanctions and was charged under the Criminal Code. The 39-year-old male from Bonnyville is scheduled to appear in court to respond to the charges on August 17, 2021.

On June 21 there was a report of a break and entry into a business. Numerous security cameras were taken along with other tools. Cameras have been added to CPIC, any information concerning the theft of these cameras can be reported to the Bonnyville RCMP or Crime Stoppers. The RCMP did not release the name of the business.

Later that evening on June 21, a 911 call was received about a possible trespasser. Members attended and cleared the area, during the search of the break-in location a suspect was located. The 38-year-old female from Frog Lake was arrested and later released to appear in Bonnyville court on July 27, 2021.

On June 23 a man had his wallet stolen from his truck on 47th Ave in Bonnyville. There was numerous Identification in the wallet including a Visa that was used at numerous places in Bonnyville soon after the discovery that the wallet was gone. Members are investigating and any information about this theft can be reported to the Bonnyville RCMP.

On June 24, there was a report of a stolen truck. A resident said sometime during the night it was robbed while it was parked in front of his residence on 53 Street. The stolen 2005 Chevrolet Silverado with a silver headache rack and silver rails on the side of the box.

Finally, on June 25 a person reported that his shed located on Muriel Lake was broken into and his quad was stolen. The quad is a green Yamaha YFM700. The quad has been added to CPIC and is still outstanding.
If you have any information on these crimes or to report a crime call the Bonnyville RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!