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Sunday , 29 May 2022

Six people charged after speeding vehicle was discovered stolen near Vermilion

Local RCMP officers in the Vermilion area have charged six people with various offences after a speeding incident on Wednesday.

On Jan. 19, an off duty RCMP officer observed a white pick up truck travelling well in excess of the posted speed limit on Highway 16.

On duty Vermilion RCMP were advised and the vehicle was located parked at a lounge in the town of Vermilion where a traffic stop was conducted.

Additional support from Kitscoty RCMP, Vermilion Traffic Services and the Eastern Alberta District RCMP Crime Reduction Unit responded to the scene.

The vehicle was occupied by two females who had a sawed off shotgun on the passenger seat. The females were arrested and taken into custody.

Further investigation determined the truck to be stolen. Additional involved parties were located inside the lounge and were also arrested and taken into custody.

Matthew Belly (31) of Lloydminster, Blake Dillon (27) of Edmonton, Fabian Littlewolfe (31) of Onion Lake, Kristian Harper (24) of Lloydminster, Kelsi Naistus (23) of Onion Lake and Shaylene Lewis (26) of Lloydminster are all jointly charged with offences that include:

  • Possessing property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Possessing property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon

Additional individual charges include:

Fabian Littlewolfe

  • Possession of weapon while prohibited (4 counts)
  • Breach of release order (3 counts)
  • Possess controlled substance
  • Drive while Prohibited

Blake Dillon  

  • Possession of weapon while prohibited

Kelsi Naistus

  • Possess weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Breach of release order

Matthew Belly

  • Possession of weapon while prohibited

Matthew Belly and Kelsi Naistus were also arrested on warrants for their arrest at the time.

Kelsi Naistus, Shaylene Lewis and Kristian Harper were all released by way of Undertaking to next appear in Vermilion Provincial Court on March 21, 2022.

Following a judicial hearing Matthew Belly, Fabian Littlwolfe and Blake Dillion were remanded in custody to speak to bail in Vegreville Provincial Court on January 24, 2022.

As this matter is now before the court no additional details can be released.

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.