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Quick actions of business enable arrest of B&E suspect

Kyle Wituk, 31, slated to appear in Athabasca Provincial Court April 17

ATHABASCA – A 31-year-old Athabasca resident faces multiple charges after police say that they observed him fleeing the scene of a break and enter in the 2000 block of 48 Ave Feb. 28.

In a March 29 press release, Athabasca RCMP said that due to the fast actions of the business, they were able to obtain CCTV footage and a suspect description very early into their investigation.

Once they arrived and began patrolling the area, they located a snowblower that had been stolen, and promptly stashed in a nearby wooded area. While investigating the blower, members of the detachment observed a man that “was known to the police” fleeing. He was later arrested.

Kyle Wituk, 31, who has since been released on conditions, is scheduled to appear in Athabasca Provincial court April 17. He will face charges of breaking and entering with intent to commit an indictable offence, theft under $5,000, possession of break-in instruments, and mischief over $5,000.

Athabasca RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports inform the police where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911.

If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Cole Brennan,

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