WESTLOCK – A 64-year-old Busby-area man faces a handful of serious charges after police say they found a stolen camping trailer and quad on his property late last week.
Acting Westlock RCMP Detachment commander Cpl. Riley Sutherland said that just before lunch March 9, they, along with members of the Redwater RCMP Detachment and Eastern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), initiated a search warrant on a property in the southwest portion of Westlock County — the investigation actually started in Redwater following a complaint there that someone from Westlock was selling stolen property.
Sutherland said police were able to recover a stolen camping trailer and quad from the site — while she didn’t provide a specific value, she said they’ve both worth over $5,000.
The man, who they’ve declined to name, has been released on an undertaking and faces two charges of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and a single charge of possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking with his first court date in Westlock Provincial Court slated for April 27.
Sutherland always encourages the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity as reports tell them 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 www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.