BONNYVILLE – A traffic stop led to a stolen vehicle being found by Bonnyville RCMP.
On Jan. 15, a Bonnyville member was patrolling and completed a traffic stop where the vehicle was later found to have been stolen within the past few hours.
“The driver was arrested and while completing a search of the vehicle, the officers located what is suspected to be methamphetamine as well as numerous driver’s licenses,” detailed Bonnyville RCMP Sgt. Kim Hillier.
Dennis Paskimin (White) of Edmonton is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, identity fraud, two counts of identity theft, resisting or obstructing a peace officer, along with four violations under the Traffic Safety Act. These are in addition to 15 outstanding warrants from the Edmonton Police Service.
He was remanded into custody by the justice of the peace.
The passenger, a 25-year-old female from Edmonton, was also charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and released on an undertaking for court in Bonnyville on March 16.
Driver with no plates flees from police
When an officer attempted to stop a Ford Explorer with no plate on road two in Kehewin at a COVID-19 check stop, the driver fled but wasn’t pursued by RCMP.
Witness statements were obtained and an investigation led to the driver being identified.
Justin Moses, 39, of Saddle Lake faces a number of charges including resisting a peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, operation or a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, failure or refusal to comply with a demand, flight from a peace officer, and operation while prohibited.
Moses was remanded into custody.
Range finder stolen from Glendon business
“A complainant reported that two suspects entered Poacher’s Corner in Glendon and stole a ranger finder,” Hillier detailed. “Members are reviewing video footage and a photo of the suspects will be released as soon as it becomes available.”
Stolen vehicles keep RCMP busy
Bonnyville RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from a business parking lot on Jan. 16.
Surveillance was not clear enough to provide clues to the identity of the suspects, but calls of sightings and assistance from the public and police patrols led to the vehicle being located by the Cold Lake RCMP.
A 19-year-old male from Cold Lake was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and possession of break-in instruments.
The following day, a report was received of a stolen vehicle taken from the area of 53rd St. In Glendon.
“Members attended and spoke with the complainant, who had left their vehicle running to warm up when it was taken. Members patrolled the area and neighbourhood inquiries but weren’t able to locate the vehicle,” Hillier said.
The 2004 Toyota Sienna had the license plate SNU612 when it was taken and has been added to the Canadian Police Information Centre.