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RCMP receive reports of stolen tools in Bonnyville

Curfew check results in new charges
Crime
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BONNYVILLE - A significant amount of tools were reported stolen from the Bonnyville Centralized High School area on or around Jan. 4

A complainant reported that tools belonging to Lauden Plumbing were stolen during the weekend at 4908 49 Avenue. The value of the tools is about $10,000.

"The tools were secured in a toolbox. Police continue to patrol the area and any information concerning the significant theft can be reported to the Bonnyville RCMP or Crime Stoppers," according to RCMP.

Also on Jan. 4, a different complainant reported a break and enter at the CEDA shop over night. 

"Numerous items stolen including a Dewalt Sawzal, a Dewalt hand held reciprocating saw, two Dewalt cordless drills, a circular saw six Dewalt batteries as well as a sandblasting protective hood," according to Sgt. Kimberly Hillier of the Bonnyville RCMP.

The investigation is ongoing and any information about the incident can be reported to Bonnyville RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Muriel Lake

A number of break and enters were noted by RCMP in the Muriel Lake area on Jan. 2.

Someone reported that his garage window was broken on Township road 593a, Muriel Lake, in the M.D. of Bonnyville. While they did not find anything missing, police spent considerable amount of patrol time in the area, according to Hillier.

"While on patrol, the RCMP member noted that there appeared to have been several attempts and break and enters in the neighbourhood. All residents were notified and the investigation is ongoing," said Hillier. 

No significant losses were reported, however any information concerning this incident can be reported to Bonnyville RCMP.

Vehicle flees from police

ON Jan. 4, RCMP members observed a known suspect vehicle, a white Audi A4, parked at a local restaurant in Bonnyville.

"Members attended and initiated a traffic stop and were unsuccessful," according to RCMP. The suspect fled the scene and multiple patrol cars searched for the vehicle.

"When it was finally located, the suspect driver fled on foot into a field and PDS was able to track and arrest the suspect." 

A Judicial Interim Release hearing was held and the suspect, 28-year-old Kelly Renaud of Bonnyville, was remanded into custody until a Jan. 7 court appearance.

In addition to two outstanding traffic warrants, Renaud faces multiple new charges including: dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, operation while prohibited, flight from peace officer, and unauthorized possession of a weapon.

Curfew check

On Jan. 5, a curfew check resulted in new charges for a 37-year-old.

Bonnyville RCMP conduct nightly curfew checks for offenders who have been released with curfew conditions.  

"On this date, members attended the residence of 37-year-old Randall Gadwa and found that he was not abiding by the conditions he was on," according to Hillier.  "He was later located by police, arrested and brought back to the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment."

Gadwa was held for a Judicial Interim release hearing and the Justice of the Peace released him with a further release order on $250 cash bail.