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Six vehicles reported stolen in Bonnyville in one week

Six vehicles were reported stolen to Bonnyville RCMP from March 8 to 15.
RCMP are on the look-out for a trailer that was stolen from north of Bonnyville on March 12.

BONNYVILLE - Six vehicles were reported stolen to Bonnyville RCMP from March 8 to 15.  

On March 11, a vehicle owner in Fort Kent reported that his Dodge Ram 1500 had been stolen with his credit card inside, according to Bonnyville RCMP. The culprits had allegedly used the credit card.   

“Bonnyville RCMP forwarded the information to the Voyent Alert app. Then on March 12, at 5 p.m., Bonnyville RCMP received a call from a community member that spotted a stolen truck they had seen on the Voyent Alert app.”  

RCMP members from Bonnyville, the Eastern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit and Police Dog Services immediately went to look for the vehicle at its last known location and located it near Highway 28 on Range Road 470.   

“Two females were located and arrested at the scene, while two males that had fled on foot were tracked down by Police Dog Services and arrested,” according to police. 

Nevada Desjarlais, 19, of the Elizabeth Métis Settlement is charged with being in possession of the stolen truck, two counts of mischief/damage to property under $5,000, driving uninsured, driving while prohibited, dangerous driving and two counts of failing to comply with release conditions.  
Matthew Francois, 30, of Cold Lake First Nations is charged with possession of the stolen truck over $5,000, identity theft and misuse of a credit card.   

Both men have been remanded into custody until their first court appearance of March 19. The two women were released without charges. 

Truck and trailer 

On March 12, a Dodge Ram Truck and black flat deck Featherlite trailer were reportedly stolen from a rural residence north of Bonnyville.   

The truck and trailer were seen at a property near Goodridge but the suspects were scared off, according to police. 

“The next day, the truck was located on Beaver Lake Cree Nation South of Lac La Biche,” according to police. 

George Lewis, 38, from Beaver Lake Cree Nation was found to be in possession of the truck. He was arrested by Lac La Biche RCMP and charged with three counts of possession of stolen property and unauthorized possession of a firearm.   

He was remanded in custody and set to appear in Lac La Biche Court on March 18.   

The trailer is still missing, according to police. 

F150 stolen from hotel 

On March 12, a Ford F150 was stolen from a hotel on main street in Bonnyville and recovered later that day in Cold Lake.   

Cold Lake RCMP arrested and charged Shawn Dean, 37, of Cold Lake. He was brought before a Justice of the Peace and released from custody. His first court appearance is scheduled for March 27 in Cold Lake. 

Other vehicles reported stolen in Bonnyville 

On March 8, a dirtbike was stolen from a residence on the 4300 block of 43 Street in Bonnyville and later recovered. 

On March 11, a Dodge Durango was stolen from the 4000 block of 40 Street. It was recovered a few hours later in Cold Lake. 

On March 11, a Ford F350 was stolen from Fort Kent and recovered two days later on Lakeshore Drive. 

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