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Bonnyville RCMP investigate numerous break and enters

In a span of one week, Bonnyville RCMP members responded to eight business break and enters and multiple vehicle thefts. As of June 26, police look for a white Chevrolet Silverado with Alberta licence plate LKS 164.

BONNYVILLE – In a one-week span, Bonnyville RCMP members have responded to eight break and enters that occurred at Bonnyville businesses, along with multiple vehicle thefts and attempted thefts. 

A business located along 56 Ave. in Bonnyville between 58 St. and 62 St. was broke into at 5 a.m. on June 24. 

Just two days later, on June 26, RCMP responded to another break and enter at a business along 56 Ave. that occurred at 4:50 a.m.  

This time a tow company was targeted with a vehicle being reported stolen from the site, according to an RCMP statement.  

“The culprits drove over the fence then abandoned the vehicle a short ways down the road,” states RCMP. 

The vehicle has been recovered and is pending a forensic examination.   

The same culprits allegedly returned at 8:50 p.m. the next evening and damaged a company truck, according to police. 

Stolen fuel 

At some point overnight on June 26, culprits entered a business's yard on a bike and stole diesel and gasoline. 

The business that was targeted is located along 55 Ave. in the 5100 block. 

At 4:30 a.m., just two nights later, police say, “culprits drove around on ATVs near their gas tanks then attempted to gain entry into the maintenance shop setting off the alarm causing them to flee.” 

Fence cut at business 

On June 27, an oilfield business on 47 Ave. in the 6000 block had its fence cut at 2 a.m.  

Police have not commented on whether any items had been stolen from the business. 

On June 28, Bonnyville RCMP received two other reports of break-ins that occurred in the area. 

At 4 a.m. on June 28, two culprits were caught on video surveillance climbing over a company’s fence and were attempting to gain entry to a storage area before fleeing on bicycles.   

The business is located on the 4800 block of 62 St. 

RCMP received a report that an oilfield business on the 5200 block of 50 Ave was broken into later that evening at 11:30 p.m.   

“Culprits made off with a Dodge Ram work truck which was located less than 24 hours later in Fishing Lake (Métis Settlement),” according to RCMP. 

All eight of these break and enters remain under investigation and the RCMP urge anyone with information to contact the Bonnyville RCMP or Crimestoppers. 

Doorbell camera records truck theft 

Last week, a Bonnyville resident contacted RCMP and reported that he witnessed someone stealing his truck from his driveway on June 26, through footage from his doorbell camera. 

The white Chevrolet Silverado with the Alberta licence plate LKS 164 was stolen sometime between 1:43 a.m. and 2:43 a.m. that morning. 

The theft occurred on the 4500 block of 41A St. 

Investigation of abandoned vehicle leads to an arrest 

On June 29, Bonnyville RCMP were dispatched at 5 a.m. to the scene of a stolen Dodge truck that had been abandoned on Range Road 461 near Twp Rd 632. 

The investigation led investigators to arrest 47-year-old Jeffery Fendelet of La Corey who is currently in police custody and facing multiple charges including possession of stolen property over $5,000. 

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