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Bonnyville RCMP recover vehicles stolen from Edmonton

On two separate occasions in the last week, Bonnyville RCMP located and retrieved two vehicles that had been reported stolen from Edmonton. Police apprehended suspects in both cases.
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BONNYVILLE – A truck owner in Edmonton reached out to the Bonnyville RCMP on April 30, to inform police that someone known to her had allegedly taken her vehicle without consent. 

Contacting the Bonnyville RCMP detachment, she advised them at 7:30 p.m. she had tracked the truck to the Bonnyville area and requested RCMP’s assistance in recovering it, according to an RCMP press release. 

RCMP members attended a location in La Corey provided by the vehicle’s owner. Police were then able to locate both the truck and the suspect.   

A 39-year-old man from Cold Lake was arrested but attempted to resist, states RCMP. 

The male suspect is facing charges of taking a motor vehicle without consent, driving while prohibited and resisting arrest. 

He was remanded into custody by a Justice of the Peace and will appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on May 17. 

Stolen Jeep recovered in Bonnyville 

At 10 p.m. on May 5, Bonnyville RCMP members received a report of a suspicious looking woman getting in and out of a grey SUV in the area of 53 St. and 53 Ave. in Bonnyville.  

Members attended the area, located the suspect in a stolen Jeep Patriot, which police had been alerted to earlier in the day and were asked to be on the lookout for, according to RCMP. 

The Jeep had been reported stolen out of Edmonton.  

A 24-year-old woman from Edmonton was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, as well as four counts of failing to comply with a previous release order.   

The suspect was lodged in a cell and was awaiting a bail hearing at the time the RCMP statement was released. 

The Jeep Patriot is being returned to its rightful owner in Edmonton.