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Reports of suspicious activity lead RCMP to three arrests

St. Paul RCMP, along with other RCMP units, arrested three people for property related crimes following several reports of a stolen vehicle and suspicious activity in the Mallaig area.

ST. PAUL – An investigation that involved several St. Paul and Eastern Division RCMP units resulted in the arrest of three people alleged to be in possession of property obtained by crime. 

On the morning of Nov. 16, St. Paul RCMP received several reports regarding the location of a stolen vehicle, as well as reports of suspicious people in the Hamlet of Mallaig, which is located within the County of St. Paul. 

St. Paul RCMP, with the assistance of the Eastern Alberta District Criminal Intelligence Coordinator, General Investigation Services, Police Dog Services, Crime Reduction Unit and St. Paul Traffic Services located and arrested two men and one woman in relation to their investigation.  

James Brertton, 50, and Amelia Quinney, 38, both residents of Saddle Lake, have been charged with possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000, break and enter, as well as mischief. 

Brertton was released on conditions and will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial court on Dec. 15. Quinney was remanded into custody for St. Paul Provincial court on Dec. 1. 

Dan McGilvery, 37, a resident of Saddle Lake, was also arrested and charged with possession of stolen property obtained by crime less than $5,000, and operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited. 

McGilvery was remanded into custody for St. Paul Provincial court on Dec. 7. 

No additional information into the investigation was released by police. However, St. Paul RCMP are reminding the public of the importance of reporting suspicious activity.  

Residents can report criminal activity or anything suspicious by contacting the St. Paul RCMP detachment at 780-645-8888 or your local police.  

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app. 

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