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Search warrant uncovers two stolen vehicles at Bonnyville property

Bonnyville RCMP were involved in 545 investigations from July 19 to Aug. 11. Among these were investigations related to stolen vehicles, stabbings and break and enters.
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BONNYVILLE – A 33-year-old Bonnyville man is facing several charges after a police search of his property allegedly revealed two stolen vehicles. 

On July 19, members of the Bonnyville RCMP were dealing with an unrelated matter at a Bonnyville residence when they noticed what they believed was a stolen vehicle on a property, according to a Bonnyville RCMP media release. 

Police then obtained and executed a search warrant at the residence, recovering two stolen vehicles, numerous tools and licence plates.  

The suspect, Patrick Schmold, was arrested and charged with break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a firearm, mischief under $5,000, and altering/destroying/removing a vehicle identification number. 

Schmold was brought before a Justice of the Peace who released him to appear in court on Aug. 16.   

Break and enter leads to arrest 

On July 31, members of the Bonnyville RCMP were dispatched to a report of a break and enter at a residence west of Bonnyville. 

A suspect identified as Christopher Olszowka was located, arrested and charged with, break and enter, mischief, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, and resisting arrest.  

The 32-year-old was brought before a Justice of the Peace who remanded him into custody to appear in court on Aug. 16.