(Black Press File Photo)

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Lacombe Police arrest two for mail thefts

Accused were placed under arrest for possession of stolen mail and manufactured credit cards

On July 18, 2019, the Lacombe Police Service observed a Jeep Grand Cherokee in the area of Highway 2A and 47 Avenue, Lacombe, stopped at a community mail box.

A traffic stop was conducted by police for an unrelated traffic offence and upon speaking with the two occupants, Police observed a quantity of mail which did not belong to either occupant. Both were placed under arrest for possession of stolen mail and manufactured credit cards.

Further investigation found mail which had been stolen from a number of mailboxes in the Lacombe area and break in tools. Thirty-one victims of mail theft have been identified.

Two males have been charged with the following offences:

Mark Jacobson, 34, of Lacombe County has been charged with the following 14 offences:

  • Four counts of Identity Fraud
  • One count of Theft from Mail
  • One count of Theft from Mail of Keys
  • One count of Possession of Identity Documents
  • One count of Identity Theft
  • One count of Possession of Break-in Instruments
  • One count of Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime 1 count of Possession of Property Under $5,000
  • One count of Possession of Credit Card
  • One count of Possession of Credit Card Data
  • One count of Fail to Comply

Chris Besuijen , 35, of Red Deer has been charged with the following 13 offences:

  • One count of Theft from Mail
  • One count of Theft from Mail of Keys
  • One count of Possession of Identity Documents
  • One count of Identity Theft
  • One count of Possession of Break-in Instruments
  • One count of Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime 2 counts of Possession of Property
  • One count of Possession of Credit Card
  • One count of Possession of Credit Card Data
  • Two counts of Fail to Comply

If you have information about this incident, please contact the Lacombe Police Service at 403-782-3279 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

-Submitted by the Lacombe Police Service