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Lacombe Police Service charge 2 after finding $20,000 in stolen property

Multiple new microwaves amongst stolen goods

On May 4, 2019, at 0510 am, The Lacombe Police observed a suspicious truck occupied by a male and a female parked in a local mini storage business in Lacombe. A query of the license plate found the truck was not a match. The truck was found to belong to a business from the Edmonton area. The male and female arrested for possession of stolen property and break and enter tools.

While speaking with the two suspects, they were found to be loading multiple microwaves, still in original packaging, from the storage unit. Further investigation found the microwaves to be stolen from an oilfield company in the Rimbey, Alberta area.

Based on the information the Lacombe Police Service was able to secure a search warrant of the storage unit.

The subsequent search found approx. $20,000.00 in stolen property from the central Alberta region.

Calvin Howard Brown, 43, of Blackfalds has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of property over $5000.00 – 2 (two) counts
  • Possession of property under $5000.00 – 1 (one) count
  • Trafficking property obtained by crime – 1 (one) count
  • Possess instrument for use in forging credit card – 1 (one) count
  • Possession of break and enter tools – 1 (one) count
  • Identity theft – 1 (one) count
  • Possess identity document – 1 (one) count
  • Possess stolen credit card – 1 (one) count
  • Careless storage of a firearm – 1 (one) count
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm – 1 (one) count
  • Possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized – 1 (one) count

Erica Dawn Foley, 37, of Ponoka, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of stolen property under $5000.00 – 1 (one) count
  • Possession of a controlled substances – 1 (one) count
  • Operate motor vehicle without certificate of registration – 1(one) count
  • Drive uninsured motor vehicle on highway – 1 (two) count
  • Fail to provide PO with required information – 1 (one) count
  • Breach of condition – 1 (one) count

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

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