Stolen property has been recovered and charges laid against two central Alberta men.
As a result of a week-long investigation, RCMP Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Team (SADCRT) and Innisfail RCMP arrested two males on Sept. 24.
While SADCRT was working in Innisfail, they observed a truck hauling a flat deck trailer. Checks on the trailer determined it to be stolen from Sylvan Lake and officers monitored the vehicle until it pulled into a gas station in Penhold.
The suspect attempted to flee when RCMP entered the gas station but was apprehended a short distance away. A second suspect, a passenger in the vehicle was arrested without incident.
After an investigation it was determined that the Ford F350 was stolen out of Penhold, the flat deck trailer worth $20,000 was stolen out of Sylvan Lake and the hydraulic fittings and a converted utility trailer containing unique tools worth $100,000 were stolen out of Innisfail.
Kirk Clark, 35 of Red Deer, was charged with, possession of stolen property exceeding $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000, failing to comply with release order, possessing a controlled substance, resisting a peace office and driving a motor vehicle while unauthorized and with no insurance.
Clark also had three outstanding arrest warrants for a total of eight charges, six counts of failing to comply with release order, fail to stop for a peace officer and driving a vehicle while unauthorized.
Trevor Taylor, 42 of Lacombe, was charged with, possession of stolen property exceeding $5,000. possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possessing a controlled substance.
Both accused are next scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Oct. 22. Clark has been remanded to custody and Taylor has been released from custody on a Promise to Pay.
Many of the stolen tools are still outstanding and RCMP are asking if anyone has information to please contact their nearest RCMP Detachment or local police.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.