Vegreville, Alberta – On November 7, 2016 at approximately 6:30 p.m., members from the Two Hills RCMP and Vegreville RCMP detachments were investigating a suspicious vehicle complaint in the area of Township Road 542 and Range road 153. There was a male reported to be in a vehicle using electronic tablet. The vehicle was described as being heavily damaged.
The suspect vehicle was stopped outside of Vegreville by the RCMP after it crossed highway 857. The vehicle was driven by Jeremy Lane Bauer, a 38 year old male who was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property the week prior. Bauer was arrested for outstanding warrants for trafficking in stolen property and breaches of the bail conditions he was at large on.
The vehicle that he was driving was not registered nor insured and the plate on the vehicle did not belong to the vehicle. Three further licence plates were found in the vehicle, all of which were stolen. Bauer was arrested and charged with numerous counts of possession of stolen property, along with failing to comply with release conditions. As well he was charged with multiple offences under the Traffic Safety Act.
Bauer is currently a suspect in numerous property thefts, including vehicles, trailers and construction equipment in the Vegreville, Two Hills and Lamont areas. These investigations are ongoing at this time.
Bauer was remanded into custody and has a first appearance in court in Vegreville on November 14, 2016.
Should anyone have any information about these investigations, please contact your local RCMP detachment, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).