17 Charges Laid Against 2 Men in Stolen Vehicles

Entwistle, Alberta – Evansburg RCMP have laid 17 charges against two men following suspicious vehicle complaints in the rural area near Entwistle.

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On April 30, Evansburg RCMP responded to a complaint of suspicious vehicles and a collision on Range Road 110. A witness reported that two vehicles were blocking a driveway to a rural property and that the vehicles were driven in a dangerous manner that resulted in a collision with a witness’s vehicle. The witness was treated for a minor injury sustained in the collision. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. The suspect vehicles fled prior to police arrival and were not located that night.

On May 1, 2017 Evansburg RCMP were called to another report of suspicious vehicles blocking the driveway of a rural property on Township Road 534. RCMP members responded and located two separate vehicles with drivers inside. RCMP members determined both vehicles, a black 2005 Ford F-250 and a black 2006 Ford F-250 were stolen. Two adult males were arrested without incident.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the two men and the stolen vehicles were also responsible for the incident on April 30th.

Zane Curtis Bronson, age 30 of No Fixed Address is charged as follows:

  • Assault with a weapon, s.267(a) of the Criminal Code.
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, 249(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
  • Operate motor vehicle while disqualified, s.259(4) of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of a controlled substance, s.4(1) of the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act.
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, s.355(a) of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, s.354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, s.88(1) of the Criminal Code. (x2)
  • Possession of break in instruments, s.351(1) of the Criminal Code.
  • Wear disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, s.351(2) of the Criminal Code.
  • Fail to comply with probation order, s.733.1(1) of the Criminal Code. (x7)

Bronson has been remanded into custody and will appear on May 8, 2017 at Evansburg Provincial Court.

Daniel Patrick O’Donnell, age 29 of No Fixed Address is charged as follows:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, s.355(a) of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of a controlled substance, s.4(1) of the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act.
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, 249(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
  • Assault with a weapon, s.267(a) of the Criminal Code.
  • Operate motor vehicle while disqualified, s.259(4) of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of prohibited ammunition contrary to court order, s.117.01(1) of the Criminal Code.
  • Wear disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, s.351(2) of the Criminal Code.

O’Donnell has been remanded into custody and will appear on May 8, 2017 at Evansburg Provincial Court.

Evansburg RCMP are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at 780-727-3654 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Evansburg RCMP


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