Strathcona County, Alberta – On Saturday July 29, 2017 at approximately 10:41 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter at a residence located near Range Road 215 and Township Road 544 in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
Forced entry was gained by kicking in the back door of the residence and once inside the culprit(s) stole an IPAD and several firearms. Police were informed that the stolen IPAD was activated on Wednesday August 2, 2017 and determined it was located at a residence in southeast Edmonton.
On the same day police attended the residence in Edmonton and observed a male and female leave and enter a 2017 Dodge Ram which was determined to be stolen out of Red Deer, Alberta on Monday July 31, 2017.
The male and female were arrested shortly after at a Pawn Shop located on Stony Plain Road in Edmonton. Incidental to arrest the male was searched and police located a .40 calibre loaded handgun in a shoulder holster. In the stolen Dodge Ram police located a shotgun, knives, ammunition, stolen identification and numerous disguises.
Police obtained a search warrant for the residence in southeast Edmonton and located an IPAD, bullet proof vest, laptops and stolen motor bike.
The stolen property recovered belonged to victims from Strathcona County, Spruce Grove, Red Deer and Saskatchewan.
Michael Edward LABAR, age 40 of Red Deer, Alberta and Savannah Lee KORTH, age 20 of Edmonton, Alberta have both been charged with:
- Two counts of break and enter.
- Four counts of possession of stolen property under $5000.
- One count of careless use of a firearm.
- Two counts of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose.
- One count of unauthorized possession of firearm.
- One count of possession of stolen property over $5000.
- Two counts of break and enter to steal firearm.
- One count of possession of weapon obtained by crime.
- One count of possession of a firearm/prohibited weapon when knowing possession unauthorized.
KORTH has been charged with 4 additional charges and LABAR has been charged with 23 additional charges.
LABAR and KORTH were both remanded into custody and their next appearance is scheduled for August 16, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Sherwood Park Provincial Court.
If you have information about this investigation, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or call your local police detachment. 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.
Strathcona County RCMP