Arrests and charges laid over several Alberta RCMP detachment areas

Alberta, Canada – “We will continue to collaborate with multiple detachments in tackling crimes committed by repeat offenders,” says Constable Guillaume Wilson, Eastern Alberta Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU). “Our intelligence gathering assists us in identifying and arresting those who continue to cause crime in different communities.”

Tofield, Alberta – On Aug. 27, 2018, Tofield RCMP Detachment, with the assistance of the EADRCRU, located and arrested Chelsea Gravelle (28) of Tofield who was wanted on a warrant for being unlawfully at large. She was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on Sept. 27, 2018.

Two Hills, Alberta – On Aug. 28, 2018, the EADRCRU attended a residence in the Village of Myrnam as part of an ongoing stolen property investigation they had been conducting over the past several months. Upon arriving at a residence, police observed a wanted male attempting to flee arrest by jumping through the window of a motor home that was parked in the back. He was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and taken into custody.

James Wilgus (42) of Bonnyville was wanted on multiple warrants. He was also charged with additional Criminal Code offences which include:

  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Failing to comply (x3)

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Edmonton Provincial Court on Sept. 26, 2018.

Vermilion, Alberta – On Aug. 28, 2018, Vermilion RCMP Detachment received a report of a robbery and theft that had occurred at a local business in Mannville where a pickup truck was stolen. On Aug. 29, 2018, the EADRCRU located the stolen vehicle at a residence in Saddle Lake First Nations. The occupants of the vehicle were arrested by police and a third suspect was also arrested a short time later inside the residence.

Adrian Lewis Cardinal (34) of Saddle Lake was charged with one count of robbery. He was remanded into custody and will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on Sept. 17, 2018.

A 42-year-old male and a 37-year-old female from Saddle Lake, are also facing charges for possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. They were both released and are scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Sept. 13, 2018.

On Aug. 29, 2018, EADRCRU attended the Town of Vermilion to assist in locating and apprehending a male who was wanted on multiple warrants. The male was located at a residence and arrested. James Robert Lysen (33) of Vermilion was wanted for uttering threats and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Vermilion Provincial Court on Sept. 17, 2018.

Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit



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