Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit arrest two and recover stolen vehicles

St. Paul and Bonnyville, Alberta – Criminals have no borders. By sharing resources with other jurisdictions and partner agencies, we are able to seamlessly locate and track criminals as they move throughout the province.

Over the past several days, members of the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) have conducted joint operations with several RCMP detachments in order to arrest property crime suspects and recover stolen vehicles. “Offenders rely on transportation to get around and commit their crimes,” says Constable Guillaume Wilson, EADRCRU. “Every time we recover a stolen vehicle we are taking away the opportunity of further crimes being committed.”

On Oct. 15, 2018, members of EADRCRU conducted a joint operation with members of the St. Paul RCMP and identified the general location of a stolen truck from Bruderheim in St. Paul County and Saddle Lake. RCMP members contained the area and the stolen truck fled from them at high speed, but became stuck in a rural location when trying to evade RCMP members.

Rayburne Jackson (44) of Saddle Lake was arrested without incident and is facing several charges, which include:

  • Flight from police
  • Dangerous driving
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Driving while disqualified
  • Driving an uninsured motor vehicle

He was released after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Nov. 1, 2018.

On Oct. 16, 2018, EADRCRU were conducting joint efforts in the rural area of the MD of Bonnyville along with Bonnyville RCMP.

A truck that was previously reported stolen from Bonnyville was recovered. While on scene, a male youth entered the area driving a second stolen truck from Ardmore. RCMP members attempted to stop the truck, but it fled at high speed and crashed in a ditch. The male fled on foot, but was quickly apprehended by police and taken into custody.

(Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit) Photo of stolen truck from Ardmore.

The 16-year-old male from Ardmore, who cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces numerous charges which include:

  • Breaking and entering to commit theft
  • Theft of a motor vehicle
  • Breaking and entering to commit mischief
  • Mischief over $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Flight from police
  • Dangerous driving
  • Failing to comply with the conditions of a youth sentencing order
  • Driving an uninsured motor vehicle

The youth was released after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Nov. 6, 2018.

Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit



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