Vulcan RCMP arrest five suspects in search warrant

Vulcan, Alberta – On Nov. 13, 2018 at approximately 3:25p.m., Vulcan RCMP executed a search warrant on a rural property at Township Road 174 and Highway 23.

Vulcan RCMP, Nantan RCMP and the Crime Reduction Unit arrested three males and two females, and seized items that had been stolen from the Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Brooks, Redcliff, Strathmore, and Calgary areas. A large amount of copper wire had been stolen from numerous oil well thefts was also recovered.

The items seized are:

  • Five firearms
  • Two crossbows
  • Three bows
  • Three ATVs
  • One ATV trailer
  • Two cans of bear spray
  • Large amount of copper wire
  • 934 grams of Cannabis

Police also discovered a cannabis grow operation on the property.

Vulcan RCMP, Nantan RCMP and the Crime Reduction Unit arrested three males and two females, and seized items that had been stolen from the Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Brooks, Redcliffe, Strathmore, and Calgary areas.
Vulcan RCMP, Nantan RCMP and the Crime Reduction Unit arrested three males and two females, and seized items that had been stolen from the Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Brooks, Redcliffe, Strathmore, and Calgary areas.
Vulcan RCMP, Nantan RCMP and the Crime Reduction Unit arrested three males and two females, and seized items that had been stolen from the Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Brooks, Redcliffe, Strathmore, and Calgary areas.
Vulcan RCMP, Nantan RCMP and the Crime Reduction Unit arrested three males and two females, and seized items that had been stolen from the Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Brooks, Redcliffe, Strathmore, and Calgary areas.
A large amount of copper wire had been stolen from numerous oil well thefts was also recovered.
A large amount of copper wire had been stolen from numerous oil well thefts was also recovered.
A large amount of copper wire had been stolen from numerous oil well thefts was also recovered.
A large amount of copper wire had been stolen from numerous oil well thefts was also recovered.

Brian Christopher Aske (40) of no fixed address has been charged with:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000 (x4)
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000 (x7)
  • Possession of break and enter tools
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon (x4)
  • Possession of ammunition

Shaun Laraine Matchett (22) of Redcliff has been charged with:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000 (x4)
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000 (x7)
  • Possession of break and enter tools
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon (x2)

Ross Brian James (37) of no fixed address has been charged with:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000 (x4)
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000 (x7)
  • Possession of break and enter tools

Danny Robert Longbotham (47) of Vulcan has been charged with:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000 (x4)
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000 (x7)
  • Possession of break and enter tools

Shannon Lynn Murray (37) of Vulcan has been charged with:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000 (x4)
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000 (x7)
  • Possession of break and enter tools

Aske, Matchett, James, and Longbotham were remanding into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Provincial Court in Lethbridge on Nov. 16, 2018.

Murray was released from custody on a Recognizance and will be appearing in Lethbridge Provincial Court on Nov. 16, 2018.

The Vulcan RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to these thefts. Please contact Vulcan RCMP at 403-485-2397 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Vulcan RCMP



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