Beaumont RCMP looking to reunite stolen property with its owners; two from Edmonton facing charges

Beaumont, Alberta – On March 5, 2019 two males were arrested following complaints of break and enters and thefts. The males have been linked to several thefts reported in Beaumont. The Beaumont RCMP recovered a large amount of stolen property in the possession of the males and are now looking to return the items.

At 2:43 a.m., a complaint was received that males were breaking into garages and vehicles. A black SUV was reported to be the suspect vehicle involved. Beaumont RCMP located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. The SUV fled from police and shortly after, at 3:03 a.m., the SUV became stuck in a snow bank where two male occupants ran into a nearby field. Both males were caught and taken into custody by responding RCMP members.

After being searched subsequent to arrest, one of the males was found to have a can of bear spray in his pants pockets and the other had a knife.

29-year-old Clayton Michael Upright of Edmonton is facing seven criminal charges as follows:

– Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

– Break, enter and commit an offence – residence

– Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x4)

– Flight from peace officer

26-year-old Stefano Chad Nardi of Edmonton is facing 11 criminal charges as follows:

– Break, enter and commit and offence – residence

– Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

– Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x 4)

– Flight from peace officer

– Impaired operation of a motor vehicle

– Impaired operation over 80 mg% of a motor vehicle

– Operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited

– Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Both subjects have had a judicial interim release hearing and have been released from custody. They are scheduled to appear in Provincial court in Leduc on March 14, 2019.

Investigation revealed that the suspect SUV, a black Toyota Highlander, was earlier reported stolen out of Edmonton. A large amount of stolen property was recovered from within the Highlander. Recovered property includes: cell phones, computers, binoculars, various watches and sunglasses amongst other items. This property may belong to residents of Beaumont, or neighbouring communities.

“Making these arrests is a great outcome, and an even better outcome will be to return the stolen property” says Staff Sergeant Jeff Egan, Detachment Commander of Beaumont RCMP Detachment. “This is a timely reminder to Beaumont residents to lock your vehicles, remove valuables, and keep garage door openers out of sight.”

If you recently have been a victim of theft or if you have information relating to this investigation. please contact the Beaumont RCMP at 780-929-7410.

Beaumont RCMP

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