Boyle RCMP arrest four after suspicious vehicle complaint leads to stolen property, drug trafficking and weapons charges

Boyle, Alberta – On Tuesday Nov. 26 2019, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Boyle RCMP were advised of a suspicious vehicle in a rural area just north of Grassland, Atla. Police arrived on scene, and learned the vehicle had been stolen out of Edmonton. Police arrested two females initially, and learned that two males had fled the area on foot. Boyle RCMP with assistance from Cold Lake Police Dog Services conducted a track in the area which lead to one male turning himself into police on scene, and the last male being located at a business in the area. Further investigation conducted by police resulted in the recovery and seizure of a weapon, and methamphetamine.

Jail Cell
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Verne Johnson, 45-year-old male and Sheldon Johnson, 29-year-old male both from Calling Lake, Atla. along with Mindy Noskiye, 19-year-old female, and Makayla Noskiye, 21-year-old female both from Wabasca, Alta. were all charged with the following criminal code offences:

• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

• Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose

All four were also charged under the controlled drug and substances act with one county of possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine.

Sheldon was also charged with one count of break and enter and breach of recognizance. Sheldon was also arrested on outstanding warrants from the Athabasca RCMP for possession of a controlled substance and fail to attend court. Makayla also faces an additional count of breach of recognizance.

“We appreciate our residents living within our rural areas who continue to report suspicious activity”, says Cst. Andrew Deme of the Boyle RCMP. “This is a significant arrest, and recovery of stolen property, a dangerous weapon, and drugs that won’t be distributed into our community.”

All individuals were released after a judicial interim release hearing. Sheldon is scheduled to appear in Athabasca Provincial Court on Monday Dec. 9 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Verne, Mindy, and Mandy are scheduled to appear in Boyle Provincial Court on Tuesday Jan. 14 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

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