Grande Prairie RCMP lay charges regarding stolen mail

Grande Prairie, Alberta – RCMP in Grande Prairie have executed a search warrant and laid charges against several people, following reports from concerned citizens.

Police had received numerous calls from the public reporting concerns at a home in the neighbourhood of Highland Park. Based on information provided by the public, RCMP were granted a warrant to search the property.

On December 1, 2019, RCMP executed a search warrant at the residence. Ten people were located inside the residence, all of whom were taken into custody while police investigated. The search of the residence led police to locate 46 pieces of mail, belonging to 46 different individuals. Police also seized the following: a cell phone, store scanner, dirt bike, cheques, three credit cards, two passports, and an Alberta drivers license; all of which had been previously reported stolen. Substances believed to be heroin and crystal methamphetamine were also seized, as well five different types of ammunition.

As a result of the investigation and search, RCMP have charged three males.

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Nathan Jones (41), of Grande Prairie, has been charged with the following:

• Possession of stolen mail x46

• Possession of stolen property x7

• Possession of break-in instrument

• Possession of controlled substance x2

• Possession of other persons identity document x3

• Fail to comply x2

Daryl Pearson (31), of Grande Prairie, has been charged with the following:

• Possession of stolen mail x46

• Possession of stolen property x10

• Possession of break-in instrument

• Possession of controlled substance x2

• Possession of other persons identity document x3

Christopher HANSON (37), of Grande Prairie, has been charged with the following:

• Possession of ammunition while prohibited x4

• Fail to comply x4

• Possession of controlled substance

Additional charges are pending against two other people. All others arrested in the residence were released with no charges.

Both Jones and Hanson have appeared in court on Dec. 4, while Pearson is to appear on Dec. 18, 2019.

The RCMP would like to thank the public for the information provided to police. “The calls from the public about this residence is what helped police obtain a search warrant,” said Cst. Devon Ashworth, “so a huge thanks to them.” RCMP encourage the public to report any suspicious activity, as citizens play a critical role in helping police keep communities safe.

Grande Prairie RCMP

File # 2019-1824729



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