Whitecourt RCMP locate break in suspects with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Service

Whitecourt, Alberta – On March 2, 2020, at 6 a.m., Whitecourt RCMP received a call of a break and enter to a towing company shop located on a rural residential property in Woodland County, Alta. The property owner had observed two males on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) flee the property.

Whitecourt RCMP attended and with the assistance of the RCMP Police Service Dog, located the two males who had abandoned the ATV and continued on foot into a wooded area. The suspects were arrested without incident.


Brian Mareck (49) and Chad Penman (39), both of no fixed address, are jointly charged with:

• Break and enter to a business

• Disguised with intent to commit an offence

• Possess break-in Instruments

Both Mareck and Penman are facing separate charges for fail to comply with release conditions (x3).

Following judicial hearings, both Mareck and Penman were remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in Whitecourt Provincial Court on March 10, 2020.

Whitecourt RCMP encourages anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in rural areas to contact the Whitecourt RCMP at 780-779-5900, or your local police service. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 online at www.P3Tips.com or by using “P3 Tips” app available through the Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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