Springbank, Alberta – On December 12th, 2020 Cochrane RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter in progress at an RV storage yard in Spingbank just West of the city of Calgary. Upon arrival, officers we able to apprehend 5 suspects leaving the area. A search of their vehicle revealed 4 catalytic converters recently stolen off recreational vehicles in the break and enter.
Police have charged Jan-Anne August (29) of Calgary, Cory Davies (44) of Calgary, Jared Hiebert (47) of St. Albert, Mikhail Loskutov (28) of Calgary, and Jari Manner (38) of Cochrane with offences including Theft over $5000, Mischief over $5000, Possession of Break in Tools, and Contravene order of Medical Officer of Health (COVID).
Manner and Loskutov were remanded for Court on December 15th 2020. Davies, Hiebert, and August were released on conditions with first appearances set for January 19th 2021.
“Catalytic converter theft is a rising crime trend across the country,” says Corporal Savinkoff of the Cochrane RCMP, ” Our officers are working hard to employ specific crime reduction tactics to target both the offenders as well as the recycle yards accepting these items. “
If you have any information on property crimes in your area you are asked to contact Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000, 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 (http://www.p3tips.com) or by using the “P. Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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