Kitscoty, Alberta – Kitscoty RCMP began investigating a stolen property complaint in Dec. 2020 and as a result of the investigation a search warrant was executed at a property located east of Kitscoty, Alta. On Feb. 5, 2021, the warrant was executed with the assistance of the RCMP Auto Theft Unit, St. Paul RCMP Police Dog Unit, and a member of the Vermilion RCMP.
During the search, police located ten firearms, four generators, and Canadian currency.
Police also seized an Arctic Cat ATV, which had been stolen from Barrhead, Alta. in 2017, a Featherlite utility trailer, stolen from Eatonia, Sask. in 2019 and a Forest River trailer, stolen from Bashaw, Alta. in 2016.
Shane Wilson Slade (42) of Blackfoot, Alta. has been charged with:
· Possession of stolen property over $5000 (x7)
· Possession of proceeds of crime over $5000
· Improper storage of a firearm (x2)
· Alter a Vehicle Identification Number (x3)
· Fraudulent concealment of property
Wilson was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Kitscoty Provincial Court on April 20, 2021.
The Kitscoty RCMP encourage community members to report suspicious activity to the police by contacting the Kitscoty RCMP at 780-846-2870. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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