UPDATE: Additional charges laid against two males, from Calmar and Edmonton, in theft of catalytic converters

Through investigation, three of the catalytic converters were determined to belong to vehicles from a break and enter to a business in Nisku

Leduc, Alberta – (April 7, 2021) On Wednesday March 31, Leduc RCMP executed a search warrant on a vehicle that was seized at the business where the two males were arrested on March 27 and recovered four catalytic converters.

Through investigation, three of the catalytic converters were determined to belong to vehicles from a break and enter to a business in Nisku.

As a result, Leduc RCMP have laid eight additional charges against the two accused males:

· Mischief under $5000. X3

· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000. X2

· Theft under $5000. X3

Leduc RCMP arrest two males for theft of catalytic converters
Leduc RCMP arrest two males for theft of catalytic converters

BACKGROUND

March 30, 2021

Leduc RCMP arrest two males for theft of catalytic converters

Leduc, Alta. – On March 27, 2021 at approximately 8:10 a.m., Leduc RCMP responded to a report of two suspects stealing catalytic converters at a business near 45 Street and 56 Avenue in the Leduc industrial area.

Officers received information from a property representative who observed the theft in progress on a live video feed and they immediately attended the area. As a result, Leduc RCMP arrested two males without incident.



William Dale Waunch (35) of Edmonton was charged with the following:

· Mischief under $5000.

· Theft under $5000.

Waunch was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on April 1, 2021.

Tyrone Jason Hays (32) of Calmar was charged with the following:

· Mischief under $5000.

· Theft under $5000.

· Operate motor vehicle while prohibited

Hays was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on April 1, 2021.

Leduc RCMP would like to thank the member of the public who observed a crime in progress and reported it to police immediately. This person was instrumental in this duo being caught by police.

Catalytic converter thefts have been a serious issue in the Leduc area. If anyone has information regarding these thefts, they are asked to contact Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267 or their local police. 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.

Leduc RCMP



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