Edson, Alberta – On July 26, 2021, Edson RCMP recovered three stolen vehicles within the Edson RCMP Detachment area within a 4 hour period.
On July 26, 2021, at approximately 7:50 a.m., a vehicle was reported as being involved in a single vehicle collision and abandoned on the highway. Further investigation showed that the vehicle had been stolen out of Hinton, Alta.
On July 26, 2021, at 9:15 a.m., an abandoned vehicle was reported in a rural area northeast of Edson in a wooded area. Further investigation showed the vehicle was a stolen vehicle out of Edson.
Within the above stolen vehicles, RCMP located evidence relating to copper wire theft. Edson RCMP’s investigation into these matters continues.
On July 26, 2021, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Edson RCMP received a call that the owner of a vehicle that had been stolen earlier that day had located the stolen vehicle. Edson RCMP attended the location and a vehicle stop was completed. Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested and are facing charges.
Dallas Andrew Maughan (23) and Jamie Brandon Crowther (22), both from Edson, have each been charged with Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000 and Breach of an Undertaking. Following judicial hearings, Maughan and Crowther were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Edson Provincial Court on Sept. 7, 2021.
Of note, the charges for Breach of an Undertaking are related to both Maughan and Crowther being out on release with conditions in relation to an incident on July 21, 2021, where they were charged for Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000 (stolen vehicle) and were released on conditions. Those matters are also before the courts.
Edson RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, 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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