Leduc, Alberta – Leduc RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (LCRU) have recovered over $35,000. in stolen property from The Hobby Spot break and enter, plus unrelated stolen property and have laid charges against one male in relation to this investigation.
On Feb. 7, 2023, Leduc RCMP received information that three of the stolen cards were sold at a card business in Edmonton, Alta. After continued investigation and the assistance of Edmonton Police Service, a suspect and residence were identified.
On Feb. 10, 2023, LCRU with the assistance of Leduc RCMP General Investigation Section and Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in south east area of Edmonton where they arrested the suspect.
As a result of the search, police recovered a large quantity of the stolen property and seized some items including:
149 rounds of ammunition
5grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine
Over 500 capsules of various medications
17 boxes/bottles of various medications
Several sets of building keys and vehicle keys/vehicle key fobs
Many trading/collecting and gaming cards including NHL, NBA, MLB, Pokemon, Magic The Gathering, Yugioh, Dicemasters, MetaZoo and Flesh and Blood.
Justin Jarrod Charest (32), a residence of Edmonton, was charged with the following:
Break and enter
Trafficking property over 5,000.
Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. (x2)
Unsafe storage of a firearm
Unauthorized possession of a firearm
Possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine
Fail to comply with release order (x4)
Following a judicial hearing, Charest was remanded in custody. He is scheduled to appear in Leduc provincial court on Feb. 28, 2023.
“This investigation shows the success that comes when we work collaboratively with our policing partner, in Edmonton police service,” says Constable Cheri-Lee Smith. “This multijurisdictional investigation, including the intelligence sharing shows the impact we can have in our communities.”
LCRU’s investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Feb. 6, 2023
Leduc RCMP seek public assistance to identify break and enter
Leduc, Alta. – On Feb. 5, 2023, at 3:34 a.m., Leduc RCMP received a 911 call of a break and enter in progress at The Hobby Spot business in Leduc.
An unknown suspect forced their way into the business, causing damage and stealing a large number of items valued at over $55,000. The suspect then fled out the rear door of the business in an unknown direction.
Leduc RCMP members with the assistance of the RCMP Police Dog Services made extensive patrols of the area, however the suspect was not located.
The suspect is described as
Approximately 6’ – 6’2”
Approximately 215 – 235lbs
Last seen wearing a dark coloured hooded sweater, dark coloured pants, dark
coloured gloves and shoes.
Leduc RCMP’s investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Leduc RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident and to assist in identifying those responsible. Please contact Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7200 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 or by using the “P3 Tips” app. available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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