Athabasca RCMP lay charges in relation to a commercial break and enter

Athabasca, Alberta – On Feb. 28, 2023, shortly after midnight Athabasca RCMP received a call for service reporting a commercial break and enter in progress in the 2000 block of 48 Ave. Thanks to the fast actions of the business, RCMP members obtained CCTV footage and a suspect description very early into the investigation.

Break and Enter
Break and Enter

RCMP members responded to the area and located evidence that a break and enter had recently occurred. RCMP members began patrols of the area in an effort to locate the suspect. Officers located a snowblower which had been stolen from the business and staged in a nearby wooded area. While investigating the found property, Athabasca RCMP members observed a male known to police fleeing the area. That male was arrested in relation to this incident.

Kyle Wituk (31), a resident of Athabasca, was arrested and is facing multiple charges including:

Break and Enter with intent to commit an indictable offence

Theft under $5000

Possession of break-in instruments

Mischief over $5000

Following the initial investigation, Kyle Wituk was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Athabasca Provincial court on April 17, 2023.

Athabasca 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 or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Athabasca RCMP

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