Central Alberta RCMP Crime Reduction Unit arrest and charge prolific offender

Thorsby, Alberta – On May 9, 2023, the RCMP Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (CAD CRU) were on their way to support Western Alberta District Wildfire response to detect and deter crime in evacuated areas, when they observed a prolific property crime offender driving a pick up near Throsby. Officers contacted the registered owner to inquire if the male should be in possession of this pickup and it was determined that it had been stolen.

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(File Photo) RCMP Helicopter

CAD CRU covertly followed the vehicle with the assistance of the RCMP helicopter. Officers were able to covertly disable the vehicle, at which point the suspect got into another vehicle, which was later confirmed to have been stolen in early April. The second stolen vehicle lost control on lose gravel and rolled west of Drayton Valley, and the two occupants fled on foot. One suspect was apprehended by CAD CRU and RCMP Police Dog Services at the scene. The second male is outstanding, however, his identity is known and a warrant is being sought for his arrest.

Logan Joseph Davis (27), a resident of Brazeau County, has been charged with the following offences:

Possession of a prohibited weapon

Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Possession of stolen property over $5000 (x2)

Driving while prohibited

Fail to comply with release conditions (x7)

Possession of break in instruments

Operating a conveyance In a dangerous manner

After a Judicial Interim Release Hearing, Logan Davis has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Alberta Court of Justice in Leduc on May 11, 2023.

As a result of this investigation, two stolen vehicles, a 2000 Ford SRW and a 2016 Chevy Silverado, have been recovered.

Alberta RCMP are always proactively targeting prolific offenders that would victimize others – especially during natural disasters. For those communities that have received evacuation notices from the Provincial Government, our officers remain on the ground to ensure order and to protect property. We have deployed a variety of uniformed officers and specialized units, and are employing both overt and covert strategies, to address and prevent criminal activity in affected areas. We are monitoring these areas and are ready to respond quickly.

Until those who have been evacuated can return home, your RCMP officers are committed to keeping your community safe and secure.

Central Alberta RCMP Crime Reduction Unit

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