Central Alberta RCMP Crime Reduction Unit arrest and charge prolific offender

Thorsby, Alberta – On May 9, 2023, RCMP Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (CAD CRU) made an arrest as a result of two stolen vehicles which fled from police. As a result, Logan Davis was charged with numerous offences (see previous media release). Davis has been remanded into custody until May 24, 2023, in Breton.

As a result of a continuation of this investigation, on May 10, 2023, a judicially authorized search warrant was conducted on a property in Breton, Alta. RCMP had knowledge that there was stolen property at this location. During the execution of search warrant, a male fled the scene on an ATV. He was quickly apprehended and the ATV was determined to be stolen from Breton. The male driving this stolen ATV had recently been arrested in Drayton Valley for thefts during the wildfire evacuations.

As a result of this search warrant, Sheldon Daniel Thompson (38), a resident of Drayton Valley, has been charged with:

Possession of a prohibited weapon

Possession of stolen property over $5000

Possession of break in tools

Operate a conveyance while prohibited

Operate a conveyance in a dangerous manner

Breach of probation

Stolen ATV
Stolen ATV
Stolen Chevy
Stolen Chevy

After a Judicial Interim Release Hearing, Thompson was remanded into custody for Alberta Court of Justice in Breton on May 16, 2023.

A 47-year-old- male, who had fled on the ATV, has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5000. He was released to appear in Alberta Court of Justice in Breton on July 26, 2023.

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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