Strathmore RCMP Make Multiple Arrests and Recover Vehicles During Checks at Rural Property

Strathmore RCMP made multiple arrests and recovered several stolen vehicles during separate checks at the same location. The first check happened on November 30 at around 10:00 AM, when Strathmore General Investigation Section (GIS) and Strathmore Detachment members with assistance of RCMP Auto Theft Section attended a property in Rocky View County South of Langdon to conduct a check for stolen property. In total, four vehicles and a utility trailer were recovered from the property. One vehicle was stolen in Wheatland County, another from Rocky View County; and the remaining two vehicles and trailer were stolen in Calgary. Two arrest warrants from Calgary were also executed for a male at the property.

A couple days later on December 2 at around 10:00 AM, Strathmore GIS and Detachment members attended the same property to conduct a check for stolen property. While there, a pickup truck previously reported as stolen in Calgary was located. While on the property, members located Yanick Carbonneau, a 32 year old man from Calgary, who is wanted on two warrants from Calgary. Once arrested, a drivers license not belonging to Carbonneau was found in his possession. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Government Document. He did not speak to bail and was remanded to appear on December 6, 2022. The vehicle was recovered and returned to its owner.

Later that afternoon at around 2:45 PM, Strathmore GIS and Detachment members attended the same property to conduct another check for stolen property. Upon arrival, a white Ford pickup truck was observed parking on the property. Further investigation revealed the truck was stolen in Calgary and 32 year old Calgary resident Kyle Rankin was found to be wanted on two warrants from Calgary. A search of the vehicle revealed the presence of what was believed to be methamphetamine. Rankin was arrested and charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, Obstruction, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Driving While Unauthorized, and Operation of a Vehicle while Uninsured. Rankin is held in custody to appear in Provincial Court on December 8, 2022. The vehicle was returned to the owner.

“Strathmore RCMP monitors a number of properties known to be frequented by habitual offenders with a goal of preventing, detecting, and deterring crime as part of our crime reduction and prevention strategies. These recent investigations are representative of ongoing efforts to keep our communities safe and to remind offenders who enter our area that we are watching,” said Strathmore RCMP Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Mark Wielgosz.

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