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RCMP Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Team arrest repeat offenders

Members of the RCMP Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Team (CAD CRU) were conducting surveillance in an area of Buck Lake known to be frequented by criminals on Jan. 5, 2022 when they observed a truck that matched the description of one stolen in Rocky Mountain House earlier that day.

Officers observed two pick up trucks, including the one matching the stolen truck’s description and followed the vehicles until they arrived at a residence in Violet Grove, Alta.

When officers entered the property two suspects attempted to flee the area in one of the trucks. The vehicle was disabled as it fled and officers were able to quickly and safely take the suspects into custody.

The subsequent search of the property revealed five additional stolen pick up trucks and one stolen fifth wheel.

The vehicles were originally stolen from Rocky Mountain House, Drayton Valley, Parkland County, Calmar, and Sangudo.

Jason Sylvain Roy, 34, of Wetaskiwin and Derek Fernand Lavoie, 32, of Brazeau County have both been charged for their involvement in the stolen property.

“Thanks to our ability to seamlessly coordinate resources with both the Breton and Thorsby RCMP Detachments, our unit was able to successfully locate and monitor these two repeat offenders, as they lurked between RCMP jurisdictions, until they could be safely apprehended,” said acting Unit Commander of CAD CRU, Cpl. William Hiscock.

“CAD CRU’s mandate to investigate multi-jurisdictional offenders in partnership with Central Alberta District Detachments makes it more difficult for these types of offenders to commit crimes and victimize Albertans in one county and run and hide in another.”

Roy was held in custody with his next court appearance set for Jan. 12, 2022, in Breton, Alta., and has been charged with:

• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 (x2);

• Failure to comply with release conditions (x7);

• And possession of a controlled substance.

Lavoie was released from custody with his next court appearance set for Jan. 12, 2022, in Breton and has been charged with:

• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 (x2);

• Flight from police;

• And possession of a controlled substance.



shaela.dansereau@pipestoneflyer.ca

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