Vigilant residents of Stettler County near Byemoor alerted the Stettler RCMP on Thurs. Oct. 7 to suspicious persons on Sec. Hwy. 589.
Responding investigators located a B.C. female, Andreaha Dorigo, (25) near a late model GMC Sierra pick-up that was determined to be stolen.
Further investigation led to locating and arresting the second individual, a male Christopher Bouchard, (38) of no fixed address.
Stettler investigators were supported by a Fish & Wildlife Officer and a member of the Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Team (CAD CRU).
The investigation revealed that Bouchard was wanted on arrest warrants out of multiple jurisdictions and the truck had recently been stolen out of B.C.
The pair are facing numerous property and weapons-related charges and have been ordered held in custody after a Judicial interim release was conducted.
The Stettler RCMP members were successful in this investigation as a result of the cooperation of the Stettler County residents who reported the suspicious activity.
“This allowed us to respond quickly and engage our enforcement partners from Fish & Wildlife and CAD CRU to assist in the apprehension and processing of the recovered weapons and stolen property. This kind of success is realized when the public and the police work together in combatting crime” said Staff Sgt. Bruce Holliday, Detachment Commander for Stettler Detachment.