Oyen RCMP have charged one man following the report of a stolen vehicle on June 7, 2018. Investigation resulted in locating and recovering the vehicle by the RCMP.
At 3:37 p.m. Oyen RCMP were made aware of the theft of vehicle south of Acadia Valley. With the assistance of the vehicle owner, the truck was located shortly after by police. James Robert Stuart (29) was arrested without incident.
Stuart has been charged with theft of truck and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. At the time of his arrest, Stuart was on release conditions and now faces a further charge of failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking.
A bail hearing has been set over as Stuart is to appear by closed circuit televison (CCTV) in Didsbury on Mon. June 11, 2018.
The RCMP want to remind citizens that everyone plays a role in Crime Prevention. You know your neighbourhoods better than anyone. If you see someone or something that doesn’t belong, call the police. Your call may save a life or lead to an arrest.
Stolen livestock trailer
A livestock trailer was stolen from a parking lot in Hanna sometime around June 5.
The trailer is a 2014 “Merritt” 5th wheel aluminum stock trailer. It is 32 feet long and has three axles. At the time of being stolen it had Alberta plate 5EL243 on the rear.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Hanna RCMP at (403) 854-3393. Tips can also be anonymously provided through Crime Stoppers online http://calgarycrimestoppers.org/ or by calling 1-877-222-8477.
Further homicide charges
The RCMP Major Crimes Unit have arrested and charged a youth as a result of the ongoing investigation into the murder of Fazal Rehman, whose body was discovered south of Morrin on Oct. 16, 2017.
In late October, Dylan Donald Howard of Munson was arrested and charged with one count of first degree murder. He remains in custody pending his trial.
The Major Crimes Unit from Calgary maintained carriage of this investigation and continued to investigate in partnership with other RCMP specialized units.
On June 5, 2018, a 16-year-old female was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact of murder and attempting obstruction of justice.
The female, who cannot be named according to the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is scheduled to appear in Provincial court.
The RCMP will not be commenting further as the mater is now before the courts.