Three Hills RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) has been investigating a prolific property crime offender in Kneehill County, Alta for the past several months. Three Hills RCMP CRU learned that the male was trafficking stolen property using an online platform.
During the investigation, Three Hills RCMP CRU recovered items and vehicles, including a ride-on lawnmower, a trailer, and an ATV with the VIN destroyed. These items were identified as stolen from various rural properties within Kneehill County.
Three Hills RCMP CRU also identified other stolen items in conjunction with the investigation such as an SUV, Truck, ATV, and stolen licence plates.
Three Hills RCMP executed a search warrant on Wed. Nov 23, 2022, at the residence where the male resides, which resulted in the seizure of electronic devices, weapons and stolen vehicle documents.
Jesse Bulechowsky (41), a resident of Kneehill County, has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, trafficking of property obtained by crime under $5000 x 2, trafficking of property obtained by crime over $5000, utter forged documents, possession of proceeds of crime under $5000 x 2, possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 x 5, alter/remove or obliterate a VIN, drive while prohibited, disuse with intent to commit an offence.
Following a judicial hearing, Bulechowsky was released from custody to appear in Drumheller Provincial Court on Fri. Dec. 16, 2022.
Three Hills RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. Three Hills RCMP remains fully committed in building safer communities by working in partnership with our community as well as through investigative and enforcement efforts to achieve this goal.