Bashaw RCMP investigators responded to a report of a Break and Enter in progress at a Rural Stettler County residence on March 2, 2020 at 4:10 p.m.
Responding Bashaw investigators confronted two male suspects on the property who fled the location in a vehicle, later determined to be stolen, becoming stuck in an adjacent field.
The suspects fled the area on foot so Police Dog Services were requested.
With the assistance and support of vigilant residents and Stettler Detachment investigators, the suspects were tracked.
Containment of the area was established and the responding Police Dog Services team tracked the suspects through the Battle River valley locating and apprehending one suspect hiding in the bush area with the assistance of Bashaw investigators.
A second track by the Police Service Dog team led to the apprehension and arrest of the second suspect hiding in an outbuilding that he had broken into.
The two male suspects from the Edmonton area are facing multiple charges.
Kody Kenneth Bock (33 years) and Shane Albert O’Dea (38 years) have been jointly charged with Break and Enter, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 (truck), Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 (licence plate), Possession of Methamphetamine, and Obstruction/Resisting Arrest.
In addition, Bock has been charged separately with Driving while Prohibited (Canada Wide) and an additional count of Break and Enter for breaking into the outbuilding where he was arrested.
O’Dea has been charged separately with Resisting Arrest as he resisted arrest with Bashaw Investigators and the Police Service Dog Team.
Both Bock and O’Dea were assessed and treated by Emergency Medical Services at Bashaw Detachment for frostbite of their extremities with O’Dea being transported to St. Mary’s hospital to be further treated.
Both Bock and O’Dea were cleared for incarceration and were brought before a Justice of The Peace with Bock being remanded into custody and O’Dea released on his own recognizance with conditions.
Both Bock and O’Dea were transported to Red Deer with O’Dea being left at a Safe Harbour Shelter, as he was unable to arrange transportation out of our community, and Bock being left at Red Deer Remand centre.
Both suspects have extensive criminal records including but not limited to similar type property crimes.
These matters are now before the courts.