Strathmore RCMP made two arrests after recovering multiple stolen vehicles from a rural property near Langdon in recent weeks.
“Strathmore RCMP monitors a number of properties known to be frequented by habitual offenders with a goal of preventing, detecting, and deterring crime as part of our crime reduction and prevention strategies, said Staff Sgt. Mark Wielgosz, the detachment commander for Strathmore RCMP. “These recent investigations are representative of ongoing efforts to keep our communities safe and to remind offenders who enter our area that we are watching.”
On the morning of Nov. 30, Strathmore RCMP officers attended to a Rocky View County residence south of Langdon to conduct a check for stolen property. According to a detachment press release, four vehicles and a utility trailer were recovered. One vehicle was stolen in Wheatland County, another from Rocky View County, and the remaining two vehicles and trailer were stolen in Calgary. Two arrest warrants from Calgary were also executed for a male at the property.
According to RCMP, three days later on Dec. 2, Strathmore members re-visited the same property to conduct a check for stolen property. While there, a pick-up truck previously reported as stolen in Calgary was located. While on the property, members located a male wanted on two warrants from Calgary.
“Once arrested, a drivers license not belonging to the male was found in his possession,” the release stated. “The male was transported to Strathmore Detachment for a bail hearing.”
Yanick Carbonneau, a 32-year-old resident of Calgary, was charged with unlawful possession of a government document. He did not speak to bail and was remanded to appear on December 6, according to RCMP. The vehicle was recovered and returned to it’s owner.
Also on Dec. 2, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Strathmore RCMP officers attended the same property to conduct another check for stolen property. Upon arrival, a white Ford pick-up truck was observed parking on the property.
“Further investigation revealed the truck was stolen in Calgary and the occupant was found to be wanted on two warrants from Calgary,” RCMP stated. “A search of the vehicle revealed the presence of what was believed to be methamphetamine. The occupant was arrested and transported to Strathmore Detachment for a bail hearing.”
Kyle Rankin, a 32-year-old resident of Calgary, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, obstruction, possession of a controlled substance, driving while unauthorized, and operation of a vehicle while uninsured. Rankin was held in custody to appear in provincial court on Dec. 8. The vehicle was returned to the owner.