Blackfalds RCMP General Investigation Section execute search warrants and recover stolen property

December 9, 2021
Blackfalds, Alberta

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In October 2021, Blackfalds RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS), with the assistance of the Red Deer Crime Reduction Team, RCMP Air Services, and the Alberta RCMP Auto Theft Unit, entered into a property crime investigation in the Blackfalds area.

On Nov. 12, 2021, following further investigation, Blackfalds GIS arrested a male in possession of stolen property at a residence in Blackfalds, Alta.

On Nov. 13, 2021, Blackfalds GIS executed two search warrants at residences in Blackfalds and Red Deer County, Alta., and one search warrant at a business in Red Deer County, Alta.

As a result of this investigation, Blackfalds GIS recovered a variety of stolen property, including: a dump trailer, travel trailer, four snowmobiles and a gooseneck flat deck trailer and a pickup truck that both had the VIN's tampered with. The estimated value of this recovered property is over significant. Blackfalds RCMP have made efforts to contact all owners of the property that was recovered.

A 44-year-old male from Red Deer, Alta. was charged with the following 16 offences:

  • Operation of motor vehicle while prohibited (x4)
  • Break and enter commit theft
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 (x5)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x5)
  • Alter, destroy, remove vehicle identification number

He was also arrested on three outstanding warrants on unrelated matters out of Sylvan Lake, Alta. and Lacombe, Alta.

He was released from custody, and he is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Jan. 28, 2022.

Blackfalds RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300 or your local police. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for and where to patrol in the future. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


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Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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