Southern Alberta RCMP Crime Reduction Unit dismantle chop shop

December 9, 2021
Rocky View County, Alberta

News release


Skid Steer
Dodge Eco Ram

On Thursday Dec. 2, 2021, Calgary Police Service notified the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (SACRU) of the RCMP of the possible location of a stolen Toyota 4Runner in rural Chestermere, Alta. SACRU attended an address in Rocky View County, Alta. on Range Road 285 near Highway 1 and observed items on the property that led them to believe the property was being used as a chop shop.

SACRU obtained and executed a search warrant with the assistance of Strathmore RCMP and the RCMP Auto Theft Unit on the property and located eight stolen pickup trucks, two stolen SUV's, a Cat Skid Steer, one flat deck utility trailer with skid steer attachments, one small utility trailer, one Artic Cat side by side and one Honda quad.

Two of the vehicles recovered had been chopped and are non-repairable, and one pickup had its VIN changed whereby the VIN on the door and dash were replaced with false VIN stickers for a matching vehicle. The other seven vehicles were found to be in excellent condition. Two of the recovered vehicles were stolen during test drives from Calgary dealerships.

The estimated value of the recovered vehicles is significant.

Recovered stolen vehicles:

  • 2022 Toyota 4Runner - stolen from Calgary
  • 2021 Ford F350 Platinum - stolen from Calgary
  • 2021 Ford F150 Lariat - stolen from Calgary
  • 2021 Ford F150 Lariat - stolen from Calgary
  • 2021 Ford F150 Lariat - stolen from Calgary
  • 2020 Ford F150
  • 2015 Jeep Cherokee stolen from Fort Saskatchewan
  • 2020 Dodge Ram Eco Diesel Stolen from Edmonton
  • 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel stolen from Calgary
  • 2018 Arctic Cat Havoc - stolen from Calgary
  • 2014 Honda TRX500
  • 2014 Caterpillar Skid Steer - stolen from Calgary
  • 2018 Load Trail Flat Deck Trailer
  • 2019 Rainbow Trailer
  • 2018 Chevrolet Silverado

Charges have not been laid at this time, and the investigation continues with the Calgary Police Service Auto Theft Team, Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit and the RCMP Auto Theft Unit working together.


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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