Two people charged following theft of truck from a Happy Valley-Goose Bay dealership

February 19, 2024
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Forty-one-year-old Anton Russell and thirty-five-year-old Natasha Pottle are both facing multiple charges after Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP responded to a report at approximately noon yesterday of a break and enter and vehicle theft at a local car dealership.

Police officers responded and learned that after the dealership was broken into, multiple items were stolen, including a 2023 Ford F-150. They located the stolen vehicle later that day and attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the driver. The vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed – in the interest of public safety, it was not pursued. Shortly after, the vehicle was found abandoned in a snow bank.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP then tracked two suspects, Russell and Pottle, to a nearby residence, where they were both taken into custody and the stolen property was recovered.

Anton Russel is facing the following charges:

Theft of Motor Vehicle

Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000

Break and Enter – three counts

Mischief

Fail to Comply with court-ordered conditions

Natasha Pottle is facing the following charges:

Operate Conveyance While Prohibited

Fail to Stop Vehicle for Police

Dangerous Operation

Break and Enter

Theft of Motor Vehicle

Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000 – two counts

Breach of Probation

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Contact information

Strategic Communications and Media Relations Unit
RCMP NL
rcmp.nl.media-medias.tnl.grc@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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