RCMP recover stolen vehicles
Crime: Trucks, trailers, snowmobiles among items found
By: Don Patterson
| Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 06:00 am
Okotoks RCMP have recovered a cache of stolen vehicles, snowmobiles, cargo trailers and a large amount of tools from a rural property in the foothills area.
The vehicles and items were recovered after a search warrant was executed on a foothills property near Okotoks on April 6.
In total, RCMP found 18 vehicles, including trucks, quads, bobcats, snowmobiles and a variety of cargo trailers. They also found a large number of stolen tools, tires and ladders on the property. Police estimate the value of the stolen items at more than $300,000.
A suspect has been identified and is currently being sought by police.
Okotoks RCMP Sgt. Donna Rorison said the suspect in the case lives in Okotoks and was using the rural property to store the stolen items.
The vehicles and items were stolen from a number of communities, including Oyen, Strathmore, Calgary, Claresholm and Okotoks. Most of the vehicles and other items have been identified and police are in the process of locating and notifying owners.
Police arrest suspected thieves
The discovery comes after RCMP arrested two women last week in relation to a number of cases of thefts from vehicles, attempted break and enters and a hit and run.
Once RCMP identified the suspects, she said they were able to connect them to a number of different incidents.
“As a result of that, when they all came in we identified the vehicle, located the vehicle,” she said. “Sometimes what happens with that is when you get someone like that then you look at what’s in the car and you can tie them back to other things.”
Cassandra St. Onge, 22, is facing two counts of possession of property obtained by crime, identity fraud, mischief under $5,000, three counts of failing to comply with conditions, adult operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police.
Tiffany Garlock-Holland, 27, is facing two counts of possession of property obtained by crime, adult operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police, mischief under $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance, specifically crystal meth.
Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call Okotoks RCMP at 403-995-6400 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).