In just six hours last week, RCMP were able to track down four stolen vehicles. The vehicles were found between 7:30 p.m. on January 11th and 1:30 a.m. on January 12th, and five people were arrested.
Beaverlodge RCMP helped their counterparts in Grande Prairie find the first vehicle, which had been stole from the city hours earlier. On top of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, 38 year old James Noble of Grande Prairie is facing several other charges related to drug possession and flight from police.
The second arrest came two hours later, when a stolen pickup truck was tracked to a rural location in the Bezanson area. Police Dog Services helped take 38 year old Brandon Moench of Sundre and 23 year old Owen Stockton of Debolt into custody.
Around 12:30 a.m. the next day a stolen vehicle was found in a hotel parking lot on the west side of Grande Prairie. The driver was taken into custody, and 20 year old Jessica Smith of GP is facing charges.
The final vehicle created the most concern for officers. It was spotted in the Patterson area, but when police tried to stop it, it began driving dangerously.
RCMP say they didn’t pursue the vehicle out of safety concerns, but it was found a short time later in Clairmont. 43 year old Robert McGeorge of Grande Prairie is facing several charges, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.
All four incidents are said to be unrelated.