UPDATE #2: A warrant for Thoreson’s arrest was issued on December 3, 2018, and still outstanding.
UPDATE: In November 2018, Huyghebaert was sentenced to 15 months. He has 9 months left on his sentence.
RCMP believe they have arrested two people responsible for several recent thefts around the Peace Country. They were taken into custody on July 24th, after reportedly fleeing a traffic stop.
Mounties from Spirit River didn’t pursue the vehicle out of concern for public safety, and it was later found stuck in some brush in Woking. A man was arrested at the scene, and a woman was later found and arrested nearby.
Police say their investigation led them to stolen property connected to recent vehicle break-ins in Beaverlodge, Grande Cache, and the Grande Prairie area. The vehicle had also been stolen from Grande Prairie and the suspects allegedly had several break and enter tools on them.
42-year-old Geoffrey Huyghebaert of Grande Prairie and 36-year-old Nadelle Thoreson of Sexsmith are facing several charges, including possession of stolen property and break-in instruments, as well as the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. Huyghebaert remains in custody while Thoreson has been released with numerous conditions.
RCMP say they are still investigating and ask anyone with information on the accused over the last two months to call the Spirit River detachment or Crime Stoppers. They’ll be back in court on August 11th.