Pincher Creek RCMP with the South­ern Al­berta Crime Re­duc­tionTeam seize stolen prop­erty / firearms and co­caine

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Alberta -

The Pincher Creek RCMP worked in con­junc­tion with the South­ern Al­berta Crime Re­duc­tion Team (CRT) to tar­get and in­ves­ti­gate ac­tiv­i­ties at a ru­ral res­i­dence be­lieved to be in­volved in drug traf­fick­ing, and har­bor­ing stolen prop­erty.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was suc­cess­ful, arrests were made and charges laid.

On July 25 the South­ern Al­berta CRT took car­riage of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and ob­tained a search war­rant for the res­i­dence un­der the Con­trolled Drugs and Sub­stances Act. Given the in­her­ent risks in­volved in ex­e­cut­ing search warrants at known res­i­dences, the RCMP Emer­gency Re­sponse Team (ERT) was de­ployed to as­sist.

On July 26 the search war­rant was ex­e­cuted and three sub­jects were ar­rested at the res­i­dence with­out in­ci­dent.

RCMP Auto Theft Unit at­tended to work in con­junc­tion with the CRT in iden­ti­fy­ing and re­cov­er­ing stolen prop­erty.

Two stolen trail­ers; a cargo and dump type were seized. The value for these trail­ers is de­ter­mined to be ap­prox­i­mately $18,000. Two firearms, ev­i­dence of drug traf­fick­ing and co­caine was also seized.

The fol­low­ing in­di­vid­u­als are fac­ing charges: 54-year-old Dewey Todd Starzyk, of Pincher Creek, is charged with breach of pro­ba­tion (x2), pos­ses­sion of pro­hib­ited am­mu­ni­tion while pro­hib­ited and one charge of pos­ses­sion of co­caine un­der the Con­trolled Drugs and Sub­stances Act. Starzyk ap­peared in court on Au­gust 1, 2018.

65-year-old Wil­liam Peter Robin­son, of Pincher Creek, is charged with pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime over $5,000 (x2) and pos­ses­sion of firearms with no valid li­cense.

56-year-old San­dra Lynn Wil­son, of Pincher Creek, is also charged with pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime over $5,000 (x2) and pos­ses­sion of firearms with no valid li­cense.

Both Robin­son and Wil­son have been re­leased for court in Pro­vin­cial Court of Al­berta in Pincher Creek on Septem­ber 11, 2018.

“Col­lab­o­rat­ing across de­tach­ments, and uti­liz­ing spe­cial­ized units like the Crime Re­duc­tion Team, ERT and the Auto Theft Unit meant a prompt re­sponse to com­mu­nity con­cerns in re­la­tion to this prop­erty” says Sergeant Brad White of the South­ern Al­berta Crime Re­duc­tion Team.

“We know that ru­ral res­i­dents are con­cerned about prop­erty crimes and we are ded­i­cated to fo­cus on the small num­ber of re­peat of­fend­ers com­mit­ting those crimes.”

The Pincher Creek RCMP De­tach­ment con­tin­ues to em­pha­size that if you feel there is some­thing sus­pi­cious hap­pen­ing in your neigh­bour­hood, re­port it to 403-627-6000.

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