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The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Kyle Smylie

Four men ar­rested in con­nec­tion with over 800 new tires stolen from Ed­mon­ton and lo­cated near Three Hills.

A Rum­sey man and three other Al­berta men were ar­rested on Wed­nes­day, May 25 af­ter po­lice re­cov­ered a stolen ship­ment of 800 new tires in Ed­mon­ton at a ru­ral prop­erty near Three Hills.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan May 25 in Ed­mon­ton af­ter po­lice there con­tacted In­n­is­fail RCMP for as­sis­tance in at­tempt­ing to lo­cate a stolen trac­tor trailer unit filled with the new tires pos­si­bly trav­el­ling on High­way 2.

In­n­is­fail RCMP con­ducted pa­trols on the High­way and lo­cated the trac­tor trailer unit and con­ducted a traf­fic stop near In­n­is­fail, where the driver was ar­rested and the trailer was con­firmed stolen, but was found to be empty.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion led RCMP to a prop­erty near Three Hills that had a sus­pi­cious pile of tires vis­i­ble from the road. Three Hills and In­n­is­fail RCMP stopped a ve­hi­cle leav­ing the prop­erty and lo­cated some of the miss­ing tires in that stop, and three males were ar­rested.

RCMP ex­e­cuted a search war­rant and re­cov­ered ap­prox­i­mately 800 new tires.

James Wil­liam Wal­lace Hussey, 42, of Rum­sey, Trevor Michael Mor­gan Wil­vers, 38, of Grande Prairie, Kevin Lee Brown, 51, and Corey Allen Pasemko, 35, both of Grande Cache have all been charged with at least one count of pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty and traf­fick­ing stolen prop­erty.

Wil­vers and Brown are ex­pected to ap­pear in court to­day for a show cause hear­ing, Hussey was re­leased on $4000 no cash de­posit and a $1000 cash de­posit and ap­peared in court May 30. Pasemko was re­leased on a $6000 no cash de­posit and ap­peared in court May 27, 2016.

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