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.