Search war­rants in Brooks re­sult in four ar­rested and 85 crim­i­nal charges

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Alberta - CON­TRIB­UTED

Mem­bers of Brooks RCMP ex­e­cute search war­rants re­sult­ing in the ar­rest of four per­sons, 85 joint charges be­ing laid, and the re­cov­ery of sev­eral stolen doc­u­ments, stolen Iden­ti­fi­ca­tions, forged doc­u­ments, and more.

On July 23, Mem­bers of the Brooks Gen­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tion Sec­tion along with Gen­eral Duty mem­bers en­tered into an in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­gard­ing a sus­pect whom was wanted on sev­eral out­stand­ing ar­rest war­rants.

Af­ter ob­tain­ing Ju­di­cial Au­tho­riza­tion, the in­ves­ti­ga­tors en­tered a rental suite in the area of Suther­land Drive in Brooks.

The 33 year old male sus­pect was lo­cated and ar­rested on 9 out­stand­ing ar­rest war­rants.

Dur­ing the op­er­a­tion, in­ves­ti­ga­tors dis­cov­ered ev­i­dence of a pos­si­ble fraud and forgery op­er­a­tion.

As a re­sult, search war­rants were ex­e­cuted at the same lo­ca­tion and at an apart­ment suite lo­cated in the 200 block of 4th Street West in Brooks. Nu­mer­ous Stolen cheques, stolen credit cards, stolen Iden­ti­fi­ca­tions, stolen doc­u­ments, and forged doc­u­ments were lo­cated and seized.

Com­put­ers, prin­ters and quan­ti­ties of sus­pected Metham­phetamine were also seized. Ar­rested and jointly charged with 85 Crim­i­nal Charges re­lated to Fraud, Forgery, Pos­ses­sion of Stolen Prop­erty, Iden­tity Theft, and Pos­ses­sion of a Con­trolled Sub­stance was 33 year old Richard Strong, 22 year old Caitlin Ma­teri, 31 year old David Kear­ley, and 24 year old Ur­sula Young all of Brooks.

All per­sons ex­cept Strong were re­leased from cus­tody. All ac­cused per­sons ap­peared in Brooks Pro­vin­cial Court on Au­gust 1 to an­swer to the charges.

Cor­po­ral Robert Harms of the Brooks RCMP states that this il­licit op­er­a­tion likely in­volved and vic­tim­ized hun­dreds of peo­ple from the Brooks area and be­yond. Vic­tims and own­ers of the re­cov­ered prop­erty will be con­tacted in due time.

Cor­po­ral Harms fur­ther stated that this is an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of the Brooks RCMP Gen­eral Duty mem­bers and Gen­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tion Mem­bers work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tively to re­duce crime in and around the city of Brooks. RCMP will con­tinue to tar­get known of­fend­ers and il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity.

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