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