Two ar­rested in ma­jor theft bust in White Bear

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Rcmp - CON­TRIBUTED

Since Dec 18th the RCMP in Kyle and Swift Cur­rent have been in­ves­ti­gat­ing a cou­ple ar­rested at the White Bear Ho­tel in White Bear, Sask.

The adult male and fe­male were first ar­rested after in­for­ma­tion came to the de­tach­ment from the pub­lic that a cou­ple was at the ho­tel seek­ing food and lodg­ing and claim­ing they had no iden­ti­fi­ca­tion or money.

When mem­bers first came into con­tact, the cou­ple was ar­rested for pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty be­cause the ve­hi­cle they were driv­ing was stolen form Wapella Saskatchew­an. This was just the tip of the ice­berg.

It took some time to iden­tify the sus­pects and con­duct an in­ven­tory of the con­tents of the ve­hi­cle.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still on­go­ing, but the cou­ple has ac­cu­mu­lated the fol­low­ing charges from the ini­tial ar­rest be­tween them:

· Ob­struct Po­lice Of­fi­cer - Sec­tion 129(a) CC

· Fail to Com­ply with Rec­og­nizance - Sec­tion 145(3) CC

· Theft Un­der $5000 - Sec­tion 334(b) CC

· Theft, Forgery, Mis­use of Credit Card - Sec­tion 342(1) C.C.

· 2 x Pos­ses­sion of Prop­erty Ob­tained by Crime Over $5000 - Sec­tion 354(1)(a) CC- for stolen truck

· 9 x Pos­ses­sion of Prop­erty Ob­tained by Crime Un­der $5000 - Sec­tion 354(1)(a) CC x9

· Theft from Mail - Sec­tion 356(1)(a) CC

· 2x Pos­ses­sion of Mat­ter Stolen from Mail - Sec­tion 356(1)(b) CC

· 4x Mis­chief Un­der $5000 - Sec­tion 430(4) C

· Fail to Com­ply with Rec­og­nizance - Sec­tion 145(3) CC

· Theft of Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle - Sec­tion 333.1(1) CC

· Theft Un­der $5000 - Sec­tion 334(b) CC

· 9x Theft, Forgery, Mis­use of Credit Card - Sec­tion 342(1) CC

· Unau­tho­rized Use of Credit Card Data - Sec­tion 342(3) CC

· 2x Pos­ses­sion of Prop­erty Ob­tained by Crime Over $5000 - Sec­tion 354(1)(a) CC - for stolen truck

· 13x Pos­ses­sion of Prop­erty Ob­tained by Crime Un­der $5000 - Sec­tion 354(1)(a) CC

· Theft from Mail - Sec­tion 356(1)(a) CC

· 3x Pos­ses­sion of Mat­ter Stolen from Mail - Sec­tion 354(1)(b) CC

· Ut­ter­ing Forged Doc­u­ment - Sec­tion 368 CC

· Fraud Greater than $5000 - Sec­tion 380(1)(a) CC · Fraud Less than $5000 - Sec­tion 380(1)(b) CC

· 3x Mis­chief Un­der $5000 - Sec­tion 430(4) CC

· To­tal of 74 charges

The Kyle De­tach­ment is cur­rently pro­cess­ing over 200 ex­hibits in re­la­tion to charges from just in RCMP ju­ris­dic­tion in Saskatchew­an

The Regina Po­lice Ser­vice is cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing nu­mer­ous, re­cent in­stances of iden­tity fraud, pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty and the fraud­u­lent pur­chase of a ve­hi­cle.

These in­ves­ti­ga­tions will in­clude con­sid­er­a­tion of any ev­i­dence link­ing these re­cently-ar­rested sus­pects to un­solved crimes of a sim­i­lar na­ture in Regina.

The Cou­ple is also fac­ing 165 charges from the On­tario Provin­cial Po­lice in cen­tral and north­east­ern On­tario.

Those charges in­clude Dan­ger­ous driv­ing, Fraud, pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty, pos­ses­sion of Con­trolled sub­stances, and many more.

There are pos­si­ble more in­ci­dents across Man­i­toba and North­west­ern On­tario that have no yet been linked to the ac­tiv­i­ties of this cou­ple.

The next court ap­pear­ance for Dustin Purvis and Kate­lyn Jane Koury is Feb. 13 in Swift Cur­rent Provin­cial Court via Closed Cir­cuit.

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