EADRCRU RCMP make ar­rests for break & en­ters, seek wanted males

The McLeod River Post - - Family, Farm & Garden -

On Dec. 21, 2018, the Eastern Al­berta Dis­trict Ru­ral Crime Re­duc­tion Unit’s (EADRCRU) ap­pre­hended two wanted of­fend­ers, By­ron Hunter and Tyson Hunter on the out­skirts of Ed­son.

Ear­lier that morn­ing, through var­i­ous in­tel­li­gence sources, EADRCRU were able to de­ter­mine that the wanted males were hid­ing in a mo­tel in Ed­mon­ton. With the as­sis­tance of Ed­mon­ton Po­lice Ser­vice (EPS) the two of­fend­ers were spot­ted.

“Our part­ner­ship with the Ed­mon­ton Po­lice Ser­vice was cru­cial in this op­er­a­tion” says Con­sta­ble Guil­laume Wil­son (EADRCRU). “Their quick ac­tion and will­ing­ness to as­sist in our in­ves­ti­ga­tion lead to the suc­cess of this op­er­a­tion.”

The truck the wanted males were driv­ing was even­tu­ally stopped with a spike­belt just east of Ed­son with the as­sis­tance of the Evans­burg De­tach­ment, Ed­son De­tach­ment, and Traf­fic Ser­vices.

The wanted males tried evad­ing po­lice by driv­ing off of High­way 16 onto ser­vice roads. The ve­hi­cle was then boxed-in and the males were ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent.

By­ron Hunter (45) of Sad­dle Lake is fac­ing mul­ti­ple Crim­i­nal Code charges in con­nec­tion with break and en­ters from St. Paul, Bon­nyville, and Des­marais, which in­clude:

• Break and en­ter

• Us­ing a firearm in the com­mis­sion of an of­fence

• Dis­guise while com­mit­ting an of­fence

• Pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime

• Ar­son

Tyson Hunter (46) of Sad­dle Lake is also fac­ing mul­ti­ple Crim­i­nal Code charges in con­nec­tion with the break and en­ters from St. Paul and Bon­nyville, which in­clude:

• Break and en­ter

• Us­ing a firearm in the com­mis­sion of an of­fence

• Dis­guise while com­mit­ting an of­fence

• Pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime

• Ar­son

Ad­di­tional charges are pend­ing.

Both of the wanted males were re­manded into cus­tody and are sched­uled to ap­pear in Bon­nyville Pro­vin­cial Court on Jan. 3, 2019.

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