Break in arrests

March 3, 2017

Grande Prairie RCMP: Duo Charged after Break & Enter Investigation

Beaverlodge, Alberta: Police responded to a break and enter to a residence on February 28, 2017.

At approximately 2:15 pm on February 28th, a male and female broke into a rural residence.   The duo stole several guns and other property from the home. It was believed that they were driving a SUV at the time.

Just before 5:00 p.m. the homeowner located the suspect vehicle and contacted police. The vehicle had stopped in a rural location and the female fled the vehicle into a wooded area. The male suspect continued in the vehicle towards the Elmworth area, where the suspect proceeded to get the vehicle stuck on a back road. The suspect then lit the vehicle on fire and walked away.  Shortly after, police arrived on scene and the male was taken into custody without incident. The vehicle was determined to have been stolen from Whitecourt. The female was apprehended a short time later by Beaverlodge RCMP with the assistance of the Grande Prairie Police Dog Services Unit.

Jeremia JOHNSTON, a 37 year old male from Saskatchewan has been charged with the following Criminal Code Offences:

  • Break and Enter to a residence
  • Arson
  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x 3
  • Breach
  • Theft Under $5000 x 3
  • Possession of a Weapon Contrary to an Order x 2
  • Possess a Firearm Without a Licence x 3

Desiree JOHNSTON, a 33 year old female from Hythe, has been charged with the following Criminal Code Offences:

  • Break and Enter to a residence
  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x 2
  • Theft Under $5000 x 3
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance x 3
  • Possess a Firearm Without a Licence x 3

Both have been remanded in custody and are scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on March 6, 2017.

 

If you have any information about this or any other investigation(s), please call the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at (780) 830-5701. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

 

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Media Contact:

Cpl. Shawn Graham

NCO i/c Community Policing

RCMP Grande Prairie Detachment

(780) 933-9822