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December 2, 2016

Grande Prairie RCMP Execute Search Warrant on Rural Property – UPDATE #1

Grande Prairie, AB:  On Wednesday, November 30 and Thursday, December 1, RCMP County and City Crime Reduction Units located and arrested one male and one female in relation to a search warrant execution and seizure of stolen property on November 22, 2016.

Tara MACDONALD (30) and Justin MURPHY (32), both from Grande Prairie, have been charged with the following offences:

  • Five counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking

MURPHY remains in police custody. MACDONALD has been released on her own recognizance with conditions. Both will appear in court in Grande Prairie on December 14, 2016.

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Community Policing and Media Relations

RCMP Grande Prairie Detachment

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November 24, 2016

Grande Prairie RCMP Execute Search Warrant on Rural Property

Grande Prairie, AB:  On Tuesday, November 22, 2016 RCMP members from both the County and City Crime Reduction Units in conjunction with General Investigation Section and Rural RCMP members, attended a location in Richmond Hill Estates to execute a search warrant.

Police initiated an investigation into the property in early November after receiving information that the location was suspected of housing stolen vehicles. During the execution of the warrant 18 vehicles were recovered from the property including eight motorcycles, six motor vehicles, three trailers and a snowmobile. Multiple tools were also recovered.

At this time no charges have been laid in relation to the warrant execution, however the investigation is ongoing.

 

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Media Contact:

Cst. Melanie McINTOSH

Community Policing and Media Relations

RCMP Grande Prairie Detachment

W: 780-830-5765

 

 

PROS #20161537011

 

 

 

 

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