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Mounties get their man at Fort Steele

Cst Katie Forgeron/Cranbrook RCMP

Two subjects arrested and thousands of dollars of stolen property recovered in Fort Steele on Friday, Aug 29.

Between August 27 and 30, the Cranbrook RCMP responded to a marked increase of property related offences.  Several businesses and vehicles were broken into with the main commodity stolen being high end construction tools.

On August 29, the Cranbrook RCMP were called to a local pawn shop where a male was attempting to pawn several stolen items.  When the male determined that staff were contacting the RCMP, he entered his truck and proceeded to ram two separate vehicles in an attempt to leave.  The male managed to get past the vehicles and fled the area.

A short time after the vehicle left, and with the assistance of the community of Fort Steele, a male and female were located and arrested at the Fort Steele Campground. A truck and travel trailer were seized and a search warrant was obtained for both.  As a result of the search warrants, close to $200,000 worth of stolen property was located, including the travel trailer worth an estimated $47,000.

The male, Calvin Howard Brown, appeared before the Courts on September 2, charged with a number of offences  including Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Breach of Undertaking and Uttering a Forged Document.  He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on September 8.  The female was released without charge.

Cranbrook RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance.  Valuable information passed on to the police lead them to Fort Steele where the arrest was made and the stolen property recovered.

Cranbrook RCMP is asking anyone with any information about recent thefts, or anyone who witnessed the trucks being rammed, to call the Cranbrook Detachment at 250-489-3471 or Crimestoppers.

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