Slave Lake RCMP lay charges relating to string of thefts
Slave Lake, Alberta - On March 16, 2018 charges were laid in relation to a string of thefts occurring at local businesses around town. It is alleged that the 23 year old Slave Lake male was involved in six instances of theft and mischief between September 8, 2017 and March 15, 2018. In total the male is facing 13 criminal code charges.
The male has been released from custody by a Justice of the Peace and is set to appear in Slave Lake Provincial Court on March 21, 2018.
Over the past several months, the Slave Lake RCMP has received an increase in the number of thefts from local businesses. This has resulted in a greater focus of policing resources on those believed responsible and an increase in patrols in the affected area. Earlier in the month, four people were arrested and three were charged after alert employees notified police of suspicious activity with their store.
The Slave Lake RCMP encourage members of the public and store employees to remain diligent and to report any and all suspicious activity to the police.