RCMP crest on the wall of the Lloydminster RCMP detachment. Photo: 106.1 The Goat/Brendan Collinge
A vehicle stolen from Lloydminster turned up after arrests were made in Saddle Lake on December 10.
The Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) conducted a search warrant at a home in Saddle Lake and recovered an ATM that had been stolen from the Carl Bull Store in Goodfish Lake.
Three people were arrested at the residence and a significant amount of evidence was seized from the location including a vehicle stolen from Lloydminster and a prohibited firearm.
The investigation continued and resulted in the collection of evidence and the recovery of the ATM stolen from the La Corey Esso. Surveillance footage, physical evidence, and forensic evidence led to two of the arrested individuals being charged with multiple offences related to the break and enters.
Jordan Steinhauer (35) and Mackenzie Giant (24) of Saddle Lake were charged with multiple offences, including two counts of breaking and entering and committing an offence, two counts of using a firearm in the commission of an offence, being disguised while committing an offence, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and arson.
Both males were remanded into custody and are being held following an appearance in court in St Paul on December 20. The third individual from the residence was released without charges.
Byron Hunter (44) and Tyson Hunter (46) of Saddle Lake are currently wanted in relation to these offences and the RCMP is seeking assistance from the public in locating them.
Byron Hunter, photo provided by EAD CRU RCMP
Tyson Hunter, photo provided by EAD CRU RCMP
The investigation is ongoing and police are asking if you have information about this incident to please call the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8888 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.P3Tips.com.
EADRCRU and local RCMP Detachments will continue investigating the ATM thefts and attempted ATM thefts in the area.
“We will be making it a priority to locate and apprehend Byron Hunter and Tyson Hunter. It’s simply a matter of time until we find them,” said Cst. Guillaume Wilson of EADRCRU.