The police have found stolen goods after returning two children to a home in the Border City.
According to a news release, on September 28, 2016, around 1:30 in the afternoon, the Lloydminster RCMP received a complaint about two children alone on the street between 47 Avenue and 32 Street. After the kids were returned home by police, a male who was wanted was recognized in the home, and fled deeper into the residence.
Members of the detachment’s Crime Reduction Team and the General Investigation Section then conducted a search warrant inside the home, recovering two firearms, bear spray, ammunition, drugs, and debit cards. Two stolen motor vehicles, a stolen Ford Escape, and numerous tools, which were linked to thefts from Cold Lake, Kitscoty, and Lloydminster, were also recovered.
31 year old Randy Lecomte, of Onion Lake, 23 year old Brett Schneider of Lloydminster, and 21 year old Tanis Nicotine, of Lloydminster, have been all been charged with 17 offenses, with eight counts of possession of property obtained by crime, three counts of possessing credit card data, three counts of possession of a loaded, prohibited firearm, two counts of careless storage of a prohibited firearm, two counts of possessing a prohibited firearm without a license, and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
Destiny Stuart, a 21-year old resident of Lloydminster, was charged with breaching a recognizance.
Randy Lecomte has been charged with an additional seven counts of possession of weapons, firearm, and ammunition while prohibited, and one count of fail to comply with an undertaking.
Brett Schneider was also charged with an additional two offences of possession of a weapon while prohibited.
All four individuals appeared in Saskatchewan Provincial Court on October 3, 2016. Schneider and Lecomte were remanded into custody, while Nicotine and Stuart were released. Their next scheduled court dates are October 17 and October 24, 2016.
“It is evident that these individuals are involved with property crimes that span over a large area of eastern Alberta,” said Sgt. Gerald Walker. “Lloydminster RCMP continue to target the individuals committing this type of crime, and reduce the number of hard working Albertans being victimized.”
The children who were returned to the home are now in the care of family members.