A young man from Ponoka faces charges after Mounties recovered stolen property from a local rural property.
Between Sept. 10-11, Ponoka RCMP had responded to several reports of suspicious activity in and around Ponoka. Officers recovered several stolen high value items including a 2003 Norbert horse trailer and 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 diesel pickup truck. Both were stolen during a break and enter in Lacombe County and reported to Blackfalds RCMP on Sept. 10. Also recovered during these investigations was a 2014 Forest River snowmobile trailer stolen from a property near Gull Lake sometime during the previous week.
Late on Sept. 11, Ponoka RCMP received information that led to a search warrant being executed on a property in Ponoka the following morning. The search warrant led to the recovery of rifle ammunition, several stolen Alberta licence plates, and a 2015 Polaris snowmobile that was inside the above mentioned 2014 Forest River snowmobile trailer at the time it was stolen. Two firearms stolen during the above mentioned break and enter were not recovered.
Police say the total value of the items recovered is approximately $38,000.
Caleb Joseph Shimwell, 19, of Ponoka is charged with 10 counts including break and enter, theft (x4), possession of property obtained by crime (x3), mischief and failing to comply with a court order.
Shimwell was released with conditions to appear at in Ponoka provincial court on Oct. 5.
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