Three Charged in Theft From Wilkie Area
On July 2, Wilkie RCMP received a complaint of a side-by-side ATV that had been stolen from a rural property near Unity. Earlier on that day, Battlefords, Cut Knife and Wilkie RCMP received several calls regarding suspicious persons attending rural properties asking for fuel, oil and water. At one of these rural properties, two suspects were seen driving the stolen ATV. Photographs were taken of the suspects and posted to social media. At one point, the suspects were observed pulling a horse trailer in an older model pickup truck. The horse trailer was later recovered by Battlefords RCMP and confirmed to be stolen from the Kitscoty, AB. area. Later on that evening, Cut Knife RCMP Detachment arrested an adult Male and an adult Female in the RM of Hillsdale after they were found in possession of a stolen vehicle. It was determined that the two people in custody were the same people that had been attending the rural properties.
As a result of the investigation, 39 year old Robin Alexander Durant from Waskatenau, Alberta, was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00, possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00 and failing to comply with a condition of his undertaking. DURANT remains in custody and his next scheduled court appearance is July 13 in North Battleford. 50 year old Elaine Gayle Pidruchney from Vermillion, Alberta, was also arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00, possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00 and failing to comply with a condition of her undertaking. PIDRUCHNEY will make her next court appearance on July 17 in Unity. 39 year old Brian Walter Barber from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, has been charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00 and one count of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00. An arrest warrant for BARBER has been issued. RCMP are asking that anyone that knows the whereabouts of Brian BARBER to contact their local RCMP Detachment or Police Service. Anyone with information about these or any other crimes in local areas are asked to please call the Unity RCMP at (306) 228-6300, the Wilkie RCMP at (306) 843-3480 or the Macklin RCMP at (306) 753-2171. If you prefer to remain anonymous please call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers with your information at 1-800-222-8477.
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