Police briefs: Two charged with stolen property


Morinville RCMP arrested two females Jan. 5 in connection with a number of thefts from vehicles, fraud and break and enters in Sturgeon County.

Rachel Dawn Lorenz, age 26, of Gibbons, has been charged with possession of stolen property as well as an additional 16 criminal code charges. Lorenz was also arrested and charged on Dec. 24, 2012 following a complaint of thefts from vehicles in Morinville.

Ashley Nicole Wilton, age 26, of Sherwood Park, has been charged with possession of stolen property as well as an additional 11 criminal code charges.

Morinville RCMP are continuing their investigations and efforts to return the recovered stolen property from the thefts from vehicles to the rightful owners.

Police are reminding the public to report any suspicious activity around vehicles as it could lead to an arrest and the recovery of stolen property.

Snowmobile collision sends one to hospital

Morinville RCMP were dispatched to a single snowmobile collision near the area of Range Road 244 and Township Road 552 in Sturgeon County at approximately 5 p.m. Jan. 6. As a result of this collision, a 39-year-old male from Fort McMurray was transported via Stars Ambulance to the University of Alberta Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The collision is still under investigation.

Commercial break-and-enter in Gibbons

Morinville RCMP responded to a commercial alarm at the Gibbons Bottle Depot at approximately 5 a.m. Jan. 7.

Upon arrival, officers observed entry had been gained into the business.

Morinville RCMP are asking the public for help in solving this crime. Anyone with information about this crime are asked to call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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