In early April 2022, the RCMP Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Team (CAD CRU) with the assistance of the Sylvan Lake RCMP GIS Unit began an investigation into a repeat property crime offender working out of the Sylvan Lake area.
As a result of the investigation, on April 20, 2022, the Sylvan Lake RCMP GIS Unit executed a search warrant on a property on Woodlands Crescent in Sylvan Lake.During the search, RCMP located a great deal suspected stolen property including firearms, and a moped. At this time RCMP have linked the stolen property to at least 6 break and enters in the Red Deer and Sylvan Lake area. RCMP also located two stolen vehicles as a result of this investigation.
RCMP have charged Mitchell Leismeister (37), of Sylvan Lake, with 35 different offences including charges for property, weapons, and failing to comply with release conditions. Leismeister has been remanded in custody with his next court appearance set for May 3, 2022 at Red Deer Provincial Court.
RCMP have charged Michelle Walker (37), of Sylvan Lake, with 12 different property related offences. Walker has been remanded in custody with her next court appearance set for May 3, 2022 at Red Deer Provincial Court.
“It is shocking how much crime one or two individuals can commit in a short amount of time, “says Corporal William Hiscock of the RCMP CAD CRU Team,” targeting these repeat offenders remains our primary focus for enforcement.”