From Hanna RCMP:

On Jan. 17, 2019, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Hanna RCMP was advised of a truck that refused to stop for Brooks RCMP members and was last seen coming into Hanna Detachment's area near Pollockville, Atla. 

Hanna Detachment then began receiving complaints about the same vehicle attempting to steal fuel at rural locations. The last location was in the Scapa, Alta. the area where a second truck was stolen out of a garage. Residents tracked the stolen vehicles to a rural location where one truck was attempting to pull the other out of the snow. Before police arrived, two shots were fired into the air by a resident in an attempt to stop an altercation with the suspects. No one was injured.

Police arrived on scene shortly after, at which time two males and one female were arrested. Both trucks were located at the scene. And several property items believed to be stolen were also recovered.

Jesse James Den Hollander (36) of Sherwood Park, Alta., Jimmy Delane Morsette (30) of Red Deer, Alta, and Angela Lewis (19) of Ponoka, Alta., has been charged with:

  • ·Possession of stolen property over $5,000 (x2)
  • ·Theft under$5,000
  • ·Break and Enter with intent to commit an indictable offense
  • ·Theft under $5,000 (x2)

Both males were also charged with breaching court-imposed conditions (x2).

Morsette has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Provincial Court in Hanna on Feb. 8, 2019.

Den Hollander has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Provincial Court in Hanna on Apr. 23, 2019.

Lewis was released from custody on a promise to appear and is set to appear in Hanna Provincial Court on Feb. 27, 2019.

The RCMP would like to thank the residents as their assistance is what resulted in the arrests.  The RCMP would also like to caution people to not approach or pursue persons suspected of criminal activity due to the potential danger.

More Local News

'Raise the Rink,' a success and 'dream come true'

On April 6th, the Blackfalds Multiplex hosted what will now be its first annual ‘Raise the Rink,’ a night of fun, games, drinks, and dancing for hockey parents who have finished their season.…

Lacombe 'says no' to thieves and scammers

The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre gave a presentation on the different ways to protect your yourself, home, and belongings in the event of criminal activity at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.… is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide