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Stolen car recovered, suspect arrested

A car stolen from a garage earlier this week has been recovered by Red Deer RCMP, and one man wanted on other warrants was arrested.

Aaron James Campbell was arrested by police on Wednesday in Clearview at about 2 p.m. Police were called to the area after receiving a report of a stolen vehicle.

Police also said the licence plate on the vehicle they recovered had been stolen on a different occasion.

According to police, he was found in a vehicle reported stolen. The charge as read in Red Deer provincial court said the vehicle belonged to Amanda Melnychuk.

The Red Deer Advocate previously reported that Melnychuk had her vehicle stolen from her closed garage in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

Campbell is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 and failing to comply with a court order. He was also wanted on three outstanding warrants for assault, incidents police said occurred on Dec. 7 and 28, 2015 and Jan. 2.

He appeared in court on Thursday. He is being held in custody and appeared in person from the prisoner’s box. He was tall and skinny with long, greasy hair.

Crown Prosecutor Blair Brandon chose to proceed by indictment on the possession of stolen property charge. If convicted he would face a greater penalty.

Campbell will next appear in Red Deer provincial court on Jan. 21.

A female was arrested with Campbell, but she has been released and was not charged.

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