Man charged after string of break and enters

Break-ins occurred at rural properties

Ponoka RCMP have charged a 20-year-old man in connection with a string of break and enters.

On May 27, two rural properties were broken into. At one, a 50-CC Yamaha motorbike, welder and various tools were stolen.

At the second break-in, a Yamaha Grizzly 550, a second motorcycle and a generator were stolen from a shop.

While RCMP were investigating at that crime scene, they recovered a truck that had been stolen from Wetaskiwin on May 25. Inside the truck were the items stolen from the earlier break-in.

On May 29, a third shop break-in was reported. That property owner later identified the stolen truck and other items, which were all returned to him. The other property owners got their belongings back as well.

Last Thursday, Ponoka RCMP arrested 20-year-old Caleb Joseph Shimwell without incident.

He is facing 18 charges, including break and enter and theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, trafficking in stolen property, mischief under $5,000, as well as charges related to disobeying court orders.

Shimwell has been released from custody and is due in Ponoka provincial court July 19.

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