Man charged in $250,000 property theft identified by police

A Red Deer man charged in connection with the recovery of about $250,000 in stolen property on Dec. 1 is the first suspect in the case identified by police.

A Red Deer man charged in connection with the recovery of about $250,000 in stolen property on Dec. 1 is the first suspect in the case identified by police.

Earl Bruyea, 29, will make his first court appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Jan. 5, Const. Sabrina Grunow of city RCMP said on Wednesday.

He is charged with three counts of break and enter, four counts of possession of stolen property valued at more than $5,000 and five counts of possession of stolen property valued at less than $5,000.

He was released from custody recently.

Three other men, including a 19-year-old from Red Deer County, a 36-year-old from Delburne and a fourth person with no age released, have been charged with numerous offences.

Their names haven’t been released because information against them hasn’t been sworn yet, Grunow said.

The 19-year-old appears in court on Jan. 5 while the Delburne accused makes his first appearance on Jan. 26.

Red Deer City RCMP recovered $250,000 in stolen property — including numerous vehicles — after search warrants were executed in Central Alberta on Dec. 1.

The search warrants were executed on a campsite at Burntstick Lake, and residences in Delburne and Red Deer.

Police recovered property reported stolen from Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail, Delburne, Red Deer and the Red Deer rural area.

Some of the recovered stolen property includes two Ford F-350 pickup trucks, six ATVs, a Jeep, TJ, Mallord Holiday Trailer, 16-foot car hauler trailer and several televisions, including a 52-inch Sony.

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