Stolen truck recovered, two men arrested after tip from Facebook post

A Facebook post helped police recover a stolen truck and arrest two men. On Tuesday, Sylvan Lake RCMP were called to investigate a break-and-enter at a local industrial park business. During the break-in, a Ford F-350 truck was stolen.

A Facebook post helped police recover a stolen truck and arrest two men.

On Tuesday, Sylvan Lake RCMP were called to investigate a break-and-enter at a local industrial park business. During the break-in, a Ford F-350 truck was stolen.

The following day, a tipster called police to say they had seen the truck, identified by a Facebook photo, at a rural property near Benalto.

Police say the truck was in the process of being dismantled.

When RCMP arrived on the scene, a suspect fled in the stolen truck. For public safety reasons, police decided not to chase it.

Police later returned to the property and arrested two men.

A 29-year-old Red Deer County resident was charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, flight from police and failing to comply with previous release conditions. He was released on $3,000 cash bail and is due in court on June 3.

A 39-year-old Penhold resident, who was wanted on several outstanding warrants, was also arrested.

Police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information in connection with these incidents is asked to call Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-358-7200. Tips can be made anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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