Morinville RCMP helped to take down some suspects believed to be running a chop shop.
 
The RCMP Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) assisted the St. Albert and Morinville RCMP detachments in arresting four men who were allegedly stealing and altering vehicles. 
 
The men have had several charges laid against them, including possession of property obtained by crime, tampering with a vehicle identification number and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
 
Over the course of July 24 and 25, RCMP investigated a property and a known offender in the St. Albert area. While investigating, they witnessed minor thefts committed by the men. Following the arrest of the four, who were found to be in possession of two stolen Ford F350s, police searched a property on Villeneuve Road and seized a stolen utility trailer and parts of a GMC Sierra.
 
44-year-old Trevor Skoro of St. Albert is charged with five counts of possession of property obtained by crime, he is also charged with tampering with a vehicle identification number and possession of a controlled substance.
 
50-year-old Wally Gerrior of St. Albert is charged with three counts of possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance.
 
48-year-old Ronald Scott of Alberta Beach is charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of possesion of a controlled substance.
 
29-year-old Darcy Beckman of Dawson Creek is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by a crime and posession of a controlled substance.
 
Skoro and Gerrier remain in custody while Scott and Beckman have been released on a recognizance. All four will appear in Provincial Court in St. Albert on July 30.
 
At the time of his arrest, Scott was wanted on an arrest warrant out of Stony Plain.
 
The CRU supports detachments in the Central Alberta District in focusing on repeat offenders who are crossing jurisdictions.
 

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