A man wanted for multiple property offenses was arrested in the area.
 
On Wednesday (Feb.28), Strathcona County RCMP drug section and their crime reduction unit assisted the Integrated Central Alberta District (ICRU) to arrest John Ives, who was wanted by police in Alberta and British Columbia.
 
“I’m pleased with the ongoing successes of the ICRU and the partnerships with the communities in Central Alberta District,” said Corporal Pete MacMillan of the ICRU. “Our continued strategy is to target, monitor, and interrupt the activities of repeat offenders.”
 
Ives, 37, was arrested near a residence in Sherwood Park without incident.
 
He had a prohibited weapon and a dangerous weapon on him at the time of his arrest just after 7 p.m.
 
Ives was traveling with a female (31) and a male (32) both from Sherwood Park and when RCMP searched the vehicle they seized break-in instruments.
 
Ives faces new criminal charges including possession of break-in instruments, two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited weapon and two counts of failure to comply with a recognizance.
 
The two people with Ives both face a single charge of possession of break-in instrument. Their names cannot be released because the charges have not been formally sworn, but they were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court.
 
Ives remains in custody and will appear in court on Mar. 7.
 

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