‘Ottawa’ Pair Arrested Week After Fleeing Police, More Than $200K in Stolen Vehicles Recovered
Two people who had been seen in western Saskatchewan and Alberta after fleeing arrest face nearly 40 charges after RCMP recovered more than $200,000 worth of stolen vehicles.
Kenneth Wayne Curtis, 28, is charged with 10 counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000, four counts of possesison of stolen property under $5,000, four counts of possession of identity documents and two counts of theft of a motor vehicle.
Candice Melissa Harvey, 32, faces nine counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000, four counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, four counts of possession of identity documents and two counts of theft of a motor vehicle.
Curtis and Harvey both also face several charges in Alberta.
Maidstone is located about 85 kilometres northwest of North Battleford, approaching Lloydminster.
According to RCMP, Maidstone and Lloydminster officers went to an apartment in Lloydminster on Feb. 17 to arrest Curtis and Harvey. Two suspects fled with their dog and avoided capture for more than a week.
On Feb. 25, Curtis and Harvey — who had been seen in Saskatchewan and Alberta while on the run from police — were arrested by Barrhead RCMP “after an incident where they fled in a stolen vehicle,” police said.
Barrhead is about 120 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
Maidstone RCMP recovered approximately $215,000 worth of stolen vehicles, including four pickup trucks, two SUVs, two cars, a camper, a cube van and a snowmobile trailer. Police also recovered “a significant amount” of stolen electronics, tools, hobby items, personal identification and antiques.
According to police, Curtis and Harvey have been connected to several thefts and break-and-enters in Edmonton, western Saskatchewan and east-central Alberta. The investigation is continuing in Saskatchewan and Alberta, said RCMP, “and more charges may be laid as owners of the recovered property are located.”
Curtis and Harvey were scheduled to appear Thursday in Lloydminster provincial court.