Bonnyville, Alberta — Alberta mounties have laid down the law on a chop shop operating north of Bonnyville after they recovered 12 stolen vehicles from the property, just over a month ago.
The suspicions of police were raised when a stolen Ford F350 service truck was discovered on the property, prompting local RCMP to investigate the matter.
Police estimate that $246,000 in stolen property has been recovered from the site.
Two men were arrested in connection with the operation, Kyle Donovan Fletcher, 33, of Vegreville, and Dean Peter Gamache, 31, of La Corey.
Fletcher is facing charges of Obstruction, Assault on Police, Attempt to disarm a Police Officer, Fail to comply with Release Order, Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and Mischief over $5,000.
Gamache is facing charges of trafficking in property obtained by crime over $5,000, tampering with a vehicle identification number, twelve counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, four counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and mischief over $5,000.