By CRM Staff
Elk Point, Alberta -- August 29, 2017 -- The RCMP are seeking two suspects in connection with a chop shop raided last week. RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence near Secondary Highway 646 in Elk Point, Alberta, a community approximately 200 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
Several items believed to be stolen were seized in the raid, including 10 vehicles, one enclosed trailer, one motorcycle, three snowmobiles, four ATVs and two lawn tractors. Many of the items were missing VIN numbers and were in various states of disassembly.
This is the second chop shop bust in Alberta to make the news in recent weeks. The first, conducted on Car Masters Collision, led to the recovery of more than $7 million in parts and vehicles.
Two suspects were arrested at the scene and charged with a number of offences, including theft over $5,000 and altering VINs. Neil Lawrence Mountain and Dwayne Norman Lagimodiere have both been remanded into custody and will appear in Elk Point Provincial Court on September 7, 2017.
Two further suspects are wanted in relation to this investigation. Arlene Janice Lagimodiere and Jeremy Gordon Whincup are from Manville, Alberta, and are wanted on counts of theft and altering VINs.
Police are requesting anyone with information regarding their whereabouts to call the Elk Point RCMP at 780-853-4441. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at tipsubmit.com.