Apprehended in Alberta: RCMP arrest two, charge three others following ‘chop shop’ discovery in Leduc, Alta.
Leduc, Alberta — Officers of the Leduc Crime Reduction Unit obtained and executed a search warrant on April 1 to discover nine stolen vehicles, several stolen license plates, VIN fabrication equipment, motor vehicle parts and various firearms, and ammunition on a rural property in Leduc County, Alberta. The estimated value of the seized and recovered […]
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Toronto, Ontario — The Toronto Police Service wrapped up Project Clone earlier in December, a police auto theft investigation that resulted in two arrests at a garage in the Toronto/Brampton area. The investigation was launched in July to identify gang members involved in car theft, according to Toronto police. On Dec. 5, police acted on […]
Chestermere, Alberta — RCMP in southern Alberta located $550,000 to $600,000 in stolen vehicles following the bust of an alleged chop shop near the city of Chestermere. The Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (SACRU), a regional wing of the RCMP, received a tip from the Calgary Police Service of the possible location of a stolen […]
The Road to El Dorado: 83 Charges laid, 20 stolen vehicles seized in connection with GTA chop shop ring
Hamilton, Ontario — Hamilton Police have arrested three individuals after a two-month-long investigation into criminal activity involving organized auto theft and a chop shop ring in Hamilton and Niagara Region. The investigation, dubbed Project El Dorado, was conducted in partnership with the Insurance Bureau of Canada and police. The project took place at various locations […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — June 15, 2017 — In this week’s edition of Friday Fun we look at a chop shop uncovered by Edmonton police that was the biggest they had ever seen, a car for the jaded people who have grown weary of Ferraris and Bugattis, why Toyota is still pushing […]
Vancouver, British Columbia — March 1, 2017 — John Edward Newcome has agreed to forfeit customized motorcycles, vehicle parts and tools to British Columbia’s Civil Forfeiture Office (CFO). Newcome was the owner of the now defunct Cycle Logic in West Kelowna. The BC CFO filed civil forfeiture proceedings against Newcome in October 2013, as reported […]
Abbotsford, British Columbia — February 15, 2017 — Abbotsford police didn’t find the man they were looking for when they went to a property in the 27600 block of Downes Rd. in Abbotsford, but they did uncover what appears to be evidence of a chop shop. Officers were attempting to arrest Dean Andrew Douglas Sykes, […]