Cops nab duo suspected in truck theft

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January 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Men facing more than two dozen charges

A pair of men are facing nearly 30 criminal charges after a police investigation into a break and enter where three firearms were stolen.
On Jan. 5, Lloydminster RCMP received a call of a break and enter and theft from an apartment complex in the 5500 block of 47 St.
Three riffles, ammunition and keys were stolen from the residence. 
On Jan. 12, Mounties received a complaint from the same residence that there were two males outside attempting to steal a truck. 
Police Dog Services respond to the call immediately and located two males inside the vehicle. 
Both were taken into custody without incident.  Police seized a sawed off rifle, bear spray and clothing.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Kurtis Chartrand, 36, of Lloydminster, and Justin Poitras, 22, of Mervin Sask., have both been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, occupant of a motor vehicle with prohibited firearm,  two counts of possession of property obtained by crime, disguise with intent, possession of break in tools, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a weapon. 
A total of 26 charges were laid. 
Both appeared before a justice of the peace and were remanded into custody and will appear in Alberta Provincial Court today.

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