Two Red Deer residents are charged after RCMP discovered a cache of stolen snowmobiles, trailers, ATVS and guns.
Riley James Mittelstadt, 40, faces 55 criminal charges including stolen property-related and weapons-related charges. Sheri-Lynn Kathleen Koch, 35, was charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 and fraudulent concealment.
RCMP had previously charged Robert Allan Brown, 30, of Blackfalds, with possession of stolen property over $5,000 in relation to this investigation.
Police say they executed a search warrant on a property on 55 Ave. in Red Deer's West Park neighbourhood on Jan. 25 and seized stolen items including three ATVs, a snowmobile and two utility trailers.
The stolen items were traced to properties in Three Hills, Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House, according to investigators. A number of smaller items tracing back to thefts in Penhold and Rimbey were also recovered.
The investigation continues and charges are pending against the 35-year-old Red Deer man who rented the property.
Two days later, Blackfalds RCMP tracked a stolen snowmobile to a home on Township Rd. 391 and Range Rd. 273 and executed a search warrant on the property later that day.
Officers discovered stolen property including five snowmobiles, an ATV, a dirt bike and three trailers, as well as passports, credit cards and pieces of identification.
The stolen property was linked to crimes in Red Deer, Blackfalds, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake and Bentley. Police also seized nine rifles and none shotguns, one of which was loaded, as well as ammunition and small amounts of drugs.