Police Charge Four in Okotoks Break and Enter, Firearms Theft

Okotoks RCMP said the four were arrested “without incident”.

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The Okotoks RCMP said three Calgary residents and one Waterton man have been charged in relation to a break-and-enter at an Okotoks business early Saturday morning.

Report says the police arrived at the scene around 3.a.m. on Southridge drive. The suspects were seen fleeing the scene with undisclosed goods and firearms. The police said a car had been parked outside the business, but it tried to leave and was stopped.

“Police stopped the vehicle and arrested the four occupants without incident,” said the Police. All stolen firearms were recovered and the four charged. The Calgary residents identified as Dustin Edward Wood, 42, Kari Holtz, 36 and Chassidy Larson, 37 alongside Waterton resident Curtis David Lacey were charged with multiple offences.

Their charges include break-and-enter to steal firearms, disguise with intent to commit offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possession for the purpose pf trafficking in methamphetamine. They were also charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm.

All four faces eight charges, except Wood who faces an extra charge of failing to comply with a release order. He was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Cochrane Provincial Court on April 11, 2023.

Lacey was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Okotoks Provincial Court on April 14, 2023. Larsen and Holtz were both released from custody, and are scheduled to appear in Okotoks Provincial Court on May 5.

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