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Two Charged, Two at Large in Elk Point Chop Shop Bust

Elk Point RCMP have arrested two and are looking for two more in relation to a chop shop they busted last week.

Police executed a search warrant on the 21st at a residence near Secondary Highway 646 in Elk Point. Several items believed to be stolen were seized including 10 vehicles, one enclosed trailer, one motorcycle, three snowmobiles, four ATV’s and two lawn tractors. Many of the items were missing VIN numbers and had been taken apart.

Neil Lawrence Mountain**, a 40-year-old from Beaver Lake was charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
· 5 counts of Theft Over $5000 contrary to Section 355(a)

· 10 counts of Theft Under $5000 contrary to Section 355(b)

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· 2 counts of Altering a VIN contrary to Section 353.1(4)

He was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Elk Point Provincial Court on Sept. 7, 2017 via CCTV.

Dwayne Norman Lagimodiere**, a 36-year-old male from Frog Lake was charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

· 5 counts of Theft Over $5000 contrary to Section 355(a)

· 10 counts of Theft Under $5000 contrary to Section 355(b)

· 2 counts of Altering a VIN contrary to Section 353.1(4)

· 4 counts of failing to comply with release conditions contrary to Section 145(3)

He was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Elk Point Provincial Court on Sept. 7, 2017 via CCTV.

Two further suspects are wanted in relation to this investigation. Arlene Janice Lagimodiere, 39-years-old and Jeremy Gordon Whincup, 46-years-old, both from Manville, (both pictured) Alberta are wanted for the following Criminal Code offences:

· 5 counts of Theft Over $5000 contrary to Section 355(a)

· 10 counts of Theft Under $5000 contrary to Section 355(b)

· 2 counts of Altering a VIN contrary to Section 353.1(4)

Police are requesting anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Arlene Lagimodiere or Jeremy Whincup to call the Elk Point RCMP at 780-724-3829 or your local police service. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

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