The arrest of 37-year-old Christopher Clark on March 24 by the Cochrane RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit lead to identifying and charging three offenders for multiple property offences relating to motor vehicle theft, mail theft, and break and enters. Clark, who the RCMP stated is a prolific offender, was found to be in possession of a forged cheque. Clark’s whereabouts are currently unknown and warrants have been issued for his arrest.

Clark is described as 5,9, 119 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes with a light complexion. 

He has also been charged with three counts of break and enter three counts of mail theft, and five counts of possession of property obtained by crime, three counts of fraud and four counts of failing to comply with conditions of the release order. 

Others who were arrested included 23-year-old Shaylene McCauley (23) of Didsbury Alberta; who was charged with nine offences including multiple break and enters, being in possession of property obtained by crime, and failing to comply with a condition of release order as well as one count of mail theft. 

After a Judicial Interim Release Hearing, McCauley was released from custody and her next Court appearance is June 28, 2022, in Cochrane Provincial Court.

45-year-old Cory Ryan Davies of Olds, Alberta was charged with 10 offences including possessing break and enter instruments and two counts of failing to comply with the release order.

“Crime Reduction Units are an important part of Alberta RCMP’s Crime Reduction Strategy. They reduce the impact of crime in communities across Alberta by identifying repeat crime trends and targeting repeat offenders,” said Inspector Dave Brunner, Detachment Commander of the Cochrane RCMP. “This investigation shows how the Cochrane Crime Reduction Unit uses their knowledge of local crime trends and offenders to disrupt crime in our community and further the RCMP’s goal of ensuring safe homes and safe communities throughout Alberta”.   

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