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Peace River RCMP arrest male for possession of stolen property; “break and enter into a business located on 101 Street in Peace River”


Peace River, Alberta – Peace River RCMP arrest male for possession of stolen property following a break and enter into a local business.

On March 23, 2021 at 12:12 p.m., Peace River RCMP responded to a break and enter into a business located on 101 Street in Peace River, Alta where a vehicle was stolen. Shortly after RCMP received a call of a suspicious vehicle in Brownvale, Alta. and police believed it was the stolen vehicle. As a result of the investigation and assistance of the RCMP Western Alberta Crime Reduction Unit police were able to identify the suspect.

On March 24, 2021 a witness in Fairview, Alta. observed the suspect lighting a vehicle on fire and called police. It was determined to be the stolen vehicle from the break and enter in Peace River. The suspect fled on foot but with the assistance of the RCMP Police Dog Services, RCMP helicopter, Fairview RCMP and Peace River RCMP, he was located and arrested on a property in Fairview.

Malcolm Testawich (37) of no fixed address has been charged with;

· Possession of stolen property over $5000

· Arson

· Flight from police

Break & Enter
(File Photo) Break & Enter

Testawich was remanded into custody following in Judicial Interim Release hearing and is scheduled to appear in Peace River provincial court on April 14, 2021

If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Peace RCMP at 780-624-6677. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Peace River RCMP

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