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Coronation RCMP lay charges following search warrant on business

Officers from the Coronation RCMP detachment have recovered stolen items and laid charges following the execution of a search warrant at the end of August.
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Coronation RCMP has arrested one following the execution of a search warrant in the community. Northern BC Crime Stoppers arrested 30 people in 2020 thanks to tips from the public. (Pixabay image)

Officers from the Coronation RCMP detachment have recovered stolen items and laid charges following the execution of a search warrant at the end of August.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 25, officers executed a search warrant on “Schlosser Small Engines” in relation to an ongoing investigation into stolen property in the region.

Over 90 items were recovered and seized by officers, including motorbikes, ATVs, golf carts, and other equipment.

While officers were executing the search warrant, more than 20 area residents attended the business to recover items they had allegedly been unable to retrieve from business owner Zane Preston Schlosser.

Showing proof of ownership, the items were returned to their rightful owners.

Following the investigation, the Coronation RCMP has charged Schlosser, 43, of Coronation, Alta., with:

  • False Pretenses Over $5000;
  • False Pretenses Under $5000 (5 counts);
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000;
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 (9 counts);
  • Theft Under $5,000 (3 counts);
  • Fraudulent/Misleading Receipt (2 counts).

Schlosser was released on conditions with his next court date scheduled for Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Alberta Court of Justice in Coronation.

If anyone has taken items for repair to “Schlosser Small Engines” in Coronation and has yet to receive their items, contact Cst. Cody Babchuk at the Coronation RCMP at 403-578-3666.

The Coronation RCMP will release items seized with proof of ownership.