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St. Albert RCMP lay theft, fraud charges

Two St. Albertans charged after police search apartment
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On Dec. 4, the St. Albert RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), with the assistance of the St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit, and St. Albert RCMP General Investigations Section (GIS), executed a search warrant for stolen property on an apartment located in Sturgeon Point Villas.

The search warrant was in relation to numerous investigations associated to several recent incidents of thefts from lockers at local gyms, thefts from motor vehicles, theft of motor vehicles and fraudulent use of credit cards. 

The search warrant recovered multiple pieces of stolen identification located inside the apartment along with small amounts of methamphetamine and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB). 

As a result of the investigation three people have been charged.

Chase Gimbel (20) of St. Albert has been charged with:
  • fraud
  • theft
  • theft of a motor vehicle
  • mischief
  • possession of stolen property
  • theft of mail
  • breach of probation
  • breach of recognizance
  • possession of a controlled substance
Gimbel has been remanded into custody. 
Ashley Shewchuk (32) of St. Albert has been charged with:
  • possession of stolen property
  • possession of a controlled substance
Ashley Shewchuk is scheduled to appear in St. Albert Provincial Court on January 20, 2020.   
Luke Belcourt (23) is wanted for:
  • fraud
  • theft
  • mischief
  • failure to comply with conditions of release documents 
St. Albert RCMP continue to investigate property crime in the city, but Inspector Pam Robinson would like to remind the community that we all have a part to play in preventing crimes, and simple changes can reduce the risk of break and enters, thefts and frauds.  Residents are encouraged to follow the #9PM Routine, as many property crimes can be avoided with proper precautions. 
If anyone has information regarding any crime, they are asked to contact the St. Albert RCMP Detachment at 780-458-7700 or their local police.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.