Wood Buffalo RCMP arrest 2 males and recover stolen vehicle

Posted on Sep 20, 2018

September 19, 2018

Fort McMurray, AB: On September 17, 2018, between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to several calls for service; a report of a stolen vehicle, calls for an erratic driver, theft from a business in Thickwood, calls for an impaired driver, and then a call for a motor vehicle collision involving other vehicles. The driver and passenger of the vehicle fled on foot. Witnesses stayed on scene, and provided photographs to police they had taken to help police identify the suspects involved. RCMP were actively patrolling the area, quickly located and apprehended the two suspects alleged to have committed the various crimes.

Dylan Kevin Janvier, a 23-year old Fort McMurray resident, is facing the following charges:
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00, Section 354(1)(a) C.C.C.,
• Fail to Stop or Remain, Section 252(1.2) C.C.C.,
• Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Section 249(1)(1) C.C.C.,
• 4x Fail to Comply with Conditions, Section 145(3) C.C.C.,
• Theft Under $5000.00, Section 224(b) C.C.C.,
• Adult Drive uninsured motor vehicle on highway, Section 54(1)(a) T.S.A.
• Adult Operate Motor Vehicle without holding a subsisting operator’s licence, Section 51(a) T.S.A., and
• Improper Disposal of Waste on Public Land, Section 178 E.P.E.

The other male suspect, a 22-year old Fort McMurray resident, is facing the following charges:
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00, Section 354(1)(a) C.C.C., and
• Theft Under $5000.00, Section 334(b) C.C.C.

His charges have yet to be sworn, so his name cannot be released at this time. He has been released from police custody, and is scheduled to appear on October 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m in the Fort McMurray Court House.

Some photographs and video surveillance has been reviewed by police. If you have dash camera or video surveillance footage from the Thickwood area, along Thickwood Boulevard and Signal Road between 5:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., you are asked to contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040.
One driver of another vehicle that was struck has sought medical attention for non-life threatening injuries. No other individuals have reported any injuries to police during these incidents. The police were not involved in a vehicle pursuit at any time during these incidents.

The police would like to thank the public for reporting the suspicious activity that was occurring in the Thickwood area. This allowed police to track the path of these offenders, and assist with a quick apprehension of the two suspects.

If you have any information about any crime occurring, please contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4000, or call your local police.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers and if your information leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property and/or the seizure of illicit drugs you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Media Contact:
Corporal Teri-Ann Deobald
Wood Buffalo RCMP-GRC