On Dec. 3, 2023, Peace Regional RCMP responded to a report of a motor vehicle and attached trailer that had been stolen from the area of 74 Street, Peace River, as it was left unattended to warm up.  The vehicle was located a short while later with the trailer nearby.

Jeremy James Worden (43), a resident of Grande Prairie, was located and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, operate a motor vehicle while prohibited to do so, and mischief over $5000.

Worden was brought before a Justice of the Peace where he was remanded with a court date of Dec. 4, 2023 at the Alberta Court of Justice in Peace River.

The Peace Regional RCMP urges community members not to leave their vehicles unattended while running; while the need to warm up your engine is understandable, the risk to your vehicle being stolen increases when the vehicle is unoccupied and/or is left unlocked.  Talk to your mechanic of choice about your options to increase safety while your vehicle is on.

There are also many tips and tricks which can be found through the Lock it or Lose it program  ( https://www.can-sebp.net/lockitorloseit ), from your local Rural Crimewatch group ( https://peaceriver.ca/corporate-services/protective-services/crime-prevention/ ), Citizens on Patrol ( https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/rcmp-volunteer-program ) or even by coming directly to the Peace Regional RCMP detachment and speak to a member.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to please contact the Peace Regional RCMP at 780-624-6611 or your local police.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8377 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Information provided by the Peace Regional RCMP

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