Man Arrested in Connection with Whitecourt Break-ins


December 30, 2019 at 9:22 am - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

A man was arrested in Whitecourt late last week after a couple of break and enters occurred in downtown.

On December 26th, RCMP were patrolling in the downtown when they noticed a suspicious vehicle parked by a bank. After a police check, the vehicle was towed as it was not registered.

A short time later a suspect male known to police to be on outstanding warrants was located in the area and arrested. He was found in possession of counterfeit Canadian currency and other items that were seized by police.

That same night, Whitecourt RCMP received a call that a liquor store and gym in the area had been broken into. It is alleged the suspect male had broken into these establishments before being caught by police.

29-year-old Jeremy Kevin Gummesen of no fixed address has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
-Break and enter (x2)
-Mischief under $5000 (x2)
-Possession of property obtained by crime
-Possession of break-in instruments
-Possession of counterfeit money
-Fail to comply with Recognizance (x2)

He remains in custody with a court appearance set for January 2nd in Whitecourt Provincial Court.




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