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Pair arrested in gas theft investigation

OPP arrest and charge a pair from Alberta following a gas theft incident.
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SCHREIBER, Ont. – A pair from Alberta have been arrested and charged following a gas theft investigation earlier this week.

Ontario Provincial Police issued a public alert in relation to a theft of gas incident on Dec. 16 in Terrace Bay.

According to police, the suspect vehicle was located in a ditch, down a side road near the community of Pays Plat. The two suspects had fled into the bush area nearby.

OPP canine unit and emergency response team officers, attended and assisted with searching for the vehicle occupants.

The driver and passenger were arrested and charged.

Travis Shane Stout, 31, of High Prairie, Alberta, is charged with the following offences;

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Flight from police
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited
  • Fail to comply with recognizance
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm/ammunition
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was prohibited weapon
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Possession of an identity document of another person

Chelsea Denis-Reid, 29, of Edmonton, Alberta, is charged with the following offences;

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance
  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm/ammunition
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was prohibited weapon
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of an identity document of another person


Both accused appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice Thunder Bay, on Dec. 17, 2019 and were remanded into custody.




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