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RCMP lay charges after stolen truck stopped in Mountain View County

Skid steer stolen in Okotoks, trailer stolen from Calgary and truck stolen from Crossfield were among items recovered following a traffic stop on April 22
A skid steer stolen from Okotoks was recovered by RCMP following a traffic stop in Mountain View County on April 22. RCMP/supplied

MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY - A Foothills County man is facing property crime charges after he was stopped by police north of Calgary. 

On April 22, RCMP’s Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit was investigating property crime in Mountain View County, RCMP said in a media release. 

A white GMC Sierra towing a flat deck trailer and skid steer was observed with an obscured licence plate, so officers conducted a traffic stop. 

Police discovered the truck was stolen from Crossfield, the trailer was stolen from Calgary and the Caterpillar skid steer was stolen from Okotoks. 

Clayton Whaling, 43, of Foothills County, was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. 

After a judicial interim release hearing, Whaling was released and is scheduled appear at Alberta Court of Justice in Airdrie on May 23. 

Robert Korotyszyn

About the Author: Robert Korotyszyn

Robert Korotyszyn covers Okotoks and Foothills County news for and the Western Wheel newspaper. For story tips contact [email protected]
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