Fort McMurray man, Athabasca woman with outstanding warrants arrested in Boyle

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A Fort McMurray man and Athabasca woman with outstanding warrants have been arrested at a home south of Boyle after police noticed license plates and vehicles that had been allegedly stolen outside the home.

After carrying out a search warrant of the property, RCMP and the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) recovered roughly $250,000 in stolen property.

Some of the recovered property included two firearms, multiple stolen licence plates, electric bike parts, an SUV, a truck and trailers, a motorcycle, and personal identification including photo licenses and credit cards.

Travis Overton, 37, of Fort McMurray and Nicole Murphy, 36, of Athabasca were arrested and charged with possessing a controlled substance, two counts of failure to comply with a release order, two counts of possessing ammunition contrary to an order and 12 counts of possessing property obtained by crime.

Both Overton and Murphy were already wanted on previous warrants. Overton had several warrants in Strathcona and Wood Buffalo which included 17 offences. Murphy had several warrants in Athabasca and Wood Buffalo which included eight offences.

Murphy has been released and is scheduled to appear at multiple different courts on different dates. Overton remains in custody and will appear in Athabasca Provincial Court on Nov. 9.

Anyone with information about this incident or criminal activity in Wood Buffalo is asked to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Tips to Crime Stoppers are always anonymous and can also be sent to tipsubmit.com.

swilliscraft@postmedia.com

Sarah Williscraft, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Fort McMurray Today