Red Deer man sentenced to 100 days, time served for property crimes

RED DEER – Lee Leray Pratt, 26, of Red Deer pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property over $5,000 and was given a global sentence of 100 days, time served.

Pratt was charged with possession of a controlled substance, two counts of failing to comply, operating a motor vehicle while prohibited, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and five counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Multiple RCMP units worked together to arrest Pratt on Aug. 28 and recover a large quantity of stolen property. Innisfail RCMP, with support of the Innisfail General Investigation Section conducted a pro-active enforcement project.  

According to Sgt Lori Eiler of Innisfail RCMP, while completing targeted patrols related to this enforcement project police observed some suspicious property located on Crown Land near Range Road 25 and the Cottonwood road in Red Deer County, west of Innisfail.  

Police investigated and learned the property was in fact stolen.  

Innisfail RCMP and GIS sections (Innisfail and Sylvan Lake) with the assistance of RCMP air services, RCMP police dog services, RCMP auto theft, and RCMP emergency response team conducted further investigation.  A man was seen driving into the area where the stolen property was located.  The truck the man was driving was also confirmed stolen.  

When the man was arrested by the emergency response team when he got out of the truck.  

A large quantity of stolen property was recovered by police, including quads, a motorcycle, a dirt bike, a generator, an enclosed trailer, four firearms, ammunition and a  2018 Ram 2500 truck.  

The owners of the stolen property were identified and contacted by RCMP.

People with information regarding drug trafficking and property crime are encouraged to contact Innisfail GIS at 403-227-8514.

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