A newly formed team of RCMP officers whose mandate is to target known offenders and reduce crime in Southern Alberta have made a big arrest.

The Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Team (SACRT) assisted Olds RCMP with apprehending 44-year-old Morgan Stephen Winter who was wanted on 63 charges in connection with offences from Olds, Innisfail, Didsbury as well as by the Calgary Police Service.

At the time of his arrest, Winter had outstanding warrants for:

Sec 333.1 CC           Theft of Vehicle (2 Counts)

Sec 56(1) CC            Possession of Identity Documents (1 Count)

Sec 259 CC              Drive While Prohibited (1 Count)

Sec 403(1)(a) CC       Identity Fraud (5 Counts)

Sec 402.2(1) CC        Identity Theft (5 Counts)

Sec 380(1)(b) CC      Fraud Under $5000 (5 Counts)

Sec 380(1)(a) CC      Fraud Over $5000 (2 Counts)

Sec 367(1) CC          Forgery (8 Counts)

Sec 355(b) CC          Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 (9 Counts)

Sec 145(3) CC          Fail to Appear (7 Counts)

Sec 368(1)(a) CC      Utter Forged Document (10 Counts)

Sec 129 (a) CC         Obstruct Police (1 Count)

Sec 354(1) CC          Possession of Stolen Property (1 Count)

Sec 733.1(1) CC       Breach Probation (7 Counts)

Winter has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear on February 16 in Didsbury Provincial Court via CCTV.

SACRT is a newly formed team of RCMP officers whose mandate is to target known offenders and reduce crime in Southern Alberta.  

SACRT is an intelligence lead unit that will identify those criminals who have the biggest impact on communities and work towards the disruption of their ongoing criminal activity.

The unit is committed to increased inter-agency communication, shared criminal intelligence and a strategic focus on repeat property crime offenders, in keeping with the K Division emphasis on crime reduction strategies.


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