Calgary pair facing total of 31 charges after vehicle stolen, drugs found

Jan 4 2018, 11:18 pm

A man and woman are facing a total of 31 charges in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation in which drugs and forged documents were also discovered.

The charges stem from an incident on December 29, 2017, when a woman drove a stolen vehicle to a gym facility in the 2800 block of 48 Street SE.

Once there, she made her way into the women’s locker room, where she allegedly cut the lock off of one of the lockers and stole a victim’s wallet.

She then reportedly fled the scene in the same stolen vehicle.

Calgary Police officers responded to the incident and followed the vehicle until the woman parked it in the 8000 block of 33 Avenue NW.

There, police arrested without incident both the woman driving the car and and a man who was in the passenger seat.

Upon their arrest, the woman was found with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in her possession, while the man – who was wearing body armour when he was arrested – was also found to be in possession of both methamphetamine and stolen identity documents for multiple different.

A further search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of break and enter tools and the wallet stolen earlier from the gym.

The vehicle itself was stolen during a residential break-in which took place in Edgemont on Christmas Eve.

23-year-old woman, 35-year-old man charged

Now, 23-year-old Calgray resident Jesse Dawn Byron has been charged with one count each of possession of stolen property over $5,000, theft under $5,000, possession of methamphetamine, possession of break-in instruments, operating a motor vehicle without a licence, driving an uninsured vehicle, and 18 counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

The man in the vehicle was identified as 35-year-old Calgary resident Johnathon Leslie Bartram.

He has since been charged with one count each of possession of body armour without a valid permit, possession of break-in instruments, possession of methamphetamine, four counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, and three counts of possession of identity documents.

Bartram is scheduled to appear in court will on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

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